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Winners of International Jewellery Design Excellence Award announced
Russian designer wins “Champion of the Champions” title
second time in a row


6 March 2013 - Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 30th edition of the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre for five consecutive days kickoff yesterday. At the “Glitter of Pearls” networking reception held yesterday evening (5 March), the results of the “International Jewellery Design Excellence Award 2013” were also announced. Russian designer Ilgiz F was titled “Champion of the Champions” for his works named “Butterflies”.


Ilgiz F was the previous winner of the award. This year he won the “Champion of the Champions” title for a second time with his Butterflies ring and earring collection. Solar eclipse and butterflies were the inspiration of the design that reveals the beauties of nature and grandeur.


Aimed at recognising professional elites from around the world, the International Jewellery Design Excellence Award is a biennial event organised by the HKTDC jointly with Hong Kong Jewellers’ and Goldsmiths’ Association, Hong Kong Jewellery and Jade Manufacturers Association, Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers’ Association and the Diamond Federation of Hong Kong. Only jewellery designers who have won the championship of jewellery design competitions in the last two years are eligible to compete for the highest honour, “Champion of the Champions”. For the competition this year, a record breaking of 187 entries from 28 countries and regions have been received. The winning designs are showcased at Hall 1C during the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show.


The 30th edition of the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show attracts the participation of more than 3,300 jewellery exhibitors from 49 countries and regions, a record in the history of the Show.


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Champion of the Champions
Designer: ILgiz F (Russia)
Title of Design: Butterflies



Innovative & Uniqueness in Deisgn Award
Designer: Anita Dickey (US)
Title of Design: Heart of the Moon



Aesthetic Award
Designer: Liliane Schoonjans (France)
Title of Design: Amazonia Cuff Bracelet



Craftsmanship  Award
Designer: Martin Linning & Martyn Brown (Australia)
Title of Design: Undulation



Distinction Award
Designer: Bimal Koley (UAE)
Title of Design: The Temptress

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Distinction Award
Designer: Eliania Rosetti (Brazil)
Title of Design: Carnival

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Distinction Award
Designer: The Team of Estet Designers (Russia)
Title of Design: Swan’s Secret

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Distinction Award
Designer: Shun Wah LAI (Hong Kong)
Title of Design: Sea Dancing

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Merit Award
Designer: Hunadi Tlomatsana (South Africa)
Title of Design: The Knot

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Merit Award
Designer: Carolyn Thamkul (US)
Title of Design: Anastacia Italian Resin Cuff

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Merit Award
Designer: Romy Mehta (India)
Title of Design: Eggbeater

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Merit Award
Designer: Thomas Josef Giesen (Germany)
Title of Design: Cliccmi


Website: www.hktdc.com/hkjewelleryshow


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About the HKTDC
A statutory body established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and service providers. With more than 40 global offices, including 11 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and throughout Asia. The HKTDC also organises trade fairs and business missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and on the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com.
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