Dear jewelers, I am forwarding this design competition opportunity to
all the members.
Unfortunately the deadline is so close, there is no way to promote
this in any magazines I write for. Apparently “planning ahead” is
not in the vocabulary of the Diamond Trading Corporation. (The DTC
is another name for De Beers.)
DTC TO SPONSOR INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION
Nature-Inspired Jewelry Designs to go on traveling exhibition in
January 2004 – The Diamond Trading Company is holding a design
competition to create a prestigious international collection of
diamond jewelry celebrating the natural beauty of diamonds. Selected
designs will be part of an international collection to be exhibited
by the Diamond Trading Company, beginning in Fall 2004 in a major
European city to announced this spring. Titled, “Diamonds: Nature’s
Miracle,” the exhibition will subsequently travel to other
international markets through June 2005.
Entrants must be jewelers (retail, wholesale or manufacturing),
jewelry designers and persons actively involved in the design and
manufacture of precious jewelry. Designs must include a minimum of
25 carats of diamonds and must derive 60 percent of its value from
diamonds. Entrants must submit their design sketches to the Diamond
Trading Company by February 16, 2004.
Designs submitted must be individual jewelry designs for men or
women. Submissions must be original and must not be entered into any
other design competition, offered for sale or publicly displayed.
Up to 10 designs from each participating country will be
short-listed to go forward to the final judging. A Board of Judges
will select up to three designs from the short-listed designs from
each market to be part of the international collection. Winners will
be notified by February 25, 2004 and must create their final pieces
by May 31, 2004.
For inquiries or to request an entry form, contact Amanda Patterson
at the Diamond Information Center at 212.210.7571 or
Senior Account Executive
Diamond Information Center
466 Lexington Ave., 5th Floor
New York, NY 10017