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Lightning Ridge jewellery competition

Hi everyone, not sure if this can be posted or not but I would love
everyone to know about our jewellery competition to be held in the
last week of July 2007,please email the address below for further
details and entry forms. We would be very happy to email the entry
forms and conditions of entry to you. Bye Christine from Lightning

Lightning Ridge NSW Australia
January 22, 2007


Lightning Ridge, an opal mining town remotely located in the far
north west of New South Wales Australia, is setting the stage to host
the biennial prestigious International Opal Jewellery Design Awards
2007 competition, July 26 - 29.

This unique community boasts the only source of quality black opal
and heralds itself as Black Opal Capital of the World.

The International Opal Jewellery Design Awards Association will
honour the world’s most outstanding opal jewellery designers and
trade exhibitors will showcase a multi million dollar display.

To-day the IOJDAA competition has become the world’s most
significant opal jewellery design awards.

A quantum leap for the Down Under event !

Creating the most outstanding’ entry utilizing opal with freeform
and or undulating surfaces is the challenge that will reward
designers with the coveted Prestige Professional Award.

In 2005 a record number of entries were scrutinized by a panel of
highly qualified judges; John Iskenderian and Meridee Cram, Deebeers
Awardees (Australia) and charismatic, US based, Dalan Hargrave,
multiple winner of the prestigious AGTA Cutting Edge Spectrum Award.

The success of the 2007 event is sealed!

'Leap frogging 'from the resounding success of 2005 our 'lanky yanky
’gentleman, Dalan 'Hargrave, will return with Gary
Roskin,(gemologist)), gem editor - JCK magazine under his wing to
judge competition entries; share their vast respective knowledge with
captivated Opal Festival visitors and celebrate the beauty and allure
of opal at the International Opal Jewellery Design Awards
Presentation Dinner.

Competition Details:

Contact IOJDAA
Lyn Carney Phone 612 682904488
Fax 612 68294477
M. 0428292118

Hi everyone, just letting you all know the entrants and the winners
of the International Opal Jewellery Design Awards are now all posted
up on our website, please visit and consider joining our mailing list
so we can advise you of any updates ect. We will never give anyone
else your details.

We had a great show and hoping 2009 will be even better.

Christine in the Ridge