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JNADC fetes winners and finalists of 2018/19 edition

20 september 2019
JNA recognised the winners and finalists of its inaugural JNA Jewellery Design Competition 2018/19 in a prize presentation ceremony during the Fair Reception of the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 2019 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, as per a report in

Image credit: JNA

Organised by JNA of Informa Markets, the competition celebrates creativity, innovation and excellence in jewellery design. The JNA Jewellery Design Competition 2018/19 announced one Champion and four Merit recipients in each of its three categories during the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair. At the prize presentation, renowned jewellery designer Fei Liu, who chaired the judging panel, called to the stage the champions and merit recipients to receive their trophies.
In the Dancing Stone category sponsored by Crossfor Co Ltd, participants were required to incorporate the innovative and patented Dancing Stone mechanism in their design entries, with the theme “New Fashion Tech.” Crossfor Co Ltd CEO Hidetaka Dobashi presented the trophies for the category.
Mami Ochiai from Japan was named champion for her spectacular Heptagram jewellery design. The merit recipients in the Dancing Stone category are Sanat Karmakar from Egypt, Ming Cheng Hsiao from Taiwan, Allison Ice from the USA and Wang Zi Ting from China. In the Platinum category, Liang Fan of China emerged as Champion for his remarkable piece, Star Lingers. Merit recipients Chin Ban Loke from Malaysia and Liu Fu Wei from China received their trophies. However, Meng Fan Hua and Shi Xiao Yu from China were unable to attend the ceremony.
Alessio Boschi from Italy was declared Champion for his exceptional “The Leonidas Man” set. Merit recipient Eugene YJ Chen from Taiwan attended the ceremony. Chen Hui Ci was represented by Katie Cheng of Man Sang Jewellery (Hong Kong) Ltd, while Rebecca Cheng of Rio Pearl accepted the trophies for Shahrzad Givi from Iran and Rozaliya Nicheva from Bulgaria.
Informa Markets Director of Jewellery Fairs Celine Lau presented plaques of appreciation to the JNA Jewellery Design Competition 2018/19’s three sponsors, represented by Crossfor Co Ltd’s Hidetaka Dobashi, PGI’s Tai Wong and TPAHK’s Amy Yan, Johnny Cheng and Chan Ming Wing.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor in Chief of the Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished