Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Jennifer Lam Wins GIA London Design Competition

Jennifer Lam's winning
design, 'Oceanic'
GIA London recently named Jennifer Lam, a graduate of GIA London’s graduate gemologist program, as the winner of the H. Goldie Jewelry Design Competition.
Lam received an award of £1,000 ($2,063) and a £500 ($1,031) trip to the European jewelry fair BaselWorld.

Lam’s winning “Oceanic” design was inspired by the sea and included a pendant and earring set constructed from 18 karat yellow gold, with a spread of melee diamonds ranging from 0.01 to 0.15 carats for accent.

According to Edward Johnson, director of GIA London, the H. Goldie competition will take place two to three times a year, depending on the number of Jewelry Design courses offered. The competition is sponsored by London-based diamond brokers H. Goldie & Co. Ltd., And Goldie International Ltd.

“Through H. Goldie’s generosity, this ongoing competition offers a valuable introduction to the gem and jewelry industry, with both a financial prize as well as a guided tour of BaselWorld,” said Johnson. “This competition is a wonderful opportunity for our Jewelry Design students.”

Contestants must submit a design for diamond jewelry in yellow and/or white gold, which can be either a pendant and earring set for women or cuff links and a tie bar or tie tack for men. Designs are evaluated on quality of painting, technique, design idea, and overall presentation.

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