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Hong Kong Jewellery Design Winners Named
Winning Creations to be Featured at Jewellery Show


7 February 2012 – Winners of the 13th Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition were announced today at a press conference. The designs of the winners and finalists will be displayed at Asia’s largest spring jewellery fair, the 29th HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show, which opens next Thursday (16 February) and continues through 20 February, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. 

About 300 entries were judged on creativity and innovation, aesthetics and craftsmanship, marketability, wearability and topic relevance. Both Open Group and Student Group categories competed under a “Soaring Dragon” theme, echoing the Year of the Dragon.

Year of the Dragon
Three entries in the Open Group were honoured with Best of Show awards, including “Interstellar Dream,” created by Ho Kwan Po, sponsored by H&F International Jewellery Co Ltd. Ms Ho said the design concept behind her ring was “the dragon chasing the star.”

Another ring, the “Soaring Dragon,” earned Best-of-Show honours for Cherry Ko, and was sponsored by 3D-Gold Jewellery (HK) Ltd. The design was inspired by the legend of a dragon that dances and soars to catch a red pearl.

The third Best of Show Award went to Tse Ka Wing for his “Flying Dragon in Joy” brooch. Sponsored by Luk Fook Holdings (International) Ltd, the design features a blooming flower that reflects Hong Kong’s energy and charm and nine soaring dragons, which symbolise enthusiasm.

Student Champions
Ngan Ka Yi, from the School of Continuing Education, Hong Kong Baptist University, was named Student Group Champion. Her “Gaming Fire Dragon” necklace, with detachable pendant, also won the Craftsmanship & Technology Award. A ring-shaped pendant adorned with blue moonstones symbolises a cloud through which a dragon flies. The dragon is represented by the necklace, which is covered with fire opals.

“Black Shadow,” a pair of sombre-toned dragon earrings by Wong Nga Kok, from the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Lee Wai Lee), was first runner-up. From the same school, second runner-up Tang Yuk Ying was honoured for her "Dragon Posture" ring, fashioned after a soaring dragon.

The competition was organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the Hong Kong Jewellers’ & Goldsmiths’ Association, the Hong Kong Jewellery & Jade Manufacturers Association, the Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers’ Association and the Diamond Federation of Hong Kong, China.

Jewellery Giant
“The competition showcases the creativity and flair of Hong Kong jewellery design,” said HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau. “Hong Kong is the world’s fifth-largest exporter of fine jewellery,” he added. In 2011, Hong Kong’s exports of fine jewellery totalled HK$47 billion, up 35 per cent over 2010.

“As economic growth continues to expand in such emerging markets as the BRICS countries, their purchasing power will also expand, which should lead to more demand for jewellery,” said Mr Chau. “This show will help exhibitors explore those markets.”

New Exhibitor Record
Next week’s Jewellery Show is expected to set a new exhibitor record, attracting more than 3,100 exhibitors from 48 countries, up from 2,870 exhibitors last year. Argentina, Denmark and Myanmar will be participating for the first time. More than a dozen product zones will be featured, including the Hall of Fame, showcasing international brands, the Hall of Extraordinary, bringing together luxurious jewellery, the Hall of Nature, displaying precious loose jewellery, and the World of Glamour, presenting fine jewellery from Hong Kong-based exhibitors. Seventeen group pavilions will take part, as well as seven international trade organisation pavilions.

In all, some 20 special events will take place, including seminars, jewellery parades and the Paspaley Pearl and Robert Wan Tahiti Perles auctions. The winning pieces of the Chuk Kam Jewellery Design Competition 2012 will also be showcased during the fair period.

Fair Website: www.hktdc.com/hkjewelleryshow

The 13th Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition: Winning Entries
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HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau introduced highlights of the 29th HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show at a press conference today. Mr Chau noted that Hong Kong is the world’s fifth-largest exporter of jewellery Lawrence Ma, Chairman of both the HKTDC Jewellery Advisory Committee and the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show Organising Committee, said that this year’s Jewellery Show is expected to attract more than 3,100 exhibitors, a new fair record
Open Group winners of the 13th Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition gather for a group shop during today’s press conference Student Group winners of the 13th Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition
Ho Kwan Po’s “Interstellar Dream” was honoured with Best of Show Award in the Open Group “Soaring Dragon” took Best of Show Award in the Open Group Tse Ka Wing’s “Flying Dragon in Joy” won Best of Show Award in the Open Group
Ngan Ka Yi’s “Gaming Fire Dragon” was named Champion in the Student Group, as well as winning the Craftsmanship & Technology Award Wong Nga Kok’s “Black Shadow” was selected first Runner-up in the Student Group Second Runner-up in the Student Group was Tang Yuk Ying’s “Dragon Posture”


The 13th Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition: Winning Pieces

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Open Group
Best of Show Award

Title: Interstellar Dream
Designer: Ho Kwan Po
Sponsoring Company: H&F International Jewellery Co, Ltd
Category: Ring
Description: A dragon chasing a star is the concept behind this sophisticated creation, according to the designer.

Best of Show Award

Title: Soaring Dragon
Designer: Cherry Ko
Sponsoring Company: 3D-Gold Jewellery (HK) Ltd
Category: Ring
Description: The design was inspired by the legend of a dragon that soars to catch a red pearl.

Best of Show Award

Title: Flying Dragon in Joy
Designer: Tse Ka Wing
Sponsoring Company: Luk Fook Holdings (International) Ltd
Category: Brooch
Description: The design features a blooming flower, which reflects Hong Kong’s energy, and nine soaring dragons, symbolising enthusiasm.


Student Group
Champion and Craftsmanship & Technology Award

Title: Gaming Fire Dragon
Designer: Ngan Ka Yi
School: School of Continuing Education, Hong Kong Baptist University
Category: Necklace
Description: The ring-shaped pendant with its blue moonstones symbolises a cloud through which a dragon flies. The dragon is represented by the necklace, which is covered with fire opals.

First Runner-up

Title: Black Shadow
Designer: Wong Nga Kok
School: Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Lee Wai Lee)
Category: Earrings
Description: The dragon lives in each person’s hopes and emotions, says the designer of these subtle and stylish earrings.

Second Runner-up

Title: Dragon Posture
Designer: Tang Yuk Ying
School: Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Lee Wai Lee)
Category: Ring
Description: The design responds to the posture of a soaring dragon, revealing both its beauty and its power. The design also signifies the rising power of modern China, according to the designer.

Merit Award

Title: Dragon in the Cloud
Designer: Ngan Ka Yi
School: School of Continuing Education, Hong Kong Baptist University
Category: Ring
Description: This soaring dragon, set with moonstones that shine in the sky, is set free by its energetic heart, according to the designer.

Merit Award

Title: Bleeding Heart Vine
Designer: Choi Sze Man
School: Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Lee Wai Lee)
Category: Earrings
Description: These flying young dragons breathe out pearls shaped to symbolise infinity and hope that the new generation can soar in the face of challenges.

Merit Award

Title: Soar
Designer: Leung Wa Hing
School:

Hong Kong Design Institute

Category: Pendant
Description: The pendant’s three-dimensional design responds to a style of Chinese calligraphy, its cursive script emphasising momentum, power and flight.