Aussies shine in Hong Kong

Two Australians have won the highly coveted 'Craftsmanship Award' at the 2013 International Jewellery Design Excellence Awards.

Two Australians, Martin Linning and Martyn Brown from Jewellery By Design in Townsville, have won the highly coveted ‘Craftsmanship Award’ at the 2013 International Jewellery Design Excellence Awards in Hong Kong.

Linning and Brown won the award for their spectacular ‘Undulation’ bangle which was also the overall winner at the 2012 JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards.
Encapsulated in a hand-cut cylindrical glass sleeve, the bangle features finely bound anodised titanium wire overlaid with a network of gold rivulets that captures and directs 1200 brilliant-cut diamonds.
The competition, which attracted 187 entries from 28 countries and regions, is only open to jewellery designers who have won major jewellery design competitions in the last two years. 
Linning and Brown are the second Australian entry to have won an award in the biennial competition – Emily Snadden from Tasmania won a merit award in 2011.
JAA CEO Ian Hadassin said this year’s win “reinforces the fantastic talent that young Australian jewellers and designers possess”.
“I hope it will encourage more industry designers and manufacturers to enter the 2014 JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards so that they too might have the opportunity to showcase their skills to the world.”
The other big winners at the IJDE Awards were:
Champion of the Champions
Ilgiz F (Russia)
Butterflies ring and earrings
Innovative & Uniqueness in Design Award
Anita Dickey (US)
Heart of the Moon ring
Aesthetic Award
Liliane Schoonjans (France)
Amazonia cuff bracelet
Distinction Award
Bimal Koley (UAE)
The Temptress necklace
Distinction Award
Eliania Rosetti (Brazil)
Carnival carnival
Distinction Award
Estet (Russia)
Swan’s Secret ring
Distinction Award
Shun Wah LAI (Hong Kong)
Sea Dancing bracelet
Merit Award
Carolyn Thamkul (US)
Anastacia cuff
Merit Award
Hunadi Tlomatsana (South Africa)
The Knot necklace
Merit Award
Romy Mehta (India)
Eggbeater earrings
Merit Award
Josef Giesen (Germany)
Cliccmi ring
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