Design talents from across the jewelry and gemstone field were honored during the Welcome Reception of the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair on September 21. The ewinners of the IU Awards were named and awarded, celebrating their achievements in the field of lapidary arts in colored gemstones, while guests at the event enjoyed a parade of the finalists and winning pieces.
Organized by the International Colored Gemstone Association and UBM Asia, the IU Awards is billed as the world’s first international gem-cutting and jewelry design competition dedicated to colored gemstones. Divided into two major categories—Jewellery Design and Gem-Cutting—the competition received 221 entries from 25 countries and regions.
The Top winners in the IU Awards are:
|Jewelry Design Compeition: Dragon Awakening, by Ip Suen Hang of Hong Kong|
|Gem-Cutting Compeition: Chrysanthemum by Natalia Samorukova of Russian Federation|
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