HRD Awards 2011 Garners 1,396 Entries

The HRD Awards 2011,
a diamond jewelry competition organized by Antwerp World Diamond Centre, received
a record 1,396 entries. A jury of industry
experts selected 39 winning designs,

The theme for the 2011 competition is “You and Me” with the
aim being to inspire contestants with the mystery and spirituality of two
elements.

A professional jury selected their favorite drawings, photos,
or maquettes. The criteria were creativity, aesthetic quality, wearability, and
craftsmanship. More than 873 artists from 54 different countries submitted projects.

Antwerp-based diamond companies now have the opportunity to
act as sponsors for one of the selected designs. The next stage in the
competition is the submission of the actual finished jewelry pieces by the end
of March 2011. On May 25, an international jury will select five finalists
including the winning jewelry design.

The award ceremony and inauguration show will take place in cooperation
with the Royal Ballet of Flanders and the City of Antwerp in the Bourla
Theatre on June 30.