The 34th Hong Kong International Jewellery Show, which just wrapped up its March 2–6 run at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, welcomed more than 2,500 exhibitors from 39 countries and regions. Naturally, its International Jewellery Design Excellence Awards were a similarly global affair, attracting 165 designers from 27 countries.
This year’s winner, or “Champion of the Champions,” came from Japanese artist Natsumi Odate for her Rhythm necklace (pictured), designed with 3-D technology to represent wild grape leaves.
Take a look at the pieces that nabbed top honors, finalists, and merit awards.
“Champion of the Champions”: Rhythm necklace in platinum with diamonds, tanzanite, peridot, and iolite by Natsumi Odate
Aesthetics Award: Homage to the Renaissance necklace and earrings in white and rose gold with white diamonds, pink sapphires, rubellite beads, rubellite slides, pear-shape rubellites, baby akoya pearls, and micromosaic by Alessio Boschi
Craftsmanship Award: Firebird Feather ring and earrings in 18k gold with tanzanite, spinel, diamonds, and demantoids by Viktor Moiseikin
Innovative and Uniqueness in Design Award: For Form ring in sterling silver, colored paper, and amber by Natalia Tarasova and Tatiana Tarasova
Firebird necklace and ring in 18k white gold with sapphires and diamonds by Alina Andreeva
Symphony ear cuff in 18k yellow gold with diamonds and rubies by Kalpana Asar
Warm necklace and earrings in gold, pearl, and shell by XiaoLei Feng
A Cause You Believe In! traditional haath-phool hand ornament in white gold with tanzanites, diamonds, and emeralds by Vaishal Jariwala
Sakura necklace in 18k gold with tourmaline, spinel, rose quartz, emeralds, pearls, and white, champagne, fancy yellow, and fancy pink diamonds by Nada Al-Sulaiti
Paradise ring and earrings in 18k gold with demantoids, tsavorites, and diamonds by Alina Andreeva
Stella Maris bracelet in 14k white gold with diamonds and sapphires by Sergei Malkov
Moon Blossom necklace in 14k white gold with diamonds, pearls, rubellites, rubies, and sapphires by Anna Vaganova