GIA Announces Winners of Annual George A. Schuetz Jewelry Design Contest

GIA announced the winners of the annual George A. Schuetz
Jewelry Design Contest on Jan. 7.

Karl Williams of Wellington, New Zealand, captured first
place with a ring design that features a 1.5 ct. center-cut diamond
offset by eight 0.25 ct. side diamonds. The rendition combines a platinum band
with 18k yellow gold segments and rivets.

Second place went to Clarrie Yap of Pokfulam, Hong
Kong. Yap was chosen for a ring design that evokes
an urban landscape.

Elena Lorenzi of Ventimiglia, Italy, claimed third
place with an pendant made of white gold and onyx.

Photos Courtesy of GIA

Contestants were asked to submit
one original color design rendering that has not been previously exhibited or
offered for sale. 

Entry
forms
for the 2011 George A. Schuetz Design Contest will be available April
15.