GIA Korea Student’s Jewelry Piece on Exhibit in Global Tour

The Gemological Institute of America Korea announced Thursday that Guerina Yoo, a Graduate Gemologist, has been selected as one of the top four finalists in the Hoge Raad voor Diamant Awards.

Yoo’s piece, along with those of the other finalists and winner of the contest, will be part of the HRD Awards Collection 2009 exhibit on view at the Antwerp Diamond Museum starting in September. The collection will then be displayed in eight other countries throughout 2010.


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The HRD Awards contest is organized by the Antwerp World Diamond Center as a forum for young jewelry designers to encourage creativity and design excellence in contemporary diamond jewelry.

The winner and finalists were announced in June and were selected from 1,089 designs by 654 artists from 40 countries. All of the jewelry pieces submitted to the competition had to portray a fairytale theme and the winners were chosen for the artist’s excellence, innovation, enthusiasm and craftsmanship.

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