Contests

PGI JAPAN NAMES DESIGN WINNERSThe Platinum Guild International Japan announced the winners of its "Platinum Design of the Year" contest. The contest evaluates designs from among all platinum jewelry and other platinum products created over the past year. There are four sections: Commercially Produced Jewellery, Works of Art, Designers' Proposals, and Students' Proposals.Last year, 1,042 items were entered, 36 of them from countries outside Japan, including the U.S., Switzerland, Germany and Italy.Judges were architect Masayuki Kurokawa, fashion designer Kensho Abe, fashion critic and journalist Junko Ohuchi, painter Maako Kido, manufacturer Yohjiro Gotoh, jewelry designer Aya Nakayama, and PGI president Osamu Matsuura. One grand prize, four best of section prizes and 15 section prizes were awarded.Cornelis Hollander, Scottsdale, Ariz., received a section prize for commercially produced j
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