Contests

ITALY, SOUTH AFRICA MEET IN CONTEST Visitors to the VicenzaOro I fair in January in Vicenza, Italy, had a chance to cast a vote in Gioie Novelle, a competition for young Italian and South African jewelry designers. Leonardo Matteuzzi of Florence, Italy, was judged the overall winner for a gold and platinum collar with diamonds and a gold nugget. The design was made into a piece of jewelry by L'Esagono of Rome, Italy. Raoul van Tonder of Witbank, South Africa, won second place for a white and pink gold African mask with diamonds. The piece was made into jewelry by La Nouvelle Bague of Florence. Greta Menconi of Pistoia, Italy, won third place for a gold, diamond and lapis bracelet featuring modular antelopes. The design was made into jewelry by Roberto Giansanti of Rome. The competition was organized by Gems-Relations Internationales, based on an idea by the Italian Society for
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