March 1998



De Beers honors 30 jewelry designers for their creative use of diamonds in jewelry design

Like haute couture for fashion, De Beers credits four decades of winning entries in its Diamonds-International Awards with the advancement of diamond jewelry design.

At the culmination of the 1998 competition, 30 jewelry designers stood out from among the 2,288 international entries for their "original and influential" designs.

The winning creations will be displayed during the worldwide Diamonds-International Awards Collection tour in the coming months. Here is a sampling of the winners:


 Necklace by Gerhard Lährm of Austria.


Brooch by Annik Lucier of Canada, sponsored by Henry Birks & Sons.

Bracelet/necklace by Teresa Xavier
of Brazil. 

Necklace by Kazuko Utsumi of Japan, sponsored by Tasaki Shinju Co. Ltd. 

  Brooch by Pornpilai Jongsoontornturakij
of Thailand, sponsored by Teerawan Techapongvoachai.
 Brooch by Luciano Sanvito of Italy, sponsored by Voga Gioielli.
Bracelet by Oliver Pasetto of Switzerland, sponsored by Furrer-Jacot. 

Necklace by Jocelyn Burton of the United Kingdom, sponsored by Boodle & Dunthorne.

Bracelet by Albarosa Vescovo of Italy, sponsored by Damiani. 

 Bracelet by Maria Canale, sponsored
by Suna Bros.

 Ring by Antonio Gié of Italy, sponsored by New Italian Art.

Copyright © 1998 by Bond Communications.


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