Lonmin reveals Design Innovation Awards winners

Earrings by 2012 DIA winner Mandy Morris. The 2013 designs will not be revealed until IJL in September.

The 2013 Lonmin Design Innovation Awards (DIA) winners have been introduced, with six rising and established jewellers set to see their designs realised in platinum.

In the Rising Designers class, centered on designers with less than five years’ business experience, the three winners had been named as Siobhan Maher of Domino Jewellery, Sarah Heulwen Lewis of Weston Beamor and Craig and Rebecca Struthers of Struthers London.

The winners in the Established Designers class had been Luke Rose of Luke Rose Jewellery, Rachel Galley of Rachel Galley and Kasun Ekanayake of Kasun London. Each designer has been in enterprise for five years or more.

The six winners each created sketches of jewelry primarily based on the theme of 'New Frontiers'. The competition was judges with input from jewelry developments evaluation service Adorn Perception, which helped to set the theme for this 12 months's competition.

Their items will stay largely below wraps until IJL in September where they will be revealed to the public.

The New Frontiers theme is alleged to be impressed by movements akin to Modernism, Bauhaus and Artwork Deco. The designers' transient was to create an original platinum jewelry design which had a watch on the future whilst being related to up to date life.

A advertising and marketing and PR campaign can also be in production to assist promote the designers and their profitable designs. All six winners will receive a monetary contribution in the direction of the production and prices of their pieces.

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