The Black in Jewelrycoalition is to award $5,000 in a design contestand is holding a competition in which one lucky couple will win a free yellow-diamondengagement ring, and one designer will get a cash award in addition to additional advantages. The competition will take place in the United States.
"Together by Design" is a two-part contest that "celebrates Black loveand jewelry design," according to a statement released by the BIJC on Monday.
Participants had the option to submit their love stories for the first phase of the competition, which just recently came to a close, in order to be entered into a drawing for a one-of-a-kind engagement ring.
Couples were encouraged to do so. This portion of the tournament has finally reached its conclusion.
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According to information provided by the BIJC, the first round of the design process got underway on Monday after a panel of judges selected the winning entry on Sunday. The judges were responsible for selecting the winning entry.
It is open to any and all designers, regardless of their level of experience or competence, to take part in the competition and compete for the opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind engagement ring based on the winning couple's story of how they met and fell in love.
The 1.44-carat fancy yellow diamond and the platinumthat will be provided by Platinum Guild International USAneed to be incorporated into each and every one of the submitted ideas in order for the competition to be considered successful.
The well-known jeweler Nungu Diamondshas generously contributed the diamond for the event. They are also expected to use accent stones that were supplied by Anza Gems and B&B Fine Gemstones, but they have the choice to do so and are not obligated to do so.
This is another option available to them. The date August 25 has been established as the cutoff day for entering entries into the competition.
In addition to working closely with the couple on the final product, the winning designer will receive membership in both Jewelers of America (JA) and the Jewelers Vigilance Committee (JVC), as well as $5,000 in cash, educational scholarships for the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), and the GRS Training Center, and educational scholarships for the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), according to the BIJC.
The couple will also work closely with the winning designer on the final product. In addition, the pair will collaborate closely with the successful designer on the development of the final product.