July 21, 2011

MIJF Jewellery Design Awards 2011 winners

The winners and finalists of Malaysia’s first MIJF Jewellery Design Awards 2011 received their prizes in a ceremony held in conjunction with Malaysia International Jewellery Fair 2011 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) on Sunday 10th July 2011.

The winning entries in the four competition category - ring, earrings, necklace and bangle/brooch were manufactured into masterpieces by Amee Philips Jewellery and showcased during the four-day MIJF 2011 from 7th to 10th July 2011.

The four winning jewellery collections worth over RM258,000 were put on sale during the fair and part of the proceeds donated to Breast Cancer Welfare Association Malaysia (BCWA).

Low Sue Mei from Malaysia won outstandingly in both necklace category and bangle/brooch category.

Chen Lin Lin from
China won in the ring category while Lee Ye Jia from Malaysia won the earrings category.

The Most Outstanding Award went to Low Sue Mei who received the most votes from MIJF visitors throughout the four-day fair. She received a scholarship worth RM12,000 for a nine-week gemology course sponsored by Gemological Institute of America (GIA)

The competition attracted over 200 entries from Asian jewellery designer students in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, China, India, Korea, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Below is the list of winners and finalists nominated in MIJF Jewellery Design Awards 2011.

Necklace Category
Low Sue Mei
Choo Sze Thing
Lin Lin Chen
Winnie Wong King Ming
Yap Kai Ning

Ring Category
Chen Lin Lin 
Lee Ye Jia
Leong Wei Haur
Winnie Wong King Ming (with two nominated entries)

Earrings Category
Lee Ye Jia
Pang Cek Ying
Park Seoyun
Tan Sim Yee
Winnie Wong King Ming

Bangle / Brooch Category

Low Sue Mei
Low Sue Mei
Mohd Izwan B. Mohamad Zaini
Shubendo A Karmokak
Tan Sok Lim

Low Sue Mei (centre), winner of necklace category receiving
her award from Amee Philips (left). A model displays the
winning necklace piece.

Low Sue Mei  (centre), winner of bangle/brooch category receiving
her award from Amee Philips (left). A model displays the
bangle piece.

Lee Ye Jia (centre), winner of earrings category receiving her
award from Amee Philips (left). A model displays the winning
earrings piece.

Winner of The Most Outstanding Award Low Sue Mei
receiving her award from Ric Taylor, graduate gemologist
(GG) and instructor at Gemological Institute of America
(GIA) The Robert Mouawad campus, USA.

Winners and finalists of MIJF Jewellery Design Awards pose
for a group photo with Elite PR and Comm. Manager Evon
Young (front row, 3rd from left), GIA instructor Ric Taylor
(front row, 4th from left) and Amee Philips (front row,
fourth from right)

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