Winners named in lab-grown diamond design contest
December 05, 2013
This “Cicada” pendant/brooch took first place in the Rebel Chique Design Competition’s necklace category. The piece now will be made and sold on the Rebel Chique Diamonds website.
New York--The six winners of the first Rebel Chique Design Competition have been announced, a contest that asked entrants to design a piece using Royal Asscher’s new line of lab-grown diamonds.
Royal Asscher first introduced its Rebel Chique Diamonds line earlier this year, which features 18-karat white gold jewelry with colorless, blue, red, yellow, orange and rose-colored synthetic diamonds. The collection is sold exclusively online.
Designers from 11 countries entered the competition, for which there were six categories. The winners are as follows.
Necklace category: Georgia Teng, Philippines
Ring: Amelia Rachim, Italy
Bracelet: Annie Fensterstock, New York
Earrings: Bimal Koley, Dubai
“Rebelwear:” Alison Nagasue, United States
The contest was intended to attract international design talent to Rebel Chique diamonds, which “rebel against staid diamond designs,” Royal Asscher said.
The winning designs will be put into production and sold on the Rebel Chique Diamonds website.