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American designer among JNA competition finalists

The finalists for the JNA Jewellery Design Competition’s dancing stone category are (from left): Mami Ochiai (Japan), Ming Cheng Hsiao (Taiwan), Sanat Karmakar (Egypt), Allison (U.S.), and Wang Zi Ting (mainland China).
The finalists for the JNA Jewellery Design Competition’s dancing stone category are (from left): Mami Ochiai (Japan), Ming Cheng Hsiao (Taiwan), Sanat Karmakar (Egypt), Allison (U.S.), and Wang Zi Ting (mainland China).

Fifteen designers and students from around the world have made the shortlist for this year’s JNA Jewellery Design Competition.

Organized by UBM Asia’s flagship jewellery publication, JNA, submissions were considered across three categories (dancing stone, platinum, and Tahitian pearl) with five finalists named in each.

The top entries were selected by award-winning designer and judging panel chair Fei Liu. Also on the panel are jewellery designer Robert Tateossian, visual artist Bradley Theodore, and JNA publisher and editor-in-chief Christie Dang.

This year’s competition attracted more than 2500 entries from jewellery designers and students located in 39 countries and regions.

Dancing Stone

  • Mami Ochiai (Japan);
  • Ming Cheng Hsiao (Taiwan);
  • Sanat Karmakar (Egypt);
  • Allison (U.S.); and
  • Wang Zi Ting (mainland China).

Platinum

  • Shi Xiao Yu (mainland China);
  • Liang Fan (mainland China);
  • Chin Ban Loke (Malaysia);
  • Liu Fu Wei (mainland China); and
  • Meng Fan Hua (mainland China).

Tahitian pearl

  • Chen Hui Ci (Taiwan);
  • Alessio Boschi (Italy);
  • Rozaliya Nicheva (Bulgaria);
  • Eugene YJ Chen (Taiwan); and
  • Shahrzad Givi (Iran).

Winners will be announced in June. To read more, click here.

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