The European Quality Circle (EQC) organization was chosen to coordinate the participation of jewelry designers and manufacturers in the 2012 “China Jewellery Design and Craftsmanship Contest.”
“As China’s economy is thriving, retail sales of finished jewelry are growing rapidly,” says EQC’s CEO, Eyal Atzmon. “At the same time the Chinese consumer public’s appetite and demand for fresh and original jewelry designs is increasing extensively. Therefore, the contest’s organizers are welcoming foreign participation, by means of its cooperation with EQC.”
Designers and manufacturers who want to enter the contest can do so either as individuals or in the “team” category of the competition.
Those entering the Jewellery Design Contest as individuals must design in either gold or platinum, with the addition of diamonds, jadeite or other colored gemstones, pearls, as well as other auxiliary materials. The deadline for entry submission for the Design Contest is May 30.
Those wishing to participate in the Craftsman Contest group category must create either plain gold jewelry or inlay jewelry, the two major types of Chinese jewelry. The deadline for this contest is October 15.