ALAHMAR Wins GIA's 'Best-in-Show' Jewelry Design Award
Updated: Feb 24
The Gemological Institute of America -the world’s foremost authority in gemology- awarded ALAHMAR 'Damascene Set' the 'Best-in-Show' students choice award.
The Damascene Set is based on an unorthodox fusion between the essence of a choker (left side) and the traditional look of a necklace (right side) together with a matching drop style earrings in a Floral design theme that draws its two main color inspirations, green and white, from the flower plant the brand's historical homeland -the City of Jasmine, ‘Damascus’- derives its nickname from.
Jasmine's white flower petals are depicted using various sizes of prong-set marquise diamonds framed with a gradually narrowing halo of micro-set round brilliant diamonds that adds to the regal appeal of the set and arouses feelings of serenity and classic stance while maintaining attainable manufacturing price points.
The green twigs and leaves are visualized by inserting a dégrader graduated set of Emeralds of vibrant healthy saturation that gives a subtle, yet eye-catching hints of life and create a balanced composition. And connecting the two materials a flexible 18K white gold handcrafted round-brilliant diamond set line that binds the whole piece softly together into a one romantic oriental symphony of a necklace.
The award plake was handed on 19 Dec by Ms. Claudia D’Andrea, GIA Director for Thailand Operations and Education, who described it as a 'Stand-Out' design.
On 15 Jan, The design was nominated as a finalist to the Elite Stage of the Italian 2019 Gianmaria Buccellati Foundation Award for Jewelry Design Excellence global competition, which took place in the JCK Tucson Jewelry Fair, Arizona (USA).
Video Courtesy GIA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDQnOwBZ2-k
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