Retailer opens entries to all, with winning design set for auction.
Jersey-based jeweller Hettich has launched a Diamond Jubilee design competition open to anyone over the age of 16, no matter their jewellery design experience, with the aim of developing the winning entry into a piece of jewellery to be auctioned later this year.
The aim of the competition is to create a piece of jewellery that “truly celebrates” the reign of the Queen, incorporating 60 diamonds.
The winning entry will be developed by Hettich’s designers to bring the concept to reality, before the finished is auctioned at Jersey’s Snow Queen Ball on October 20, with all of the money raised being given to Jersey Hospice Care.
Jeffrey Chinn, director of Hettich said: “We want to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and at the same time see Jersey Hospice Care benefit from this celebration.
“The idea for the Diamonds for Jubilee design competition just followed on. We hope many people will be keen to take the opportunity and get involved. There must be plenty of budding jewellery designers out there. Who knows, it could be your creation under the spotlight.”
Hettich will fund the making of the piece in its entirety, and hopes to use 60 specially-selected Royal Asscher diamonds in the design, representative of the Queen’s 60 years on the throne.
The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges that will include the directors from Hettich and representatives from Jersey Hospice Care and Royal Asscher Diamond Company. As well as seeing their design made real, the winner will receive a Hettich gift voucher worth £250 and an invitation for them and a guest to The Snow Queen Ball.
The closing date for entries is June 9, and can be posted to Hettich or emailed to them.