Designer wins first Matrix competition from more than 100 entries.

Gemvision Europe has crowned Alexander Davis the winner of its first Matrix design competition, beating entries from more than 100 designers.

Davis’ tanzanite and blue diamond-set Deadly Nightshade pendant was crowned the winning design in an announcement held at Gemvision’s IJL stand earlier this week.


Gemvision received more than 100 entries to the competition which called on jewellery designers to unleash their inner creativity using Gemvision’s Matrix design software.

Davis’ design, which took the prize for Best Render, also scooped him an all-expenses paid trip to Gemvision’s Design Symposium at its headquarters in Iowa.

The judges – Graham Dicks, manager of Gemvision’s UK operation, Gaynor Andrews, deputy head of School at Birmingham School of Jewellery and Ken West, head of technical support at Gemvision – also recognised two runner-up winners.

Tom McDanielson from Mallory Jewellers in Bath was awarded Best Sporting Theme for his Olympic tiara design and Mo Ebrahim accepted Best Technical Design for his cocktail ring designs.

Both will now take part in a Gemvision Matrix Masterclass hosted by Ken West.

Dicks said of the competition: “We had a fantastic response from jeweller designers UK-wide, the judging process was made even more difficult with so many stunning and innovative designs to choose from.

“Alex’s pendent presented true individuality and his outstanding design concept made him a worthy overall winner. He will join some of the world’s top jewellery designers at the next Gemvision Design Symposium in October.”


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