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05 May 2012 - Hettich Launches Diamonds For Jubilee Design Competition

HETTICH is celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee by inviting the public to design a piece of jewellery. Launching today, the 'Diamonds for Jubilee' competition is open to everyone over the age of 16, with the idea that entrants do not need to be a professional designer or artist to take part. The aim of the competition is to create a stunning piece of jewellery, perhaps a pendant or brooch, that truly celebrates the 60-year reign of Her Majesty the Queen.

The winning design will be developed by the experienced Hettich jewellery designers to bring the concept to reality.

The finished piece will be auctioned at The Snow Queen Ball on 20th October 2012 with all of the money raised being given to Jersey Hospice Care.

Jeffrey Chinn, director of Hettich explains: "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 piece in its entirety, including 60 specially selected diamonds (one for each year of Queen Elizabeth II reign) from the Royal Asscher Diamond Company. This is a perfect synergy, as there is a very royal connection with the Royal Asscher Diamond Company. The company was commissioned by Edward VII to cut the Cullinan diamond (the largest diamond ever found, weighing in at 3106ct). The most important of these resulting stones are set in the British Crown Jewels, housed in the Tower of London, and worn by HRH Queen Elizabeth II.

The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges - directors from Hettich Jewellers Ltd, Jersey Hospice Care and Royal Asscher Diamond Company - and will receive a Hettich gift voucher worth £250.00 as well as an invitation including partner to The Snow Queen Ball in aid of Jersey Hospice Care

Jersey Hospice Care depends on donations to cover its running costs, as fundraising manager, Lynsey Beahan explains "We are delighted that Hettich has decided to support us in this way and it's a wonderful way of celebrating the Jubilee while raising funds for Jersey Hospice Care. We provide palliative care to islanders with cancer and motor neurone disease at their homes and within Clarkson House. All of our services are offered free of charge, so we rely heavily on the generosity of supporters such as Hettich to help us continue to offer the care we give. I am very much looking forward to seeing the designs and the final design is sure to be a stunning piece."

The closing date for entries is 9th June 2012. Entries can be posted or delivered to Hettich, 1 King Street, St Helier, Jersey, or emailed to info@hettich.co.uk

Entries remain the property of Hettich Jewellers Ltd, so designers are urged to keep a copy for themselves. There is no cash alternative to the prize offered. All rights reserved. 

Click here for Diamonds for Jubilee fact sheet

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