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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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