Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend

November 13, 2007

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The annual HRD awards is a celebration of fresh talent showcasing international contemporary diamond jewelry. Out of 1,092 designs entered, 44 laureates were chosen and finally narrowed down this past June at the HRD Awards 2007 Prize Awarding Ceremony titled: A Night at the Opera.

Some of the entries included

Ahluwalia Reena of Canada with her homage to Maria Callas Necklace.

Ahluwalia Reena

Windeshausen Timothe of Belgium with this intricate arm/shoulder jewel.

Windeshausen Timothe

Finalist Hitomi Sasaki of Japan created a head jewel titled “Chrysanthemum” which used traditional Japanese techniques to make the flowers out of cloth. The jewel contains 59 brillant-cut diamonds.

Hitomi Sasaki

Finalist Sancha Livia Resende of Brazil designed a mini coat set with 345 brillant-cut diamonds

Sancha Livia Resende

But the grand prize went to Alina Sossou-Alamorean of France for her stunning interpretation of a cape. First, I have a thing for capes, I love them. They exude a sense of mystery and glamour. Alina’s cape is made out of iron wire draped with 574 rough diamonds, pearl drops and cabochons that all came together into this surreal creation.

Alina Sossou-Alamorean

♥ the alchemist

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      lady coveted Nov 13, 2007

      omg… dont you think the necklace #1 is great? like science fiction…
      i wish i was a sci fi princess….
      (don’t tell anyone i said that)

      thealchemist Nov 14, 2007

      it does have a sci-fi quality to it! don’t worry your secret is safe with me…

      alamorean sossou alina Nov 16, 2007

      hello and thank you for your appreciation ! I’m sincerely in emotion!alina

      Sylvie Nov 20, 2007

      Hey! Have seen the cape. A wonderfull idea, with just the good touch of ireality. Like a dream but not sweet: clever and terribly modern. In oder to change our maner of thinking… Absolutely gorgeous. Alinea is a great artist, sure.

      thealchemist Nov 20, 2007

      alina: no problem, the cape is wonderful

      sylvie: “like a dream but not sweet” what a great description. i like the fact that it is iron combined with the fine jewelry


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