Port Dickson lass designs best Necklace and Earring

Winners of the 2nd MIJF Jewellery Design Awards 2012 Competition were announced recently.

The winners of the 2nd MIJF Jewellery Design Awards 2012 Competition in the four categories (ring, earring, necklace, and bracelet/brooch) were announced by event and contest organiser Elite Expo recently.

The four winning designs will be manufactured into masterpieces by Amee Philips Jewellery and displayed at Malaysia’s largest jewellery fair, the 9th Malaysia International Jewellery Fair (MIJF) 2012, which opens on July 19-22 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).

An award presentation ceremony will be held on July 22 at 3.00 pm in KLCC for the four winners and finalists.

The regional jewellery designs competition which officially started from November last year and closed on April this year received overwhelming response from more than 200 students of arts and designs school from Thailand, China, India, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and other countries in Asia.

The winning designs  were selected by the competition judges based on criteria such as originality, creativity, marketability and compliance of the design to the given theme of “Natural of Earth”.

Tang Yuk Ying, a 23-year old jewellery design and technology student at Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education won the first place in the Ring category.

Two Malaysians who study jewellery design at Chin Jewellery Art Centre in Kuala Lumpur won in the other three categories. They were Chong Jian Fei, 23, from Selangor who won in the Bangle/Brooch category while Gan Soek Lan, 25, from Port Dickson won outstandingly in both the Necklace and Earring categories.

Tang Yuk Ying from Hong Kong is the winner in the Ring category.
Chong Jian Fei from Selangor, Malaysia is the winner in the Bangle or Brooch category.
Gan Soek Lan from Port Dickson, Malaysia is the winner in the Necklace category.
Gan Soek Lan from Port Dickson, Malaysia is also the winner in the Earring category.

During the award presentation ceremony, a Most Outstanding Award will be presented to one of the top four placed-winners who receive the most number of votes from visitors to the four-day exhibition.

The award winner will receive a scholarship worth RM12,000 for a 9-week gemmology course sponsored by GIA Thailand.

The competition judges panel comprised of several major industry players in global jewellery market, including Gemmological Institute of America’s (GIA) jewellery manufacturing arts programme director Mark B. Mann; Amee Philips Jewellery co-founder, artist, entrepreneur and master craftsman Amee Philips; Federation of Goldsmiths and Jewellers Associations of Malaysia president and Tomei Consolidated group managing director Ng Yih Pyng and MIJF founder and Elite Expo CEO Johnson Lim.

Below is the list of winners and finalists of the second MIJF Jewellery Design Awards 2012.

Ring Category

Tang Yuk Ying, 23, Hong Kong

Juay Kyl Li, 18, Singapore
Chan Ching Ching, 23, Hong Kong
Foo Chu Jin, 22, Sarawak, Malaysia
Leong Wei Haur, 22, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Bangle/Brooch Category

Chong Jian Fei, 23, Selangor, Malaysia

Yih-Ying, Law, 23, Taiwan
Gan Soek Lan, 25, Port Dickson, Malaysia
Tan Sim Yee, 20, Selangor, Malaysia
Yiu-Shiuan, Tsai, 23, Taiwan


Earrings Category

Gan Soek Lan, 25, Port Dickson, Malaysia

Pu Wan Chang, 20, Singapore
Tan Mei Chee, 25, Johor, Malaysia
Hong Yu Chen, 19, China
Kuan Chin Tien, 22, Malacca, Malaysia


Necklace Category

Gan Soek Lan, 25, Port Dickson, Malaysia

Jefferson Tham Jun Jie, 26, Seri Kembangan, Malaysia
Choo Sze Thing, 21, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Lee Kyeong Min, 22, South Korea
Oh Jang Mi, 22, South Korea


  • 13