Hettich Jewellers say they have been ‘overwhelmed’ by the response to their Diamonds for Jubilee competition which asked members of the public to create a design for a piece of jewellery to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee. Entries for the competition, which was open to anyone over the age of 16, have been arriving daily at Hettich’s King Street shop, and have come from local budding artists as well as professional designers.
Jeffrey Chinn, Hettich’s Director said: “When we first came up with the idea of a jewellery design competition, we had no idea it would spark such creativity and emotion. Each designer has taken a unique approach to this wonderful event, creating concepts that not only capture the spirit and the significance of the Queen’s Jubilee, but also demonstrate how much artistic talent exists here in Jersey. We’ve been overwhelmed by the response and would like to thank each of the entrants who have created such a wonderful array of Jubilee-inspired jewellery designs.”
Over the next few days, a panel of judges from the Royal Asscher Diamond Company, Jersey Hospice Care and Hettich will have the difficult task of selecting a winning design, which will then be brought to life using 60 Royal Asscher diamonds – one for each year of the Queen’s reign. The finished piece of jewellery will be auctioned at The Snow Queen Ball on 20th October with all the proceeds going to Jersey Hospice Care. As well as seeing their design brought to life, the winning entrant will receive a Hettich voucher for £250 and an invitation to The Snow Queen Ball in aid of Jersey Hospice Care.
Commenting on the initiative, Lynsey Beahan, Jersey Hospice Care’s Fundraising Manager said: “We are delighted that Hettich has decided to support Jersey Hospice Care in this way. All 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.”
Details of the winning entry in the Diamonds for Jubilee design competition will be released shortly.