ICE Award Jewelry Student Submissions are in…and They’re Amazing!

New York—Give these students an A+! The submissions are in for Accessories magazine’s first ever ICE Crystal Jewelry Awards competition, sponsored by Preciosa and FIT, and they are amazing!

The competition paired FIT jewelry design students up with professional jewelry industry mentors to help them bring initial concepts to a “real world” level. Each student watched Accessories magazine’s Fall/Winter 2014/15 trend webinar for inspiration, then selected one of the 5 Big Trends to work from. After submitting trend boards and sketches for three pieces of jewelry to qualify, the 10 selected students worked with their mentors for support and ideas. The mentors helped the students hone their respective visions, always keeping the market and saleability in mind but making sure the student never sacrificed her original style. You can see more of the behind the scenes here and here.

Below, a look at the 10 contestant final submissions, listed in alphabetical order. (We will announce the 6 finalists shortly. But we couldn’t resist showing all the submissions because they’re just that good!)

ALEXIA INNIS
TREND: DARK STAR
MENTOR: TANYA CREATIONS

Alexia Innis trend boardAlexia collage

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JA YONG SHIN
TREND: DARK STAR
MENTOR: CINER JEWELRY

Ja Yong Shin InsprationBoardJa Yong Shin collage————————————————————————————————————-

JOCELYN NUESI
TREND: POP IDOL
MENTOR: YOCHI DESIGNS

Jocelyn Nuesi trend boardJocelyn Nuesi

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JUNG MIN KIM
TREND: MODERN COUTURE
MENTOR: NATASHA DESIGNS
JUNG MIN KIM Descriptions including Design_Page_3Jung Min Kim

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KEELIN BRETT
TREND: DARK STAR
MENTOR: ALI-KHAN DESIGNS
Keelin Brett trend board
Keelin Brett

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MINJIN LEE
TREND: GYPSY TRAVELER
MENTOR: THE NES GROUP
inspiration board MINJIN LEE
MinJin Lee

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ROSE JANE TAN BASA
TREND: POP IDOL
MENTOR: GERARD YOSCA
Rose Jane Tan Basa Inspiration BoardRose Jane Tan Basa collage

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ROSELLE RAABE
TREND: GYPSY TRAVELER
MENTOR: ROBERT ROSE
Roselle Raabe 2014-03-21 08.35.59Roselle Raabe collage

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YOUNING CHENG
TREND: GYPSY TRAVELER
MENTOR: STEPHAN & CO
Youning Cheng trend boardYouning Cheng trend boardYouning Cheng collage

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YU-CHIEH KO
TREND: DARK STAR
MENTOR: BEN-AMUN
TREND BOARD COLLAGE copy
Yu-Chieh Ko collage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lauren Parker, Editor, Accessories Magazine

As Editor of Accessories Magazine for the past 12 years, Lauren Parker has covered accessories both from a retail business perspective and a fashion point of view. In previous full-time magazine jobs and freelance gigs, she’s written about practically every angle of fashion lifestyle living, including accessories, fine jewelry, Caribbean travel, private jets, Hampton’s real estate, the New York art scene, the bridal industry, men’s lifestyle and being a mom. She loves meeting designers and seeing how their latest offerings capture the current zeitgeist and fit into the entire cultural and social picture.

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