2011 PlatAfrica Jewellery Design Awards winners reflect remarkable local platinum talent
The 2011 PlatAfrica Jewellery Design Awards winners stole the show at an elegant awards ceremony held on 15 October 2011 in Johannesburg.
The theme for PlatAfrica 2011 was “Platinum Romance”, and thus, entrants into this year’s awards had to produce designs that reflected platinum’s romantic qualities. Professionals,students, and apprentices were eligible to enter the competition.
Noeline and Michael Angove, together with Kevin Palmer from Lazer Options, walked away with first prize in the professional category, which recognised the contributions of industry professionals. Second placewent to Wooshen Pillay from Woosh Designs Jewellery Studio, while Dorathea Annandale from Dorathea Annandale won third place.
Taking the honours in the student design category was Wilma Greyling of Stellenbosch University. Catherine Slade from the College of Cape Town was honoured in second place in this category, and Kieran Tinsley from Cape Peninsula University of Technology was awarded third place, while Joseph Makhafola of Magda Nieman Jewellers took fourth place.
In the student and professional collaboration collections category, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, won first place. The team comprised of professional designer, Vassiliki Konstandakellis, together with Aimee Bredenkamp, Zanel Heystek, Zenre Rabe, Kieran Tinsley, and Elizka van Rensburg.
Second place went to the team from Mizane Jewellery, Ken Brandt and Donovan Johnston; while third place went to Durban University of Technology, which included professional designer Vijay Shah of Vijay Shah Jewellers, together with students Lungelo Dlamini, Sphelele Mbhatha, Jongani Mzukwa and Collin Ngiba.
Anglo American Platinum Limited would like to congratulate not only this year’s winners, but all the contestants as well. Through simply entering their designs, this year’s entrants have demonstrated their inherent potential in platinum design. Furthermore, the prestige that comes with being recognised as a winner or finalist will provide both the professionals and the students with a platform to excel, and further entrench their design skillson the platinum industry.
A lucky Top Billing viewing will win one the pieces from this year’s PlatAfrica jewellery collection, to the value of R30,000. Be sure to tune in on 1 November 2011, to stand a chance of taking home the prize.