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2012 Gemvision Design Symposium held and Matrix Design Contest winners announced

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(DAVENPORT, Iowa) - Gemvision Corporation held its 9th Gemvision Design Symposium event October 7-8, 2012 at the Hotel Blackhawk in Davenport, Iowa. This unique jewelry design and technology event featured demonstrations of the latest CAD/CAM innovations, training classes, networking opportunities, and the Matrix Design Contest Awards Dinner announcing the contest winners.

Gemvision-DecThe Matrix Design Contest was open to Matrix Version 7 users worldwide and all entries were created and rendered using Gemvision’s award-winning Matrix jewelry CAD software.

Winners were recognized based on Best 3D Render, Technical Merit, Overall Design, and Best Student Design. Contest prizes totaled over $10,500 in value and included SpacePilot Pro 3D computer mice, Gemvision purchase credits, 64 GB Apple iPads, and cash prizes. A Grand Prize “Best in Show” winner was voted on by Symposium dinner attendees and was awarded a high performance computer system.

Below is a complete list of 2012 Matrix Design Contest winners in every category:

  • Grand Prize Best in Show: Shinya Takahashi, Green Lake Jewelry Works
  • Overall Design 1st Place: Mark King, King Design
  • Overall Design 2nd Place: Amy Rugg, Wyatt Austin Jewelers
  • Overall Design 3rd Place: Chris Arends, Aires Jewelers
  • Overall Design Honorable Mention: Shinya Takahashi, Green Lake Jewelry Works
  • Overall Design Honorable Mention: Juan Rubert, Serenade Diamonds
  • Overall Design Honorable Mention: Mo Ebrahim, Gala Creations Ltd.
  • Technical Merit 1st Place: Justin Scott, Meigs Jewelry
  • Technical Merit 2nd Place: Shinya Takahashi, Green Lake Jewelry Works
  • Technical Merit 3rd Place: Mark Iles, SBG Design Studio
  • Technical Merit Honorable Mention: Li Jin, JIE Technology Company Limited
  • Technical Merit Honorable Mention: Shinya Takahashi, Green Lake Jewelry Works
  • Technical Merit Honorable Mention: Chris Ritchie, Chris Ritchie Creations
  • Best Render 1st Place: Chris Ritchie, Chris Ritchie Creations
  • Best Render 2nd Place: Charlie Herner, Green Lake Jewelry Works
  • Best Render 3rd Place: Juan Rubert, Serenade Diamonds
  • Best Render Honorable Mention: Amy Rugg, Wyatt Austin Jewelers
  • Best Render Honorable Mention: Justin Thorup, Dana Arts
  • Best Render Honorable Mention: Joseph Meadows, David Douglas Diamonds
  • Student Category Winner: Deanna Campsall, Flathead Valley Community College

All of the winning designs can be viewed at www.gemvision.com/contest.

Gemvision is headquartered in Davenport, IA and was founded in 1990 by Jeff High. The award-winning provider of computerized jewelry design products has facilities in Iowa, Illinois, North Carolina, the United Kingdom, and a global network of authorized dealers delivering technology solutions to jewelers worldwide. For more information call 800-357-6272 or visit www.gemvision.com.

 
 
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