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Olcay Cavus Yilmaz, who is currently studying at Marmara University in Istanbul, Turkey, received the Adler Creativity Award for the unique and original character of her creation;
Sawako Besnard, a AFEDAP (Paris, France) graduate, was chosen by Adler's customers to receive the Adler Woman's Award, a special prize granted to this designer who was able to understand women's desires in terms of jewellery.

Prize winners >

The Prize Winners

The jury, composed of jewellery professionals and connoisseurs, has selected the winners of the three prizes of this competition: the Adler Jewellery Design Award and the Adler Creativity Award.

The winner of the Adler Woman's Award has been chosen by Adler's clients.

Winner of the Adler Jewellery Design Award
Laura Infante
17 years old, Swiss


Simply Black
"This bracelet is both a symbol and a tribute to all women in the world who are deprived of freedom".

Winner of the Adler Creativity Award
Olcay Cavus Yilmaz
29 years old, Turkish
Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey

"This brooch is entirely set with diamonds and was inspired by the Phrygian goddess Cybele, who was one of the most important deities in the ancient Near-East. An Anatolian goddess, Cybel symbolizes life and fertility".

Winner of the Adler Woman's Award
Sawako Besnard
28 years old, Japanese
Graduated from the AFEDAP, Paris, France

"I was inspired by the moon halo to design this necklace, which embodies a kind of lunar woman, who is mysterious, sweet and yet a bit distant".

Finalists >

The Finalists

Adler's board of directors has selected the three finalists whose works were produced by Adler, and who competed in the final for the Adler Jewellery Design Award on 12th June 2009.

Go to the prize winners page to discover the three winners of the competition.

Mathilde Bascaules, 21 years old
French


Souvenir d'une Valse

Laura Infante, 17 years old
Swiss


Simply Black
"This bracelet is both a symbol and a tribute to all women in the world who are deprived of freedom".

Emmanuelle Orth, 23 years old
French


Purple Diva

"I wanted to create a necklace that was inspired by Adler's creations which I consider floral, with lightly flowing volumes".

Other Winners >

The other Winners

Adler's internal jury has selected ten laureates who competed during the final on 12th June 2009 for the Adler Creativity Award and the Adler Woman's Award; all of them received a 500.- US$ prize and an invitation to participate in the final.

Go to the prize winners page to discover the creations of the three winners of the competition, and see here below the designs of all the laureates selected by Adler to participate in the final.


 

Sawako Besnard
28 years old
Japanese
Graduated from the AFEDAP, Paris, France.

"This project is inspired by the halo of the moon, also symbol of the gentle, mysterious woman".

 

 

 


 

Olcay Cavus Yilmaz
29 years old
Turkish
Studying at Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey.

"My project is inspired from Cybele, an Anatolian mother goddess, symbol of life and fertility"

 

 

 


 

Coralie Cuttelod
22 years old
Swiss


"I believe the corset is the garment that values most a woman's shapes. I wanted to create a necklace that would sculpt the woman's neck the same way as the corset does for her body".

 

 

 


 


27 years old
Swiss


"This necklace represents the different steps in a woman's life, from childhood to maturity".

 

 

 


 

Ornella Iannuzzi
26 years old
French
Graduated from the Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom.

"I inspired from the shape of a rising fern, a delicate spiral being a symbol of eternity".

 

 

 


 

Camille Igestedt
26 years old
French


"My creation is a homage to my mother who has a passion for seashells".

 

 

 


 

De Anna Kiernan
25 years old
British
Studying at the London Metropolitan University, London, United Kingdom.

"More than a necklace, I wanted to create a piece that celebrates the female forms".

 

 

 


 

Natalia Shugaeva
24 years old
Russian
Studying at the Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom.

"The two diamonds that form a heart shape together are reflecting into each other".

 

 

 


 

Arnaud Zill
21 years old
Swiss
Graduated from the CIFOM, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.

"This ethnic necklace made of wood represents the memory of the matter as well as the memory of the woman who wears it; the diamond symbolises a special event anchored in the memory".

 

 

 


 


37 years old
Brazilian



adler decided to award him a special prize for his high-quality design based on sensuality, curved lines bulky shapes, and on the melding of the hot color of rubies with sparkling diamonds.

Stones >

Pear-shaped diamonds

Adler has selected three stones that represent sophistication, luxury and magic. Each participant had to choose one of the three stones (or set) on which to base the project:

Twin Pears, 1.5 carats each: Two diamonds that act as mirrors or rivals; together, they dress the body with light, sparkles, and elegance.

Eternal Spring, 5.03 carats: A pear-shaped diamond of perfect proportions, like a perfect season: warm and fresh enough, a bridge between winter and summer, a shaft of light.

Forbidden Fruit, 10.81 carats: A pear-shaped diamond of generous size and sensual shape that inspires, attracts, and conquers who wears it and who looks at it.

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