Ian Douglas announced Finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2010. Ian Douglas says his greatest personal achievement is having a stable marriage with a loving and supportive wife and family. No doubt the ring he created to consecrate the union must have been something rather special.
Jewellery Time - Jewellers participating in the fifth annual New Zealand Jewellery Show, held at SKYCITY in Auckland, told organisers they were delighted with the organisation of the show and are keen to return next year. Many reported good sales and good follow-up business and they were also delighted with the networking opportunities the show affords the industry.
Jewellery Time - I would like to congratulate Nigel Wong on his winning this year’s Regal Castings Awards competition, held in conjunction with The New Zealand Jewellery Show. His win was no great surprise to me as Nigel is a fine goldsmith and was a runner-up in the competition two years ago with his tanzanite ring. The piece he made was very typical of Nigel — a very well engineered design with moving parts. I was almost expecting it to be motorised.