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Gemesis Adds 'Fan Favorite' Component to Design Competition

Mar 10, 2014 3:28 PM   By Gemesis
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Press Release: Gemesis – the world’s principal distributor of gem-quality lab-grown diamonds – today announced the start of the “Fan Favorite” portion of its recently launched jewelry design competition in partnership with the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT).

Students enrolled in FIT’s jewelry design program have been challenged to create a “stylishly sustainable” engagement ring featuring Gemesis grown diamonds. In an effort to highlight creativity – and engage Gemesis’ social media fan base – the brand is hosting the “Fan Favorite” contest, March 10 to 21. Each design will be showcased on Gemesis’ Facebook page, where the concept with the most votes will be named the “Fan Favorite.” The winning student will also receive a $1,000 Gemesis award.

We are so impressed by the innovative designs we’ve received from the talented students at FIT. This partnership afforded Gemesis a prime opportunity to involve our Facebook fans in the judging process and we’re eager to see which student’s design they choose as the fan favorite.

''This has been a valuable learning experience for our jewelry design majors, one that has exposed them to the emerging lab-grown diamond market by teaming up with Gemesis. They have worked diligently throughout the competition, and we’re excited to share their final designs with the public,” said FIT's jewelry design assistant professor, Kim Nelson.

In addition to the fan favorite component of the competition, all design entries will be evaluated by a panel of industry judges on the basis of originality, effectiveness of design and interpretation of the “stylishly sustainable” theme. All winners – first prize, second prize and fan favorite – will be announced in April.

About Gemesis

Gemesis, a privately-held organization headquartered in New York, is the world’s principal distributor of gem-quality lab-grown diamonds. Available in the purest type IIa colorless and rare fancy colors, these diamonds possess exceptional cut, color and clarity, as well as identical chemical, optical and physical characteristics of mined diamonds. Gemesis is able to offer consumers individually created diamonds of top quality, as certified by leading independent gemological institutes, at exceptional values. For additional information, please visit

About FIT

The Fashion Institute of Technology, a college of the State University of New York, has been a leader in career education in art, design, business, and technology for 70 years. With a curriculum that provides a singular blend of hands-on, practical experience, classroom study, and a firm grounding in the liberal arts, FIT offers a wide range of outstanding programs that are affordable and relevant to today’s rapidly changing industries. Internationally renowned, FIT draws on its New York City location to provide a vibrant, creative community in which to learn. The college offers more than 45 majors and grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the global marketplace. Visit

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