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Devon jewellers Drakes launches diamond ring design challenge

PUBLISHED: 13:02 04 June 2014 | UPDATED: 13:02 04 June 2014

Drakes employees have the opportunity to design a diamond ring

Drakes employees have the opportunity to design a diamond ring

Lara Ellison / Domino Jewelry

Drakes Jewellers in Plymouth are set to become designers of a unique diamond ring which will be exclusively available to Drakes customers.

The company is teaming up with a highly established jewellery manufacturer to give Drakes employees the opportunity to design a diamond ring.

The winner will see their creation come to life in 18ct gold and diamond, with it being available to purchase at Drakes later this year. The winner is also be treated to a European weekend break of their choice.

Laura Major, deputy manager for Drakes, said: “What an amazing competition! It’s the perfect opportunity to put that ring we have always imagined to paper and to offer our customers a ring that’s completely unique to Drakes. It will be such an achievement and I’m sure we are all going to have lots of fun.”

The team will have until 20 June to submit an inspirational ring design to the judging panel, Andrew Hirshman and two members of the jewellery manufacturer.

In July, the top 3 finalists will be invited to a state of the art jewellery workshop where the winner will be announced.

Andrew Hirshman, Drakes director, said: “At Drakes, we always love to do something that is unique and that involves and engages our team. We pride ourselves in offering an exceptional experience at Drakes and what better way than welcoming a ring designed by one of our very own team members? We can’t wait to see their inspirational designs and to offer the winning ring to our customers!”

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