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April 16, 2014

200+ jewelers attended Gemvision's Design Symposium

Annual Matrix design contest winners named at the event

Davenport, IA (16 April 2014) - Following the conclusion of their 8th Design Symposium, Gemvision reported an increase in attendee excitement and enthusiasm.

The symposium featured two full days of focused beginner, intermediate and advanced level training covering a range of topics including Matrix, CounterSketch® Studio, Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and Marketing. As an added bonus, the symposium attendees received a pre-release version of Matrix 8.

"This event is a great way for jewelers to connect with and learn from premier industry professionals and Gemvision experts," says Gemvision founder, Jeff High. "We always learn something new about how customers are using our products to enhance their businesses. Essentially, they help shape the direction for our future endeavors."

Gemvision also announced the winners of their annual Matrix Design Contest during the symposium's awards dinner. This contest features the work of some of the best CAD designers worldwide. Categories included: Best Render, Overall Design, Technical Merit and Student. A CounterSketch Studio category was also added this year. Congratulations to the top winners:

  • Best In Show – Shinya Takahashi, Green Lake Jewelry Works
  • Best Render, 1st place – Ilah Cibis, Precious Metals Sudbury
  • Overall Design, 1st place – Brendan Theilman, Out of the Box Gold Store
  • Technical Merit, 1st place – Chris Ritchie, Chris Ritchie Creations
  • CounterSketch Studio, 1st place – Candice Todd, Warren Jewellers

"This contest emphasizes the very high-level skill set of so many talented jewelers worldwide," continues High. "We had over 300 entries this year, so it's always difficult to select the winners."

To see more of the winners from the Gemvision Design Symposium, please visit www.gemvision.com.

About Gemvision
Gemvision was founded in 1990 by Jeff High. The award-winning provider of jewelry CAD/CAM products is headquartered in Davenport, IA with facilities in the United States, and a global network of authorized dealers delivering technology solutions to jewelers worldwide.

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