The Italian goldsmith and jewelry industry are already projected towards the future. Alongside the traditional craftsmanship, new ways of producing are advancing, which use the most advanced technologies, as evidenced by the history of Progold. The company from Trissino (Vicenza) is able to create 3D jewels in 18-karat gold, titanium and platinum. The jewels are designed with software programs and Progold takes care of printing the jewel. Simple, as long as the designer has the necessary skills. To encourage the dissemination of this knowledge, the company has been organizing a design contest for years. The 2023 edition (the award ceremony is scheduled for Vicenzaoro on Sunday 22 January) also sees the collaboration with Chaumet and Platinum Guild International.
The goal of the new competition is to reinterpret an icon of the Chaumet brand through the use of 3D printing. Competing were the students of IED, Escuela Joyerìa de Còrdoba, Escuela Técnica de Joyerìa del Atlantico, Centro de Estudios Joyeros de Madrid (Spain), GIC – Gemmological Institute China University of Geosciences (China). The winners were respectively Naomi Cappabianca of the IED – Istituto Europeo di Design of Turin (technical jury) and Erardo Ruy Herrera García of the Escuela Joyerìa de Córdoba (public jury).