Fort Myers, FL, June 07, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Mark Loren Designs is calling for entries of soon-to-be betrothed couples with compelling love stories and exceptional endurance. It will be a competition of those who think they can outlast others by keeping their hand, without moving it, on the pedestal of a custom-designed, diamond engagement ring in Loren’s gallery. “A Ring Within Reach” Contest judges will choose 6 contestants for the chance to compete for the diamond ring which will be awarded to the last one standing. Entries are due by midnight on June 22, the contest of the “final 6” will be held on June 30 until one person is remaining.
June is a popular month for brides and wedding planning. Mark Loren, award-winning jewelry designer, is honoring the engagement season with the “Ring Within Reach Contest.” Whoever can keep their hand on the ring the longest without moving, wins hands down. A panel of Loren’s loyal customers will single out the most eligible Romeos (or Juliets) by selecting from the compelling stories submitted to determine the “final 6” competitors who will reach for the ring. Contestants can enter online at www.RingWithinReach.com , download and email or fax the entry form or stop by Mark Loren Designs at 13551 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, to pick up and drop off entry.
Maybe the lovebirds have been reunited since they were childhood sweethearts, perhaps they have been caring for elderly parents and haven’t had the money to make the engagement official, or maybe that someone special has been serving in the military to protect our country. The love story could be the golden ticket.
“It is so rewarding and powerful to be part of the romantic experience of an engagement by designing and creating that special and unique ring that will last often for generations,” said Mark Loren. “But to make it happen for someone deserving in our community makes it even more thrilling.”
“Ring Within Reach” Timeline:
June 22 – entry forms due
June 25 - judging will take place and winning contestants will be announced
June 29 – 10 a.m. Orientation – contestants must attend
June 30 – 9:30 a.m. arrive for 10 a.m. contest kick-off to find out who will be the last one standing
For more information, visit www.RingWithinReach.com or call 239-482-4664.
About Mark Loren Designs
Mark Loren Designs has offered custom designed jewelry, repairs and recreations of sentimental heirlooms for more than 25 years in Southwest Florida. His efforts have earned high praise by leaders in the jewelry industry and trade publications. Loren was named one of 39 of the world’s top jewelry artists in, Gemstones Masters: Major Works by Leading Artists. The artists in this juried collection were selected by jewelry curator, designer and president of the American Jewelry Design Council, Alan Revere.
His other recognitions include the International Spectrum Design awards, bestowed by the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA), are considered the “Oscars” of the jewelry-design industry—and Loren and his design team have won several over the years for “outstanding jewelry design incorporated colored gemstones.” They’ve earned two AGTA Manufacturing Honors, awarded for combining elegant use of natural colored gemstones with techniques that can be used by mainstream manufacturers. They’ve also taken home two Platinum Honors prizes and won the International Pearl Design contest. Examples of his work can be found online at www.marklorendesigns.com.