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Vantyghem Diamond Authentication Plate System

  • Company
    Hofer Studio, Canada
  • Lead Designer
    Joseph Hofer
  • Design Team
    Kevin Vantyghem
  • Client
    Vantyghem Diamonds
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The Vantyghem Diamond Certification and Authentication Plate System™ improves upon the traditional parcel papers used to protect loose diamonds. The thick acrylic plate is laser-etched with diamond specific information regarding cut and quality, as well as tracking numbers. A computer-controlled operation creates the precise void, which presents the diamond upright and is ideal for reviewing under a microscope. The near invisible plate allows the diamond to command attention, and removes the need for tweezers when viewed by potential customers. An outer wrap secures for shipping and storage.

Hofer Studio was founded by Joseph Hofer, a multiple award-winning Canadian industrial designer and design partner. The studio approaches design projects with the user at the forefront, innovating the experience, and building with quality to celebrate and communicate a product's meaning and use. Collaborating with a number of aspiring, forward-focused brands, the studio specializes in the defining and redefining products based on technology, business, and user experience breakthroughs.

Other prizes
2019 - Good Design, Sports and Recreation, Wolf and Grizzly - Fire Safe 2018 - EPDA (Gold) Packaging Design, Vantyghem Diamonds - Authentication Plate System2018 - EPDA (Silver) Outdoor, Wolf and Grizzly - Grill M1 Edition 2018 - EPDA (Silver) Other Products, Grappleworks - E1 Multi 8 Screwdriver 2018 - Radical by Design, Venture Out, Wolf and Grizzly - Grill M1 Edition 2017 - Good Design, Tools, Grappleworks - E1 Multi 8 Screwdriver 2016 - EPDA (Platinum) Pair Knife

Photo Credit: Hofer Studio