Post # 1
A local jeweller is holding a contest where contestants can submit their original jewellery designs. The rules included the fact that it did need to be an original design, be made of sterling silver, and include one or more gemstones from a specific list. They are taking votes for the winner, and the winner will have their design created free of charge. The contest opened this morning, and while I was checking it out, I noticed one of the contestants had submitted a direct copy of a ring from gemvara. com.
I thought this was so unfair. If this person won over other people who actually created their designs, then it would just be such a shame. So I emailed the jeweller this morning and showed him a side by side comparison of the contestant’s drawing and the original gemvara ring.
And the gemvara ring:
Post # 2
I absolutely would have reported it. Good for you.
Post # 3
lavenderstone: Ha he practically traced it! I would’ve reported it too
Post # 4
definitely. It’s plagarism and cheating!
Post # 5
- Wedding: April 2015 - Family Farm
lavenderstone: Before I saw the pictures I actually thought you were just being picky and they were similar. BUT NO! You mean exact. Identical! Woah.
You did the right thing reporting it.
Post # 6
lavenderstone: OMG! First of all good for you. That’s absolutely ridiculous!!
Post # 7
Good on you. Cheaters never prosper!
Post # 9
- Wedding: May 2015 - The Fairmont, SF
Yes, definitely. It’s totally copyright infringement and the poor jeweler may have gotten in trouble for creating the replica.
Post # 10
playdohpants: I would say he definitely traced it, LOL.
Yeah, not smart. I would have reported it as well- he obviously traced it dSo it’s intentional.
Post # 11
lavenderstone: Definitely, that’s a direct copy, you can’t even claim the ring was “inspired”
Post # 12
Thank you all for the vote of confidence! I thought it was the right thing to do. I’m no artist, and didn’t submit a sketch, but I just felt that it was a slight to all the “true artists” who submitted beautiful designs that came from their own imaginations. The jeweller emailed me back and said he would forward my email to the marketing company who handles his contests. I guess they do that so that they are impartial towards contestants. I hope they take this contestant’s drawing down, I noticed that they have already received a few votes 🙁
Post # 13
Wow, that’s not even an “inspired by” kinda thing, that’s an exact copy! What was that person thinking?? I totally would have said something.
Post # 14
Report the sh*t out of them! This is just a cheap shot! <br /><br />Is there any way we can vote for your design? 😉 we gotta stick together, right?
Post # 15
lavenderstone: good for you. i would of done the exact same thing. hopefully the marketing company will be a little bit more alert and perhaps start to cross reference the submissions to actual real rings on websites. tall order i know..