Miss Jewellery 2013 Lo Thi Huong Tram (Source: anninhthudo)

The qualifying round for the Miss Jewellery 2015 pageant is taking place from September 14 to November 28.

The seventh competition was officially launched by the Vietnam Gemstones, Jewellery and Handicraft Association at a press briefing on September 14 in Ho Chi Minh City.

The biennial pageant aims to honour the beauty of Vietnamese women and the exquisite jewellery collections made by talented craftsmen.

Any Vietnamese girls aged between 18 and 27 years old working in Vietnam or foreign countries are eligible for the contest.

Candidates must be above 1.6 metres tall, not married, graduated from high school and have not undergone any cosmetic surgery.

After the qualifying stage, the top 33 candidates will enter the final round scheduled to be held in Hanoi on December 24.

The winner will receive 100 million VND (4,450 USD) while the first and second runners-up will be awarded 70 million VND (3,115 USD) and 50 million VND (2,225 USD) respectively.

The two runners up in the top five will be given 20 million VND (890 USD).-VNA