It becomes nighttime, not to forget as the stars of designer jewelry came together at the Royal Opera House in south Mumbai. Following the theme of ‘Enchanted Cosmos,’ The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) held the Artisan Jewellery Design Awards 2019 powered by way of GIA (Gemological Institute of America) and co-partnered using the DPA (Diamond Producers Association).
The Artisan Awards have fun the best degrees of artwork, creativity, and innovation via honoring the quality talent in jewelry design. It also offers a perfect platform for designers from within and outside the industry to show off their talent to assist them in collaborating with a few of India’s excellent producers. Talented minds from diverse walks of existence came together to talk about, debate, and plan on younger designers’ creativity.
Pramod Kumar Agrawal, chairman, GJEPC, said, “The Indian gem and jewelry enterprise has a record of extra than five, 000 years. We constantly had the gain of professional artisans and karigars while catering to international markets. Today, total gem and jewelry exports money owed for $ forty-two billion yearly. The enterprise contributes around seven percent to India’s GDP and employs more than five million people. It’s time that the arena is made aware of India’s jewelry design capacity and painting India as a ‘design destination’ for jewelry. The Artisan Awards is an initiative and an honest attempt to inspire the true layout expertise in the enterprise and show off India’s
Design extravagance to the arena.
Winners shine vibrantly
Actress Aditi Rao Hydari turned into a grand finale gift, wherein the winners triumphed from over 550 entries and 23 shortlisted sketches. The finalists then had to get their pieces manufactured and went in for a 2nd spherical of judging. The choice turned primarily based on various parameters, including design aesthetics, wearability, innovation, relevance to the subject, and ability/manufacturing. “I am in awe of the jewelry designs presented at the Artisan Awards 2019. I applaud GJEPC for organizing this kind of exquisite initiative which not most effective encourages our jewelry designers however additionally brings to forth our u. S. A .’s mammoth jewelry designing skills at the global stage,” she said.
Colin Shah, the vice-chairman, GJEPC, said, “The importance of India inside the worldwide jewelry layout context is growing to what it used to be traditional while Indian effect on luxury jewelry become obtrusive in the creations of Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Harry Winston for the Maharajas and Nawabs. Incidentally, GJEPC chose the subject of ‘Enchanted Cosmos’ before it becomes the design theme for buying season 2020. We had been overwhelmed to obtain 550 entries across India. The theme facilitates designers to explore the mysteries of galaxies and universes regarded and unknown.
While Mehul Gupta triumphed as a winner within the rings/pendant category (her piece changed into manufactured by way of Jewel Goldi), Koushik Mondal, Ranvir Kumar & Co, emerged because the first runnerup and Deepika Pathya, Titan Company Ltd, got here in 2d. Mitali Kikani of H.Ajoomal’s satisfactory jewelry bagged the prevailing role inside the brooches/pins category, closely accompanied by Aashna Chaudhary, Titan Company Ltd first runner-up and Jayshree Taupe of A’Star Jewellery as the second one runner-up.
Sakata Basu Malhotra (her piece manufactured using ace jewelry designer Anand Shah) bagged the first role within the earring/bracelets category. Soumayajit Maity of Priority Jewels Pvt Ltd. He was the first runner-up simultaneously as Yash Pandey of IIGJ Delhi (his piece became manufactured using Anand Shah) turned into the second runner-up.
GJEPC introduced some other category, ‘Best Product Inventory at Signature IIJS 2019’. There had been eight sub-classes for this award.
1. Daily-put on diamond jewelry — Shree Fine Jewels Pvt Ltd (Winner), Zunda (first runner-up), and Sphere (2nd runner-up)
2. Couture Diamond Jewellery — Tibarumal (Winner), Manak Diamonds (first runnerup), Splurge (2nd runner-up)
3. Gold Jewellery — Sawansukha Jewellers (Winner), Gold Artist (first runner-up)
4. Silver Jewellery — RK Silver & Gold (Winner)
5. Platinum — Pure Platinum
6. Coloured Gemstones Jewellery — Tara Fine Jewels (Winner), Sanskriti Jewels (first runner-up), Birdhichand Ghanshyamdas (second runner-up)
7. Kundan Meena Jewellery — VM Ornaments (Winner), Vasupati Jewellers India Pvt. Ltd. (first runner-up)