(MUMBAI, India) – Following a 34-day period of submission and evaluation, an international panel of prestigious judges has selected the IGI Expressions™ jewelry design competition winners. Chosen from 555 submissions representing 21 countries, the creative works represent interpretations of the word “dream” through an original piece or set of jewelry.
The six winning designs will be fabricated and featured at the Premium D Show in Mumbai, India, November 24-25, where leading diamond and jewelry manufacturers showcase their designs. The designs will receive further exposure in IGI’s pan-Indian ORIGIN Magazine, on the IGI GemBlog and across the institute’s various worldwide social channels. The winning participants will each receive a competition Champion Certificate, Champion Award, and small cash honorarium.
The designs were selected from a shortlist of 80 finalists by a panel of renowned jewelry and fashion industry experts including Italy’s Paolo De Luca, India’s Pallavi Foley, David Gotlib from Belgium, Ashraf Motiwala from India, England’s Katerina Perez and Veronique Tournet from France.
“We are delighted by the outpouring of creativity from so many participants this year,” said IGI CEO Roland Lorie. “We are especially thankful to our honored jurists for their time, support and advocacy of new jewelry design. This online platform, where literally anyone in the world may have their talent seen and rewarded by such an esteemed panel, is precisely what we envisioned when creating IGI Expressions™.”
The winning designs to be fabricated include Millennial Light Weight Jewelry sketch winner Shirin Kazemi, Millennial Light Weight Jewelry CAD winner Sanaz Ghafari, Cocktail Wear Jewelry sketch winner Haniyeh Mohsenizadeh, Cocktail Wear Jewelry CAD winner Dushyant Dave, Bridal Jewelry sketch winner Leila Bahrami and Bridal Wear Jewelry CAD winner Malvika Vadsak.
The IGI Expressions™ Jewelry Design Competition took place between September 22 and October 28, 2021, and was open to everyone from young students and up-and-coming designers to seasoned professionals. This year’s theme, “The Freedom to Dream” was selected to inspire interpretations of the word “dream” through an original piece or set of jewelry. All participants will receive an official IGI Expressions™ Certificate. The competition’s 80 finalists will receive IGI Expressions™ Finalist Certificates as well as exposure on the IGI GemBlog and social channels.
To learn more about the winners, international jury panel or the competition, visit www.igi.org/expressions.