Introduction

The Artisan Awards celebrate the highest levels of art, creativity and innovation by honoring the best talent in jewellery design and elevating designers to their rightful status of artists.

The Artisan Jewellery Design Awards 2020 invites all talented designers to inspire the world by creating extraordinary pieces of jewellery.

The 2020 Theme

There’s grandeur in their attitude, timelessness in their appeal and immense inspiration stemming from their style philosophies. Architecture and jewellery have often collided on their respective courses, owing probably to the fact that they share such similar tenets of function and design. Both follow key principles of durability, utility and beauty. Often, the same key words are associated with both arts: shape, structure, quality, line, flow, pattern and precision.

For The Artisan Awards 2020, we celebrated three key periods from different architectural eras.

NOMINATION CATEGORIES FOR ARCHITECTURAL GEMS

ART DECO

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ISLAMIC ARABESQUE

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NEO FUTURISM

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Rewards

Winning The Artisan Award catapulted the designer's status within the jewellery industry and amongst discerning buyers; pushing them to the forefront and raising their profile as a force to be reckoned with!

The pioneering designs across the three categories of Artisan Awards 2020 won coveted internships with leading jewellery houses.

The winners, along with the 1st and 2nd runner-ups across the three categories also received:

  • Significant cash prizes
  • Invaluable publicity through mentions in newspapers and fashion luxury magazines
  • Instant exposure to the big players in the gem and jewellery industry
  • An opportunity to take centre-stage at a glittering evening to celebrate the culmination of Artisan Awards 2020
  • A stylised photo shoot of all winning designs

A glimpse of The Artisan Awards

3 Eras! 625 Entries! 27 Finalists! 9 Winners. For the 2020 edition, legendary British designer Stephen Webster graced the annual momentous event recognising and rewarding the best in jewellery design, The Artisan Jewellery Design Awards, an initiative by the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC). The Artisan Awards epitomises the highest levels of artistry, innovation and individuality - elevating jewellery designers to their rightful status of artistes.

Mr. Stephen Webster said, “For a piece of jewellery materials are everything. Materials and craft form the basis, but the element of design pushes things further. Design competitions are important because they challenge you to push yourself creatively, to push your own boundaries. India is steeped in tradition and India has influenced nearly all jewellery designers. I congratulate all the winners of The Artisan Awards presented by GJEPC and can say we have seen some great pieces.”

A glimpse of The Artisan Awards

3 Eras! 625 Entries! 27 Finalists! 9 Winners. For the 2020 edition, legendary British designer Stephen Webster graced the annual momentous event recognising and rewarding the best in jewellery design, The Artisan Jewellery Design Awards, an initiative by the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC). The Artisan Awards epitomises the highest levels of artistry, innovation and individuality - elevating jewellery designers to their rightful status of artistes.

Mr. Stephen Webster said, “For a piece of jewellery materials are everything. Materials and craft form the basis, but the element of design pushes things further. Design competitions are important because they challenge you to push yourself creatively, to push your own boundaries. India is steeped in tradition and India has influenced nearly all jewellery designers. I congratulate all the winners of The Artisan Awards presented by GJEPC and can say we have seen some great pieces.”

Jury

A jury comprising eminent personalities from the world of jewellery, fashion, media and films have evaluated over 2300 entries across three editions of the Artisan Awards. The design entries were judged by Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Farah Khan Ali, Priya Tanna, Payal Singhal, Ashiesh Shah, Shimul Mehta Vyas, Usha Balakrishnan, Kallol Datta, Prerna Malhotra, Pernia Qureshi, Pallavi Foley just to name a few.

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