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.
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 celebrate three key periods from different architectural eras whose DNA must shine through in your jewellery interpretation.
Choose any one category from the three and create your architectural gem!
Submit your sketch choosing from any one of the categories listed below:
Winning The Artisan Award will catapult 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 winners, along with the 1st and 2nd runner-ups across the three categories will all qualify for:
A jury comprising eminent personalities from the world of jewellery, fashion, media and films evaluated over 1500 entries across two previous 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.
Established in 1966, the GJEPC has over the years effectively moulded the scattered efforts of individual exporters to make the Gem and Jewellery sector a powerful engine driving India's export-led growth. With more than 6,000 members spread all over the country, the Council is primarily involved in introducing the Indian Gem & Jewellery products to the international market and leverage their international relationships to promote exports. To achieve this, the Council provides market information to its members regarding foreign trade enquiries, trade and tariff regulations, rates of import duties, and information about jewellery fairs and exhibitions.
This apex body of the Gem & Jewellery Industry is continuously working towards creating and retaining a pool of artisans, designers that are trained as per international standards so as to consolidate the Indian jewellery industry and establish it as a prominent global player in the jewellery segment.
GIA India and GIA India Laboratory Pvt. Ltd. (‘GIA India’) are independent subsidiaries of the Gemological Institute of America, Inc. (‘GIA’). Established in 1931, GIA is recognised as the world’s foremost authority in gemmology. GIA invented the famous 4Cs of Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight and, in 1953, created the International Diamond Grading System™ which is recognised around the world as the standard for diamond quality. Through research, education, gemmological laboratory services and instrument development, the Institute is dedicated to ensuring the public trust in gems and jewellery by upholding the highest standards of integrity, academics, science and professionalism. All of GIA’s activities are governed by its mission to serve the public. Visit GIA.edu or GIAindia.in.