The Artisan Awards celebrate the highest levels of art, creativity and innovation by honouring the best talent in jewellery design and elevating designers to their rightful status of artists.
The Artisan Jewellery Design Awards 2021 invites all talented designers to inspire the world by creating extraordinary pieces of jewellery.
Vintage jewels are always in demand and always in style. Whether they are heirloom pieces passed down through generations or second-hand beauties sourced with care and rebought/resold, they only seem to grow in value and appeal.
Given the trying times we live in, reinventing old vintage styles to transform them into modern pieces will probably be the path many go down on. Adding versatility to an existing collection or bauble in the wardrobe only increases its wearability and also suggests a mode of conscious consumption, which is the way of the future. Hence, the need for transforming, reinventing and contemporising vintage.
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 jury comprising eminent personalities from the world of jewellery, fashion, media and films have evaluated over 3400 entries across three editions of the Artisan Awards. The design entries have been judged by Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Priya Tanna, Jatin Kampani, Ashiesh Shah, Kallol Datta, Pernia Qureshi, Pavan Anand, Richa Goyal Sikri, Nirupa Bhatt, just to name a few.
The jury panel for the 4th edition will be announced soon.
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 information to its members regarding foreign trade enquires, trade and tariff regulations, rates of import duties, and information about jewellery fairs and exhibitions.
This apeax 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.