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.
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.
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 also received:
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.”
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), is the APEX body for Gem & Jewellery trade in India. Under the aegis of Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, the Council spearheads the USD40 billion Gem & Jewellery trade employing a workforce of 5 Million
Set up in 1966, GJEPC represents 7000 members across Gem & Jewellery products from India.