Introduction

The Artisan Awards is an initiative spearheaded by the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India; an endeavour that aims to provide a platform for creative professionals to maximise their individualistic and creative ideas in jewellery design.

The thematic contests released annually have witnessed exclusive, never-seen-before, one-of-a-kind jewels that highlight the levels of innovation this industry is capable of. With entries coming in from all parts of the world, this program has proven time and again that it can be global in its outlook, welcoming in its inclusivity and authoritative in its ability to propel careers forward. With many more seasons still to come, The Artisan is well on its to becoming a hallmark for ground-breaking thinking in the jewellery space.

The 2022 Theme

Women with incredible style, punch-you-in-the-face attitude, tumultuous lives, and, an insatiable hunger for beautiful, one-of-a-kind, signature jewels. The gems and baubles they painstakingly collected over their lifetimes each have their individual stories to tell; immensely covetable to date, auctioned off at unheard-of prices and consistently making headlines of their own. This era of women may have sadly ended decades ago, but their legacies lives on.

For the Artisan Awards 2022, we need you to create a piece of jewellery for any of these collectors. Visualize these women as they would have been in their prime – the way they dressed then, their personal style, the kind of jewels they wore, the attitude they projected – and come up with a winner that these icons would wear if they were alive and at their peak today.

NOTE: We’ve seen these powerhouses dripping in diamonds and shining bright in their tiaras and necklaces. Your challenge is to create a smaller piece with maximum impact that will embody and enhance the personality of the woman you choose to design for – think brooches, pendants, rings or earrings.

CHOOSE YOU FAVOURITE COLLECTOR

ELIZABETH TAYLOR

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BARBARA HUTTON

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WALLIS SIMPSON

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Submit your sketches by 30th November 2021

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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.”

Organiser

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.


Trade Facilitator

  • GJEPC is the VOICE of the gem and jewellery industry, represents issues to the government, recommends policy interventions impacting trade at state and central
  • PlaysPlays key role in shaping the EXIM policy of India
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