India’s Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) concluded the 4th edition of The Artisan Awards, India’s premier jewellery design competition, on July 20, 2021, at the Hotel Four Seasons in Mumbai. Designers from India and overseas participated in the competition to showcase excellence and innovation in jewellery design.
Brooch designed by Koushik Mondal
The Artisan Awards celebrate the highest levels of artistry through world-class pieces exhibited by designers. The theme for the latest edition was Reinventing Vintage. The GJEPC received an overwhelming response from all over the world, including Japan, the US, Taiwan, Russia, Egypt, Abu Dhabi and Australia.
In all, 11 awards were presented as there was a tie in two of the three sub-categories.
The theme of the competition, Reinventing Vintage showcased a spread of three jewellery eras from diverse cultures – Indian heritage was celebrated through the sub-theme Temple Jewellery; Japanesque was a nod to Asian inspiration; and Victorian referenced the colonial past to create timeless yet modern silhouettes.
Designed by Jatin Kohli
“India is at the helm of the jewellery business, that boasts an exceptional designing and manufacturing talent pool that has created jewellery pieces adored and cherished across the world,” said Colin Shah, Chairman, GJEPC.