India’s Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) launched the theme of the fifth edition of the Artisans Awards – “The Collectors” – at a networking evening on the sidelines of the International Gem & Jewellery Show (IGJS) 2021 in Dubai on October 12.
GJEPC developed The Artisan Awards in 2014 in order to motivate designers and artisans who are the backbone of this industry.
The Awards provide a platform to jewellery designers to push their creativity and design aesthetics to showcase world-class pieces. Over the years, the prestigious Artisan Awards has attracted entries not just from India, but around the world – thus establishing its leadership position in the jewellery industry.
This season The Artisan Awards theme “The Collectors’ focuses on three iconic women – Elizabeth Taylor, Barbara Hutton and Wallis Simpson – who had individual styles, led tumultuous lives, and, most importantly, had an insatiable hunger for collecting signature jewels that defined and enhanced their persona.
GJEPC Chairman Colin Shah said, “The Artisan Awards is an endeavour to provide a platform for aspiring professionals to maximise their individualistic and creative ideas in jewellery designing.
“The thematic contest held annually has always witnessed exclusive, never-seen-before, unique jewels that highlight the levels of innovation this industry is capable of. With entries coming in from across the world, this competition 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. The Artisan is on its journey to becoming a hallmark for ground-breaking vision in the gem and jewellery space.”