New Delhi (India), February 9:  Come and fall in love with Design as soon as once more this Valentine’s Day! The 12 months’s greatest Wearable Artworks & Crafts Design Fest can be celebrated at The Gem & Jewelry Export Promotion Council’s Artisan Design Jewelry Awards 2024 on 12-13 February at the Ice Manufacturing unit, Ballard Property in South Mumbai. Amongst many design themes, ‘Jewelry as Art’ will take centre-stage at the two-day occasion held on the eve of Valentine’s Day to rejoice individuals’s love and keenness for artwork, design and jewelry. The Gem & Jewelry Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) is the apex physique of commerce in India, supported by the Ministry of Commerce & Business.

The ultimate judging spherical for the seventh version of The Artisan Awards 2024, Powered by GIA, was held on twenty second January, 2024. Of the 20 fascinating and well-finished jewelry items, the jury picked out 6 winners from the 2 unconventional themes of The Artisan Awards 2024: ‘Uncommon Supplies’ and ‘Objet Trouvé.’ This version of The Artisan Awards obtained greater than 600 entries from all over the world together with India, Canada, USA, Bahrain, Egypt, Dubai, and Pakistan.

The most important-ever congregation of luminaries and aesthetes from the world of Arts, Crafts & Design; curators, artwork gallery homeowners and patrons; artwork college academics, deans and college students; socialites, celebrities, connoisseurs, architects, painters and sculptors; together with jewelry designers (skilled and younger) will grace GJEPC’s Artisan Jewelry Awards 2024 gallery showcase at Ice Manufacturing unit. The discussions will revolve round two thrilling and unconventional themes ‘Uncommon Supplies’ and ‘Objet Trouvé’ of the seventh version of GJEPC’s The Artisan Jewelry Awards 2024.

The primary theme, ‘Objet Trouvé’ (Discovered Objects) explores artwork crafted from seen but ceaselessly altered objects which are atypical but function artwork supplies on account of their non-art perform.

Art Fest at GJEPC's Artisan Awards 2024 on 12-13 Feb - PNN Digital
Art Fest at GJEPC’s Artisan Awards 2024 on 12-13 Feb – PNN Digital

A ‘discovered object’, whether or not it’s pure, man-made, and even only a fragment, is preserved on account of an inherent connection by the artist. It may be handled as a murals in itself, and as a muse for inspiration. 

The thought was to design a chunk of jewelry that depicts the essence of ‘Objet Trouvé’ by taking an object of your previous and reimagining it in a contemporary type. Examples of ‘discovered objects’ might embrace classic poker chips, vintage cash, collected shells, classic Venetian glass beads, buttons, and beachcombed shells.

 The second theme, ‘Uncommon Supplies’ inspired designers to create a dialogue between the acquainted and the sudden by combining contrasting supplies with at least 50% valuable supplies. Uncommon supplies might embrace cement, titanium, wooden, porcelain, bamboo, slate, meteorite, glass, recycled plastic, leather-based and extra.
 Vipul Shah, Chairman, GJEPC, said, “GJEPC’s imaginative and prescient extends past the standard, aiming to redefine the panorama of jewelry design. By the Artisan Jewelry Design Awards competitors, India seeks to raise itself and place as the worldwide premier design hub, aligning with the federal government’s marketing campaign of Design in India. By this design competitors, GJEPC reaffirms its dedication to encourage an surroundings that may nurture the artistic spark inside designers.”

Milan Chokshi, Convener, Promotion & Advertising, GJEPC, provides, “Every year, we attempt to introduce a particular theme, difficult members by collaborating with curators to raise their engagement. Over the previous seven years, the Artisan Awards have assumed rising significance globally, with India recognising them as probably the most coveted accolade. This prestigious award serves as a driving pressure, inspiring designers, budding college students, and producers to create thematic jewels at the best echelon. The standard of manufacturing inside this thematic framework is really exceptional.”

The esteemed jury comprised Alice Cicolini, famend UK jewelry designer; Biren Vaidya, Managing Director, The Rose Group; Payal Singhal, Trend Designer; Apoorva Deshingkar, GIA India – Senior Director of Schooling and Market Improvement; and Toktam Shekarriz, Dubai-based jewelry designer.

The technical jury comprised of Devinder Layal (Jewelry Artiste and educationist), Meenal Choksi (Head of Design, Moksh Fantastic Unseen Jewelry); Sushama Kalzunkar Sawant (PD & Merchandising Head, Dia Gold Creations); Janki Choksi (Founder, Janki Choksi Designs); Gunjan Sapra (COO & Head of Division, Jewelry Designs, Worldwide Institute of Gemology, and a GIA Teacher) to honour one of the best and most gifted jewelry designers.

Alice Cicolini mentioned, “As a jewelry designer, the prospect of an award course of like that is actually invigorating. I discover nice pleasure in witnessing competitions that encourage designs utilizing extra unconventional supplies and discover international tendencies. The liberty afforded to India’s younger designers via these themes is commendable and provoking. Personally, there are a few items from as we speak that stand out to me as not solely intriguing designs but additionally impeccably crafted.

Art Fest at GJEPC's Artisan Awards 2024 on 12-13 Feb - PNN Digital
Art Fest at GJEPC’s Artisan Awards 2024 on 12-13 Feb – PNN Digital

“Having labored in India for practically twenty years, I can attest that it stands as probably the most extraordinary nations for jewelry manufacturing, boasting unbelievable craftsmanship. Witnessing the exceptional work rising from this nation is all the time a supply of pleasure. Furthermore, it’s refreshing to see younger jewelry designers break away from conventional constraints, permitting their imaginations to take flight—an method actively inspired by establishments like this one. Design, being a industrial artwork type, requires assurance that there’s a marketplace for progressive work.” 

Payal Singhal was fascinated by the exploration of progressive supplies and the creation of items that would endure for generations. Reflecting on India’s design and manufacturing expertise, Singhal famous, “The Artisan Awards showcase a exceptional commonplace. The power to work with difficult supplies and produce versatile, aesthetically pleasing, and finely crafted jewelry is a testomony to the excessive stage of experience current in our nation. The innovation displayed at the awards reinforces my perception that India possesses superior capabilities by way of design, high quality, and ending. 

“As for elevating jewelry into wearable artwork, initiatives like The Artisan Awards play an important position. By encouraging designers to view jewelry as a creative expression moderately than simply ceremonial or standing symbols, we encourage a shift in the direction of wearable artwork. Supporting and motivating younger designers and jewelry manufacturers to embrace this angle will contribute to the evolution of jewelry as a type of creative expression moderately than merely a complement to apparel or an emblem of standing.”

About The Gem and Jewelry Export Promotion Council (GJEPC)

The Gem & Jewelry Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), arrange by the Ministry of Commerce, Authorities of India (GoI) in 1966, is considered one of a number of Export Promotion Councils (EPCs) launched by the Indian Authorities, to spice up the nation’s export thrust, when India’s post-Independence financial system started making forays within the worldwide markets. Since 1998, the GJEPC has been granted autonomous standing. The GJEPC is the apex physique of the gems & jewelry trade and as we speak round 9,600 members within the sector.  With headquarters in Mumbai, GJEPC has Regional Workplaces in New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Surat and Jaipur, all of that are main centres for the trade. It thus has a large attain and is ready to have a better interplay with members to serve them in a direct and extra significant method. Over the previous many years, GJEPC has emerged as probably the most energetic EPCs and has constantly strived to each develop its attain and depth in its promotional actions in addition to widen and enhance companies to its members.

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•Dolly Choudhary, Director, PM&BD, GJEPC; e-mail: dolly@gjepcindia.com

•Pradeesh Gopalan; e-mail: pradeesh.gopalan@gjepcindia.com

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