The Final Four Fabrications from IGI’s Jewelry Design Contest

The Final Four Fabrications from IGI’s Jewelry Design Contest

More than two dozen finalist designs were brought to life for the final round of the IGI JEWEL Jewelry Design Contest.

IGI, and event partner House of Jewelry Creation provided resources to fabricate all finalist designs. We’ve featured the 15 fabulous finalists in prior coverage here, here and here. Below are the final four fantastic designs which were selected for fabrication.

Collision and Fusion

The contest theme, “Collision and Fusion,” implied crystal collision in gemstone growth and stylistic cultural fusion. It was also chosen to reflect the collision of our shared global experience and the fusion of human adaptation during unprecedented times.

Selected by esteemed contest jurists from over 700 submissions, the finished finalist designs were adjudicated from perspectives of creativity, use of materials, budget, feasibility of production and wearability. Contest participation was free and open to anyone. Each finalist received a Contest Excellence Award trophy, certificate, introduction to the media and exposure on various channels.

Presented in no particular order:

 Water texture

Inspiration: The colored part in the design symbolizes the various colors of plastic glass. A plastic hollow texture is used to show the texture of rain hitting the water. The white pearls on the edge of the texture symbolize the white bubbles floating on the water surface with white pollution.

Final Creation

Original Conception


Inspiration: Each piece of wood has its own pattern, consisting of four small pieces of different wood. The combination will naturally lead to a new relationship. Edges and corners give people a hard feeling. Therefore, the way of wearing it adopts soft materials like wool to combine. Such collision creates the beauty of coincidence.

Final Creation

Original Conception


Inspiration: Inspired by the famous Austrian musician: “Genesis” by Joseph Haydn. Extract staff and angel wings elements. Express the rhythm of music with smooth lines. Simplify the shape similar to stretched wings.

Final Creation

Original Conception

Burning Fireworks

Inspiration: When fireworks bloom in the silent night sky the beautiful figures are like a group of ballet dancers dancing in the middle. Let people forget the huge noise when it broke out, and the silence of the night sky. The magnificence before shattering is to leave a beautiful shadow until the ashes disappear.

Final Creation


Original Conception

Winners’ Showcase

In addition to this series of finalist designs, cash awards and scholarships were presented to a Grand Champion, two Silver Medalists and four Outstanding Designs in different materials’ categories. Click to see our IGI Jewelry Design Contest winners’ showcase.

More to Come

Now that we have presented our seven winners and nineteen finalists, we’ll compile one last grand showcase featuring all 26 recognized and fabricated designs in the days to come, concluding our coverage of the first-ever IGI Jewelry Design Contest. Be sure to subscribe to the IGI GemBlog for a weekly roundup linking you directly to the newest posts.

The IGI JEWEL Jewelry Design Contest is intended to foster artistic communication, cultural diversity and beauty through modern jewelry design. We hope the outstanding works from this year’s contest will attract and inspire future participation from creatives around the world who love jewelry, design, and life.

Thanks and Appreciation from IGI

The panel of prestigious judges joining IGI for this event included Stephen WebsterDavid GotlibPaola De LucaAlexandre CorrotMauro Vegliante, Maria Laura La Mantia, Philip Sajet and Zheng Liangdong, along with special jurists Wang Jin Yuan of Fosun, Jiang Qionger of Shangxia and Jing Jing of Bazaar Jewelry.

IGI sincerely thanks these jurists, and expresses appreciation and congratulations to the hundreds of talented creatives who participated in this inaugural event.


John Pollard

John Pollard is an educational consultant and subject matter expert for diamond producers, grading laboratories and jewelers in the USA, Europe and Asia. He has lectured for JCK Las Vegas, IGI workshops in New York, Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai, the American Gem Society in Washington D.C., GIA's Alumni Association and other industry organizations.

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