More than two dozen finalist designs were brought to life for the final round of the IGI JEWEL Jewelry Design Contest.
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.
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.
IGI, and event partner House of Jewelry Creation provided resources to fabricate all finalist designs. We are delighted to present five of them here.
Presented in no particular order:
Inspiration: Eastern and Western civilizations combine the brightest parts of human culture. They impact each other and are intertwined with each other, finally merging in violent collision to achieve balance.
The Paper Ring
Inspiration: The design is inspired by the small action of tearing paper. A paper’s plain surface may have a very different texture on the other side after it’s torn – much like evaluating a person not just on the outside, but on the inside.
Inspiration: Inspired by the mixed beauty of nature emanating from gems, the material represents that moment at dawn when the sky reaches the sea – and the color of natural landscapes grows fiercer and fiercer.
Inspiration: The journey of our ancestors, whether seeking coexistence or prosperity, has been very difficult. It has taken many generations, but their steps forward have never faltered. This small but tenacious journey ultimately makes us a civilization beyond ourselves.
Inspiration: This work takes our current environment as the theme and depicts a world that may appear in the future: As the boundary between our expanding human living environment and natural environment is gradually broken, the living environment of natural creatures inevitably shrinks and some species are on the verge of disappearing.
More to Come
We’ll be sharing photos from more IGI Jewelry Design Contest finalists in the days and weeks ahead. Be sure to subscribe to the IGI GemBlog for a weekly roundup linking you directly to the newest posts.
Thanks and Appreciation from IGI
The panel of prestigious judges joining IGI for this event included Stephen Webster, David Gotlib, Paola De Luca, Alexandre Corrot, Mauro 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.
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.
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.