More photos from IGI’s Jewelry Design Contest Winners

More photos from IGI’s Jewelry Design Contest Winners

More than 700 creatives entered the first IGI JEWEL Jewelry Design Contest.

We featured the winning designs from our Grand Champion and Silver Medalists two weeks ago, and introduced the world to our four Outstanding Design Awards Winners last week.

Today we are pleased to showcase the work of all seven of our spectacular winning creatives, accompanied by additional design photos and promotional materials.


Winners’ Showcase


Light of The Spirit 

Contest Champion

Concept: Western Art Deco style combines with Eastern Zen and hard metal texture blends with light gauze. It is intended to express: Although people cannot extend their lives, they can determine the width of their lives. No matter what the situation, the inner spiritual light still shines and continues.

Materials: Gold (12g), diamonds and tulle measuring 80 mm x 50 mm.

Prizes: Cash Award, IGI Graduate Gemologist Scholarship, Overseas Study, Contest Award Trophy and Certificate.

Final Creation

Original Conception

Artist’s Comment:

I don’t want to define myself as any kind of designer, I just want to be a designer who kept leaving my ideology in the world in different forms through design. There are always countless possibilities in the future. – Ms. Ying He, Contest Champion


Calligraphy

Silver Medal Winner (1 of 2)

Concept: Brushstroke Dragon and Snake calligraphy is described as vivid and vigorous. It comes from the verses of Li Bai admiring the calligraphy of the great calligrapher Huai Su. This work is designed with the word “snake” as its shape.

Materials: Diamonds and gold.

Prizes: Cash Award, IGI Diamond Graduate Scholarship, Overseas Study, Contest Award Trophy and Certificate.

Final Creation

Original Conception

 


The Garden of Dreams

Silver Medal Winner (2 of 2)

Concept: Inspired by the Kunqu opera, The Peony Pavilion, the work is based on the theme of the play “A Dream in the Garden” and recreates the beautiful love story. The dream (the upper part of the earrings) and the love (the lower part of the earrings) are connected by the “garden” (the middle portion). The dream is false but the love is true.

Materials: Gold, sapphires, tourmalines, emeralds, tsavorites, turquoise, diamonds.

Prizes: Cash Award, IGI Diamond Graduate Scholarship, Overseas Study, Contest Award Trophy and Certificate.

Final Creation

Original Conception

 


Fusion-Tribute to Picasso Cubism

Outstanding Colored Gemstone Design

Concept: This design was inspired by Picasso’s cubist paintings. The collision and fusion of plain painting and geometric solid structure are combined, just like the geometric fish on paper, with all kinds of vitality and artistic aura.

Materials: Silver (202g), pearl and enamel.

Prizes: Cash Award, IGI Coursework Scholarship, Contest Award Trophy and Certificate.

Final Creation

Original Conception

 


Reincarnation

Outstanding Diamond Design

Concept: The design of the ring is inspired by time, and is reminiscent of a traditional Chinese time measuring instrument, the Sundial. The sundial represents the wisdom of the ancient Chinese people and the worship of time and eternity. The main diamond is set at a special angle so that when the sun shines down, it will project a different light on the wearer’s hand, complemented by the interplay of encircling lines, combined with the modern technology of the ring design, so that the whole piece does not tend to be clichéd, showing that the true nature of diamond design is time and eternity.

Materials: Diamond and platinum.

Prizes: Cash Award, IGI Coursework Scholarship, Contest Award Trophy and Certificate.

Final Creation

Original Conception

 


Bullfight

Outstanding Gold Design

Concept: “No break, no creation.” The punctured matador’s cape, sharp horns and raised back illustrate the desire to break old rules, the will to fight and the power to rise up.

Materials: Gold and diamonds.

Prizes: Cash Award, IGI Coursework Scholarship, Contest Award Trophy and Certificate.

Final Creation

Original Conception

 


Melting

Outstanding Creative Materials Design

Concept: I got my concept from the classic Chinese snuff bottle image. Combining a modern gem with a resin to simulate the state of the gem when it melts, it is also a “snuff bottle” smoking state.

Materials: Glass

Prizes: Cash Award, IGI Coursework Scholarship, Contest Award Trophy and Certificate.

Final Creation

Original Conception

 


Sincere Thanks and Appreciation

IGI’s international panel of prestigious judges 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 fine jurists, and expresses appreciation and congratulations to the hundreds of talented creatives who participated in this inaugural event.

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.

Hungry For More?

Good. We’ll be sharing photos from other IGI Jewelry Design Contest finalists in the coming weeks.

Click here to enjoy a September preview of our talented finalists’ creations, and subscribe to the GemBlog for weekly roundup linking you directly to the newest posts.

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