Over two dozen finalist designs were brought to life for the final round of the IGI JEWEL Jewelry Design Contest.
Each finalist received a Contest Excellence Award trophy, certificate, introduction to the media and exposure on various channels. 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.
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 presented five of them last week. We are delighted to present five more of them here.
Presented in no particular order:
Inspiration: “Tao De Jing” records that “the mine is like a valley:” Valley means an open space between mountains, and rivers flow between the mountains here.
Inspiration: The work is a brooch with chopsticks as the design element. Chopsticks are also called “zhu” in Chinese, so the work is named “Zhu” Fu which means blessing. Traditional Chinese chopsticks are combined with simple western patterns to show the integration of Chinese and Western aesthetics.
Day & Night
Inspiration: The design is inspired by the day and night, as well as the stars and sea. Black and white intersect. Day and night merge, the stars mingle with the sea.
Inspiration: The design was inspired by the network technology circuit board. Ancient China developed the Silk Road to promote commerce and trade. Faced with the huge impact of COVID-19 this year, foreign trade on the Internet has emerged with unique advantages.
Inspiration：This is a brooch. It is not only a feather, but also a wild crane flying downward, a peony arched in the feathers. It represents a more peaceful and integrated mentality with which to treat the rich and the poor, changes and differences.
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.