IGI Expressions: Unleash Your Creativity in the Ultimate Jewellery Design Contest

Explore new categories and a fresh theme - 'abstract design with retro motifs'. submit your designs, regardless of your artistic medium, in this free contest sponsored by the International Gemological Institute (IGI)
IGI Expressions: Unleash Your Creativity in the Ultimate Jewellery Design Contest

Attention jewelry designers and enthusiasts. You are invited to showcase your creativity on the free IGI Expressions™ 2023-24 Jewellery Design Competition platform. The third edition of this event offers new categories and a new theme: "Abstract Design with Retro Motifs" welcomes designs which combine modern, abstract jewellery design with timeless, retro-era motifs. Whether you're a Sketch, CAD, or iPad artist, you may submit your designs in the segment that is preferable to you. This free contest is entirely underwritten by the International Gemological Institute (IGI) and open to anyone who wishes to enter.

“Designers provide ingenuity & creative expression to our industry and need to be recognized for their exceptional work,” states IGI CEO Tehmasp Printer. “We encourage all artists to participate for a chance to win one of the many titles conferred by our global panel of acclaimed jury members.”

Every person who participates in the competition will receive an official IGI Expressions™ Participation Certificate. Nine submissions will be selected as winners, and those designs will be fabricated and brought to life. The winning designers will receive a variety of benefits, including an IGI Expressions™ Champion Trophy, Champion Certificate, 3D prints of their design, recognition via press coverage, exposure on IGI's GemBlog and social channels, and a $500 check (Sanctioned Regions Excluded).

Each year the IGI Expressions™ competition boasts a distinguished panel of international judges. This year’s six-person panel boasts a diverse array of global knowledge, experience, and expertise.

Punit Balana is an International Fashion Designer who has immersed himself in the pursuit of mastering the techniques of Jaipur’s indigenous crafts since 2001.

Severine Ferrari is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Engagement 101 Magazine and a Parisian transplant to New York City who champions the elevation of marriage proposals and women’s empowerment.

Tania Heikal is a Professional gemologist, influencer, and blogger based in the UAE with many years of progressive experience and research in the diamond, gemstone, and jewelry industry.

Pradeep Jethani, the CEO of Jet Gems, is a self-taught high-end jewelry designer and producer of exclusive statement jewelry pieces created with unique combinations of gemstones, diamonds, and metals.

Helen Mao is an International Jewellery Consultant, Jewelry Author, and Curator with over 29 years of experience in the Chinese jewellery industry.

Sonal Sawansukha, the Co-Founder and Creative Director at Jewel Saga, is a professionally trained jewelry designer and curator of jewellery design courses.

Upon conclusion of the submissions period the jury will have one week to evaluate all designs, with the utmost care and attention to detail. The announcement of the contest’s nine winners will take place in February.

IGI invites the world’s creatives to submit designs at https://igi.org/expressions/: “Reveal your talent to the world - don't miss this opportunity to create a visual symphony that transcends time, blending yesteryear’s charm with modern design elements.”

To learn more, send an email to expressions@igi.org.

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