The IGI Expressions™ jewelry design competition is accepting submissions until Friday October 22. Free to all participants, the competition is being held 100% online.
Hand-sketched or CAD submissions will be evaluated by our esteemed panel of jurists. IGI extends sincere thanks to this celebrated group of all-star experts for their support and advocacy of new, creative talent through IGI Expressions™
Bengaluru-based jewelry designer Pallavi Foley, a glittering supernova in the firmament of Indian jewelry design, is known for her signature sculptural shapes and audacious feminine forms that veer towards futurism. Movement, dynamism, and modernity are the high points of her three-dimensional lines. Gifted with uncommon imagination, this fearless artist thinks in visual 3D forms. Defying norms and pushing boundaries gives her a creative high and highlights her individualistic streak. Earning many national and international design awards, Pallavi has numerous innovations to her credit. Each of her collections is backed by thorough research and a strong concept, first sketched on paper, ultimately brought to life in the atelier where she spends hours perfecting the details and functionality of each piece.
Pallavi Foley Boutique Jewels hand-crafts jewelry out of 18 and 22 carat gold in partnership with the best Indian craftsmen. Manufactured in Bangalore, the jewelry is retailed out of an exclusive boutique at the Leela Palace hotel. A signature Pallavi Foley piece is luxurious but understated, and never conventional. Pallavi has been called a “game changer” and is thought of as a pioneer of avant-garde jewelry in India.
This year’s theme, “The Freedom to Dream” was selected to inspire interpretations of the word “dream” through an original piece or set of jewelry. The competition is open to aspiring students, established designers, seasoned professionals and jewelry enthusiasts alike. Participation is free.
Entrants can submit in one of three categories, Millennial Light Weight Jewelry, Cocktail Wear Jewelry or Bridal Wear Jewelry. Those categories are divided into submit hand-drawn sketch submissions versus Computer Assisted Design (CAD) file submissions. The judges will advance a number of preliminary entries to a final round, after which six champions will be determined; the winning hand-drawn sketch and the winning CAD submission in each category.
Supporting Creative Talent
IGI CEO Roland Lorie commented on the importance of supporting jewelry industry artists and bringing the winning visions to life:
IGI has been certifying diamonds and colored stones for over 45 years. We also certify finished jewelry and recognize the vital role human creativity plays in using gemstones to move and inspire others. This competition provides an open channel for all jewelry enthusiasts, and the opportunity for winners to have their designs brought to life, as IGI continues to encourage and support creative talent.
The Institute is accepting IGI Expressions™ submissions until Oct. 22, 2021.
Awards and Rewards
All participants will receive an official IGI Expressions™ Certificate. Finalists will receive Finalist Certificates and exposure on social channels. The six winners will see their designs fabricated by a competition partner, receive Champion Certificates and Champion Awards, a cash honorarium, exposure on social channels and recognition via press coverage, the Premium IGI D-Show and IGI Origin International Magazine. The winners will be announced on Oct. 28, 2021.
Learn more at IGI Expressions.