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IGI Expressions™ Winner Spotlight: Shirin Kazemi

IGI Congratulates Shirin Kazemi

Shirin is a 2021 IGI ExpressionsJewelry Design Competition Champion, honored for her Sketch Design in the Millennial Light Weight Jewelry category.

Participants in this category were invited to submit designs of small, lightweight jewelry considered perfect for daily wear – or what may be termed “the millennial style.”

2021 Millennial Light Weight Jewelry – Sketch Design Winner

Our thanks to Sparkle Diam for bringing this design to life.

Shirin Kazemi

Shirin Kazemi holds a Bachelor of Handicrafts from the Isfahan University of Arts and a Master of Handicrafts from Soore University, Tehran, where she now lectures. A Jewelry Designer for Dorsa Luxury Goods & Jewelry, Shirin is also a freelance designer for Kouben Jewelry and owner of the Shirin Jewelry Brand. Regarding her IGI Expressions™ honor, Shirin says.

Working with IGI was a fantastic experience because I was able to create earrings that were inspired by nature.

IGI Expressions Winner Shirin Kazemi

Shirin believes we were all made in nature so that we might have the most beautiful representations of nature, and nothing compares to creativity in demonstrating personal desire for beauty. To that end, she believes, the best approach in jewelry design is to connect with the planet.

Original Design

IGI Expressions Winner Shirin Kazemi

Finished Creation

IGI Expressions Winner Shirin Kazemi

Thank you, Jurists

The winning designs were selected by a panel of renowned jewelry and fashion industry experts including Italy’s Paolo De Luca, India’s Pallavi Foley, David Gotlib from Belgium, Ashraf Motiwala from India, England’s Katerina Perez and Veronique Tournet from France. Selected from 555 submissions representing 21 countries, this year’s creative works were all designed as interpretations of the word “dream,” the competition’s theme. IGI thanks our esteemed jurists for sharing their time and expertise and advocating for jewelry design.

IGI Expressions

Dreams become reality.

The six winning designs were featured at the Premium D Show in Goa, India. The winning participants receive an  competition Champion Certificate, Champion Award, and small cash honorarium. Those artists and their creations are receiving further exposure here, in IGI’s pan-Indian ORIGIN Magazine and across the institute’s various worldwide social channels.

Learn more about IGI Expressions™ – and subscribe to the IGI GemBlog to see all of this year’s winning designs.

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