30 artists advance to the fabrication stage
Antwerp, Belgium (September 28, 2020) — Following a 40 day period of submissions and evaluation, IGI’s international panel of prestigious judges has advanced 30 design concepts to the final round of the 2020 IGI JEWEL Jewelry Design Contest. These creative works, which can be seen below, were selected for creativity, use of materials, budget, feasibility of production and wearability.
IGI, and event partner House of Jewelry Creation will provide resources to bring all of the shortlisted works to life. Once fabricated, all finalist designs will receive exposure on a physical tour of various trade events and expositions, including the China International Import Exhibition, as well as online promotion through a series of professional channels.
Each finalist will receive a Contest Excellence Award trophy, certificate, introduction to the media and a chance to receive support from jewelry brands towards further development. After abundant exposure, the designs will be ranked from perspectives of originality, art, and practicality. The contest will culminate with the naming of one Grand Champion, two Silver Medalists and four Outstanding Design Awards; one for each contest category.
The contest theme, “Collision and Fusion,” implies crystal collision in gemstone growth and stylistic cultural fusion. It also reflects the collision of our shared global experience and the fusion of human adaptation during these unprecedented times.
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) operates 18 laboratory locations around the world grading finished jewelry, natural diamonds, lab-grown diamonds and gemstones – and 14 schools of gemology graduating thousands of new jewelry professionals annually. For over 45 years, IGI has provided the fine jewelry community and consumers with a broad range of services including independent diamond grading reports, colored stone reports, identification and appraisal reports, diamond authentication and attestation of origin, laser inscription services, as well as the issuing of the traditional jewelry identification report. Regardless of location or marketplace, an authentic IGI Laboratory Report is the common language of trust and confidence in the gemological world.