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The International Gemological Institute (IGI) ran a global jewelry design competition titled IGI Expressions™ from 22nd September – 28th October 2021. IGI Expressions™ was a 100% online competition that was open to jewelry designers and enthusiasts alike. The aim of IGI’s annual jewelry design competition was to provide a platform where artists’ feelings can be expressed through jewelry design. This blog post gives you some insight into this year’s theme, a breakdown of the competition, and the 2021 IGI Expressions™ competition winners:
Titled, The Freedom to Dream, IGI writes:
Dreams are stories and images that our mind creates. They can be entertaining, fun, romantic, disturbing, frightening, and sometimes bizarre. Dreams are also a representation of our aspirations, motivations, goals, desires, and hopes. Dreams give us the freedom to imagine beyond.
We want you to interpret the word “Dreams” as you wish and convert it into an element of your design. You need to describe your concept and its interpretation in your design as part of your entry.
IGI Expressions™ competition consisted of three (3) categories, namely, Millennial Light Weight Jewelry, Cocktail Jewelry, and Bridal Wear Jewelry. Learn more about the themes below:
|Millennial Light Weight Jewelry||Cocktail Jewelry||Bridal Wear Jewelry|
|Small, lightweight jewelry, perfect for daily wear or what may be termed ‘the millennial style.’ It also includes delicate designs that could also be worn everyday to work / meetings / corporate events.||A stylish piece of jewelry designed to attract attention with its size and colors; this piece should make a statement and stand out compared to any other jewelry worn. A perfect accessory for a cocktail party or a glamourous event.||Every bride wants to look like a dream on her wedding day and why not, marriage is once in a lifetime event. The design in this segment must be a creation of dreams.|
IGI Expressions™ collected submissions from creatives in 21 countries from around the globe. The competition entries consisted of a plethora of rich and diverse interpretations of dreams, aspirations, motivations, goals, desires, and hopes from all compass points on the earth.
There were a total of 555 talented creatives who participated in this year’s IGI Expressions™ competition. Two winners were honored in each of the three IGI Expressions™ 2021 competition categories. From each category one winner was honored for a Computer Aided Design (CAD) submission and a second winner was honored for a hand-drawn Sketch submission. The six winning designs will be fabricated and featured at the Premium D Show in Goa, India, November 24-25, where leading diamond and jewelry manufacturers showcase their designs. The designs will receive further exposure in IGI’s pan-Indian ORIGIN Magazine, on the IGI GemBlog, and across the institute’s various worldwide social channels. Furthermore, the winning participants each received a competition Champion Certificate, Champion Award, and small cash honorarium.
“To achieve your dreams, you must get rid of every fence and prison.” – Sanaz Ghafari
“Earrings inspired by Islamic motifs that cover the whole ear and show the ear like a flower in the garden.” – Shirin Kazemi
The perfect bridal necklace for the day of love, a moment of dream come true. Weddings signify commitment and start of a new magical journey.” – Leili Bahrami
IGI was “delighted and honored by the outpouring of creativity with so many participants this year from across the world.” Congratulations to all of the IGI Expressions™ winners and to those who participated in this year’s competition. On behalf of PriceScope, we’re looking forward to the 2022 IGI Expressions™ Awards.
Which category of the 2021 IGI Expressions™ did you resonate with most? Which design particularly stood out to you? Let us know by clicking the comments button below.
Check out our webinar featuring IGI here: https://youtu.be/YX8DUgu52ZY