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GJEPC India announces ‘The Artisan Jewellery Design Awards’ 2014

08 august 2014

The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India (GJEPC) has announced ‘The Artisan Jewellery Design Awards 2014’ scheduled for December 2014.
The GJEPC now invites participation from all established and budding designers across the nation to bring out the best of their designs and present it by August 15, 2014. The award celebrates ‘100 years of Indian cinema’, showcasing iconic jewellery with brand Ambassador Sonam Kapoor.
The competition has four distinct categories namely the ‘Monochromatic Era’, ‘Golden Era’, ‘Colourama Era’, ‘Avant Garde Era’. Each category has 4 shortlisted movies based on which designers will have to present their sketches for the first round. Submissions will be evaluated by an esteem panel comprising leading industry veterans such as Usha Balakrishnan - jewellery historian, Priya Tanna – editor  at VOGUE India, and Ashiesh Shah.
The Awards aims to celebrate artistry, innovation and individuality of jewellery designers and encourage them to showcase world-class pieces.  

Aruna Gaitonde, Rough&Polished correspondent in India