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Graduating designers of IIGJ Mumbai felicitated at glittering awards ceremony




The Glimpz 23 awards ceremony, held at the recently concluded IIJS Premiere, reaffirmed IIGJ Mumbai’s commitment to nurturing the next generation of jewellery designers

The Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery Mumbai (IIGJ Mumbai) held a glittering awards ceremony to honour the outstanding achievements of itsgraduating designers. The event took place at the recently concluded IIJS Premiere.

Glimpz, the highly acclaimed annual showcase of emerging jewellery designers, has been a hallmark of IIGJ Mumbai’s commitment to fostering talent and innovation within the jewellery industry. The ceremony witnessed an impressive gathering of industry leaders, design experts and dignitaries who were present to recognise the remarkable contributions of the graduating designers.

The event was the grand finale of Glimpz 23 in which winners of various categories were announced and trophies awarded, based on the selectionmade earlier by the esteemedjury panel. The jury panel comprised eminent dignitaries of the jewellery and fashion world, namely, Laksh Pahuja, Jewellery Virtuoso, Meher Castelino, fashion icon and writer, Yogendra Tripathi, VP-Product Development, Goldstar Jewellery Pvt. Ltd. and Indra Jadwani, jewellery designer and consultant.

Several dignitaries from the world of gems and jewellery graced the occasion, among whom were Milan Chokshi, Partner, Tanvirkumar & Co. (Chairman, IIGJ Mumbai), Punit Mehta, CEO, D.Navinchandra Jewels (Director, IIGJ Mumbai), Amit Pratihari, VP, De Beers Forevermark (India), Leena Amin, National Training Manager, De Beers Forevermark, Nirupa Bhatt (Expert/Consultant, Jewellery Industry) and Debasish Biswas, CEO IIGJ, among others.


Bharat Vaswani, Head of the Institute, expressed his pride in the achievements of the young designers. He said, “Glimpz is a platform that celebrates creativity, ingenuity, and craftsmanship. The remarkable designs presented by our graduating designers are a testament to their dedication and hard work. We are confident that they will contribute significantly to the evolution of the jewellery industry.”

The winners in different categories:

1.Best Design Collection: Malvika Vadsak (Theme: Greek & Roman Architecture)

2.Best Craftsmanship, Handmade Category: Arjun Sharma (Theme: Neo-Futurism Architecture)

3.Best Craftsmanship, Casted Category: Tuhin Ghosh (Theme: Gothic Architecture)

4.Best Innovative Product Collection: Hasti Dagha (Theme: Gothic Architecture)

5.Best Commercially Viable Collection: Devendra Beloshe (Theme: Islamic Architecture)

6.Best Visual Merchandising: European Architecture Group (Members: Hasti Dagha, Tuhin Ghosh, Dev Soni. Neelam Kerbelker, Malvika Vadsak& Jainam Shah)

7.Best Lookbook: Ananya Verma (Theme: Rajput Architecture)

The Glimpz 23 awards ceremony reaffirmed IIGJ Mumbai’s commitment to nurturing the next generation of jewellery designers and positioning them as trailblazers in the global jewellery landscape.

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