The 2021 JJS-IJ Jewellers' Choice Design Awards powered by GIA
(a) Eligible Entrants: The contest is open to businesses and individuals engaged
in the design, manufacture and retail of Jewellery. For businesses who enter, the
person submitting an entry on behalf of a business must be 18 years of age or older
at the time of entry and must be properly authorized to enter on behalf of such
business. For individuals who enter, you must be 18 years of age or older at the
time of entry. Employees (and their immediate families and household members) of
'IJ Magazine' or 'JH Group' ("Organizer"), its parents, affiliates, subsidiaries,
advertising and promotion agencies, or any other companies sponsoring the Awards
are not eligible. Void where prohibited by law.
(b) Eligible Pieces: To be eligible, the Jewellery piece must (i) be commercially
available, (ii) be an original design, and (iii) meet the category requirements
(general and specific) for each category in which it is entered. The category requirements
are set forth below.
(c) Design which got awards anywhere won't be allowed to participate.
(d) Design/Jewellery which are manufactured in the year 2020-21 can only take part.
(e) Product categories are only for Jewellery Manufacturers to participate in.
(f) Retail Categories are for
Jewellery Retailers to participate in.
(g) GIA Emerging Designer of the Year is
for Jewellery Designing Students to participate
GENERAL DESIGN CATEGORY REQUIREMENTS: (For Jewellery Manufacturers
•Each piece entered must be commercially available. A one-of-a kind piece may be
entered as long as it is commercially available.
•Prototypes and/or CAD drawings will be disqualified. Submit photos of finished
•Semi-mounts should be shown with center stone so that voters can see the design.
You must indicate in the description if the price is for the semi-mount only. The
category selected for a semi-mount should be based on the price of the semi-mount
only, exclusive of center stone.
•All natural (i.e., mined) diamond Jewellery must be compliant with the Kimberley
Process system of warranties.
SPECIFIC CATEGORY REQUIREMENTS: (For Jewellery Manufacturers
•Diamond Jewellery: Natural diamonds only. Lab-created stones will not be accepted.
All treatments (i.e., lasering, HPHT) must be disclosed. The entry must include
only one item (Example, either it should be a necklace or earrings, not both)
•Colored Stone Jewellery: Natural stones only. All treatments must be disclosed.
Lab-created and synthetic stones will not be accepted for this category. The
entry must include only one item (Example, either it should be a necklace or earrings,
•Heritage Jewellery: Minimum of 18 karat Gold. Yellow, white, rose, and multi-tone
gold all qualify. Plain gold, Prataash, Uncut, Jadau, enamelling all qualify. The
entry must include only one item (Example, either it should be a necklace or earrings,
•Couture Jewellery : Participation only for Couture Jewellery Manufacturers &
Designer Labels. Disclosure of synthetics, lab created gemstone is required. All
treatments must be disclosed. Lab-created and synthetic stones can be accepted for
this category. Minimum of 18 karat gold or 92.5 silver. The entry must include only
one item (Example, either it should be a necklace or earrings, not both)
•Pearl Jewellery : Natural, Cultured or Farmed pearls qualify. All treatments must
be disclosed. Minimum of 18 karat gold. The entry must include only one item
(Example, either it should be a necklace or earrings, not both)
•Accessory Jewellery of the Year: Minimum
14 karat gold and 750 silver will be accepted. The accessories can include Hair
pin, Hair hanglets, Cuff-links, Tie-pin, Brooch, Pen , Mobile Cover/Clip, Purse,
Clutch, Wallet, Kalangi & Buttons, etc.
•Temple Jewellery of the Year: Minimum 18 karat gold.Yellow, Antique and multi-tone
will qualify. Precious & Semi-precious stones can be used. Temple Jewellery
comes in varied designs like:
(i) Traditional such as waves, dots & lines.
(ii) Motif such as floral shapes like lotus flower, birds like peacock and swans.
(iii) Abstract such as zig-zag and interspersion of shapes.
(iv) Temple designs such as God & Goddesses, dancers & royal figure statues.
•Best Bridal Design-Gold: Category consists of bridal gold & jadau jewellery.
Minimum 18kt gold (This category may have a combination
of necklace, earrings, rings, bangles, etc) mangalsutras.
•Best Bridal Design-Diamonds: Category consists
of bridal diamond jewellery. Natural diamonds only. Lab-created stones will
not be accepted. All treatments (i.e., lasering, HPHT) must be disclosed. (This
category may have a combination of necklace, earrings, rings, bangles, etc)
Jewellery: One of a kind, unique and bold Jewellery piece that helps the wearer
portray who they are through their outward appearance. The entry must include only
one item, example: either it should be a necklace or earrings, or ring or bracelet
and not a combination.
Jewellery: Minimalism has been a standout
trend when it comes to jewellery design for decades now. Given the current scenario,
we will be witnessing a comeback of this trend. It is easy to go all out, but to
use lesser materials and create a piece with fine craftsmanship is a challenge.
In this category, you can submit any one piece, be it ring, choker, necklace or
bracelet, with a minimalist design aesthetic - light, fewer gemstones and subtle
in its overall appeal.
•Theme based Jewellery of the Year-Sea Life:
The jewellery should be based on the Sea
Life, that is, inspired by the ocean and /or its creatures. It should have a universal
appeal. It must be creative and wearable. Design innovation and out-of-the box thinking
will be appreciated. Jewellers and designers must generate contemporary, practical
and aesthetically pleasing designs in terms of look and feel. All kinds of alloy
(metals) qualify. No accessories allowed. The entry must include only one item,
example : either it should be a necklace or earrings, not both.
HOW TO ENTER: (For Jewellery Manufacturers & Retailers)
•Submit entries to: IJ Magazine Attn: IJ Jewellers' Choice Designs Awards 2021
Indian Jeweller Magazine, Journal House, A-95 Janta Colony, Jaipur – 302004 India
•Manufacturers & Retailers Entries must be received by 30th October, 2021.
•To be complete, an entry must include: (1) a completed and signed entry form (complete
all fields); (2) photographs and videos on wetransfer / drive link that meet the
Photo Submission Requirements stated on the entry form; and (3) entry fee payment
calculated in accordance with the Entry/ Processing Fees table set forth on the
•Late and incomplete entries will be disqualified. Once a submission is made, no
additional or replacement photography or copy will be accepted.
•You may submit as many entries as you'd like. Each entry per category shall require
collective fee as per the no. of entries. (e.g., two pieces of jewellery entered
in diamond Jewellery under Rs 5,00,000 category will be marked as two entries &
will require to be marked on the entry form, separate photo, separate video for
SELECTION OF FINALISTS AND WINNERS: (For Jewellery Manufacturers
For Product and Retail Categories: Winners will be determined via two way judging process,
first voting by the panel of jury members on
a secure IJ Jewellers' Choice Design Awards website. Second, physical judging for all categories will
be done by a panel of jury members for the finalist products.
Photos from your photo submission CD or drive link will be posted for viewing and
voting by 10 November, 2021. The voting period will begin 10 November, 2021 and
closes on 12 November, 2021. All voting will be anonymous. Any attempts to compromise
the anonymity of voting will result in disqualification.
The top three (3) or (5) vote getters (Category with less than 15 entries will have
3 finalists and categories with 15 or more than 15 entries will have 5 finalists)
in each category will be deemed "FINALISTS."
Jewellery Manufacturers & Retailers)
Finalists will be notified in November 2021. The
three or five finalists in each category will be required to submit their entered
piece for the second round of Judging. Judging will be done by Jury of experienced
industry experts and prominent jewellers at the Grand Jury Meet. Jewellery must
be sent via insured, registered mail or hand carried by the company's executive.
Failure to submit Jewellery may result in disqualification. Any piece that, upon
inspection, is determined by Organizer in its sole discretion not to qualify for
the category in which the piece was entered will be disqualified from that category.
CATEGORY AWARD WINNERS: (For
Jewellery Manufacturers & Retailers)
Winners will be determined on the basis of physical evaluation of the finalist products
at the Grand Jury Meet on the basis of design, innovation, craftsmanship and
wearability. From among the finalists in each category, the highest vote recipient
by the Jury in each category will receive the IJ Jewellers' Choice Design Awards
2021 for such category. Category award winners will be notified in December 2021.
PRIZES: (For Jewellery Manufacturers
•All category award-winning pieces will be featured in Dec-Jan 2022 Issue
•All category award winners and finalists will be featured in IJ's "Best of
the Best" Jewellers' Choice Award Supplement, which will be mailed with the
Jan or Feb issue of IJ.
•All category award winners and finalists will receive a IJ Jewellers' Choice Award
logo and collateral materials for use in promoting their winning piece.
•All category award winners will receive a IJ Jewellers' Choice Design Award Trophy
at the award ceremony.
•All category award winners and finalists will receive a certificate by the Organizer.
GIA EMERGING DESIGNER OF THE YEAR 2021: (For Jewellery Design Students)
The GIA Emerging Designer of the Year 2021 award is to recognize and honour the
work of exceptional jewellery design students in India. The award offers an opportunity
for talented up-and-coming jewellery designers to gain visibility and recognition
within the jewellery industry. We invite jewellery design students across India
to submit an entry for the award.
DESIGN THEME - "Connecting
dots": This theme comes from today’s famous art “Dot painting”. One can create
designs with multiple dots and connect them to reveal actual form. One can use various
sizes of pearls and gemstone beads to create astonishing designs.
ELIGIBILITY AND PARTICIPATION:
- The contest is open to all jewellery design
students in India who are pursuing a diploma, degree, or certificate in jewellery
design in 2021.
- Candidates must be 18 years or older as of September
- Candidates can submit only one hand-rendered
design or CAD-rendering file.
- Entries can be submitted from August 15th until
September 30th, 2021.
must be original.
must be actual size.
on A4 vellum and mounted on black cardboard.(Extra decoration exempt.)
A4 (210 mm × 297 mm)
2480 × 3508 pixels (file size up to 5 MB);resolution: 300 dpi
must be rendered on a clean white background. Do not write anything on the image.
download the submission template for the correct format to follow.)
refrain from writing your name, the date, or your signature on the design.
and signed application form
renderings on vellum or a CAD file
form must be completed to include:
details: name of the design, design theme, product category, stones used, stone
cut, stone quantity, setting type, findings that need to be used (if any), and estimated
weight of jewellery as suggesting in the submission template.
description (200 words)
proposal (200 words)
3. Online submissions: Log on to
www.indianjeweller.in/designawards;complete the five-step process
and upload your design.
submissions: Complete the attached Application Form and paste to the back of the
black cardboard mounting. Send the completed entry to Indian Jeweller Magazine,
Attn: JJS - IJ Jewellers' Choice Design Awards powered by GIA 2021, Journal House,
A-95 Janata Colony, Jaipur – 302004,India.
date for receiving completed entries: 30th September, 2021.
entries will be disqualified.
Replacement or photocopy of the design
will not be accepted after submission expiry.
or laminated renderings will not be accepted.
entry that is found to be a copy of adesign will be disqualified. The organizers reserve
the right to disqualifysuch entries without offering justification.
SELECTION OF FINALISTS:
Finalists will be chosen by a jury on the basis of design, innovation, rendering
skills, practicality, wear- ability and saleability.
2. Five designs will be shortlisted.
All short-listed candidates will be notified by 11th October via email/ SMS/ WhatsApp.
top five sketches will be presented in the Grand Jury Meet, and one winner will
be selected. The judging will be done by a panel of experienced industry experts
and prominent jewellers at the Grand Jury Meet. Any sketch that upon inspection
is determined by the organizer in its sole discretion not to qualify for the category
in which the sketch was entered will be disqualified from that category.
WINNER OF THE GIA EMERGING DESIGNER OF THE YEAR:
of the award will be chosen by a jury panel drawn from GIA faculty, industry experts,
professional jewellers, and jewellery designers.
winner will be announced at the Gala Night of the IJ Jewellers' Choice Design
Awards on December 24th, 2021, in Jaipur.
Stay for the winner will be arranged by the award organisers. (One night stay for
the winner and one companion will be on at win occupancy basis.)
REWARDS AND RECOGINTION:
finalists of the GIA Emerging Designer of the Year will be hosted for a day at GIA’s
Mumbai campus with an opportunity to meet with GIA’s India leadership team. This
will be followed with a visit to its state-of-the-art grading facility.
of the award will be offered a scholarship to attend GIA’s Graduate Diamond Diploma
Programme (8 weeks) at GIA, Mumbai.
category award winners and finalists will receive a certificate from the organiser.
category award-winning pieces will be featured in the Dec–Jan 2022 issue of Indian
category award winners and finalists will be featured in IJ's “Best of the
Best ”Jewellers' Choice Design Award supplement, which will be mailed with the Jan
or Feb 2022 issue of IJ.
category award winners and finalists will receive an IJ Jewellers' Choice
Design Award logo and collateral materials for use in promoting their winning piece.
category award winners will receive an IJ Jewellers' Choice Design Award
trophy at the award ceremony.
(a) Entries that do not comply with any of these rules
will be disqualified.
(b) By submitting your entry, you grant Organizer the right and license to reproduce,
publish, distribute, and display your entry materials, and portions thereof, in
any of its IJ publications in all media, and
advertising the same, and you represent and warrant: (i) that the work depicted
in your entry is your own original creation, that Organizer's use and publication
of your entry materials will not infringe upon or
otherwise violate any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other intellectual
property right, any right of publicity, privacy, or other personal right or any
law, rule, or regulation; (ii) that the information provided on your Payment Form
and Entry Form is accurate and complete; (iii) that you have obtained all necessary
license and releases from persons depicted in, or involved in creating (including
photographers), your entry materials and listed on your Entry Form so that Organizer will
not incur any obligation or liability to them based upon its use or publication
of your entry materials.
(c) Entry materials (other than actual Jewellery pieces) will not be returned.
(d) Organizer is not liable for lost, stolen, illegible, misdirected,
damaged, or mutilated entries. Entry fee is nonrefundable and will not be returned
(even if your entry is determined to be ineligible or disqualified) unless competition
is cancelled or postponed by Organizer.
(e) Organizer reserves the right to cancel or postpone all or portions
of the competition for any or no reason. If you have submitted an entry for a cancelled
or postponed portion of the competition, Organizer will refund your entry
fee for that entry within thirty (30) days of any decision to cancel or postpone,
and the licenses granted by you to Organizer under these rules for the
affected entries will terminate. In addition, Organizer reserves the right
to combine selected categories.
(f) Winners will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and
publicity/liability release within thirty (30) days of notification or may be disqualified.
(g) Taxes and other expenses on the awards are the responsibility of the winners.
(h) By entering, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these Official Rules
and by the decisions of Organizer regarding the same. Organizer's
decisions are final on all matters regarding these Awards.
(i) Any Entry/s that are forged/plagiarized will
be disqualified immediately. The organizers hold the sole right to discard
the Entry/s without giving further explanation.