My Picks For Winners For The Retail Jeweller India Awards, 2017
Let me introduce you to my picks for the most inspiring jewellery brands of 2017. These brands truly deserve to win not only because they are masters of their crafts, but also, they have been able to captivate imaginations of jewellery connoisseurs like me. Gemfields presents Retail Jeweller Awards where crème de la crème of the jewelry industry will be present tonight.
Precious Coloured Gemstone Jewellery Of The Year 2017
Inspiration And Why This – These dramatic earrings are inspired from floral designs and encrusted with rubies, emeralds and diamond, I liked these earrings because they give the jewelry a perfect blend of being modern, classic yet traditional. Modern and classic with the look and feel. Traditional because they have a combination of royal indian colors red and green and gemstones like ruby and emeralds. Simple and sophisticated.
Platinum Jewellery Of The Year 2017
Platinum is one category that got me thinking as to how difficult it must be for the judges to pick a winner. However 2 of my favourites are,
Inspiration – According to Maliram Jewellers, The Original this pendant is inspired from manhood independence. Manufactured in Platinum, this pieces is a result of a pin-art that consists of crowded array of pins that moves independently creating a three dimensional view. With a design that can be worn either sides – with one side being all white and the other giving moods of white and golden studded with diamond, it has a magical effect of moving pins. Its said the pendant takes different shapes depending on the movement of the wearer.
Why This – Interesting and innovative concept. Again requires expertise to manufacture in Platinum.
Couture Jewellery Of The Year
Inspiration – Studded with Forevermark Diamonds in white gold, Anmol Jewellers feels this pieces is designed with futuristic and sensual curves.
Why This – Because it has clean motifs, bold diamonds and buckles well on the wrist.
Diamond Vivah Jewellery Of The Year 2017
Inspiration- Studded with Forevermark Diamonds, I liked this necklace for its clean, statement and geometric motifs.
Why This – Geometric, classic and edgy.
Heritage Jewellery Of The Year 2017
Inspiration- Encrusted with gemstones and polki, (uncut diamonds) this necklace make a great bridal wear inspired from traditional motifs from palaces.
Why This – Royal and heritage. Flexible when sitting on the neck.
Best Accessory Of The Year 2017
Inspiration – Titled, “The Bloom” by C. Krishniah Chetty & Sons this elegant hairpin crafted in platinum represents Life – always in full bloom as it awakens from the core of innocence to the phase of constant learning and awareness.
Why This – My Love Affair With Hair Accessories – need I say more 😉
9 To 5 Jewellery Of The Year
Another category that is difficult for me to decide is the 9 to 5 jewellery.
Inspiration – According to Ghanasingh Be True, today’s modern women are known to excel at all walks of life! For this very reason they have presented a jewellery piece that proves special for the woman of today; a multi-tasker, who juggles many roles – a mother, wife, daughter and that of a homemaker.
Why this – I feel the pendant set has an element of contemporary style that is easy to wear daily and when on the move.
Inspiration- For the woman who has an affinity for jewelry and loves her basics, this ring is an amalgamation of simplicity with an edge to it.
Why This – Simple and edgy.
This was a list of jewellery brands I feel might win the Retail Jeweller Award, 2017. However, while I hope my personal likes trump the beautiful nominations in each category, wishing each brand the very best for the awards tonight.
Note: The award categories listed above are mentioned only for the pieces that I have been able to shoot.