The first edition of ‘The New Jeweller Heritage Jewellery Design Competition’ saw stupendous success as young and talented Jewellery designers created masterpieces taking inspiration from the Arab Heritage. This first edition of the competition is presented by JAWHARA JEWELLERY GROUP, powered by the GEMOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA [GIA], and supported by DUBAI DESIGN & FASHION COUNCIL and ZAYED UNIVERSITY.
This first of its kind competition aimed to bring back the glory and prestige of the Ancient Arab jewellery that has always enjoyed a place of pride when it comes to intricate design and craftsmanship. It is a known fact that the Arab world and the GCC region boasts of Tradition and Culture that dates back centuries, and so goes for HERITAGE JEWELLERY of the region that has maintained its charm and ethnicity over time. Even today a number of jewellers and jewellery makers take inspiration and sell heritage jewellery which demands a premium price.
The prestigious competition commenced during the month of August 2017 and ended on the 25th of September 2017. A state of the art website was created www.heritagejewellerydesign.com to automate the process of design submission and judging. Handholding and regular coordination with the applicants led to more number of participants applying for the said competition and ultimately eased the submission process.
Post closure of the competition the eminent judging panellists comprising of Ms.Aisha Rashid Al Mazrooei, Head – Precious Metals and Gemstone Testing Laboratory of the Dubai Central Laboratory, Ms.Laila Sohail, CEO of the ‘Dubai Fashion and Retail Establishment’ and Vice-Chairperson of ‘Dubai Design and Fashion Council’, Ms.Nirupa Bhatt, Managing Director India and Middle East of GIA, Ms.Naida Akaeva, Asst. Professor – Jewellery Designing at the Zayed University and Mr.Tamjid Abdullah, Director on Board and Dy. CEO JAWHARA Jewellery Group met and discussed the automated judging process. Over 148 creative designers across the world participated in the coveted competition and eminent judging panel helped sort the TOP 10 talents who have been adjudged winners for this prestigious competition.
The award ceremony will be held on the 18th of November at the VOD Dubai Jewellery show between 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. This “By Invitation” Event will have Eminent educationists, dignitaries from respected ministries, ambassadors, and Industry leaders who will converge to witness “History In The Making”.