Indigenous oriental and Islamic designs from global jewellery craftsmen were recognised by a cluster of respected titles at the eighth edition of the Jewellery Design Honors in Dubai last night.
Attracting both aspiring individual designers and well-established jewellery brands, the awards existed at a glittering ceremony noting the end of the opening day of Dubai International Jewellery Week at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
Out of the eight categories, 'The Best Arabic Design Award' mosted likely to Mehwish Allawala, a Dubai-based developer, for her 'Royal Peacock' pendant, symbolising the bird's elegance and purity.
Commenting on her win, she claimed: "I am truly humbled and honoured that my brand QUAIS has won this classification. The Award is a symbol of recognition of all the effort and love I put in the making of the necklace."
Including a set of matching earrings and hand-crafted in 925 silver with 21K gold-plating, the piece includes strings of various precious stones matching the striking colours of a peacock's feathers.
Allawala added: "Among Allah's numerous attractive productions, peacock is a bird that sticks out with its attractive body created in one of the most symmetrical measurements and stunning tones of its wings. As a mystic candidate, I share love and tranquility with my spiritual styles and this award aids me promote my objective."
With entries from greater than 300 local, regional and worldwide developers, the winners walked away with prizes and certificates awarded by six courts, including internationally-renowned jewellery-makers and professionals in gemology.
" We were especially impressed by simple designs that included both luxury and cultural heritage and we noticed that lots of access featured oriental and 'back to nature' influenced designs," stated Nader Freiha, Director at leading jewellery and watch industry working as a consultant MPP Middle East and one of the participants of the evaluating panel.
" All the entries originated from very talented, tireless jewelry developers and the honors that identify the finest job have a vital function to play in the industrial market. It's extremely testing to generate something new, unique and gorgeous. One point is extremely clear: designs standing for social heritage are picking up across the jewelry industry."
Symbolizing immortality, the design selected by Singaporean designer Joy Loh representing Caratell, got 'The most effective Ruby Award' for her 'Coventina the Phoenix.'
The pendant, constructed from 18K gold, rubies and other jewels, is a homage to the misconception of the phoenix's congratulatory dancing after its resurrection from the ashes every 500 years.
Joy Loh claimed: "I'm delighted by winning this award as it provides me with specific recognition on this worldwide platform. It's of important importance for all developers to be recognized in such prominent competitors as it shows our initiative and interest repay and offers us inspiration for our future projects."
Influenced by Indo-Islamic style Hisana Haque's collection of gold and diamond jewelries including fancy ornamental lattice pattern, won 'The Best Gold Award.'
She stated: "I'm thankful and astonished by this recognition as it gives me a remarkable boost of confidence in my work and motivates me to function more challenging and develop more bold declaration jewellery that draws from my cultural background."
Hong-Kong-based jeweller Moiseikin International Ltd picked up 'Objet D'Art' group for Viktor Moiseikin's Treasure Box while 'Best Innovative Jewelry' was won by Mousson Atelier's Aleksandr Sokolov for his gold and opal ring entitled 'Ring Spectrum.'
Underlining the awards mission to advertise industry innovators and new skill, three prizes existed to the winners of Arising Layouts Award 2016: Harshmi Sheth from India who won the gemstone classification for her 'Niqab-- A Tradition to Prize,' design; Marjan Shakeri for ‘Dazzling Choker’ and Paria Garshasbi for 'Perneck,' that won the cultural-inspired and freestyle imaginative jewelry categories, respectively.
Their winning designs, made by Maha Al SibaI Jewelry are now offered for purchase at the program that will draw to a close on Saturday 10 December at 10pm.
Admission to the Dubai International Jewellery Week is complimentary to the public, while any person under 16 must be gone along with by a grown-up in any way times. The show is open from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm daily, with the exception of Friday 9 December when doors open at 3:00 pm. To figure out the most up to date show info, go to www.jewelleryshow.com or comply with the event on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Captions: 1.Winners of the Jewelry Design Awards 2016 are recognised for their excellence in jewellery design, innovation and imagination at the 8 yearly Jewellery Design Awards Ceremony
2. UAE-based jeweler Mehwish Allawala got 'The very best Arabic Design Award'
3. 'The Best Diamond Award' was won by Delight Loh's 'Coventina the Phoenix'