About IIGJ Mumbai’s Glimpz – Degree Students’ Graduating Project – Batch 2019 to 2022 Date: 7th to 9th July 2022
The eagerly awaited annual exhibition of the Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery (IIGJ) Mumbai was inaugurated on 7th July 2022, at IIGJ Campus, MIDC, Andheri East, Mumbai 400093. Each year the Glimpz exhibition showcases brilliant, trendsetting designs created by graduating students of the prestigious institution. Each design on display not only undergoes a rigorous process of evaluation by in-house faculty but is also assessed by renowned industry experts.
Theme: This year the theme is “Nisarga…Unveiling Nature”, based on exploring the awe-inspiring wonders of nature. At the beginning of the project, students were divided into 6 groups and given themes: Texture Nouveau, Extraterrestrial, Expression of Rust, Bio-Essence, Ombré Oeuvre and Geometric Haul. They were encouraged to get their inspiration from nature. From visualisation of each of their 5 pieces of jewellery to manufacturing and finishing their products and displaying them in unique ways.
IIGJ’s long-standing connection with the industry was further strengthened by 2 renowned gem and jewellery companies:
- Kamaschachter – Mentored the students for design development according to industry standards, and,
- Sun Jewels –Sponsored the CAM part of the production process.
Award Categories & Winners
Best Design Collection: Ms. Prachi Shah
Best Craftsmanship (Handmade): Ms. Sanjana Singha
Best Craftsmanship (Casted): Mr. Aman Agarwal
Best Commercial Category (Jointly): Ms. Aboli Sharma & Ms. Ms. Hriti Kothari
Best Innovative Product: Mr. Suryansh Garg
Best Visual Merchandising: Group – Extraterrestrial
Best Lookbook: Ms. Diya Rathod
Award Ceremony : 9th July 2022
Chief Guest Mr. Colin Shah, Chairman, GJEPC: Speaking at the Awards Ceremony, Mr. Colin Shah said, “I am happy to know that there has been an inclusive effort from the institute and other stakeholders to train the students and make them ready for the industry. I am impressed with the skills exhibited by the graduating students setting benchmark for the future graduating students.”
Members of the Jury Panel:
- Nirupa Bhatt, Consultant and Coach to the gems & jewellery industry,
- Sonia Grinceri, who was the Regional Director of the Western Australian Government Trade and Investment Office, India from 2001 to 2006. She started her career as a high school teacher in Australia and said she was impressed by the well-designed curriculum at IIGJ.
- Dharmesh Rathod, Merchandiser (Product Development), Malabar Gold & Diamonds.
About IIGJ: The Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery (IIGJ) Mumbai is an initiative of the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and was established in 2003. It is renowned for its B.A. in Gems & Jewellery and Post Graduate Diploma in Jewellery Management programmes as well as many certificate courses in different aspects of jewellery studies. These are short term, intensive courses, structured to fit in with jewellery industry requirements. Students are provided a thorough, all-round training to become quality resources for the gem and jewellery industry. The holistic training gives students all the right tools for bright futures in the fast-growing jewellery industry in India and abroad.