About IIGJ Mumbai’s Glimpz – Degree Students’ Graduating Project – Batch 2019 to 2022Date: 7th to 9th July 2022

Winner of Best Craftsmanship collection

Winner of Best Craftsmanship collection

Winner of Best Innovative Product

Winner Best Lookbook

Winners joint of Best Commercial

Winners Best Visual Merchandising

Winners with Head of the Institute

Dignitaries in the 1st Row

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 “NisargaUnveiling 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:

1. Kamaschachter – Mentored the students for design development according to industry standards, and,

2. 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 2022Chief 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:-         

Ms. Nirupa Bhatt, Consultant and Coach to the gems & jewellery industry, –       

   Ms. 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.-        

  Mr. Dharmesh Rathod, Merchandiser (Product Development), Malabar Gold & Diamonds.