IGI Congratulates Malvika Vadsak
Participants in this category were invited to submit a “creation of dreams,” reflecting a bride’s desire to look like a dream on her wedding day.
2021 Bridal Wear Jewelry CAD Design Winner
Our thanks to TJ Impex for bringing this design to life.
Malvika Vadsak is a second year B.A. student attending the Indian Institute of Gems and Jewelry in Mumbai, India. After attending an IGI Webinar on gemstones which piqued her interest Malvika began arduously following IGI’s social media, which led her to the IGI Expressions™ opportunity.
The theme ‘Freedom To Dream’ was a perfect match to my creative ideas, as I always dreamt of creating elegant designs. I put my best imagination into a glorious necklace. In the future I see myself as a successful designer. – Malvika Vadsak
An organized artist who likes to seek contentment in small things, Malvika is inspired by nature and enjoys concepts which are “simple and not too complicated.” Her father, a diamond broker and enthusiast, regularly showed her sparkling stones, teaching her the 4Cs, special features and other interesting facts. This early immersion in gemstones and jewelry led her to enroll at the institute in Mumbai.
Thank you, Jurists
The winning designs were selected by a panel of renowned jewelry and fashion industry experts including Italy’s Paolo De Luca, India’s Pallavi Foley, David Gotlib from Belgium, Ashraf Motiwala from India, England’s Katerina Perez and Veronique Tournet from France. Selected from 555 submissions representing 21 countries, this year’s creative works were all designed as interpretations of the word “dream,” the competition’s theme. IGI thanks our esteemed jurists for sharing their time and expertise and advocating for jewelry design.
Dreams become reality.
The six winning designs were featured at the Premium D Show in Goa, India. The winning participants receive an competition Champion Certificate, Champion Award, and small cash honorarium. Those artists and their creations are receiving further exposure here, in IGI’s pan-Indian ORIGIN Magazine and across the institute’s various worldwide social channels.
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