Russian designer Ilgiz Fazulzyanov has been named ‘Champion of the Champions’ at the 2011 International Jewellery Design Excellence Awards.
Crafted from 18 carat gold, Fazulzyanov’s winning ‘Bullfinches’ pendant features three enamelled birds adorned with sapphires surrounded by diamond-encrusted branches.
The awards, held in conjunction with this month’s Hong Kong International Jewellery Show, attracted more than 100 entries from 21 countries and regions.
Only entries which had already won a major jewellery design competition in the past two years were eligible to enter the Awards.
The other major winners were:
Innovation and Uniqueness in Design Award
‘Molecular Truth’ by Kristen Malan (South Africa)
‘Up and Down’ by Shuk Mei Chu (Hong Kong)
‘Sensational Orientalism’ by Eva Shiu (Hong Kong)
‘Hanging Moon’ by Wen Chan (Hong Kong)
‘Melting Snowball’ by Wen Chan (Hong Kong)
‘Fortune of Eternity’ by Regina Da Mei Cheng (Chinese mainland)
‘Listen to the Voice of Liang Zhu’ by Anne Hu (Chinese mainland)
‘Rain Dance’ by Queeta Rawat (India)
‘Twin Paisley’ by Seyed Mohammad Mortazavi (Iran)
‘Dancer’ by Lok Chung Angela, Ng (Hong Kong)
‘Precious Limb Bangle’ by Emily Snadden (Australia)