Russian wins ‘Champions’ award

Russian designer Ilgiz Fazulzyanov has been named 'Champion of the Champions' at the 2011 International Jewellery Design Excellence Awards.

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)

 

Aesthetic Award

‘Up and Down’ by Shuk Mei Chu (Hong Kong)

 

Craftsmanship

‘Sensational Orientalism’ by Eva Shiu (Hong Kong)

 

Distinction Award

‘Hanging Moon’ by Wen Chan (Hong Kong)

 

Distinction Award

‘Melting Snowball’ by Wen Chan (Hong Kong)

 

Distinction Award

‘Fortune of Eternity’ by Regina Da Mei Cheng (Chinese mainland)

 

Distinction Award

‘Listen to the Voice of Liang Zhu’ by Anne Hu (Chinese mainland)

 

Merit Award

‘Rain Dance’ by Queeta Rawat (India)

 

Merit Award

‘Twin Paisley’ by Seyed Mohammad Mortazavi (Iran)

 

Merit Award

‘Dancer’ by Lok Chung Angela, Ng (Hong Kong)

 

Merit Award

‘Precious Limb Bangle’ by Emily Snadden (Australia)

 

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