2006 a jewellery design competition organised by the Indian
Institute of Gems & Jewellery (IIGJ) targeted towards the young
designers aiming to discover and encourage fresh design talent in
India. The competition was open to all the students and professionals
who have been trained in various jewellery institutes across India.
The theme of this year's competition was "jewellery for the
youth" and the designs were invited for three different categories
i.e. Everyday wear, Party wear and Bridal wear.
We are very proud to announce that two of the winning designs in
everyday wear category are from JDTI students. First place in this
category is coveted by Ms. Oindrilla Roychoudhary currently doing
two year diploma programme from JDTI, while Ms. Suvidha Gupta an
ex-student was one of finalist in the same category
Roychoudhary's winning design titled "Stilettos" is
a belt buckle on a white leather belt, with specially cut turquoise
stones combined with pave setting. Since the theme of the competition
was "jewellery for the youth", she decided to take stilettos
as her inspiration, a current rage amongst the youth girls. According
to her "It is very important to understand the psyche of the
consumer to make a successfull design. She is a firm believer of
the motto "It is not how much you do but how much love you
put in doing".
an armlet cum pendant is designed by Ms. Suvidha Gupta an ex-student
of JDTI. The armlet derives it's inspiration from the Tibetan Thangka
Painting of god Manjushree - God of Divine Wisdom. In her piece
she has used chip inlay, a very interesting technique carried out
with chipped or crushed semiprecious stones, like Lapis lazuli,
Coral, Onyx etc.