On Aug. 25, in the midst of the 29th edition of the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council’s India International Jewellery Show, attendees took a break from the bustle of the Bombay Convention Center to celebrate excellence in jewelry design at the RBS Solitaire Awards.
The annual creative honors—which this year were given the gem-friendly theme of “Color Splash—were bestowed in a ceremony at the ballroom at the Grand Hyatt Mumbai. GJEPC chair Rajiv Jain was on hand to personally congratulate (and pose for a photo with) all of the winners.
The awards were divided into two categories: Competition A, for IIJS exhibitors; and Competition B, for non–IIJS participants (including students, artisans, etc.).
Shankesh Jewellers, for its gold pendant meant to symbolize peace and harmony between animals and nature
Sangam Diamonds, for its hand-woven, gold-threaded gem-studded peacock pendant
Sangam Chains, for its coffee-mug–shape ring in 18k yellow gold and white enamel
Sangam Chains, for its “New Neon” cuff in acrylic, gold, and cabochon sapphires
Ansaa, for his peacock-heavy gold anklet entitled Tango With Turquoise
B.R. Designs, for its 18k white and pink gold pendant Eleganza, featuring diamonds and a detachable ruby floral burst
Jewels Emporium, for its lotus-rising pendant in 18k gold and enamel with tsavorites, pink sapphires, pearls, turquoise, diamonds, and amazonite
Binny’s, for its multicolored cocktail ring called Power of Positivity
Meghna Bag, for the Evolution, an armlet in 18k white gold with aquamarine, peridot, emeralds, topaz, rubies, and citrine
Bimal Koley, for Swirl of Colours, an 18k white gold bangle with diamonds, amethyst, pink sapphire, citrine, blue topaz, rhodolite, yellow sapphire, and peridot
Hariharan T.S., for Amazing Creature, 18k white gold fish-fin earrings with semiprecious stones and diamonds
Bhavin Rupani, for his 18k white gold, diamond, citrine, and yellow sapphire cuff dedicated to the theme of global warming