The awards are internationally renowned, and recognise the very best of contemporary jewellery. They are coveted by gold and jewellery brands and designers the world over. In a statement, the organisers said: “The ceremony saw the best of luxury and top players of world jewellery awarded for excelling in creativity, design, production, distribution, retail, communication, new media, career and Corporate Social Responsibility.”
The judging panel consisted of Franco Cologni, president of the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte; Clare Phillips, curator of the department of sculpture, iron, glass and ceramic crafts at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London; Alba Cappellieri, professor of jewellery design at Milan Polytechnic; and Silvana Annichiarico, director of the Triennale Design Museum.
The awards were presented in front of an audience which included the Italian Exhibitions Group (IEG) president Lorenzo Cagnoni, IEG vice president Matteo Marzotto, and managing director, Corrado Facco.
The winners of this fifth edition, subdivided according to the competition categories, are:
- Best Italian Jewellery Designer – Faraone Mennella R.F.M.A.S.
- Best International Jewellery Designer – Nikos Koulis
- Best Italian Jewellery Brand Collection – Antonini Milano for the “Siracusa” collection
- Best International Jewellery Brand Collection – Boucheron for the “Animaux De Collection” collection
- Best Jewellery Flagship Store – Nirav Modi for the New York store
- Best Jewellery Communication Campaign – Cartier for the Diamonds campaign
- Jewellery Corporate Social Responsibility Award – Chopard for its efforts in the project with Eco-Age
- Best Jewellery Communication (New Media) – Nervous System
- Lifetime Achievement Award – Franco Cologni,President of the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte
The Jewellery Corporate Social Responsibility Award was presented to Chopard by guest of honour, Livia Firth, International Ambassador for Oxfam, recognising Chopard’s efforts in sustainable luxury along the jewellery supply chain, in collaboration with Eco-Age.
Vicenzaoro said: “Once again, the ‘Jewellery Oscars’ confirm Vicenza, the City of Palladio, as the world capital of jewellery and Italian Exhibition Group as the international gold and jewellery innovation hub.”