Mr. Sunil Datwani & Ashraf Motiwala Inaugurate the 11th Graduating Exhibition “Glimpz 2017” at Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery


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_ADD9006 copy‘Glimpz-17 ‘Exhibition was an important event for the Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery, Mumbai. Every year the 3 Year Degree Program culminates with a Graduating Project during which the students create collections of jewellery on particular themes.

This year the students of Degree Bach 11 were asked to work on the Theme “Art-ism” which means an art movement. The theme was selected by the students in order to encourage creative expression in the form of design.

Since art is an international phenomenon this theme has inspired the students to think on a global platform and Make an attempt to Shift the focus of Jewellery from ‘Value’ to ‘Design’. People today look forwards for new designs and trends in jewellery not limiting their search on the basis of budget or materials used. Hence the students were asked to create jewellery which is is art inspired.

The Exhibition was inaugurated by Chief Guest Mr. Sunil Datwani – Founder Gehna Jewellers & Guest of Honour – Mr. Ashraf Motiwala along with Mr. Sanjay Kothari – Director IIGJ Mumbai, Mrs. Veena Wadkar – ED GJEPC.

After the inauguration Mr. Sunil Datwani & Mr. Ashraf Motiwala personally visited and interacted with every passing out student giving them a word of encouragement to stand tall in their career. They not only took keen interest in judging the students work but also gave them a fruitful feedback which would add to their knowledge for their upcoming career.  After seeing the efforts put in by the students they mentioned that they were very happy to see the skills gained by the students during this 3 years program .

These students had been through their internship of 3 months in the industrial units, and they had been well-trained to take up the challenges of the industry in their future careers. They were also fully aware that their skills reflected in their jewellery collections would be critically judged by the visitors, who would be mostly related to the jewellery industry.