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vijaso 

I am a free-lance jewellery designer.I have won a few awards in the field of jewellery design the latest being the RIO TINTO DIAMONDS GLOBAL DESIGN AWARD 2011 in the SILVERMIST DIAMONDS CATEGORY, RISING STAR LEVEL. I would like to know if I could get an opportunity to work on the jewellery design assignment with your company. It would be a great experience to work on a new project. My award winning designs can be viewed on the following link The awards which I have won are: (a) Winner in the Silvermist Diamonds Category, Rising Star Level at the Rio Tinto Global Diamonds Design Competition 2011. My award winning bracelet 'THE SANDS OF TIME' was showcased at the Stylelab Red Carpet Celebrity Suite for the Oscars 2012. Tabatha Coffey hosted the TV Guide Oscars Red Carpet wearing 'THE SANDS OF TIME' Silvermist Diamond Cuff. (b) Finalist in the Designers ki Khoj Competition 2011, Jewellery Category, conducted by Sawansukha Group, Kolkata. (c) Finalist in Cocktail Jewellery Category of Jewellery Design Awards 2011 conducted by Jewellers Association Show, Jaipur. (d) Awarded First Prize in Aakar Jewellery Design Competition at the South India Jewellery Show, Bangalore 2011 organized by The Art of Jewellery Magazine. (e) Finalist in the Fashion Accessories Design Award Category of the Jewellery Design Award 2008 conducted by Jewellers Assocation Jaipur. The design was that of a Bag Buckle. Sponsor: Silgold (f) First runners-up in the Pendant Category of the Tahitian Pearl Trophy 2007-2008, Indian Subcontinent. Sponsor: Mody Corporation, Mumbai (g) Awarded Second Prize in the Everyday wear (Stone-Studded) Category of the IIGJ Vision 2005 All India Jewellery Design Competition. My jewellery piece is an earring, inspired from a wheel, one wheel of which is movable. The earring is changeable and can be worn as a pendant and a small neckpiece piece can be worn in six different ways. Sponsor : Atul Jewellers, Delhi You can see some more of my designs on my facebook page JEWELLERY DESIGN EXCHANGE on the following link:
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Experience

Freelance Jewellery Designer

Jun 2006

Presently I am working as a freelance jewellery designer

Jewellery Designer

Aug 2005 - May 2006 (9 months)

I Worked with Art Karat International ltd., a premier design jewellery house in India, as a jewellery designer. Art Karat is mainly into typical Indian (Kundan) as well as indo western jewellery. They are into manufacturing of stone studded silver jewellery. I worked on traditional as well as contemporary range of designs. As a designer the main aim was to incorporate new and fresh ideas into jewellery designs. I worked on different concepts and styles of jewellery. Sometimes my design would involve work

Freelance Jewellery Designer

Sep 2004 - Jul 2005 (10 months)

I used to design jewellery for designer jewellers.

Designing and Selling of Diamond Jewellery

Mar 2002 - Dec 2003 (1 year)

For a brief period I also designed and sold diamond jewellery. I used to design and get approved by clients and then get it manufactured.

Designing and Appraising of Jewellery

Feb 2001 - Feb 2002 (1 year)

I then worked with Cottage Industries Exposition, Delhi, as an Appraiser cum Jewellery Designer. Again CIE sells its jewellery through its vast network of showrooms. CIE was mainly targeting foreign tourists. Thus the selection of jewellery was as per international standards. I was into the evaluation of jewellery at the point of purchase. The evaluation of jewellery also gave me an idea of the quality of finishes. I was also into the quality check of jewellery & Gemstones.

Jewellery Designer

Apr 2000 - Nov 2000 (7 months)

(a) I began my jewellery design career with Diamond Star Exports, Mumbai. I was into Designing and Marketing of Diamond Jewellery. Diamond star was mainly targeting the Indian market that time. It used to market its jewellery through jewellery exhibitions. I have participated in a few jewellery exhibitions with them. The exhibitions also gave me an exposure to the different brands of jewellery and the design trends both Indian as well as international. The feed back from this exhibitions was used to incor

Education

Jewel CAD

2009 - 2009 (1 month)

Industry Oriented Jewellery Design, IIGJ New Delhi

2004 - 2004 (1 month)

Diploma in Diamond Identification and Grading, IDI Surat

2002 - 2002 (1 month)

Diploma in Gemmology, IDI Surat

1999 - 2000 (1 year)

Master of Business Administration

1996 - 1998 (2 years)

Post Graduate Diploma in Jewellery Design

1995 - 1996 (1 year)

Bachelor of Applied Sciences

1992 - 1995 (3 years)

Certifications

Rio Tinto Diamonds Global Design Competition, Silvermist Diamonds Category, Rising Star Level (2011)

Rio Tinto

Winner in the Silvermist Diamonds Category, Rising Star Level at the Rio Tinto Global Diamonds Design Competition 2011. My award winning bracelet 'THE SANDS OF TIME' was showcased at the Stylelab Red Carpet Celebrity Suite for the Oscars 2012. Tabatha Coffey hosted the TV Guide Oscars Red Carpet wearing 'THE SANDS OF TIME' Silvermist Diamond Cuff.

Finalist in Designers ki Khoj Competition (2011)

Sawansukha Jewellers, Kolkata

Finalist in the Designers ki Khoj Competition 2011, Jewellery Category, conducted by Sawansukha Group, Kolkata.

Finalist in Cocktail Jewellery Category of Jewellery Design Awards (2011)

Jewellers Association Show, Jaipur

Finalist in Cocktail Jewellery Category of Jewellery Design Awards 2011 conducted by Jewellers Association Show, Jaipur.

Prize in Aakar Jewellery Design Competition at the South India Jewellery Show (2011)

The Art of Jewellery Magazine

Awarded First Prize in Aakar Jewellery Design Competition at the South India Jewellery Show, Bangalore 2011 organized by The Art of Jewellery Magazine.

) Finalist in the Fashion Accessories Design Award Category (2008)

Jewellers Association Show, Jaipur

Finalist in the Fashion Accessories Design Award Category of the Jewellery Design Award 2008 conducted by Jewellers Assocation Jaipur. The design was that of a Bag Buckle.

First runners-up in the Pendant Category of the Tahitian Pearl Trophy (2007)

Perles de Tahiti

First runners-up in the Pendant Category of the Tahitian Pearl Trophy 2007-2008, Indian Subcontinent.

Awarded Second Prize in the Everyday wear (Stone-Studded) Category IIGJ Vision All India Jewellery Design Competition (2005)

Indian Institute of Gems and Jewellery, Mumbai

Awarded Second Prize in the Everyday wear (Stone-Studded) Category of the IIGJ Vision 2005 All India Jewellery Design Competition. My jewellery piece is an earring, inspired from a wheel, one wheel of which is movable. The earring is changeable and can be worn as a pendant and a small neckpiece piece can be worn in six different ways.

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