Beirut, October 17, 2012: JCK’s Rising Star Award-Winner Nada G (now Nada Ghazal Fine Jewelry) has received the coveted ‘Young Arab Designers: Best Innovative Design Award’ for its bespoke jewelry piece ‘Fusion Ring’ from ‘Premier Middle East Watches, Jewelry & Pens Awards’, at a lavish awards Presentation Ceremony, dubbed the ‘Industry Oscars’, and accompanied by a grand dinner reception at the Al Ghazal Ballroom at The Ritz Carlton on the evening of 16th October 2012.
The formal sit-down gala dinner attracted over 300 distinguished guests that included Royalty, dignitaries, celebrities, members of the diplomatic community stationed in the Kingdom of Bahrain, professionals from the world of outstanding watches, fascinating jewelry, fine writing pens and related accessories and journalists from the general and trade press.
The competition field yielded an excellent cast of top, international brand names from the finest in the premium international watches and jewelry industry. Five finalists were short-listed and the winners in each of the 10 watches categories, 5 categories each in jewelry and pens and 3 categories in Arab designers were announced.
Upon receiving the award, Nada Ghazal, Designer, Founder and Managing Partner of the high-end jewelry brand Nada G who attended the gala event said, “We are thrilled to receive such a prestigious award and be recognized for the innovation in our work.
This award validates our pursuit in delivering unique original timeless fine jewelry pieces with an edge, with which we aim to emotionally connect with women around the world. This is our third award this year after being named JCK’s Rising Star in Las Vegas early this year and after receiving the ‘Editors Choice Award 2012 for Originality’ from International Jewelry London (IJL) in July. We are truly humbled.”
Nada G jewelry encapsulates the designer’s world of experiences, showcasing intricate masterpieces that exhibit a sense of order and form, designed, as timeless pieces made of 18k gold and precious stones. Going against established norms, the pieces exhibit fragility in their coarseness, docility in their textures, and vibrancy in their candid statements. Each piece of jewelry echoes a different sense of emotion or memory, mirroring not only an adornment of the senses, but more so celebrating what they evoke to be a woman.
’Fusion Ring’ is a bespoke piece and is a fusion of two of Nada G’s other popular pieces ‘Aya’ and ‘Matrix’ that were also nominated for awards at the ceremony. ‘Fusion Ring’ combines two half rings; one side is beautifully encrusted in the brilliance of the diamonds and the other stands gloriously tall in brushed gold. Nada Ghazal describes the ring design as that of the shape of lips and hopes that the bearer of the ring constantly feels “blessed” and “kissed”.
In its 8th consecutive year, the Premier Middle East Arabian Watches, Jewelry & Pens Magazine organizes this award whose aim is to establish industry standards in the region and to recognize and reward the best brand performers in their respective categories through a rigorously screened process monitored by independent, representative, un-biased, and experienced professionals drawn from across the Middle East.
To ensure complete objectivity and impartiality, a specially tailored website was produced allowing for controlled public e-voting in addition to a 16-member Awards Judging Committee who collectively decided on the winners. The Jury vote was weighted at 70 % and the public vote at 30 %. External independent auditors oversaw the process.
The 16-committee member includes HE Sheikh Mohamed Bin Abdulla Al Khalifa, a member of the Bahrain Royalty and the Chairman of Arabian Exhibition Management, which organize the Jewellery Arabia Exhibition Series, the most prestigious, long-running, largest industry exhibition of its kind in the Middle East. It also includes, among others, Mr. Abbas Behbehani Director, Behbehani Group, Kuwait, a scion of the powerful business family and in possession of the largest watch collections in the Middle East.
You can purchase Nada G’s award winning Jewelry including ‘Matrix’, ‘Aya’, ‘Crawl’ and request a special order of ‘Fusion’ from its boutiques located in Lebanon: Gemmayzeh and the ‘Beirut Souks’ of the Downtown Central District.