Beirut, July 2, 2012: JCK’s Rising Star Award-Winner Nada G™ has received the coveted ‘Editor’s Choice Award’ for her bespoke jewelry piece ‘Crawl’ from ‘International Jewelry London’ (IJL).
Freelance journalist, writer and commentator, Claire Adler, who specializes in jewelry, watches and luxury and who writes for leading publications including the Financial Times, Vanity Fair, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Wallpaper* and more, was tasked with choosing the award winners for the fourth year.
According to IJL, “Now in its fourth year, ‘Editor’s Choice Award’ recognizes and showcases jewelry designers and producers exhibiting the most creative and cutting edge jewelry at IJL. It draws attention to companies creating innovative, eye-catching and commercial jewelry collections.”The award, which falls under the ‘Originality’ category, highly commends the ‘Crawl Ring’ an exquisite one-off creation by Nada G™ featuring an 18k gold lizard with icy diamonds, set on a delicately cut rough black tourmaline stone.
On receiving the news of the award, Nada Ghazal, Designer, Founder and Managing Director of the high-end jewelry brand Nada G™, commented: “We are thrilled to receive such a prestigious award and be recognized for the originality of our work by the Editor at IJL. 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.”
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.
“Crawl is truly a unique piece and is symbolic of two opposing forces; good and evil. In my culture the lizard is representative of evil or sin and to fight off evil I have placed it on a tourmaline bed. The tourmaline stone is thought to change any negative energy to positive force. In essence it’s a reminder that the stone will protect you from evil or sin. In addition, Crawl’s uniqueness and design aims to give the woman who wears it an opportunity to be avant-garde and distinctive.”