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Introducing India's leading jewelry designer Pallavi Dudeja Foley with her selected, award winning jewelry designs. Pallavi Dudeja Foley has a unique and sophisticated point of view in jewelry design where diamonds and pearls perfectly match with karats of gold.
Pallavi's career as a jewelry and accessory designer is full of design awards. It’s certain that she’ll win many more.
Senay Topcuoglu (Editor-in-Chief)
3-space necklace by Pallavi Foley
By The Lombok Moonlight, by Pallavi Foley
Name- PALLAVI DUDEJA FOLEY
I am a design entrepreneur. A Jewellery designer & artist. Founder: Pallavi Foley Boutique Jewels. An avid admirer of art.
Work Experience- 12 years in the field of designing luxury jewels
Former Design Manager at Tanishq, my last role(2006-2009), was to lead the design team of the International Business Division at Tanishq.
Tanishq USA, www.tanishq.us
Last employed with- Tanishq(2000- 2009) 9.5 years
Currently run my jewellery boutique and design studio.
“My Jewellery is meaningful and stimulating, and hopes to touch a person in many more ways than just appealing aesthetics. It is inspired from relevant themes that are enriching, enchanting and rejuvenating.
Each piece has a story to tell and connects with a person at a many levels.
a- Diploma in Accessory Design, from ‘The National Institute of Fashion Technology’(NIFT) New Delhi, India. (1997-2000)
b- Jewellery design(Summer Jewellery Design)- from Domus academy, Milan Italy
c- Pearl Grading Lab class- GIA (Hyderabad)- 2009 (2days)
d- AJP- GIA(Bangalore) 2009 (5 days)
e- Diamond Grading lab class- (Bangalore)- 2009 (5days)
f- Matrix CAD GIA- (Mumbai) 2009- 3 weeks
International trendsetter magazine By Senay Topcuoglu Editor-in-Chief Introducing India's leading jewelry designer Pallavi Dudeja Foley with her selected, award winning jewelry designs. Pallavi Dudeja Foley has a unique and sophisticated point of view in jewelry design where diamonds and pearls perfectly match with karats of gold. Pallavi's career as a jewelry and accessory designer is full of design awards. It’s certain that she’ll win many more.
Work Experience Highlights
- Designed the Crowns for the Femina Miss India show- 2006 and 2007
- Designed many successful jewellery collections for Tanishq
- Designed trophy for the “Apsara film producers guild awards”
- 2006-2009 worked on the international markets and lead the design team for the
Launch of Tanishq in the USA
- From the past many years, I write a regular article on Design, for India’s leading Jewellery Magazine called “The Art of Jewellery”.
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS
•Winner of the Bright sparks diamond jewellery design competition, by DE BEERS – 2000 (was selected while I was a student at NIFT)
The two products that were in this category: -
(A) Wedding necklace in white and yellow gold, using 1047 diamonds.
This wedding necklace is called sparkles of joy, and it celebrates the bonding of soul mates. The jewellery piece uses trillions, which are triangular shaped diamonds.
(B) Bangle bag (a bangle with a detachable bag) made in white gold and silk, has 182 diamonds set in it. This is a unique concept for a woman who likes to be different and celebrate her individuality.
•First prize at the Indian GURLZ diamond jewellery design competition 2001, for designing a unique fashion Jewelry accessory.
•Selected amongst the 100 finalists internationally, for the Gold Virtuosi 2002, for designing an ensemble inspired by animal fur. This piece was handcrafted, and it en captures the beauty of animal fur in gold, with due respect towards saving the wild life on our earth. Made from 22 gold "FUR" includes a neckpiece, a stole, anklets and ear studs, weighing approximately 1.5 kgs. It took almost 2months to manufacture at the Tanishq factory.
•Selected as a Young achiever by Mtv (music television) 2003
•Winner of the Unidesign / DTC- ‘Design a dream contest 2003’ July in the Professional category.
The jewellery piece redefines the seven stone clusters, and gives it a new look and dimension.
•Winner of the “Swarovski Elle décor design award 2003”, for innovative use of crystals in lighting design. Product- Chandelier- “web light”
•Winner of the “Swarovski Elle décor design award 2004”, for innovative use of crystals in lighting design. Product- Chandelier- “ROBBED”
•Third prize in the international Titanium design competition 2004, for a necklace, which uses many colors of titanium, titled “the chameleon”.
•Selected in the DTC- Indian collection called “Diamonds-2004”- this jewelry piece is a Neckwear called the Odyssey, which depicts the adventurous journey of a diamond, which takes many years to be formed. The necklace romances with the female body as it is wrapped from the neck to the shoulder, using black and white diamonds to bring out the contrast in the best possible way.
•Selected as the 32 finalists in the world for an Italian jewelry design competition “gold Sign”, by the Vogue Magazine.
•Business World / NID design excellence awards 2004-
Category: Best Accessory Design (Jewelry design)
Winner – Pallavi Dudeja Foley for designing: Jewelry (Aamra collection for Tanishq)
Jury Speak: (regarding the collection)- The Best combination of industrial design and traditional crafts. It has a distinct Indian identity and is sophisticated.
•The Tahitian pearl Trophy India 2005
1st prize in- product(pendant)- name of product- SEAM
•The Tahitian pearl Trophy India 2005
2nd prize- product(necklace)- name of product- FROST
•Winning prize in the 10th Samshin International Diamond Jewelry Design Awards
•Amongst the 3 projects shortlisted for the Business World / NID design excellence awards 2005/2006 in the Category: Best Accessory Design- Hope collection (Jewelry design)
•DTC India (Diamond trading corporation) Design Competition in 2006
2 winning jewellery pieces
1- Indian Street(neckpiece)
2- Illusive mediation(earpiece)
•JDI International design awards- Hong Kong 2006/2007
Name of product- FROST(neckpiece)
Selected as the 11 best jewellery pieces in the world
•DTC trend forecasting in India
A part of the esteemed design team of DTC India to forecast the design trends 2006, invited by Ms.Devika Gidwani
•Shortlisted for the Business World / NID design excellence awards 2005-
Category: Best Accessory Design- Hope collection (Jewelry design)
•Nominated as the Indigo woman of the year in Bangalore India 2008(March)
•My design called the Pagoda was featured in the Signity International Watch design competition 2008 june. Jeweled Watch- called “Pagoda”, inspired by the Pagodas found in Nepal and India. A pagoda is a tiered tower with multiple layers and in India, this architectural structure is mostly found in places of worship.
•Finalist in the International South Sea Pearl Design Competition 2008, for a earring that I designed called the “Golden Dew” using Unique Golden Pearls.
•JCK Jewelers Choice Awards 2009
Finalist- Lotus collection (Flipping Flowers)
•WJA Diva Awards (Honorable Mention in the Red Carpet Category )(July 2009) Product- Earring ( Inspired by the Taj Mahal)
•2nd prize in the Saulbell design award 2010, in the bead category.
Name of necklace: 3-Space
. Awarded as “The Best Designer”, instituted by the South India Jewellery Show (SIJS-South India jewellery show) in 2011
.In Jan 2012, was featured in a Coffee Table book called the “Trailblazers of Bengaluru’’ which featured 28 entrepreneurs of Bangalore
International Markets Visted:
Italy, France, UK, USA, Malaysia, Nepal, Switzeland, Hongkong
Fairs visited and Seminars attended:-
1-The JCK Show - Las Vegas- 2001 and 2007/2008
3-Basel fair 2003 and 2004
4-IIJS India-every year
5-JCK India 2007
6-Hongkong jewellery fair-2008
8- Jaipur jewellery show-2010
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