They decide on the winners of the INHORGENTA AWARD: Top-class with industry experts and prominent faces, the jury selects the best jewelery, watches and designers of the year.
Gisbert is a journalist and author from Munich and has been writing about watches since 1981. He has published around 30 books on timepieces, including Rolex – The Watch Book. He is also co-founder and co-owner of the website uhrenkosmos.com.
The jewelry designer dedicated herself to her heart's project over 10 years ago and created something she had missed in her search for beautiful jewelry in Germany: classic designs with contemporary influences. She now runs two successful jewelry labels, employs 18 people and has studios in Berlin and Antwerp. Her designs are worn by Hollywood stars such as Madonna, Cher and Gwen Stefani.
A great-granddaughter of Peter Carl Fabergé, Sarah, like her late father Theo, has always been interested in the arts. A creative at heart, she pursued a career in management training design and development but also followed in her father’s footsteps by designing and approving some designs inspired by Fabergé.
Sarah maintained both careers until 2007 when she decided to work solely with Fabergé Limited with the aim of helping to resurrect and reposition Fabergé as a creator of high and fine jewellery and objet. She has one son Joshua who is E-commerce executive for Fabergé and who also sees clients by appointment.
A keen supporter of the artisan and individual craftsmanship, Sarah is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Turners of London. This ancient Guild supports the craft of turning on a lathe and aims to raise the profile of this unique art through its Wizardry in Wood Exhibitions and Competitions.
A founding member and Head of the Fabergé Heritage Council, Sarah is also Fabergé’s Director of Special Projects often working personally on unique and one off commissions. She works closely with the Fabergé team and, as an ambassador for the Company, provides talks representing Fabergé at a variety of international events.
As a member of the Wempe management board, Anja is a well-known major figure in the jewelry and watch industry. No other woman is quite as synonymous with retailing success as the native of Hamburg.
The entry into the exciting watch and jewelry industry began for the Lucerne native with an apprenticeship as a watchmaker. With the focus on the restoration of antique timepieces, the preference for harmonious forms and aesthetics awoke. A second apprenticeship as a jewelers goldsmith opened the door to the versatile and infinitely exciting realm of gemstones.
The professional membership of the DGemG formed the foundation for this. More than gemmological diplomas, however, the trained gemmologist was always interested in the people and cultures behind the gemstones. Numerous trips across the Himalayas to the colorful and extremely hospitable countries of Southeast Asia broadened Martin Juliers cultural horizon. The passion for gemstones has become part of his life and inspires and surprises him every day anew.
For over 25 years Martin Julier has been managing the BUCHERER gemstone laboratory which, together with his team, is the central service and competence center for diamonds, colored gemstones and pearls for all BUCHERER sales outlets.
The Munich-based designer combines traditional handcrafts and high-quality materials to create jewellery with detailed and opulent forms. The Swiss-born designer has a special connection to the INHORGENTA AWARD: In 2017, he designed the 3.5-kilogram diamond-shaped trophy that will also be awarded to the winners in 2023.
Jewelry insider Katerina Perez is a specialist with professional knowledge and insight of the industry. Since training as a gemmologist at the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A), Russian-born Paris-based Katerina has worked as a freelance journalist and content editor since 2011. She has written articles in both English and Russian for VO+, Robb Report and Kommersant, amongst others. Since founding her website in 2013, Katerina Perez has championed the work of talented jewelers across the globe, from established brands to fledgling designers whom she has personally scouted.
Christoph Stelzer studied architecture from 1996 to 2001 at the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences. From 1994 onwards and throughout his studies, he worked as a freelancer for various architectural offices, from 1998 to 2004 as a freelancer for the DB - Deutsche Bauzeitung. This was followed by lectures as a lecturer in architecture and design at the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences. After working as a key account manager and project manager for the brand retail agency Liganova from 2004 to 2008, Christoph Stelzer founded the owner-managed Stuttgart agency Dfrost Retail Identity in 2008 together with Nadine Frommer and his brother Fabian Stelzer.
British-born Stephen Webster MBE is one of the most prominent jewellery designers of his generation. Founded on over 40 vibrant years of impeccable craftsmanship, innovative design, fearless creativity, and responsible sourcing. Stephen Webster continues to break the rules of fine jewellery with designs that are intelligent, thought-provoking, and visionary. His eponymous brand has won industry-wide recognition, coveted by icons and idols. Webster is celebrated for creating bold and glamorous fine jewellery and homeware collections, that not only stand out but stand for something.
After a career in software engineering, Georgian-born Zurab Zazashvili transferred his digital skills to his greatest personal passion: mechanical wristwatches. In addition to a global social media community of over 330,000 people, he and his partner founded the bilingual platform https://swisswatches-magazine.com in 2017, which is dedicated exclusively to mechanical watches. Over one million readers a year are enthusiastic about the competent, self-produced content and photos.