Top-class staffed with industry experts and prominent faces, the jury selects the best jewelry, watches and designers of the year - that was it, the jury for the INHORGENTA AWARD 2022.
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 owner of the website uhrenkosmos.com.
The jewelry designer dedicated herself to her heart's project 9 years ago and created something that 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 like Madonna, Cher and Kaia Gerber.
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 and development until she decided to follow in her father’s footsteps when invited to design and approve designs for a company called the Saint Petersburg Collection.
Sarah maintained both careers until 2007 when she resigned from the Saint Petersburg Collection 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. Her son Joshua is a member of Fabergé’s Sales Team. 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.
“As a founding member of the Fabergé Heritage Council, I work closely with the Fabergé team and, as an ambassador for the Company, represent Fabergé at a variety of events”.
Since 2016, Jantje Fleischhut has been teaching the New Craft Object Design course at the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences.
After her training as a goldsmith, she gained work experience in a Hamburg design studio. She completed her bachelor's degree at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, followed by postgraduate studies in Amsterdam, where she graduated with a Master of Arts degree. She then worked as a freelance jewelry designer and taught at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and the Royal Academy in The Hague. She also held various teaching positions and traveled from Trier to Tokyo.
She combines the knowledge of pure 'form follows function' from her time in Hamburg with the artistic and conceptual thinking developed in the Netherlands. Her interest focuses on the fusion of digital and analog manufacturing techniques, on material use and production processes.
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.
Siems Luckwaldt is Lifestyle Director of the magazines "Capital" and "Business Punk," where, in addition to fashion, design and travel topics, he devotes himself primarily to the watch industry - in interviews, photo productions and online features. In 2021, the Capital Watch Award, which he initiated, also took place for the fourth time and honors the best watch models of the year. The Hamburg native has already written for almost every (stylish) magazine in his nearly 25-year media career. Currently, he is looking at grazing sheep and cheeky pheasants while writing his texts - somewhere in the countryside of Schleswig-Holstein.
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 2022 on the 5th anniversary of the INHORGENTA AWARD.
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.
Nina Schwichtenberg, 30, is a blogger, entrepreneur and fashion label owner. She has been the face behind the German fashion and lifestyle blog Fashiioncarpet for 10 years. Together with her friend and business partner Patrick Kahlo, she runs the blogazine, is the creative head and responsible for all creative processes as well as content creation and planning. The Fashiioncarpet client portfolio is a successful and selective mix of premium and high-end brands from the fashion, beauty, lifestyle and travel sectors. Over the past 10 years, Nina has worked with brands such as Cartier, Wempe, Chloé, Dior and Emporio Armani, among others.
What started as a hobby in 2012 alongside her studies has developed into a successful company with several employees and mainstays over the past 10 years. Since 2019, the Munich resident by choice and entrepreneur additionally has her own fashion label "ayen". Ayen stands for "all you ever need" in terms of content. The label's signature reflects Nina's basic idea: she wants to offer design, wearability, quality and durability for an affordable price and establish ayen as a fashion home for timeless, high-quality accessories and garments with that certain something. Each ayen collection is a curated selection of high quality pieces that can be worn year-round and will keep you well dressed wherever you go. Special details, materials of natural origin and individual tailoring are also an integral part of the ayen brand DNA. All our clothes are made in Europe, for example in Portugal.
Viviane Geppert, 30, is a presenter, model & advertising face. She hosts ProSieben's "taff" and "red" magazines, the Oscars live from Los Angeles, and various other primetime formats. In addition, Viviane Geppert hosts various events and is the advertising face of brands such as L'Oréal Paris.