February 12, 2024
The top-class jury has decided on the finalists of the seventh INHORGENTA AWARD, who will be announced at an exclusive gala evening on February 17, 2024 at the Showpalast Munich.
“The INHORGENTA AWARD is the platform for innovation, creativity and craftsmanship. In its seventh edition, we are delighted to see outstanding designs and concepts from the international jewelry, timepiece and gemstone industry. We are overwhelmed by 137 submissions and thank everyone for their effort and dedication. They have all contributed to turning this AWARD into something special! The glamorous award ceremony will take place this year for the first time at the Showpalast – an evening in a class of its own to match the exceptional creations,” says Stefanie Mändlein, Exhibition Director of INHORGENTA.
Timeless jewelry, elegant, and with lasting value—these are the hallmarks of the “Fine Jewelry of the Year” category, with pieces of jewelry with a retail price starting at 2,000 euros. The finalists are CAPOLAVORO, Hans D. Krieger and Niessing Manufaktur.
The “High Jewelry of the Year” category features jewelry in a class of its own with a retail price starting at 30,000 euros. The finalists are Autore, Bucherer Fine Jewellery / Bucherer 1888 and Schreiner Haute Joaillerie.
In contrast, the “Fashion Jewelry of the Year” category addresses jewelry as an accessory for current fashion trends with a retail price of up to 2,000 euros. The finalists are Gellner, Seinerzeit Flora & Fauna and SHINYGEE.
The “Designer of the Year” accomplishes extraordinary work in design, innovation and craftsmanship. The finalists are Annelie Fröhling, Boltenstern and Yana Nesper.
Young talents compete as “Design Newcomer of the Year” with self-made jewelry or watches. The finalists are Finja Stöck, Niklas Vaitl and Thea Thiessen (Juwelier Laufer).
The “Watch Design of the Year” category demands an innovative concept and independent design that is highly distinctive. The finalists are Garmin, Löbner Uhren and Porsche Design.
The “Gemstone Design of the Year” category honors special colored gemstones, diamonds, and gemstone objects. The finalists are Arnoldi International, Gerhard Hahn and Josef Michel.
The “Next Generation Retail” category honors trendsetting retail concepts in the jewelry and watch industry. The finalists are Jan Spille—Schmuck, Juwelen Weber and Store Design Bucherer Berlin by blocher partners.
High watchmaking craftsmanship with exclusive design and lasting value:
For the first time, the “Luxury Watch of the Year” category honors wristwatches with a retail price starting from 5,000 euros, which impress with high-quality craftsmanship and excellent design.
The finalists for the premiere of the award are BAUME & MERCIER—Maison d´Horlogerie Geneve 1830, Lang & Heyne, and Tutima Glashütte.
Renowned personalities testify to the quality of the INHORGENTA AWARD 2024: watch expert Gisbert L. Brunner, jewelry designer Leo Eberlin (Leo Mathild), Sarah Fabergé (Director of Special Projects Fabergé), Anja Heiden (Member of the WEMPE Executive Board), Martin Julier (Head of Gemlab Bucherer), designer Patrik Muff, founder and editor-in-chief Katerina Perez, Christoph Stelzer (Dfrost, retail specialist) and, new this year, British jewelry designer Stephen Webster, and Zurab Zazashvili (founder & CEO of swisswatches.media)
The 50th anniversary of INHORGENTA promises a unique experience with the biggest INHORGENTA program ever.
Tickets can currently still be purchased at an online price from 30 euros.