Competition Jury

Ilgiz Fazulzyanov. Chairman of the judges, J-1 Jewellery Competition. Russian artist, jeweler, enamelist, founder of Ilgiz F brand, two-times award and Grand Prix winner of the International Jewellery Design Excellence Award.

Yelena Veselaya. Editor-in-chief of Jewellery catalogue, lead jewellery expert, renowned journalist, “Jewellery Trend Analysis” course lecturer at the Stroganov Moscow State Academy of Arts and Industry.

Veronika Voldayeva. Author and compiler of the Decorative and Applied Art section of the collection of valuable items of the Russian State Depository for Precious Metals and Gems, cultural values expert of the Federal Service for the Oversight of Mass Media, Telecommunications, and Protection of Cultural Heritage (Rosokhrankultura) of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.

Maria Selivestrova. Owner of Bahmetev Crystal Plant (OOO Bahmetev Plant) in Nilolsk of Penza Region and Bahmetev1764 company (OOO Bahmetev1764) in Moscow.

Sergei Kuchis is a master jeweller, whose works are featured in multiple private collections and museums, including the Moscow Kremlin Museums Fund for Contemporary Art.  Since 2016 he has been working as a master jeweler at the Moscow State Stroganov Academy of Design and Applied Arts at the art metal department. Participant of “Russian Diamonds – XX Century” project. Sergei works as jewellery process manager at “Liza Borzaya” company.


Press Award:

Alexander Rymkevich (Bon Mot). Men’s fashion expert, founder of Bon Mot Telegram channel. Former editor-in-chief of Robb Report and The Rake publications for men. Ambassador for Homo Faber exhibition of modern crafts.

Nina Spiridonova. RBC Style journalist with over 20 years in the field of watches and jewellery art. Editorial director for “RBC Watches and Jewellery” publication. She contributed to L’Officiel, Robb Report, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Kommersant, Aeroflot Premium, Prime Traveller, The Blueprint online magazine.

Jurate Gurauskaite. Pioneer of domestic fashion and beauty media. Upon graduation from the MSU Department of Journalism and work at Kommersant newspaper she went to the “glamour” side and became the head of culture department and then a deputy editor-in-chief at Vogue Russia. In 2005 Jurate launched a Russian version of InStyle, another famous American publication and headed it as its editor-in-chief till late April 2022 (until revocation of its license), which is quite rare in the world of media. Now she’s taken on a new challenge — launch of U magazine, a Russian multi-platform project for those and about those who these days define development of fashion, art, design, beauty industry, science and business. The brand’s mission is to inspire readers and users to find their own unique style and ways of self-expression, to enrich their inner world with new impressions and ideas.

Julia Savelieva. Editor of “How to Spend”, a Vedomosti newspaper supplement, and editorial director of "Jewellery" annual catalogue. Having graduated from the MSU Arts History Department twenty years ago, she went into fashion and beauty journalism and specializes in jewellery and watch areas: Julia writes for various publications, develops communications strategies for jewellery brands, delivers expert lectures and runs Instagram and Telegram Watch&Jewel channels.

Ilgiz Fazulzyanov Chairman of the judges

Yelena Veselaya Editor-in-chief of Jewellery catalogue

Veronika Voldayeva Expert

Maria Selivestrova Owner of Bahmetev Crystal Plant

Sergei Kuchis Master jeweller

Alexander Rymkevich Men’s fashion expert

Nina Spiridonova RBC Style journalist

Jurate Gurauskaite Pioneer of domestic fashion

Julia Savelieva Editor of “How to Spend”