Ilgiz Fazulzyanov was born in 1968 in Zelenodolsk, Republic of Tatarstan. In 1990, after finishing art school and having graduated as a designer, he founded a workshop of stained glass and silk painting in Kazan. In 1992 he opened his first jewellery workshop, the main task of which focused on the revival of national traditions of the Volga Tatars. Since 2012, the company Ilgiz F. is present in Paris, Geneva, Tokyo and New York. In a typical Ilgiz fashion, collections vary between cities and countries, never repeating themselves. However, the artist’s style and M.O. remain unchanged.
In 2011 and 2013 Ilgiz’s work was awarded the Grand Prix in International Jewellery Design Excellence Award, the results of which were announced in one of the world’s leading jewellery trade show, Hong Kong International Jewellery Fair. No other artist has ever won this competition twice in a row.