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Celebrating excellence in the jewellery arts from the heart of Asia. The SJDA recognizes jewellery innovation across generations, markets & cultures.

The 2024 competition is now open for submissions!

Deadline: 1 April 2024

Thanks to contributions by organizers and sponsors, there will be no entry fee for participation this year!

Jewellery Design
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Sustainable Luxury - the SJDA theme for 2023/24

2024 Competition Theme:

Sustainable Luxury

This theme presents a unique opportunity for designers to merge two seemingly oppositional ideas – luxury and sustainability – into one cohesive vision. It calls for designs that are not only visually striking, but also inspired by ethical and environmentally conscious concerns.  For designers, this means exploring new materials, techniques and forms that can help create a luxurious yet sustainable piece of jewellery. This theme also invites designers to look beyond the superficial trappings of luxury and delve deeper into the meaning of luxury as a concept, emphasizing quality, craftsmanship and longevity over excess and opulence. In short, “Sustainable Luxury” challenges designers to push beyond conventional boundaries and create jewellery that is as beautiful as it is responsible.

Categories

Jewellery Without Limits

Providing maximum flexibility for designers of any age and background, including active jewellery professionals.

Fresh Facets

Nurturing design students and new entrants to the jewellery industry with less than 5 years of professional experience.

Exquisite AI

Exploring the future of design using generative AI tools to find inspiration.

Award Prizes

JEWELLERY WITHOUT LIMITS
1st Prize

Grand Prize: IEG Asia is sponsoring an exhibition booth at the world-famous VicenzaOro exhibition together with a round-trip economy ticket and accomodation!
+S$2000 Training Voucher

JEWELLERY WITHOUT LIMITS
2nd Prize

SGD$1000 CASH
+S$1000 Training Voucher

JEWELLERY WITHOUT LIMITS
3rd Prize

SGD$500 CASH
+S$500 Training Voucher

FRESH FACETS
1st Prize

SGD$750 CASH
+S$1000 Training Voucher

FRESH FACETS
2nd Prize

SGD$500 CASH
+S$500 Training Voucher

FRESH FACETS
3rd Prize

SGD$250 CASH
+S$300 Training Voucher

People's Choice
Award

MENTION + S$200 Training Voucher

EXCUISITE AI
3 Prizes

MENTION +S$200 Training Voucher

Register Your Interest

Thinking of participating in the Singapore Jewellery Desing Awards, but not yet ready to submit an entry? Join our SJDA mailing list… Tanja will be sharing ideas, tips and recommendations for all competitors throughout the run-up to the competition deadlines, so don’t miss out!

Previous Award Winners

As we reignite the SJDA competition in 2023/24, we carry forward a legacy that spans over a decade, a testament to our enduring passion for excellence in jewellery design. The competition also integrates Singapore’s International Jewellery Stars Award’s whose last edition was very successful: 93 designers submitted their works from 16 different countries. The winners were chosen based on their creativity, technical excellence, and conceptualization of the Fantasy theme.

The 1st place winner of the Open Category and the 3 winners of the Emerging Talent Categories had their pieces manufactured as part of the competition. 

16 Finalists were also entered into a public voting contest that generated 3188 Votes from 1774 individuals 62 different countries! The design with the highest number of public votes was announced as the winner of the People’s Choice Awards category.

Judging Panel

For participants in the Singapore Jewellery Design Award, the opportunity to have their creations evaluated by our esteemed judging panel not just an honour but a gateway to invaluable feedback and exposure. Their involvement as a judges ensure that contestants’ work will be seen and appraised by some of the most influential and in-touch members of the global jewellery community. Our judging panel will encourage competition participants to push the boundaries of creativity in their quest for excellence and receive feedback from eminent figures who not only understand the pulse of the market but also possesses the foresight to forecast emerging trends. 

Alan Revere

Alan Revere, a master goldsmith, award-winning designer, past president of the American Jewelry Design Council and esteemed educator, has profoundly impacted the jewellery world. Founding the renowned Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco.
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Federica Frosini

Federica Frosini has distinguished herself as a leading figure in the jewellery industry. The Editor in Chief of VO+ jewelry magazine and former senior jewellery editor at Italian Vogue (Vogue Gioiello) and CNTraveller she influences today's jewellery tastes and trends.
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Katerina Perez

Katerina Perez is a celebrated Paris-based jewellery insider, a journalist, brand consultant, and influential Key Opinion Leader. She has shaped the fine jewellery narrative through her website, katerinaperez.com, and a popular Instagram account @katerina_perez Read more

THERE ARE THREE
RESPONSES TO
A DESIGN – YES, NO,
WOW!
       -MILTON GLASER

Ready to Participate?

When you are ready to submit your designs, Register on the SJDA Web App, and log-in to submit your designs, monitor your progress in the competition and get feedback from the judges after each round.



As an added bonus, all participants of the competition will receive a complimentary Online Gemmology Training worth 80 SGD by expert instructor, Tanja Sadow, Dean of JDMIS! Become more discerning and confident jewellery buyers with the most essential gemmology knowledge!

Organizers & Sponsors

Singapore Jewellers Association

The Singapore Jewellers Association (SJA) is a vibrant non-profit organization representing over 200 members in the jewellery industry of Singapore. Comprising of esteemed retailers, manufacturers, education providers, and laboratories, it serves as a thriving hub for collaboration and growth. The SJA actively promotes networking, professional development and high standards within the industry. It celebrates the diversity and creativity of its members, fostering a dynamic and prosperous jewellery community in Singapore. By continuously championing the interests of its members, the SJA plays a pivotal role in propelling Singapore’s jewellery industry towards unparalleled success.

Singapore International Jewellery Expo

The Singapore Jewellers Association (SJA) is a vibrant non-profit organization representing over 200 members in the jewellery industry of Singapore. Comprising of esteemed retailers, manufacturers, education providers, and laboratories, it serves as a thriving hub for collaboration and growth. The SJA actively promotes networking, professional development and high standards within the industry. It celebrates the diversity and creativity of its members, fostering a dynamic and prosperous jewellery community in Singapore. By continuously championing the interests of its members, the SJA plays a pivotal role in propelling Singapore’s jewellery industry towards unparalleled success.

Jewellery Design and Management International School

Founded in 2007 by award-winning designer and renown educator Ms. Tanja Sadow, the Jewellery Design and Management International School brings expert individuals with passion and experience together to deliver relevant, practical and comprehensive training in jewellery design, fabrication and business.

Since its inception, the JDMIS has graduated over 5500 students from its diploma and professional certification courses its students have gone on to win awards, work in respected jewellery firms around the globe and found successful jewellery brands.

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