ABOUT THIS EVENT

The World Academy of Design brings to you the 2nd  edition of World Jewellery Design Competition 

‘The WADA Awards’.

Wada is a promise to the Designers of the Industry. In an effort to recognize and reward the designers and professionals for their talent and unwavering commitment to the industry. WADA is an effort that aims to unite the industry not just across borders but also through minds and the spirits. This platform will prove to be a lighthouse for the Jewellery Designers in the coming years. With a panel of judges, widely renown in the Jewellery Industry in different regions of the world, The WADA brings revolutionary minds to the table to reward the best designers with the recognition they deserve. 

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Panel of Judges

WADA Awards 2022-23

Dr. Gaetano Cavillari

Dr. Gaetano Cavillari

President - CIBJO Italy Head of Judging Panel
  • Italy

One of the most prominent leaders of the World Jewellery industry with over 50 years of expertise in Gemstones, Diamonds, precious metals and an expert of Ethical Trade practices. He is President of CIBJO, since 2001, and also the founder of Vicenzaoro.

Alex Popov

Alex Popov

Founder, The World Diamond Museum

Alex Popov has actively promoted diamond and diamond jewellery transparency, spends most of his time on cultural projects and is a special adviser to the Government on diamond matters.

Hamdan Salem Alshuaibi

Hamdan Salem Alshuaibi

Chairman, Salem Al Shueibi Jewellery

A company with more than 45 years of excellent experience in the jewellery industry. His company is one of the most essential jewellery companies in GCC, which has nine branches and three factories.

Sabyasachi Ray

Sabyasachi Ray

Executive Director, GJEPC

A professional business manager & marketer representing Indian Jewellery Industry. Key person to launch IIJS & IIGJ and positioned India in Global market. Executive director at GJEPC India since 1999.

Doug Hucker

Doug Hucker

CEO - ICA, USA

Gemstone Expert and leading figure in the international jewellery industry, particularly in the coloured stone sector. A veteran from Jewellery industry who earlier led AGTA for more than 2 decades.

Katerina Perez

Katerina Perez

Jewellery Blogger, INFLUENCER

A FGA Gemologist with more than 12 years of experience as Jewellery Insider, Journalist, brand consultant, collection curator, and educator in the Jewellery industry. She is a well renown digital content creator.

Marco Carniello

Marco Carniello

IEG Director - Global Exhibitions

Marco an Industrial Engineer with a top Business school MBA degree, is a strong business developer, leader, and strategy consultant, developing strategies for Italian Exhibition group (IEG), Vicenzaoro & GJT Dubai. Presently positioned as Group Brand director for IEG.

Tracey Ellison

Tracey Ellison

The Diamonds Girl - Jewellery Influencer

World Famous on Social media as "TheDiamondsGirl" ambassador for Multiple Luxury brands' with over 1.1 million IG followers. Tracy formerly a Consultant to fortune 100 companies & Brand developer has in depth knowledge of the Jewellery Design Industry.

Ann Ong

Ann Ong

Jewellery Designer

Originally from Philippines, Ann Ong is multi awarded,International high fashion jewelry designer. A visionary & creator of unusual artistic accessories & Jewellery, her designs are adorned by celebrities & Luxury lovers.

Oriol Collelldemont

Oriol Collelldemont

GemVision Product Director

Oriol is a Team leader, Product developer, Planner with unusual analytical skills, deep knowledge of marketing & innovative ideas. With MBA in marketing from UCJC (Spain) Oriol is a Certified Diamond Grader with Special skills in jewellery, stone setting & 3D CAD Designing experience of 23 years.

Bruno Scarselli

Bruno Scarselli

M.D, Scarselli Diamonds

Three generations of colour diamonds expertise with a renown collection at the American Museum of Natural History 2009 to 2011 owner of the famous Aurora Green Diamond.

Astrid Bosshard

Astrid Bosshard

MA, FGA, DGA, Zurich

A Multi faceted skilled professional Ms. Astrid is a gemology trainer, a Jeweller, & an auction house Jewellery Expert. She is a Master in Arts & Archaeology from SOAS London with decades of experience.

Tarun Jain

Tarun Jain

Founder World Academy Of Design
  • United Arab Emirates/India

Innovator in business and technology, Tarun is a Gemologist from Gubelin, SSEF & GIA. With 35 years of hands on experience in Jewellery design and Manufacturing & 15 International Design awards, Tarun has established 3 Design Institute in India & UAE. Former head of Dubai Design Academy - DMCC.

Mahima Verma

Mahima Verma

Co-Founder / CEO WAOD

Gemologist from SSEF & GIA, Mahima has 13 years of hands on experience in Jewellery design and Manufacturing with 10 International Jewellery Design awards. Mahima also established 3 Design Institute in India & UAE. She is a Gemvision certified Design trainer with over 1500 students worldwide.

JUDGES FOCUS

What We are Looking For

Our esteemed Judges will be focused to judge the designs on the basis of usability, manufacturing, ease of use, practicality, effective wearability, uniqueness of design, and presentation of the over all design. As per the theme rules of the awards, the primary Gemstone to be used is Natural Emerald, the shape and cut of the Primary stone should be in the limit of possible shape and size of a precious stone like emerald. Use of Diamonds, pearls, onyx or enamel is permitted as secondary elements of design.
All designers whose designs are shortlisted in top 10 of each category, will be requested to get their designs made in 3D CAD for the purpose of final Judgement.

Supported by:

MANUFACTURING SPONSORS 2023

SCHEDULE DETAILS 2024

Program Schedule

PHASE 1

Disclaimer:

World Academy of Design will only recommend manufacturers to interested participants and not to be responsible for the manufacturing processes, therefore participants are to take full responsibility, monitoring and processes of their manufacturing piece directly with the manufacturer. In case WAOD is not able to source a manufacturer, or for any reason a manufacturer is not able to produce the piece and returns the design at the last moment, WAOD will inform the participant and will not be responsible for such a situation.

Kindly be aware that World Academy of Design cannot guarantee the success or perfect outcome of the jewellery manufacturing process of any referred manufacturer and will not be held responsible for any potential risks that may lead to defects, damages, failures, delays, imperfections or issues that may arise during the manufacturing process or prior to the grand finale.

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