ABOUT THIS EVENT

The World Academy of Design brings to you the 1st edition of World Jewellery Design Awards 

‘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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Meet the Panel of Judges for WADA Awards

PHASE-3 JUDGES

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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:

TOP AWARDS

BRIDAL & FORMAL WEAR SEGMENTS

2 Grand awards for Designers

1 Male and 1 Female designer of the Grand category will be awarded the title of
"Master Designer of the World"

3 Milestone Awards for Jewellers

Jewellers can submit the picture of their ready jewellery article in the Wedding Category
Complete piece will be required to submit for the final decision

12 Premium Categories for Designers to win Trophy & Treasure Box

1 Grand Category for Jewellers and Designers to win the Grand Title

4 Premium Categories
for Designers
in the Bridal wear Jewellery

2 Premium Categories
for Designers
in the Groom wear Jewellery

3 Premium Categories
for Designers in the Formal wear
Men's Jewellery

2 Premium Categories
for Designers in the Formal wear
women's Jewellery

28 runner's up awards

Runner's up award will be facilitated to 4th and 5th position holders of each category

AWARDS FOR WINNERS

DESIGNERS CATEGORY GRAND AWARD

WADA Trophy

Certificate of
Grand Title

Grand
Treasure Box

To be awarded to 5 male and 5 female designers (Bridal necklace set category) 

DESIGNERS CATEGORY PRIME AWARD

WADA Trophy

Certificate of World Title

Prime Treasure Box

To be awarded to 47 Designers (Top 5 Designers in 11 Categories)

DESIGNERS CATEGORY MOTIVATION AWARD

Motivation Award

Certificate of Excellence
(Top10 Finalist)

Certificate of Participation will be awarded to 60 Finalists (5 runners up of 12 Categories)

JEWELLERS CATEGORY GRAND AWARD

WADA Trophy

Certificate of Grand Title

(Top10 Finalist)

3 Grand Award Winners & 2 Runners up

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