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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To be awarded to 5 male and 5 female designers (Bridal necklace set category)
To be awarded to 47 Designers (Top 5 Designers in 11 Categories)
Certificate of Participation will be awarded to 60 Finalists (5 runners up of 12 Categories)
3 Grand Award Winners & 2 Runners up