Design Categories


Bridal jewellery category for designers
Based on Blue Sapphire gem

NECKLACE SET
FOR BRIDE
1WN

Description: Primary ornament to be worn by a bride on her Wedding Day should be the design of Bridal Necklace set. Design must include a full Necklace, matching earrings and a Bracelet or Bangle as the fourth ornament.
Gemstone to be Used: Blue Sapphire should be used as the Primary Gemstone. Supported by Diamonds, Pearls or other precious and semi precious stones. Enamel, various textures and surface finishes can also be used.
Theme for the Design: “The Life under Water” shall be the prime inspiration of the design.
Metals to be used: Precious metals like, platinum, yellow gold, white gold or other colours of gold can be used for making these designs.
Important: Read rules* of submission carefully to avoid disqualification.

ACCESSORY
FOR BRIDE
2WA

Description: A variety of wedding accessory for Brides can be designed and submitted in this category. For example Tiara, Clutch, Watch, Arm band, Waist band, Bridal Anklets, Fore head ornaments etc.
Gemstone to be Used: Blue Sapphire should be used as the Primary Gemstone. Supported by Diamonds, Pearls or other Precious or semi precious stones. enamel, various textures and surface finishes and beads of various gems can be used for additional design elements.
Theme for the Design: "Life under the Water" shall be the prime inspiration of the design.
Metals to be used: Precious metals like, platinum, yellow gold, white gold or other colours of gold can be used for making these designs.
Important: Read rules* of submission carefully to avoid disqualification.

WEDDING RING
FOR BRIDE
3WR

Description: Wedding ring or engagement ring with elegant design emphasising the beauty of Blue Sapphire , can be designed for a Bride. Design should be durable for daily wear and extremely comfortable.
Gemstone to be Used: High quality Faceted Blue Sapphire should be used as the Primary Gemstone. Supported by only Diamonds as secondary gemstone, various textures and surface finishes can also be used. But no other stones shall be used.
Theme for the Design: "Life under water" shall be the prime inspiration of the design.
Metals to be used: Precious metals like, platinum, yellow gold, white gold or other colours of gold can be used for making these designs.
Important: Read rules* of submission carefully to avoid disqualification.

BRACELET OR CUFF DESIGN
FOR BRIDE
4WBC


Description: Broad cuff, bangles (single or multiple) , party wear bracelet etc. Can be DIY (Do-it-yourself) Inter changeable, multiple use."
Gemstone to be Used: Blue sapphire should be used as Primary Gemstone. Supported by diamonds, pearls, other precious or semi precious stones. Enamel, various textures and other surface finishes can be used.
Theme for the Design: "Life under the Water" shall be the prime inspiration of the design.
Metals to be used: Precious metals like, platinum, yellow gold, white gold or other colours of gold can be used for making these designs.
Important: Read rules* of submission carefully to avoid disqualification.

DAILY WEAR JEWELLERY FOR WOMEN
5WD

Description: Light weight Neck wear (Pendent or necklace) along with earring shall be designed for office going women and young females.
Gemstone to be Used: Blue sapphire should be used as Primary Gemstone. Supported by diamonds, pearls, other precious or semi precious stones. Enamel, various textures and other surface finishes can be used.
Theme for the Design: "Life under the Water" shall be the prime inspiration of the design.
Metals to be used: Precious metals like, platinum, yellow gold, white gold or other colours of gold can be used for making these designs.
Important: Read rules* of submission carefully to avoid disqualification.

FORMAL BROOCH FOR WOMEN
6WBR

Description: Formal wear creative brooch design that can be worn by women of all ages at various formal gatherings. Elaborate designs do not qualify for this category.
Gemstone to be Used: Blue sapphire should be used as Primary Gemstone. Supported by diamonds, pearls, other precious or semi precious stones. Enamel, various textures and other surface finishes can be used.
Theme for the Design: "Life under the Water" shall be the prime inspiration of the design.

Metals to be used: Precious metals like, platinum, yellow gold, white gold or other colours of gold can be used for making these designs.

Important: Read rules* of submission carefully to avoid disqualification.

Men's Jewellery category for designers
Based on Blue Sapphire gem

WEDDING ACCESSORY OR JEWELLERY FOR MEN
7MA

Description: A variety of wedding accessory for Groom can be designed and submitted in this category. For example Brooch, Belt buckle, Button set, Watch, Arm band, Bracelet, Kalgi, Pocket watch, Cufflink, Tiepin, Coat pin etc.

Gemstone to be Used: Blue sapphire should be used as Primary Gemstone. Supported by diamonds, pearls, other precious or semi precious stones. Enamel, various textures and other surface finishes can be used.

Theme for the Design: "Life under the Water" shall be the prime inspiration of the design. Metals to be used: “Precious Metals” Precious metals like, yellow gold, white gold, rose gold , green gold or platinum can be used for making designs.

Metals to be used: Precious metals like, platinum, yellow gold, white gold or other colours of gold can be used for making these designs.

Important: Read rules* of submission carefully to avoid disqualification.

FORMAL WEAR RING
FOR MEN
8MR

Description: A durable & comfort fit, regular use, formal ring for men, made with Platinum, Rose, White or Yellow Gold shall be submitted in this category.
Gemstone to be Used: Blue sapphire should be used as Primary Gemstone in any shape or cut. Supported by diamonds, pearls, other precious or semi precious stones. Enamel, various textures and other surface finishes can be used.
Theme for the Design: "Life under the Water" shall be the prime inspiration of the design.

Metals to be used: Precious metals like, platinum, yellow gold, white gold or other colours of gold can be used for making these designs.

Important: Read rules* of submission carefully to avoid disqualification.
Other Jewellery Category for designers
based on Blue Sapphire gem

INNOVATIVE
RING DESIGN
9IR

Description: Create an exclusive, wearable, multi functional ring design for MEN or WOMEN with elements of uniqueness, and innovative ideas, should be manufacturable and wearable.

Gemstone to be Used: Blue sapphire should be used as Primary Gemstone. Supported by diamonds, pearls, other precious or semi precious stones. Enamel, other materials like wood or plastic are not allowed to use. Various textures and other surface finishes can be used.

Theme for the Design:"Life under the Water" shall be the prime inspiration of the design.

Metals to be used: Precious metals like, platinum, yellow gold, white gold or other colors of gold can be used for making these designs.

JEWELLERY
FOR BABY BOY
10BB

Description: Delicate, comfortable and durable jewellery ornaments can be designed for baby boy to be submitted in this category.

Gemstone to be Used: Blue sapphire should be used as Primary Gemstone. Supported by diamonds, pearls, other precious or semi precious stones. Enamel, various textures and other surface finishes can be used.

Theme for the Design: "Life under the Water" shall be the prime inspiration of the design.

Metals to be used: Precious metals like Platinum & All colors of Gold can be used for manufacturing these designs.

Important: Read rules* of submission carefully to avoid disqualification

JEWELLERY
FOR BABY GIRL
11BG

Description: Delicate, comfortable and durable jewellery ornaments can be designed for baby girl to be submitted in this category. .

Gemstone to be Used: Blue sapphire should be used as Primary Gemstone. Supported by diamonds, pearls, other precious or semi precious stones. Enamel, various textures and other surface finishes can be used.

Theme for the Design: "Life under the Water" shall be the prime inspiration of the design.

Metals to be used: Precious metals like platinum and all colors of gold can be used for manufacturing these designs.

PRECIOUS ARTEFACTS
12JA

Description: Various types of Artefacts like antiques, furniture, table ware, decoration items, cutlery, weapons like sword etc. made with precious metals like silver, Gold, platinum or titanium can be submitted in this category. These articles can be used for decoration purpose or collectors pieces. These items must be studded with at least one Natural Gemstones in any form, cut or natural shape.

Gemstone to be Used: Any precious natural Gemstone can be used. along with Diamonds, Pearls or other semi precious stones. Enamel, various textures and surface finishes can also be used. (Articles made of Ivory or bone will not be accepted)

Theme for the Design: Pictures of ready articles shall be submitted for the competition. Theme can be ancient, modern or a unique utility item made out of gemstone.

WEDDING NECKLACE SET
13JN

Description: Jewellers can submit a picture of Bridal Necklace set with Blue sapphire as a primary gemstone and Diamonds or other coloured gems as secondary stone shall be used. Various surface finishes like enamel, texture, sand blasting, electroplating etc can also be used to enhance or embellish the design. additional gemstones can be used as supporting gem or secondary colour.

Gemstone to be Used: Blue Sapphire should be used as the Primary Gemstone. Supported by Diamonds, Pearls or other semi precious stones. Enamel, various textures and surface finishes can also be used.

Theme for the Design: "Only requirement for this category is the use of Blue sapphire as primary Gemstone. The theme is open.
Metals to be used: Articles made of Precious metals like, yellow gold, white gold, rose gold , green gold or platinum can only participate in the competition,

CUSTOM JEWELLERY DESIGN
14JD

Description: A Collection of unique gemstones is displayed along with picture and dimensions for designing 3 articles as per the Sapphires . (To be displayed by January 31st)
Necklace set: Using the 3 Sapphires, a design of necklace and a pair of earring shall be designed. Additional Blue sapphire or Diamonds can be used to enhance and develop the design.

Theme for the Design: "Life under the Water" shall be the prime inspiration of the design.

Metals to be used:Precious metals like, yellow gold, white gold, rose gold , green gold or platinum can be used for making designs.

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.

Rules and Regulations

    1. Eligible Age for Participation: 18yrs and above.
    2. Metal to be used: precious metals only. Yellow Gold, Rose Gold, White Gold or Platinum.
    3. Gemstone to be used: Cut, Carved, Cabochon, Beads, Drops, Tumble, or any other form of Polished Blue Sapphire of any shape or cut can be used as the primary Gem. Natural Diamond, Pearl or other gemstones can be used as supporting / secondary gemstones. Note: Use of Plastic, wood, glass, steel and brass is not acceptable.
    4. Entry Fee for each design submission: US$ 8.50 or AED 30 / INR 700 per design. All entry fees are nonrefundable.
    5. Entry Fee shall be paid through: Online payment gateway through Credit or Debit card, Direct ATM Deposit, Bank transfer or Cash payment at WAOD office. 
    6. How many entries can I send: Individual designer can send multiple entries in each category.
    7. Do I fill a new form for each submission? Yes, each entry shall be submitted with a new form and paid individual entry fee.
    8. How to submit the Design: Register with your email and send all your submissions.
    9. What should be the size of design? Designs shall be on A4 size only for printing purposes. Dimensions can be mentioned alongside of the design if its bigger than A4 size.
    10. Disqualification: Plagiarized Designs or any pieces found to be submitted for other design competitions will be considered ineligible to compete.
    11. Discretion: WAOD reserves the right to cancel any participant’s entry or disqualify a participant at any given point of time.
    12. Decision: WAOD Panel of Judges is the final deciding authority for the award decisions.
    13. Submission Criteria stage 1: 2D/3D/sketch in JPG/PNG/3DM format can be submitted in application form. 
    14. Submission Criteria stage 2: Once any design is selected for top 10 ,you will be required to submit the design in 3D format.
    15. Designs made on Rhino or MATRIX: 3D Designs should be rendered in full color and only a high-resolution JPG or PNG File shall be submitted. (3 Views of each design is required. Front, Back & Side view)
    16. Designs made by Sketching: 2D Designs should be rendered in full color and only a high resolution JPG or PNG scanned file shall be submitted. ( 2Views of each design is required. Front, & Side view) All mechanism, locking shall be clearly shown and explained in notes. SIDE view of the complete piece is very important to be shown separately in order to qualify for the top 100.
    17. Name and Signature: Designs submitted should not have the name of designer, signature, or any kind of marking on the front of design page. 
 

Theme Ideas

 

  • Design should give a positive message
  • Happy mood creation
  • Connect with peoples emotions
  • Message to save environment
  • Treasures of the sea (Gold, coins, jewellery, pearls, shells, corals)
  • Divers of deep sea
  • Treasure box in the shipwreck
  • Sea waste – removal to save environment
  • museum under sea

Supporting stone Ideas

 

  • Various colors of sapphire (for color fishes etc)
  • Pearls in various shapes and sizes
  • Small sea shells
  • MOP plates
  • Oyster cover
  • Glass ball
  • Glass dome
  • Glass / sapphire plates
  • Rose cut sapphires
  • Sapphire plates
  • enamel for black and red coral
  • enamel for rocks

Material Suggestions

 

  • Enamel for deep blue water
  • Textures on gold for background
  • Other stones for support
  • Diamonds for sparkling bubbles
  • Blue sapphire for primary Gem
  • Various colors of enamel for other creatures
  • Keep value only in primary gem/ primary area