|AN UPDATE ON THE 2020 JEWELLERY AWARDS FROM THE MEMBERS OF DIAMOND GUILD AUSTRALiA|
|19 March 2020 - Diamond Guild Australia has taken the decision to temporarily pause the preparations for the 2020 Awards at this time.
We understand that all retail jewellers and designers will be wanting to concentrate their resources and efforts on their businesses and clients - we wish to reflect this need and to support our industry in the coming months.
Please be assured that we remain committed to this important industry event and that the Diamond Guild Australia Jewellery Awards will be happening - however we will hold off on a decision as to the timing until more information is known. We will continue to provide updated information via the Awards website as it becomes available.
Thank you to all those who have already expressed an interest in entering. It is wonderful to see how vibrant and talented those in our industry are.
Australian craftsmanship, design and ingenuity is world class and we look forward to showcasing your talents in the near future.
Diamond Guild Australia is delighted to announce that Australia’s premier diamond jewellery design event will be held once again in 2020.
The Diamond Guild Australia Jewellery Awards—to be held for the 7th time in 2020—recognises and celebrates the finest Australian jewellery design talent.
The Guild is calling for entries from all jewellers, designers and students/apprentices working in the Australian retail jewellery industry for the 2020 competition.
|SOLITAIRE DIAMOND AWARD|
|The simplest and yet most challenging of categories – the Solitaire Diamond Jewellery Award applauds the beauty of the singlestone of any shape showcased in a unique ring setting. This category is awarded for excellence in craftsmanship and innovation of design.|
|DIAMONDS FOR MEN AWARD|
|Always innovative and modern, the Men’s category is hallmarked by the creative use of materials to highlight the diamond. This category celebrates contemporary jewellery for the design conscious Australian man.|
|DIAMONDS FOR EVERYDAY AWARD|
|This award honours jewellery design that is inspirational and accessible. Entries in this category can take any form but must be to the retail value of $6,500 or less. Diamond jewellery that is wearable, affordable and stylish.|
|EMERGING TALENT AWARD|
|The category that celebrates the next generation of Australian Jewellery Designtalent. Diamond Guild Australia invites all jewellery apprentices and students of jewellery design to test their skills in this accessible and prestigious event.
Entry to this category will require a hand rendered illustration of a unique design that features diamonds of any colour and shape. Your design inspiration is the robust beauty of Australian nature. Finalists and the winner will be judged from the rendered submissions.
|ARGYLE AUSTRALIAN FANCY COLOURED DIAMOND AWARD|
|As the world bids farewell to the finest source of fancy coloured diamonds in 2020, we celebrate the unique range of coloured stones sourced from the Australian Argyle mine in the remote Kimberley region. In this category, certified fancy coloured Argyle stones must represent 70% or more of the overall diamond content of the design.|
|RED CARPET AWARD|
|Always highly anticipated and fiercely contended, the Red Carpet Award honours the fantasy and glamour of high jewellery. No limits apply to diamond content, value or creativity. Think showstopping, trendsetting, eye-catching design at its best.|
|THE SUPREME AWARD|
|From the winning piece in each category the Supreme winner will be awarded as the pinnacle of design excellence and craftsmanship in 2020. Representing the best of diamond jewellery this award is the most aspirational and prestigious – the highest accolade in Australian jewellery design today.
Please note that full criteria for each category will be released in March and will be included in full detail in the entry information kit.
Entry for the 2020 Awards is open to all jewellers and designers working in the Australian retail diamond jewellery industry. Regretfully entries will not be received from wholesale industry members or jewellers outside Australia.
All fees are excluding GST.
|2020 ENTRY FEES|
|Student/Apprentice (Emerging Talent Category)||$200 Per Entry|
|Non Diamond Guild Australian Member||$500 Per Entry|
|Diamond Guild Australia Member||First Entry is Free of Charge Then $500 per Entry Thereafter|
|7 MARCH||Entry criteria and information kits distributed to jewellers and designers who have registered their interest in participating in the 2020 awards event.|
|17 JULY||Deadline for registration to enter forms and entry fees to be received|
|18 AUGUST||Deadline for entries and completed entry forms to be received to registered Diamond Guild Australia office in Sydney|
|26 AUGUST||Judging completed|
|28 AUGUST||Finalists announced|
|13 OCTOBER||Awards Gala Event and announcement of Winners (to be held in Sydney)|
|NOVEMBER||2020 awards showcase of Finalists and Winners to appear in media|