International
Jewellery
Stars

Celebrating excellence in the jewellery arts from the heart of Asia. The IJS awards recognize jewellery innovation across generations, markets & cultures.

2019 Theme:
Fantasy

Under the banner of Fantasy you can release your imagination! 
Whether your inspiration takes you in the direction of the magical, the whimsical, the extra terrestrial or the natural, you can express beauty and awe immortalized in jewellery.

Categories

Open Category

Providing maximum flexibility for designers of any age and background, including active jewellery professionals.


Emerging TALENT

Nurturing design students and new entrants to the jewellery industry with less than 5 years of professional experience.


Creative Collections

Celebrating the creativity of existing collections produced by artists and designers with an international platform.


Special Merit Award

Sometimes a design so extraordinary that it may not be commercially practical. IJS recognises the most marvellous concepts.

People's Choice Award

The IJS Awards extends voting to members of the public, gathering opinions from different countries and cultures to reward artists who inspire us all.

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Award Prizes

Open
Category 

1st  Prize

SGD$2000 CASH

+S$2000 Training Voucher

Open
Category 

2nd Prize

SGD$1000 CASH

+S$1000 Training Voucher

Open
Category 

3rd Prize

SGD$500 CASH

+S$500 Training Voucher

Emerging Talent

1st  Prize

SGD$750 CASH

+ S$2000 Training Voucher

Emerging Talent

2nd Prize

SGD$500 CASH

+ S$1000 Training Voucher

Emerging Talent

3rd Prize

SGD$250 CASH

+S$500Training Voucher

Creative Collections

3 Award Winners

Exhibition

Space & Publicity at Singapore International Jewelry Expo 2019

+S$500 Training Voucher

SPECIAL
MERIT

3 Award Winners

MENTION

Recognition and mention
in the IJS Awards events

+S$500 Training Voucher


Charity Contribution

1st Place Award Winners in the Open Category and Emerging Talent Category will be invited to manufacture their winning designs (or work with a sponsoring manufacturer) for a special international charity auction at SIJE 2019 supporting Mercy Relief.


Permanent Recognition

Winners and their winning designs will be permanently honoured on the International Jewellery Stars Website, publicized in supporting partner's social media platforms and more.
Winners will also be rewarded with an opportunity to network with leading jewellery brands and designers and enjoy worldwide media coverage and many more invaluable business opportunities.

Originating a Tradition

Launched in 2019 at the Singapore International Jewelry Expo in Marina Bay Sands, the IJA award is a collaboration between experts in jewellery commerce, design and education. CEMS, Caratell and JDMIS envision the IJA award to become the definitive symbol of excellence in the jewellery arts in Asia.

There are three responses  
to a design – yes, no, & WOW!"
                           -MILTON GLASER

Competition Milestones

15
March

2019 Awards announced

Competition organisers CEMS, Caratell and JDMIS kick-off the competition with a special competition briefing for participants.

4
April

Awards webinar Q&A

Join Tanja Sadow and Michael Koh for a live Q&A Session to prepare you for the competition!
Where:    Online from any device
When:      8pm SINGAPORE time (GMT +8)

01
June

Submission Deadline

Submissions for all categories may be received throughout the time between the announcement and the closing date.
Where:     All submissions must be electronic
When:       No further entries will be accepted after 11:59pm (GMT+8)

4
June

Public Voting begins for "People's Choice" AwarDS

Public voting will be enabled on all qualifying designs and visitors from around the world will be welcomed to participate with their vote.

11
June

Preliminary Round Results Announced

Professional designers and jewellers will comprise the first round of judges - identifying pieces that meet manufacturing criteria.

18
June

FINAL ROUND OF JUDGING & winning Design FABRICATION

Celebrity judges will review finalists and select the winning designs.
Subsequently winners will have the opportunity to manufacture pieces for exhibition in the SIJE 2019 exhibition.

18
July

Announcements & OFFICIAL Ceremonies at SIJE 2019

The IJS Awards will comprise a key part of the opening ceremony at the Singapore International Jewelry Expo 2019. Visitors to the show will be able to enjoy activities and exhibits of the International Jewellery Stars.
Where:    Marina Bay Sands, Expo Halls A & B
When:     3pm

Register your Interest

Thinking of participating in the International Jewellery Stars Awards, join our IJA mailing list... Tanja and Michael will be sharing ideas, tips and recommendations for all competitors throughout the run-up to the competition deadlines, so don't miss out!

There is no finer place to display your jewelry collection than at the dazzling  Singapore International Jewelry Expo  2019.

Don't miss Southeast Asia's  breathtaking showcase of the most  exquisite jewelry and cutting-edge  designs from around the world.


Featuring more than 200 exhibitors from 25 countries, the abundance of natural gems and resources in Asian countries, coupled with the 5% increase in the number of high net worth individuals in Singapore to 105,100 in 2016*, and as of 2018 Singapore is the wealthiest Asian city. SIJE 2019 provides an unparalleled opportunity for tapping into Asia’s fast developing jewelry market. SIJE 2019 will continue to be the affluent hub to showcase fine collections of luxury gem pieces to the well-heeled in Singapore as well as traders and high net worth buyers from China and India; the two most competitive markets in Asia.


 
 

Mr. Michael Koh, founder of Caratell, lecturer and fine Jewellery designer established his company in 2004.  


He holds a B. A degree in Sliversmithing from RMIT and has established his reputation from achieving numerous international jewellery design awards such as the Diamond of Distinction 1990 and Hong Kong Diamond Design Award. 


Michael was also the first Singapore jewellery designer to collaborate with an international watchmaker, Moritz Grossman to design the watch, Tefnut ‘Sleeping Beauty’. 


His passion for Jewellery design has greatly expanded through all kinds of art. Michael believes that ‘What differentiates a jewellery piece from a work of art lies in its design’..



Exceptional Jewellery Education


Founded in 2007 by award-winning designer and renown educator Ms. Tanja Sadow, the Jewellery Design and Management International School brings expert individuals with passion and experience together to deliver relevant, practical and comprehensive training in jewellery design, fabrication and business.


Since its inception, the JDMIS has graduated over 3500 students from its diploma and professional certification courses and provided customised training and training consulting services to a wide range of local and multinational jewellers; from family-run single-outlet SMEs to local multi-outlet retailers and multinational brands. Over 150 of JDMIS' independent students have gone on to develop their own design consulting, on-line and brick-and-mortar jewellery businesses.


The JDMIS is a joint venture with the Management Development Institute of Singapore; the oldest not-for-profit educational institute in Singapore with an established reputation for quality academic education in the region. JDMIS prides itself on providing inspirational, state-of-the-art of facilities to facilitate student excellence.


 

JUDGING UNDERWAY

The 2019 competition is now closed. Thank you to the over 150 designers that submitted spectacular jewellery designs from over 20 countries!

Judging is underway - please refer to the competition timelines for further announcements.

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