Jewellers Association of Australia national design competition


This year the Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) will hold its prestigious biennial. The JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards, showcases Australia and New Zealand’s most impressive jewellery designs and designers.The competition honors jewellers who create pieces with the highest levels of artistry, creativity and excellence in quality and style.


This month is the deadline for entry and I would like to wish the best of luck to two of our jewellers who are entering this exciting competition. Ewen Ryley and Angela Hampton have both poured hours of creative energy into their stunning designs, both pushing their boundaries with these unique and beautiful one of a kind pieces.

These competitions are important because they celebrate each jewellers vision, talent and ability to complete complex pieces in a limited time frame. In short this is the ‘Formula 1′ of jewellery. My company has won several of these awards before and I have also judged the apprenticeship awards, so I know first-hand the passion and dedication required.

I wish Angela, Ewen and all the other design entrants all the very best, to create something beautiful out of nothing, they have already won.


Stephen Dibb