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2019 JAA AUSTRALASIAN JEWELLERY AWARDS


The JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards celebrate the diverse talent and successes of local jewellers on the domestic and international stage, as an incomparable platform to showcase their unique and imaginative pieces. The Awards celebrate excellence in design and craftsmanship, and provide industry members with an inimitable platform on which to showcase their abundant creative talent. 

Now in its 25th instalment, these prestigious Awards are the longest-running local design and manufacture awards in Australia.


Winners announcement 

For the first time, winners be will announced via a video, rather than a live event. This will allow all entrants and interested parties to be privy to the exciting news at the same time. It will also give greater exposure to the Awards' finalists, winners and sponsors, by way of being able to reach a broader audience. Stay tuned for the release date!


Instagram and Facebook

We'll be featuring all entrants and finalists on our social media platforms so follow our socials for more. Links at top of page.


People's Choice 

We're giving you the chance to vote for your favourite entry, with one lucky voter being selected at random to with a piece of NAJO jewellery. Stay tuned for more!


Categories

Debuting  |  Australia and New Zealand students + apprentices  |  sponsored by Australian Jewellers Suppliers
Metal  gold + platinum + silver  |  sponsored by Leading Edge Group Jewellers
Colour  |  gemstones + opals + pearls + enamel  |  sponsored by Quantum 
Diamond  | white + black + fancy  |  sponsored by Ellendale Diamonds
CAD/CAM/CAST  |  computer aided design + manufacture  |  sponsored by Chemgold
Contemporary  |  non-precious materials  |  sponsored by Total Lifestyle Credit (TLC)
People's Choice  |  most popular entry  |  sponsored by Showcase Jewellers + NAJO
Jeweller of the Year  |  most outstanding entry |  sponsored by JAA + HKTDC

SPONSORS

Australian Jewellers Supplies offers a comprehensive product range and expert personal service to Australian Jewellers. Our mission is to be an extension of your business and jewellery making endeavours and offer the best solutions for all your creative needs.

AJS is proud to provide the jewellery industry with fully stocked showrooms in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. These showrooms also hold our greatest resource - our people! We have unique depth and breadth industry technical experience in our team to offer friendly advice and solutions for every challenge.

We are excited to be the partners and committed supporter of the Australian jewellery industry, sharing in a common goal to advance and celebrate “The Art of Jewellery”!

For over 30 years Chemgold has been supplying jewellery retailers and manufacturers across Australia & New Zealand. Our team of precious metal specialists and engineers use the most advanced technology to achieve the highest quality in the market place, which allows us to guarantee excellent results every time. We understand that quality, consistency and attention to detail are the most important factors when meeting the needs of jewellery production. Our range of products and services includes casting, refining, fabricated alloys, mounts, laser engraving and a comprehensive 10,000+ design catalogue. Chemgold offers a complete one stop for CAD/CAM supporting our customers at every stage – from designing, printing, casting, moulds, finishing and setting. We offer the smoothest CAD surface in the industry using the latest 3D printing technology, along with making customisation easier for clients with our JewelMount collection.



Innovation, customer service and a close-knit family business model have been the keys to Quantum Underwriting Agencies’ success since the company was founded in 2004.

Our personal, close-knit team of insurance professionals not only make Quantum a great place to work - they are our strength when it comes to providing personalised, innovative services in a niche insurance market.

Thanks to the support of our brokers and the commitment of our staff, Quantum has grown to become one of the largest independent specialist Jewellery, Fine Art and Specie Underwriting Agencies in the Southern Hemisphere. Our aim is to provide the jewellery trade with the best insurance products and services available, backed by the security and history of Lloyd’s of London.


Ellendale Diamonds Australia is proud to present Australia’s own Certified Coloured Diamond range, available from a select group of national retail partners. Sourced from the stunning Kimberley region of Western Australia, Argyle Mine or the Ellendale Mine, each diamond is rare and unique.

From subtle through to vibrant shades, these natural coloured diamonds can be found in a wide variety of tones and saturations. The more intense the colour is, the rarer and more valuable the diamond.

Our retail partners can help you design your unique bespoke jewellery piece featuring diamonds from the Ellendale or Argyle mines or present you with a selection of available pieces from our jewellery collections.


NAJO is an Australian jewellery brand that has been creating sterling silver jewellery for over 30 years. The Najo essence is inspired by the inescapable spirit of Mexico and the superb craftsmanship of its silversmiths. Many of our pieces are still hand made today by those original artisans.

NAJO has now grown into Australia’s premier sterling silver design house. Today we offer a contemporary range of 925 Silver jewellery from bold organic shapes to delicate layering pieces.

Founder and designer, Jo Tory, gathers her inspiration from various cultures and genres and translates it into her own unique contemporary silver jewellery designs.


The Showcase Jewellers group was established in Australia in 1981 by a group of independent jewellers who banded together to improve their buying power in the industry. Today, Showcase Jewellers is about more than just our buying power – being a member owned company all profits go back to our members. We offer a broad range of world class training and marketing resources all designed with retail in mind. We provide an extensive supplier base at both local and international level, including the latest fashion brands and exclusive in-house diamond brands, all while giving our members the industry’s most generous supplier discounts. Showcase Jewellers stores are independently owned and operated, our purpose is to provide them with the necessities to thrive and grow their business.



TLC provides a complete in-house and stress free service. Finding funds or applying for finance can be an overwhelming and daunting experience. It doesn’t have to be. At TLC we will take care of all the arrangements completely stress free whether applying for any jewellery/wedding related purchase.

Why TLC?

  • Funding from $2,001 - $50,000
  • 6 funding platforms allowing a broader service and higher approvals
  • 30 second application process
  • No fees to businesses associated
  • Clients are funded within 6 hours
  • Unique CRM interface system that tracks the status of all applications                  
  • Own dedicated account manager


Leading Edge Group Jewellers (LEGJ) is one of Australia’s leading jewellery buying groups. Owning a retail business can be hard work and lonely. LEGJ – a member-based organisation – gives jewellers peace-of-mind that they are not alone. All whilst maintaining their independence.

LEGJ provides a broad range of benefits, all of which have the capacity to improve day-to-day operations and results for members. Specifically, LEGJ focuses on delivering significant discounts from over 100 suppliers, retail operations support, marketing programs and the chance to form great partnerships and friendships with other members in the LEGJ family.

 The aim is to enable members to succeed to support their families and take comfort that their business is in a good place.



At O’Neils Affiliated our passion is colour!  Since 1951 we have serviced the Australia and New Zealand jewellery industry with the widest array or of precious and semi-precious gemstones. From the finest rubies, sapphires and emeralds, amazing ornamentals, pearls and strands and many wonders in-between. The O’Neils Affiliated trade-only website (oagems.com) is renowned as an invaluable gemstone source for the jewellery industry with over 9000 ever-changing listings.  Register online today for full trade-only access at www.oagems.com/register (proof of industry status essential). 

Printed price guide, colour reference guide and A1 gemstone poster also available.  Please contact us for details.

Room 405, 4th Floor, 227 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Ph. +61 (03) 9654 5200
sales@oagems.com


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