2012 JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards
Honouring the best emerging as well as established jewellers in Australia and New Zealand, the Awards recognise individuals with the highest levels of artistry, creativity and excellence in quality and style and showcases them for the world to see.
Now in its 22nd year, the competition has given many jewellers a platform to start or enhance their career in the industry. In a world where there are hundreds of designs created each year, the JAA Awards competition was introduced out of the desire to showcase and honour the best designers and well designed pieces. The award-winning pieces are highlighted to the international public via the Awards Presentation Event and are promoted throughout the industry across the world.
The competition can provide extensive publicity and marketing opportunities to jewellers. It is considered as a quality and high-return alternative to any advertising you might be running.
The mission of the JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards is to provide a platform for jewellers and innovators from all design fields with different experience levels, diverse disciplines and market focus to compete on, while providing them a global audience to showcase their success and talents.
|Peter W Beck||Chemgold||Brink's Australia|
|Expertise Events||Leading Edge Jewellers|
|Jewel Photography||Showcase Jewellers|
|Mark McAskill Jewellery|
|Marsh Advantage Insurance|
Australasian Jeweller of the Year for 2012 announced
The best emerging and experienced jewellery designers in Australia and New Zealand were honoured and celebrated at the JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards in Sydney on Monday, 3 September 2012.
This year the Awards attracted 112 entries from Australia and New Zealand. An expert judging panel narrowed this down to 42 finalists.
The winners of the 2012 JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards are:
|1st and 2nd Year Apprentice/Student Craftsmanship and Design Award||Wayne Hooper||Peter Minturn Goldsmith School, New Zealand|
|3rd and 4th Year Apprentice/Student Craftsmanship and Design Award||Tim Parker||Samuel's Fine Jewellery, South Australia|
|Precious Metal Design Award||Riki-Mojag Tait||Verity Showcase Jewellers, Western Australia|
|Silver Design Award||Amelia Fabian||Jacques Fabian Jeweller, South Australia|
|Pearl Design Award||Thomas Meihofer||Thomas Meihofer Jewellery Design, Western Australia|
|Coloured Gemstone Design Award||Thomas Meihofer, Stacey Illman, Brian Mahon||Thomas Meihofer Jewellery Design, Western Australia|
|Diamond Design Award - retail value up to $5,000||Samantha Nordhoff||Nordhoff Jewellery Couture, Western Australia|
|Diamond Design Award - retail value above $5,000||Ben Preston-Black||Creations Jewellers, Australian Capital Territory|
|CAD/CAM Award||Martyn Brown and Martin Linning||Jewellery By Design, Queensland|
|Apprentice/Student of the Year||Wayne Hooper||Peter Minturn Goldsmith School, New Zealand|
|Jeweller of the Year||Martyn Brown and Martin Linning||Jewellery By Design, Queensland|
A copy of the official 2012 Awards magazine can be viewed by clicking here