JAA NEWS AND ACTIVITIES
JAA BESTOWS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - JULY 2021
The Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) has announced Alfredo Salera as the succeeding recipient of the JAA Lifetime Achievement Award.
Read more about Alfredo's story here.
Alfredo and Mirella Salera pictured with JAA Directors, Joshua Sharp and Ronnie Bauer.
POSTPONEMENT OF JAA AUSTRALASIAN JEWELLERY AWARDS - JULY 2021
Having closely monitored the COVID-19 outbreaks across Australia recently, the responses from state governments, as well as listening to Awards entrants' feedback, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 26th instalment of the JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards, until late 2021- early 2022.
The success and safety of the numerous parties involved in the Awards program is our priority and this will continue to be the case.
We understand the JAA Awards are a significant event in the calendar of many jewellers and designers, and we apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Entry forms and terms and conditions will be unavailable until the new schedule is announced.
We look forward to announcing the 2021-2022 schedule in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
No longer will you be the one in 2021 but could it be you in 2022?
See details at jaa.com.au/awards
2021 JAA AUSTRALASIAN JEWELLERY AWARDS - MAY 2021
The highly-respected biennial JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards are back.
The JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards celebrate and recognise design, innovation, craftsmanship and marketability in the jewellery industry. They are the ultimate industry awards that reward creativity, skill and technique - the most distinguished program for the Australian and New Zealand jewellery community.
The JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards are the longest running local jewellery design and manufacture competition in Australia and is the only industry run awards program.
In 2021, the Jewellers Association of Australia celebrates 90 years since its founding in 1931 and we are turning the celebrations pink, in honour of the pink diamond. Diamond being the anniversary stone for 90.
We will be recognising these milestones at a cocktail party on Sunday, 1 August in Melbourne, where winners of the JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards will be announced.
The Awards are open to Australian and New Zealand citizens and residents only.
See full details at jaa.com.au/awards
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - DECEMBER 2020
The Jewellers Association of Australia Ltd (JAA) is holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday, 7 December 2020 at 9:30am via Zoom (video conferencing).
2020 Financial Statements can be viewed by clicking here.
DESIGN SKETCH RENDER COMPETITION
Applications are open for the 2020 JAA DESIGN SKETCH RENDER Drawing Competition.
The JAA DESIGN SKETCH RENDER Drawing Competition is a celebration of Australian and New Zealand jewellery design and sketching skills.
The Competition honours the diverse talent of local artisans by showcasing their original and distinguished talents in hand and digital drawing.
The Competition is open to industry and non-industry participants. For full details, click here.
AUGUST 2020 - COVID19 REPORTS
The JAA recently conducted an industry wide and member specific survey to guage the severity of the pandemic's effects on the jewellery industry. Survey questions included assessing lost income levels, members ability to bounce back post covid, effects the pandemic has had on metal health and more.
Results of the survey were compiled and released to the industry both via EDM to the JAA database and also through Jewellery World magazine.
Click here to view the full report.
AUGUST 2020 - BOARD MEETING
The board is schedualed to meet again, via Zoom, at the end of August for their quarterly board meeting.
In the current situation, the board will be discussing new and innovative ways to engage with members and how the association can help members get back on their feet.
Suggestions to the board agenda are welcome.