JNA Jewellery Design Competition 2018/19 attracts over 2,500 entries

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HONG KONG, Dec. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The JNA Jewellery Design Competition has received an astounding number of entries for its inaugural edition. At the deadline for submissions on November 30, the 2018/19 competition had attracted more than 2,500 entries. Finalists will be announced in January 2019 on its official website and social media channels.

Map showing the major countries/regions of the contestants
Map showing the major countries/regions of the contestants


Focus and dedication are keys to making great designers
Focus and dedication are keys to making great designers


The 2018/19 competition attracted a total of 2,588 entries from jewellery designers and students from 39 countries and regions including mainland China, Taiwan, India, Hong Kong, Iran, Malaysia, Turkey, Japan, Sri Lanka, Philippines, United States, France, Indonesia, Singapore, Brazil, Swaziland, Spain, United Kingdom, Egypt, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Macao, Thailand, Australia, Bulgaria, Vanuatu, Azerbaijan, Canada, Lithuania, Portugal, South Africa, Ukraine, Botswana, Germany, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, and Nigeria. The Tahitian Pearl category received the most entries, with 940 submissions, while the Dancing Stone and Platinum categories drew in 713 and 935 entries respectively.

The JNA Jewellery Design Competition 2018/19 judging panel, chaired by renowned jewellery designer Fei Liu, will select 15 finalists and evaluate each entry against the criteria set by the organisers as well as their adherence to the respective themes. The other members of the judging panel are eminent jewellery designer Robert Tateossian; famous visual artist Bradley Theodore; and Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the JNA group, Christie Dang. There are three categories judges, including Ida Wong, General Manager of the Tahitian Pearl Association Hong Kong (TPAHK), Hidetaka Dobashi, Founder and CEO of Crossfor Co Ltd, and Suzanne Wong, Senior Product Manager of Platinum Guild International (PGI).

One champion will be selected for each category. Each winner will receive a trophy, certificate and cash prize of US$2,000. Four merit prizes will also be awarded in each category, with each recipient getting a trophy and a certificate.

Sponsored by Crossfor Co Ltd, Platinum Guild International (PGI) and the Tahitian Pearl Association Hong Kong (TPAHK), the JNA Jewellery Design Competition recognises and celebrates excellence in jewellery design. The competition has three categories -- Dancing Stone, Platinum and Tahitian Pearl. Their respective themes are New Fashion Tech, Platinum Attitude, and Asymmetric Perfection. Design talents were invited to reflect the specified theme while highlighting the respective materials' exceptional qualities.

To stay connected on social media, follow us on Facebook @JNAdesigncomp and Instagram @jnadesigncompetition.

About the Organiser


JNA is the flagship publication of UBM Asia's Jewellery Group. Launched in 1983, the highly acclaimed monthly trade magazine delivers the latest and most relevant market information on the international gem and jewellery industry. JNA's insightful reports provide true value that fosters synergies and yields business opportunities within the jewellery industry, while its features on design and its stylish showcases provide a glimpse of upcoming trends.

JNA is owned by UBM Asia Ltd, which combined with Informa PLC in June 2018. UBM Asia is the largest trade show organiser in Asia and the largest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia.

About the Sponsors

Crossfor Co Ltd

Established in 1987, Crossfor Co Ltd is the developer of the revolutionary Dancing Stone technology. Based in Kofu, Japan, the company set up its subsidiary, Crossfor HK Ltd, in 2007. In March 2011, it launched the patented Dancing Stone mechanism, which sets the centre gem in a semi-floating state to keep it moving incessantly. A leading innovator in the global jewellery industry, Crossfor successfully listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on July 20, 2017.

Platinum Guild International

Founded in 1975, the Platinum Guild International (PGI) is a trade organisation supported by major South African platinum producers. It has specialist teams dedicated to developing demand for platinum jewellery through consumer and trade-facing programmes in the four key jewellery markets of China, India, Japan and the US. Supported by PGI's extensive promotional initiatives, China has been the world's largest consumer market for platinum jewellery since 2000.

Tahitian Pearl Association Hong Kong

With the support of the Ministry of Perliculture of the French Polynesian government and GIE Perles de Tahiti, the Tahitian Pearl Association Hong Kong (TPAHK) was established on December 5, 2007. The TPAHK's mission is to consolidate the prestigious image of Tahitian cultured pearls and spread relevant information about the gem among industry players and consumers, thereby boosting the value of Tahitian pearls and facilitating market growth.

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