DIVA Design Competition



The DIVA Design Competition is an annual contest founded in the late 1990s by the Women’s Jewelry Association as a way to encourage women from all walks of life to express their creative voices through the medium of precious metals and gemstones. The competition is open to all women, whether or not they are employed in the jewelry industry and whether or not they possess any formal training. The competition is judged by experts in jewelry design and craftsmanship. 

The WJA Gem DIVA™ Award recognizes the best designs by women in Bridal Wear, Business/Day Wear, Classical, Men's Wear, and Evening Wear from the AGTA Spectrum Awards™ entries. Women who enter the AGTA Spectrum Awards™ are eligible. When filling out the AGTA Spectrum Awards™ application, applicants simply enter one of those four Spectrum categories, then must check the Gem DIVA™ box to be separately and additionally judged by a panel of WJA design experts.

Gem DIVA™ celebrates its tenth year of association with the competition. The AGTA Spectrum Awards™ are considered the most respected and prestigious creative award for the jewelry industry. Winners set the standards of excellence for our entire industry.


Bella Campbell, Campbellian Collection / BHI - 18K white gold ring featuring an 11.03 ct. Moonstone accented with Sapphires (4.36 ctw.) and Diamonds (.40 ctw.)

Dallas Prince, Dallas Prince & Co. - 14K rose gold Twilight Garden ring featuring a 4.47 ct. modified oval peach Imperial Topaz accented with golden Imperial Topaz (4.0 ctw.) and Diamonds (.60 ctw.)

Dallas Prince, Dallas Prince & Co. - 18K yellow gold Inferno ring featuring a 6.35 ct. oval Mandarin Spessartite Garnet accented with round Diamonds (2.03 ctw.)

Lindsay Jane Chatham, K. Jons Jewelry Co. - Platinum and 18K rose gold North Star cufflinks set with Trapiche Sapphires (25.10 ctw.), orange Spinels (.50 ctw.), blue Sapphires (2.43 ctw.) and Diamonds (2.72 ctw.)

llyn strong, llyn strong fine art jewelry - 18K rose gold ring featuring a 13.34 ct. black Opal accented with yellow Diamonds (.33 ctw.) and blue Diamonds (.97 ctw.)


*Professional photos of winners are courtesy of AGTA (www.agta.org/spectrum)*