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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 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 eighth 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.

2020 AGTA Spectrum Awards Early Bird Entry


Apply now through Friday, August 14th to receive the Early Bird Discount.
Click here to make your payment.

1st entry - $265 (regular cost $295)
All other entries - $205 (regular cost $225)

(Additional insurance charges may apply once entries are submitted)

Submission Deadlines
You do not need to submit your AGTA Spectum Awards Entries to receive the Early Bird Program Discount.
Mail-In: September 25, 2020
NY Drop-Off: October 6, 2020

2019 Winners
Caysie van Bebber, CvB Inspired Design - Platinum ring featuring a 3.36 ct. custom-cut hexagonal blue Sapphire framed with Onyx and accented with Diamonds (.20 ctw.).
Hisano Shepherd, little h by hisano shepherd - 14K yellow gold earrings featuring 6-11mm Tahitian cultured Pearls accented with black Diamonds (14.0 ctw.).
Nikki Swift, Nicole Mera LLC - Platinum ring featuring a 4.88 ct. emerald-cut Tanzanian pink Spinel accented with Asscher-cut, baguette and round Diamonds (2.56 ctw.).

Buddha Mama - 20K yellow gold "Dreamcatcher" pendant featuring a 42.52 ct. cinnamon cushion-cut Zircon set with white and gray enamel with Diamond flowers and pears.
*Images courtesy of AGTA, photography taken by Moghadam Photography*