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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 Winners

Paula Crevoshay, Mellika Company, Inc./ Crevoshay – 18K yellow gold “Brown-Eyed Susan” pendant features a 5.30 ct. orange Montana Sapphire accented with orange and yellow Sapphires (8.69 ctw.) and black and cognac Diamonds (1.98 ctw.).
Paula Crevoshay, Mellika Company, Inc./ Crevoshay – 18K yellow gold “Moon Dance” bracelet featuring rainbow, blue flash, silver flash, and cat’s eye Moonstones (133.19 ctw.) accented with Sapphires (38.61 ctw.).
Kathleen Kerr, FTJCo (Fair Trade Jewellery Co.) – 18K yellow and white gold halo ring featuring a 1.49 ct. bicolored Australian Sapphire accented with multicolored Sapphire melee (.78 ctw.) and Diamonds (.23 ctw.).

Eve Streicker, Original Eve – 18K recycled yellow gold necklace featuring a pear-shaped cultured freshwater Pearl accented with Sapphires and Diamonds.

*Images courtesy of AGTA, photography taken by Moghadam Photography*