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Opal Jewellery Design Awards - 9 weeks to Go


Without doubt the most anticipated segment at successive International Opal Jewellery Design Awards Presentation Dinners is the announcement of category award winners and the catwalk parade of exquisite opal designer jewellery.

The lead up to this event is an exciting and amazing journey for all involved.

The finished product for entrants is the culmination of months of fastidious preparation commencing with a concept, which may entail multiple refinements to have it emerge picture perfect when it comes before the discerning eyes of the judging panel, who will be the deciders of category award winners.

The unique concept on which the IOJDAA was born,( the use of freeform and /or undulating opal in designer jewellery), also saw the emergence of opal carvers who were prepared to pioneer the concept, and the brilliance of jewelers  who adapted to freeform as an alternative to calibrated stones to ensure uniqueness was the brand created by this concept.


We encourage local carvers of opal and jewellers to participate in the 2015 International Opal Jewellery Design Awards Competition.

Lightning Ridge is a talented community throughout all age groups.

The IOJDAA have always strived to include talented youth in their event. This will continue in 2015.

The catwalk parade of spectacular jewellery entries is made that much more impressive as it is modelled by beautiful young women who do so with an abundance of pride, grace and confidence.

Every girl who has been part of the IOJDAA modelling troupe should be justifiably proud of the part that they played at the IOJDA Presentation Dinners as they showcased Australia’s National Gemstone, the opal industry and Lightning Ridge.

The ongoing involvement of Priscilla Martinez and Di Holz ensures the success of this segment.

Their enthusiasm, creativity and super exuberance reflects in the transformation that  they are able to achieve.

An exciting new ‘roll out’ of models will proudly parade opal  jewellery entries in 2015.

We have no doubt that they will follow in the footsteps of their predecessors by enjoying every moment of this unique event.

They will be parading Catwalk Designs sponsored by local designer, Julie Shaw.

There are many reasons why you should attend this glamorous and exciting evening.

Make your bookings now!

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