Countdown To The $35,0000 Australian Opal Awards 2024

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Countdown To The $35,0000 Australian Opal Awards 2024

The countdown is on with only six weeks to go before entries close for the prestigious opal jewellery  and carving competition, the Australian Opal Awards. 

Entries close Friday 5 July 2024. 

There are four jewellery design sections, two carving sections and one jewellery hand sketch section.  Entrants also have the opportunity to win the People’s Choice award and an opal carver with potential  will win a free carving workshop. Jewellers who are unable to mail their manufactured piece have the  opportunity to enter the digital section. 

The Open Prestige Jewellery category is open to all shapes of Australian opal including cabochon cut,  freeform and undulating opal and is heavily supported by the Australian opal industry with over  AUD$15,000 for first prize. Every other category will feature freeform or undulating Australian opal. 

Selected entries will be on display during the Lightning Ridge Opal Festival – 24-27 July 2024. Winners  will be announced during the gala dinner to be held in Lightning Ridge on Friday 26 July 2024. Tickets  for the gala dinner will be available in the very near future. 

The 2024 Australian Opal Awards are sponsored by: – 

Opals by Emmanuel Christianos Pty Ltd
True Blue Opals Pty Ltd
Cody Opals Australia Pty Ltd
Iris Opals Pty Ltd
Down to Earth Opals Pty Ltd
Austgems Pty Ltd
Black Opal Direct Pty Ltd
Absolute Opals & Gems Pty Ltd
Lahoud Opals Pty Ltd
Australian Opal Association
Walgett Shire Council
Lightning Ridge District Bowling Club
Lightning Ridge Miners’ Association Ltd

AUSTRALIAN OPAL AWARD CATEGORIES

  • Open Prestige Jewellery – featuring any shaped Australian opal including cabochon
  • Freeform Prestige Jewellery – featuring freeform/undulating Australian opal

International Opal Jewellery Design Awards Association Inc. PO Box 638 Lightning Ridge NSW 2834  ABN: 49 025 417 477  Ph: 0437 265 696 

  • Masterpiece Australian opal carving 
  • Freestyle Australian opal carving 
  • Designer Wear for Men – featuring freeform/undulating Australian opal 
  • Digital Jewellery Entry – featuring freeform/undulating Australian opal 
  • Jewellery Hand Sketches 
  • People’s Choice 

The Australian Opal Awards is the award section of the International Opal Jewellery Design Awards  Association (IOJDAA). The Association is a not-for-profit organisation founded in 2000 to promote  freeform or undulating Australian opal.  

  

Medusa’s Sting by Paloma Sanchez – Winner Professional Prestige Jewellery 2019
Medusa’s Sting by Paloma Sanchez – Winner Professional Prestige Jewellery 2019
Marine Magic by Gemstone Trading Company – Winner Professional Figurative Carving 2019
Marine Magic by Gemstone Trading Company – Winner Professional Figurative Carving 2019
Imperial Chaos by Justine Buckley – Winner People’s Choice 2019
Imperial Chaos by Justine Buckley – Winner People’s Choice 2019

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