For almost half a century, the De Beers Diamonds - International Awards have discovered and celebrated brilliance in diamond jewellery design.
Considered the 'Oscars' of the jewellery industry, The De Beers Diamonds - International Awards are the most coveted and prestigious awards for excellence in jewelry design and craftsmanship.
The Diamonds-International Awards, sponsored by De Beers, originated in 1953 and have been the source of some of the most original and influential designs in diamond jewelry and jewelry in general. The last edition of the biennial competition took place in year 2000 and asked entrants to create special jewels for the new millennium. Designers rose to the challenge, using more than 47,000 diamonds in total, weighing in at more than 2,000 carats. The competition was most competitive with 2,530 entries from 42 countries.
Winning entries required jewellery designer to create exceptional jewels with strong narratives, meticulous details and craftsmanship