An international jewelry design contest makes its return at Vincenzaoro

This year's Vincenzaoro jewelry design competition is the largest in the world.

HRD Design Awards
Biggest Worldwide Jewelry Design Contest Makes Comeback at Vincenzaoro

The biggest jewelry design contest in the world will be held in Antwerp on August 2nd, 2022. Since 1985, young and innovative designers have been able to compete in this contest every two years. However, this prestigious competition held its live red carpet final in 2017. With the support of CIBJO (The World Jewellery Confederation) and in partnership with Vincenzaoro, Europe’s Largest Gold and Jewelry Trade Show, HRD Antwerp decided to reinvent itself for its 18th edition.

Talent and innovation in jewelry are catalyzed by HRD Antwerp

It is HRD Antwerp’s ambition to become a catalyst for talent. The competition had to be re-invented for us to succeed. In this year’s competition, there will be three categories. A new category has been added to the classic categories of diamond jewelry and gemstone jewelry: accessories. Peace will be the theme of the competition. Winners of each category can count on the actual production of their jewelry and become members of the HRD community.

The company is seeking new and creative talent from around the world, especially from the US, Africa, and Europe. Young talent should be encouraged to participate in the competition and represent their country, school, project, or just themselves within this competition and grab the amazing opportunities that come with it through design schools, creative platforms, governments, and artists.

2500 designers worldwide by October 15th, 2022
A total of 800 designs were submitted from 38 countries for the latest edition. It is our aim to reach more than 2.500 designers around the world this year. By submitting their designs through the HRD Design Awards website ( by the 15th of October 2022, designers can participate in the competition. A red carpet event will be held on January 23rd 2023 to announce the winners.

A unique opportunity for young designers

In the jewelry industry, the HRD Design Awards provide a tremendous platform for emerging designers. Winners have the opportunity to launch their own jewelry collections or to jump-start their jewelry careers, like Paola Strammiello, who won the competition in 2013 and became a senior jewel designer at Graff Diamonds.