Entries are open in 7 categories: 5 categories for a finished piece:
- True Innovation Award - US$20,000 prize
An original piece of jewellery that demonstrates innovative use of new materials, new techniques, material combinations or technical challenge solutions. Wonder in jewel form.
- Masterpiece Design Award - US$20,000 prize
An original piece of jewellery that brings exceptional aesthetic design to life with excellent execution. Beauty in jewel form.
- Extraordinary High Jewellery - US$20,000 prize
An exceptional high jewellery piece that features rare and unique gemstones of finest quality or combinations of perfectly matched rare gems in distinctive design, exquisitely executed. Grandeur in jewel form.
- Royal Indian Bride Award - US$20,000 prize
An exceptional piece or suite of jewellery for the grand appearance of an Indian bride on the wedding. Splendour in jewel form.
- Wind of Change Award - US$9,000 prize
A conceptual piece of jewellery that captures a cultural moment, the mood of today, a thought or a particular aesthetic. Ideas in jewel form. A category for 3D jewellery design
- Tomorrow's Masterpiece – US$6,000 prize
An original 3D digital design of a piece of jewellery. The jewellery piece does not need to be produced to qualify for entry.
A category for jewellery writing
- Excellence in Jewellery Writing - US$5,000 prize
An original piece of writing about jewellery that showcases a masterful use of words, a fascinating story or groundbreaking research. The article must have been published in print or online and currently available to read online.