Emily Snadden, the winner of the 2010 JAA Australian Jewellery Awards, has taken out one of 12 awards in Hong Kong’s International Jewellery Design Excellence Award 2011.
Snadden, a 29-year-old jeweller from Collins Jewellers in Adelaide, has been awarded one of four Merit Awards for her 18 carat yellow and white gold ‘Precious Limb’ bangle.
She is the first Australian to win an award in the competition will be presented with her prize at the the International Jewellery Design Excellence Award Presentation Ceremony in Hong Kong on March 4.
The International Jewellery Design Excellence Award is a biennial competition open to jewellery designers who have won an industry award in their country within the past 14 months.
Entries are judged on innovativeness, craftsmanship, aesthetics, wearability and functionality by eight judges from Hong Kong, Switzerland, Italy, Japan, Russia, China and the UK.
Snadden was awarded the winner of the Precious Metal Design Award and the Grand Prix Award in the 2010 JAA Awards for her bangle which was inspired by the bark and branches of Australia’s native Salmon Gum tree.
“I am intrigured by the naturally occurring folds, creases and wrinkles in the bark and junctions of the Salmon Gum which I have aimed to recreate within this piece,” she said.