Judging

JWA Dubai organising committee has selected a panel of authoritative leaders, from different countries, representing key sectors of the jewellery industry. They were chosen for their expertise and insight relating to specific industries and strategic areas of business.

The JWA Dubai judging process is independent, robust, transparent and intellectually rigorous. Judges play a pivotal role maintaining the integrity of the awards, setting the standard for future years while ensuring the best-performing organisations are recognised.

  • 2022
  • Nirupa Bhatt
    Consulting Advisor
    GIA India
  • Chow Mei Lai Letitia
    Chair of Judges
    Jewellery World Awards (JWA)
Nirupa Bhatt served as Managing Director of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) India and the Middle East from 2008 until June 2020 where she launched GIA services to over 60 locations in India, the Middle East and Turkey. Nirupa has since then taken up a new role of Consulting Advisor at GIA. She worked with global mining conglomerate Rio Tinto's Diamond division for 20 years to market the rough diamond production in India and polished diamonds in the US market. An expert in gemstone and jewellery supply chain, Nirupa received several global honours for her contributions to the gemstone and jewellery industry. She has also been an active participant in several industry trade bodies including Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and Gems & Jewellery Skill Council of India (GJSCI). Nirupa is now also a Business Success coach and Leadership Circle Practitioner.

Chow Mei Lai Letitia, is the Chairperson & Founder of Jewellery World Awards (JWA) at Informa Markets Jewellery. Letitia Chow started her affiliation with the jewellery industry in 1980 when she was appointed Executive in-Charge of the De Beers Diamond Promotion Service in Southeast Asia. In 1983, she co-founded Jewellery News Asia, and launched the Chinese edition in 1994. In 2012, to meet the needs of the industry, she started the Jewellery World Awards (JWA).

  • Honourees, or shortlisted finalists, will be announced via the Online Announcement of Honourees in December 2021. Recipients will be announced at the JWA Dubai Ceremony and Gala Dinner on 21 February 2022, during Jewellery, Gem & Technology Dubai.
  • Judges consider each entry against category criteria, and their own discretion, based on relevant experience and expertise. Entrants may be requested to submit additional materials, including video, for certain award categories.
  • Due diligence will be conducted before, during and after judging. JWA Dubai reserves the right to request a visit to the facilities, or interview by phone, video or face to face, as part of the judging process.
  • All information provided for judging is strictly confidential.