Main judging panel
The main judges of the competition are chosen for their extensive knowledge and expertise. They will be choosing the best designs among the deluge of the high-caliber of the three categories.


Mr. Fei Liu

founder and designer ,
Fei Liu Fine Jewellery

Mr. Fei Liu graduated from the internationally renowned Birmingham School of Jewellery. After graduation, he worked in the trade for well-known Italian jeweller. Taking all he had learned, Liu founded his eponymous brand in 2006, creating pieces with East-meets-West influences. Liu’s jewellery is sold in over 155 boutiques around the world, including the UK, Germany and China.
Mr. Bradley Theodore

Visual Artist

Born in Turks & Caicos, New York City-based Bradley Theodore began his fascinating career by adorning the city’s streets with vibrant, chromatic murals depicting contemporary pop culture and fashion “royalty” In his signature skeletal style. The multi-disciplinary artist’s body of work includes distinctive, colourful portraits of Queen Elizabeth, George Washington and fashion giants Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld. His life and unique artistic perspective were the subject of the independent film, “Becoming: Bradley Theodore,” which premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. Theodore has held numerous critically acclaimed solo exhibitions around the world and collaborated with several iconic brands.
Ms. Christie Dang

Publisher and Editor-in-Chief ,
JNA group of publications

Recognised for her dedication, professionalism and passion for the jewellery and gemstone industry, Christie Dang has been with UBM Asia’s Jewellery Media Group (formerly known as Jewellery Publishing Group) since 1997. She has travelled the world to report on the latest and most pressing developments in the gemstone and jewellery trade, from the opportunities and challenges presented by emerging markets such as mainland China to the latest technology innovations and design trends impacting the global jewellery industry. For more than 20 years, she has lead CJNA, one of the most influential jewellery publications in the Greater China region. In August 2017, she was promoted to Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the JNA group of publications.
Mr. Robert Tateossian

Jewellery Designer

From city financier to jewellery designer, Robert Tateossian founded his eponymous brand in 1990 to offer men and women a distinctive way to express their personality and style. Widely recognised as the ‘King of Cufflinks’ due to his successful range of cufflinks, he often draws on his internal upbringing, love of luxury and travel in creating innovative and unique pieces of uncompromising quality. The Tateossian brand has won the UK British Export Award for Accessories three times. Many of its signature elements reflect Robert’s own appreciation of mechanism, aesthetics and the unconventional, delivering distinctive yet wearable pieces.



Judge of category
Judge of catetory is formed with a market insider from each category, each of them will only be judging designs of that specific category. They will be judging on the distinctiveness and market potentiality of the designs.


Mr. Hidetaka Dobashi
Dancing Stone Category Judge

Founder ,
Crossfor Co Ltd

Gemmologist Hidetaka Dobashi founded Dobashi Jewelry Trading in 1980 and Shibado Co Ltd in 1987. In 1999, he established Crossfor Co Ltd. Two years later, he obtained the patent for the Crossfor Cut, a unique technique to enhance brilliance through 46 facets. Growing from strength to strength over the years, Crossfor Co Ltd again broke new ground in jewellery manufacturing in 2011 with the launch of the patented “Dancing Stone” technology, a mechanism that sets a centre stone in constant motion. Dobashi’s unrelenting passion for innovation, business acumen and inspired leadership continue to catapult Crossfor Co Ltd to greater heights. The company was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (JASDAQ) in 2017.
Ms. Ida Wong
Tahitian Pearl Category Judge

General Manager ,
Tahitian Pearl Association Hong Kong (TPAHK)

Ida Wong is the General Manager of the Tahitian Pearl Association Hong Kong (TPAHK). With over 15 years of marketing and jewellery promotion experience, she has been actively promoting Tahitian pearls by initiating sponsorships and other marketing campaigns, thereby contributing to greater awareness of the gem among designers, wholesalers, retailers and consumers. Wong’s vast knowledge of Tahitian pearls has made her a much sought-after judge, adviser and/or committee member of international jewellery design competitions.
Ms. Suzanne Wong
Platinum Category Judge

Senior Product Manager ,
Platinum Guild International

Suzanne Wong, Senior Product Manager of Platinum Guild International, is committed to fostering creativity and innovation in the platinum jewellery segment. With over 25 years of experience in the jewellery industry, working with renowned jewellery brands and leading retailers in China, she is an expert on design, R&D and market strategy. Wong harnesses her product development expertise and her GIA Gemologist, Diamonds and Colored Stones diplomas towards the development of innovative jewellery designs in platinum.