The aim of the BIWAKO International Jewelry Design Competition is to offer global jewelry designers a better platform for communicating and exchanging creative ideas. We strive to provide a healthy competitive arena for jewelry designers from around the world and to make this event a place for designers to fulfill their inspiring dreams.


She, a woman’s personal pronoun, is the constant source of inspiration. With the rapid development of our society, the status of women is gaining importance and their freedom, independence and strength are pushing into the mainstream. As an important element of female glamour, pearl symbolizes preciousness, eternity and purity.

With this in mind, we feel privileged to host this international jewelry design competition themed ‘You’, hoping to showcase the unique charm and power of women through pearls. In the meantime, this competition could serve as a platform for jewelry designers to showcase their talent and creativity. We believe that it would bring us completely new aesthetic experiences and design philosophies of women in the new era. We look forward to their appearance.

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meeting: September 1, 2023


  • Boris Grebille (Dean of IESA)

After more than twenty years at IESA, the International School of Culture and Art Markets, including ten years as director, Boris Grebille has taken over the pedagogical direction of the art and creation cluster of the Galileo Global Education France group, which brings together 17 schools specialized in fashion , Design, Interior Design, Graphics, Cinema, Audiovisual, Theater, Video Games and Animation, Communication. He specializes in art management and socio-cultural mediation policy, for which he designed and led the master’s program at IESA.

  • Danielle Lafaurie (designer from Colombia)

Danielle was born into the fashion world, having inherited it from her mother, Olga Piedrahita. As a child she was particularly observant and then decided to study industrial design at the University of the Andes. Her natural propensity for creativity and her diverse creative disciplines also led her to enter the world of literature.

After completing her undergraduate studies, she moved to Jaipur, India to live. There she worked with Sanjay Kasliwal from The Gem Palace and discovered her other passion: jewellery.

In 2007 she returned to work at “Casa Olga Piedrahita” where she established her main activity platform: design and production of creative projects related to fashion, photography and jewelry.

Projects she has worked on include collaborating with photographer Ruven Afanador for more than seven years. Together they organized three photo workshops in co-production with the University of the Andes and the University Jorge Tadeo Lozano; They also photographed great Colombian musical talents such as Carlos Vives, Aterciopelados and Chocquibtown and produced a campaign for Marca País, among others.

From the “Olga Piedrahita House” and in collaboration with the designer, they produced photography and fashion events with the work of the master Leo Matiz or Beat Presser, collaborating with other talents such as Rohka, Carla Fernández, Bazz de Grant etc. It is a wardrobe room, a crossroads between imaginary fashion and so many other creative languages: illustration, culinary, art, painting, jewellery, etc.

Danielle is an all-around creator talented enough to have her soul in heaven and her feet on earth. On some projects she is the executive and creative producer, on others she does textile design or styling. Each of her pieces has more than one story to tell; Stories about the country and its roots that contribute to the GLOCAL (Global + Local) concept.

  • Miss Idsardi
    (Jewelry Department of Delft University of Technology and Vakschool Schoonhoven)

(Netherlands 1964), goldsmith, jewelry designer.

Over the years, Froukje Idsardi has created contemporary jewelry and silverware using precious metals and gemstones. A dialogue takes place between the customer and Froukje Idsardi in order to create special unique pieces and to offer a tailor-made service.

The use of traditional and modern goldsmith techniques combined with her own signature make Froukje Idsardi’s jewelry recognizable.

Froukje was educated at Vakschool Schoonhoven and Guldsmede Hoiskolen Copenhagen. Since 1991 she has been running her workshop gallery in the historic city of Delft. In addition to Froukje’s own company, she is a lecturer in jewelry design at both VAK and TU Delft.

  • FAN Zhe (Founder of the Center de Design Sino-France)

curator and artist

Director General of the Center for Sino-French Contemporary Art (CACSF)

Owner of the Parc International Cevenol

Sponsor and Artistic Director of P’Art Sino-Français

Chairman of the Center De Design Sino-French

In 2006 he graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Paris; had his works exhibited at the French Youth Art Exhibition; took part in the European Youth Art Exhibition as the French representative;

In 2014 he realized the P’Art Sino-Français project to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and France;

In 2019 he curated the China section The Golden Mean of the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne 2019;

In 2021 he founded the Center De Design Sino-français.

  • Jasmina Carbone (Professor of the jewelry school Le Arti Orafe)

Jasmina is a renowned teacher and artist in the field of jewelry design with extensive experience. Already in 1997 she had published a series of articles on jewelery making courses in the Spanish jewelery magazine ARTE YJOYA, as well as articles on jewelery illustration techniques in VOGUE GIOIELLO and L’ORAFO ITALIANO. She currently teaches jewelry illustration and other professional techniques at LAO-Le Arti Orafe Jewelry School in Florence, Italy. Well known in the jewelry design community, she has created numerous works at the invitation of major jewelry brands including Swarovski from Austria, Misaki from Monaco, La BREA int. from Canada and Le manege a’ bijoux from France.


1. Official BIWAKO certificate;

2. Prize money will be awarded to the first three places.

First Prize: $1,000;

Second Prize: $800;

Third Prize: $500;

3. The 10 best works would be realized;

4. The entries will be shown at BIWAKO exhibitions in several countries including Asia and Europe.

5. The posts would be widely publicized on BIWAKO’s and sponsors’ social media.

6. The contributions will be published on the official BIWAKO website.


Artwork design:

1.Size: A4 (210x285mm);

2. Resolution: 300DPI;

3.File Type: JPG/JPEG/PNG;

4.A creative description of the SHE topic, in English only, up to 250 words;

* Note: You should document your creation process (in pictures and/or videos) and send it to our inbox along with your graphic design. The selected or award-winning works of art are comprehensively presented via online platforms.


Please send your graphic design and creative description to: [email protected]

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