Aninka Harms




1983-86: B.A. Degree in Fine Art, University of Stellenbosch, Jewellery Design with Dieter Dill and Daniel Kruger

1988-89: Further studies at the Fachhochschule für Gestaltung Pforzheim with Jens-Rüdiger Lorenzen


1986: Intergold Award for best graduate in Jewellery Design, University Stellenbosch

1995: Red Dot Design Award, Design Centre Essen, Germany

1996: Designale prize by the Munich International Fair for double rings

1997: DESIGN PLUS prize of the Frankfurt International Fair for novel cufflink design

1999: Comprehensive design concept of pearl necklace 'Bubbles' (also known as 'Fynbosketting, 'Knospenkette', 'Frizzante') with earrings and rings. (Design protected by international patents)
FORM 99 (Frankfurt International Fair)

2000: Selection 2000 (Design Centre Essen)
DESIGN PLUS 2000 (Frankfurt International Fair)
FORM 2000 (Frankfurt International Fair)

2002: FORM 2002 (Frankfurt International Fair)

2003: FORM 2003 (Frankfurt International Fair

2004: FORM 2004 (Frankfurt International Fair)

2005: Second Prize PlatAfrica Design Competition, Professional Category

2008: Staatspreis des Hessischen Kunsthandwerks, Messe Frankfurt


2006-2013: Ornament (own Jewellery Gallery in Stellenbosch)
Frequent exhibitions at International Jewellery Fairs in Munich, Frankfurt, Florence, New York, Cape Town (DESIGN INDABA EXPO)

Countless pieces of jewellery created on individual commission

Aninka played the baroque violin. As a member of various period instrument ensembles she performed and recorded internationally.

She tragically passed away in February 2014.