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Calling all colored-stone jewelry designs
Posted on February 10, 2009
National Jeweler magazine will be honoring the most exciting and unique colored-stone jewelry designs in the February installment of its 2009 Best of Marketing and Design Contest.Entries can be submitted at by following a simple registration process (and $50 fee) and uploading the appropriate media files.All colored-stone jewelry submissions will be judged during the first week in March by a panel of industry experts, including Victoria Gomelsky of Couture International Jeweler, Amanda Gizzi of the Jewelry Information Center and Lorraine DePasque of National Jeweler. Winners will be prominently featured in National Jeweler magazine and on its Web site,"The Best of Program allows us to highlight the truly innovative design... Read More
Vision Award jewelry design competition deadline coming up
Posted on December 26, 2008
You have till Jan. 15th to come up with an entry in the MJSA 18th annual Vision Awards design competition.Entries must be postmarked by JAN. 15, 2009. For submission guidelines and further information, visit In addition to the overall Professional and Student Awards, the competition features special Distinction Awards that allows recognition of designers using specific materials or technologies in new and creative ways. This year’s featured Distinction categories include: Enamel Distinction, sponsored by Rio Grande Laser Distinction, sponsored by Crafford–LaserStar Technologies Corp. Mokumé-gane Distinction, sponsored by Shining Wave Metals and Reactive Metals Studio Palladium Distinction, sponsored by Hoover & Strong Platinum... Read More
Ever Wonder What It’s Like to Judge the AGTA Spectrum Awards?
Posted on November 26, 2008
Well then.... go see all the entries on the AGTA Spectrum Design Award webpage! It's only the second time they've ever posted all the 600+ entries and it's fascinating to see them all. Would you choose the same ones as the judges? ... Read More
Entries Now Being Accepted for the 2009 MJSA Vision Awards Design Competition
Posted on November 8, 2008
The competition is divided into two categories: Professional and Student Awards. In addition to the Professional and Student Awards, all eligible professional entries may qualify for Distinction Awards, which include:Enamel Distinction, sponsored by Rio GrandeLaser Distinction, sponsored by Crafford–LaserStar Technologies Corp.Mokumé-gane Distinction, co-sponsored by Shining Wave Metals and Reactive Metals StudioPalladium Distinction, sponsored by Hoover & StrongPlatinum Distinction, sponsored by Platinum Guild InternationalThe 2009 awards will also feature “The Reactive Metals Challenge,” which will honor professional designs that incorporate niobium, tantalum, and/or titanium. The first 10 entrants will have their $50 competition entry fees waived, courtesy of... Read More
AGTA Spectrum Design Competition Winners Announced — JRB Inner Circle Members Lauded
Posted on October 28, 2008
 AGTS Spectrum Design Competition winners were announced today and we are thrilled to see several JRB Inner Circle Members lauded for their designs. Here are their prize titles -- you can click through to see the whole list of winners. Best Use of Platinum and Color and Platinum Honors in Bridal Wear: Erica Courtney, Erica Courtney, Los Angeles. Platinum necklace featuring a 112.84 ct. Aquamarine briolette accented with Diamonds and Aquamarines (4.79 ctw.).Bridal Wear First Place - Bridal Wear: Judy Evans, Richard Krementz Gemstones, Springdale, N.J. Platinum earrings featuring Morganite briolettes (27.08 ctw.) accented with diamonds (2.35 ctw.).Third Place - Bridal Wear: Carley  McGee-Boehm, Carley Jewels, Solana Beach, Calif. Palladium earrings featuring... Read More
Jewelry Artist Magazine’s Design Competition Awards 10 Outstanding Winners
Posted on October 15, 2008
We were so pleased to see the winners, a few in particular, of the seventh annual Jewelry Arts Awards. Entries were judged for excellence, visual appeal and impact, originality, and execution in these five categories: Pendants/Necklaces, Bracelets, Pins/Brooches, Rings, and Miscellaneous Jewelry. This contest, sponsored by Jewelry Arts Magazine (used to be Lapidary Journal), always has a diverse roster of winners including newcomers. Every jewelry designer should try and enter sometime... it's a good thing to do. Marie Scarpa won Best of Competition (also First Place, Pendants/Necklaces) NAUTILLESQUE. We loved seeing our friend -- designer and retailer extraordinaire, llyn strong, take First Place in the Miscellaneous Jewelry with her YELLOW BERYL... Read More
Winners Announced for the first Centurion Emerging Designer Awards
Posted on October 13, 2008
Centurion 2009 has named the winners of the first-ever Centurion Emerging Designer Awards.The three winners, Alexandra Hart, Mark Maxwell and Uwe Schlappner, will each make their fine-jewelry trade show debut at the upcoming Centurion show, to be held in Tucson, Ariz., from Jan. 31-Feb. 4, 2009.    The competition was created to give up-and-coming designers from around the world the opportunity to exhibit in front of top retail stores. read more about it on National Jeweler's industry's news website.           ... Read More
Saul Bell Award Winners Feted in Las Vegas
Posted on July 2, 2008
Another great event during the Las Vegas Market week last month was the 8th annual Saul Bell Design Awards. No other design competition honors it's winners quite like the folks at Rio Grande, the sponsor of the Saul Bell Awards. The awards ceremony is a lovely, long dinner with a great video created of and by the winners. The star is the editor of the film who pieces together great responses to pendantic questions. What's your inspiration? How do you describe your hands? The competition invites designers to create original jewelry designs in seven categories. Rio Grande annually awards nearly $30,000 in prizes. This year’s categories and finalists are as follows: Gold/Platinum —Thomas Dailing, Thomas Dailing Designs; Sowon Joo; James Kaya, Solair Jewelers; Patricia... Read More