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08/26/14

WJA calling for entries in ‘Diva Design’ competition

The Women’s Jewelry Association has begun accepting submissions for its 2015 Diva Design competition, which celebrates the organization’s current theme for the year of “transformation.” 

08/25/14

Centurion new designer contest open for submissions

Submissions now are being accepted for the seventh annual Centurion Emerging Designer Competition, which will afford two winners showcase and exhibit space at next year’s Centurion show. 

08/21/14

The History Behind … eye miniatures

In this new monthly feature, National Jeweler editors delve into the when, where and why of antique jewelry. August’s focus is on eye miniatures, which first became popular in the 1770s. 

08/19/14

Annual pearl design contest open for entries

Submissions now are being accepted for the International Pearl Design Competition, a design contest hosted by the Cultured Pearl Association of America each year to celebrate and recognize excellence in pearl jewelry. 

08/18/14

‘Most desirable’ pink diamond could sell for $15M

In a year that has seen a number of record-breaking sales of natural colored diamonds, Sotheby’s is offering another exceptional stone: an 8.41-carat internally flawless, fancy vivid purple-pink diamond.   

08/18/14

Post, Pelzel among 2015 Spectrum Award judges

The American Gem Trade Association has released the names of the five judges for its annual Spectrum Awards, a colored gemstone and pearl jewelry design competition that also recognizes lapidary skills. 

08/18/14

HRD Antwerp announces ‘culinary’ theme for contest

Diamond grading lab HRD Antwerp is accepting entries for the 16th edition of its international jewelry design competition, which this year carries the theme of “A la Carte, A Culinary Journey.” 

08/15/14

Upstate NY designer named Halstead Grant winner

Erica Bello is the winner of the ninth annual Halstead Grant, a competition for new silver jewelry artists that has afforded her $5,000 in cash and $1,000 in jewelry supplies. 

08/14/14

Designer, actress create ‘Ballerina Butterfly’ jewel

A brooch co-designed by jewelry maker Cindy Chao and actress Sarah Jessica Parker is expected to fetch nearly $1 million when it hits the auction block at Sotheby’s this fall.