National Jeweler Network

Design Contests

04/10/14

Couture innovates with two new Design Awards

Show organizers have expanded the Couture Design Awards by two categories in order to honor jewelry that breaks new ground as well as pieces that are distinctively extravagant. 

04/02/14

Deadline for MJSA Vision Awards approaching

The MJSA’s 2104 Vision Awards, which recognizes outstanding talent in jewelry design, is open for entries now through April 17.  

03/21/14

Couture Design Awards open for entry

Entries are now being accepted for the 2014 Couture Design Awards, an annual competition for the show’s exhibiting brands. 

03/21/14

Student designers recognized at Atlanta show

The winners of the 11th annual Savannah College of Art and Design Student Design Competition were announced at the Atlanta Jewelry Show on March 9. 

03/20/14

JA names five Case Awards winners

Jewelers of America has announced the winners of its annual Case Awards, which recognizes JA retail members who exhibit creativity, artistry, style and excellence in jewelry design. 

03/18/14

WJA recognizes 2014 ‘Diva’ design winners

The Women’s Jewelry Association has announced the winners of its 2014 Diva Design Competition, a contest that encourages any and all women to express their creativity through jewelry design. 

03/13/14

Irene Neuwirth among CFDA Award nominees

Irene Neuwirth, Jennifer Fisher and Marc Alary are the nominees in the accessory design category for the 2014 Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Fashion Awards. 

02/18/14

Platinum design competition opens for entries

The Platinum Guild International USA is now accepting entries for the JCK 2014 Platinum Innovation Awards, which will be presented at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 1.

02/18/14

Gemesis, FIT team on diamond design competition

Lab-grown diamond jewelry company Gemesis is sponsoring a jewelry design competition open to students at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and potentially will produce and sell the winning design.

02/12/14

New designers ‘emerge’ at Centurion show

Babette Shennan, Stanislav Drokin and Rhyme & Reason are the winners of this year’s Centurion Emerging Designer competition and, as such, exhibited their jewelry at the show.

02/12/14

Centurion recognizes design award winners

A dozen designers exhibiting at the Centurion show were recognized with a 2014 Centurion Design Award at a ceremony held Feb. 3.

02/03/14

Margery Hirschey named 2014 ‘Rising Star’

Designer Margery Hirschey was the winner in the fine jewelry category of the Fashion Group International’s 17th annual Rising Star Awards, and was honored Tuesday night at a ceremony at Cipriani 42nd Street. 

01/27/14

Niche Awards announces jewelry winners

Niche magazine has named the winners of its 2014 awards for excellence in fine craft, which includes various categories for jewelry design. 

12/19/13

JA opens 2014 Case Awards for entries

Entries now are being accepted for Jewelers of America’s 2014 Case Awards, which recognizes JA retail members who exhibit creativity, artistry, style and excellence in jewelry design.

12/05/13

Winners named in lab-grown diamond design contest

Six winners have been named in the inaugural Rebel Chique Design Competition, which asked entrants to create jewelry using Rebel Chique Diamonds, Royal Asscher’s lab-grown diamond brand.

11/06/13

‘Wave’ ring wins top prize in pearl design contest

The Cultured Pearl Association of America (CPAA) has named the winners of the 2013/2014 International Pearl Design Contest (IPDC).

10/23/13

'Storm' ring reigns at 2014 Spectrum Awards

A 22-carat emerald and diamond ring called "Tropical Storm" by James Currens took home both Best in Show and top honors in the classical category in the American Gem Trade Association’s annual Spectrum design competition. 

09/30/13

Texas association names design contest winners

The Texas Jewelers Association (TJA) announced the winners of the jewelry design contest it held during the recent Smart Jewelry Show in Dallas.

09/23/13

AGTA names five judges for Spectrum Awards

The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) has named Jennifer McCurry, Jennie Ma, Barbara Heinrich, John Hatleberg and Jose Hess as the judges for its 2014 Spectrum Awards.

08/30/13

Deadline nearing for Centurion design contest

Entries will be accepted through Sept. 30 for the sixth annual Centurion Emerging Design Competition, a high-end jewelry design contest that will afford two winners a showcase and exhibit space at the Centurion Scottsdale show in February.

08/06/13

2014 marks 30 years for AGTA Spectrum Awards

Next year is the 30th anniversary of the American Gem Trade Association’s (AGTA) Spectrum Awards, which recognize the skills of jewelry designers and lapidaries in the United States and Canada who are working with colored gemstones.