Silver category added to Spectrum Awards
The Silver Promotion Service is sponsoring the new category, which will recognize exceptionally designed silver jewelry that incorporates natural gemstones or cultured pearls.
Couture designer to create next DEF bracelet
The show is partnering with the Diamond Empowerment Fund for the Diamonds Do Good design competition, which challenges Couture exhibitors to come up with a fresh look for the charity’s signature bracelet.
Association recognizes Hawaiian designers
The Hawaii Jewelers Association honored eight different designers for their jewelry’s craftsmanship and marketability at banquet held earlier this month in the Aloha State.
Couture Design Awards taking submissions
The Couture show now is accepting entries for its annual design competition, created to show off the technique and creativity of its exhibiting brands.
Centurion honors designers, retailers
William Levine, Armenta and Beverly K, along with independent jewelers from New York to Florida, were among the winners at the Scottsdale show.
Halstead Grant now open for applications
Jewelry supply distributor Halstead Inc. is calling for applications for its Halstead Grant, which awards new designers with money to help get their business going.
JA announces winners of 2015 Case Awards
Jewelers of America has released the names of the five winners of its CASE Awards, which recognize JA retail members who exhibit creativity, artistry, style and excellence in jewelry design.
Niche Awards announces 2015 finalists
Designers Pamela Froman, Emanuela Duca and Mary Lynn Podiluk, creator of the engagement ring seen here, are among the jewelry artists nominated for the 2015 Niche Awards.
Jewelry contest to take winner on safari
Fair trade gift and clothing company Dsenyo is hosting a jewelry competition for college students that will afford one grand-prize winner an all-expenses paid safari in Zambia.
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.
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.”
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.
Entry open for JTV Designer Showcase contest
Jewelry Television is inviting designers working in an array of mediums to compete in their annual Jewel School Designer Showcase Challenge, which will recognize more than 60 winners and award more than $10,000 in prizes.
MJSA honors designers with vision
MJSA has announced the winners of its annual Vision Awards, which celebrate outstanding talent in jewelry design and “represent the future of the jewelry manufacturing industry.”
Oscar Heyman takes top platinum honors
The Platinum Guild International hit the show floor prize-patrol style in Las Vegas on Sunday to reveal the winners of its annual design contest, with New York-based Oscar Heyman winning best in show.
Couture names 2014 Design Award winners
The judges in this year’s Couture Design Awards had an unenviable, but not undesirable, task: they had to choose the winners among a field of amazing entries in a contest that grew by two categories since last year.
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.
FIT students recognized in Gemesis design contest
Akanksha Gore and So Hyun Ahn are the winners of a jewelry design contest hosted by lab-grown diamond company Gemesis and the Fashion Institute of Technology that asked students to create renderings of “stylishly sustainable” engagement rings.
Gemvision crowns winners in the Matrix
Five winners have been named in Gemvision’s Matrix Design contest, which recognizes the best work of designers who use computer-aided drafting tools to create jewelry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.