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THE CATEGORIES

JEWELRY COLLECTION COUTURE/FINE

A luxury collection that uses a repeated element, theme or design. The collection should be cohesive and consistent in its presentation, materials and voice/style. This body of work should be designed to be produced and sold repeatedly. Each piece in the collection must be wearable jewelry. Items can be cast, fabricated, forged, assembled or created with any combination of techniques. Suggested collection size is three to seven pieces.

JEWELRY COLLECTION FASHION/BRIDGE

A trend-setting collection that uses a repeated element, theme or design. The collection should be cohesive and consistent in its presentation, materials and voice/style. This body of work should be designed to be produced and sold repeatedly. Each piece in the collection must be wearable jewelry. Items can be cast, fabricated, forged, assembled or created with any combination of techniques. Suggested collection size is three to seven pieces.

GOLD/PLATINUM

The predominant metal is gold or platinum group metals including palladium or a combination of these. Can be cast, fabricated, forged, assembled or created with any combination of techniques. The piece must be wearable or ornamental jewelry.

HOLLOWWARE/ART OBJECTS

Includes vessels and non-wearable objects made of precious metal. The majority of the piece can be made using one or a combination of techniques, including spinning, drawing, forging, raising, repoussé and forming, primarily from milled stock. Other decorative components (cast pieces, stones, etc.) can be incorporated.

SILVER/ARGENTIUM® SILVER

The predominant metal is silver, Argentium® Silver or a combination of both. Can be cast, fabricated, forged, assembled or created with any combination of techniques. The piece must be wearable or ornamental jewelry.

ENAMEL

The predominant surface material must be glass-based enamel. Can be fired on any type of metal. The piece must be wearable or ornamental jewelry.

ALTERNATIVE METALS/MATERIALS

The predominant material can be any non-traditional metal (a metal not covered in another category, including base metals and reactive metals) or material (including resin, glass, wood, found objects and textiles). The piece must be wearable or ornamental jewelry.

EMERGING JEWELRY ARTIST 22 YEARS OF AGE OR YOUNGER

There are no limitations on media, as long as the finished piece is wearable or ornamental jewelry and is fabricated by the entrant. Entrant must be 22 years of age or younger at the time of the entry deadline, October 25, 2018.

EMERGING JEWELRY ARTIST 18 YEARS OF  AGE OR YOUNGER

There are no limitations on media, as long as the finished piece is wearable or ornamental jewelry and is fabricated by the entrant. Entrant must be 18 years of age or younger at the time of the entry deadline, October 25, 2018.