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The Categories

Choose one of the categories listed below as the foundation of your piece, and integrate any additional stones or materials you wish into your design. Submitted pieces must be wearable jewelry (except in the hollowware/art objects category) and must be composed of at least a majority of the material specified in the chosen category. The piece may not have won an award in any other competition prior to entry submission.

See the Emerging Jewelry Artist category below for guidelines.



Silver/Argentium® Silver

The predominant metal is silver or Argentium® Silver or a combination of both. May be cast, fabricated, forged, assembled or created with any combination of techniques. Must be your original jewelry design.


Gold/Platinum

The predominant metal is gold or platinum group metals including palladium or a combination of these. May be cast, fabricated, forged, assembled or created with any combination of techniques. Must be your original jewelry design.


Metal Clay

The predominant material can be any form of metal clay. Must be your original jewelry design.


Hollowware/Art Objects

Includes vessels and non-wearable objects made of precious metal using one or a combination of craft techniques to include spinning, drawing, forging, raising, repoussé, and forming or otherwise onstructed primarily from milled stock. Decorative cast components can be incorporated. Must be your original design.


Enamel

The predominant surface material must be enamel. Use glass-based enamels and fire on any type of metal. Must be your original jewelry design.


Alternative Metals/Materials

The predominant material can be any non-traditional metal (not covered in another category, including base metals and reactive metals) or material (including resin, glass, wood, found objects and textiles). Must be your original jewelry design.


Emerging Jewelry Artist

There are no limitations on media, as long as the finished piece is wearable jewelry adornment and fabricated by the entrant. Designer must be 18 years of age or younger as of August 1, 2014 to enter the Emerging Jewelry Artist category.