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THE CATEGORIES

JEWELRY COLLECTION
(Couture/Fine & Fashion/Bridge)

A collection that uses a repeated element, theme or design. The collection should be cohesive and consistent in its presentation, materials and voice/style. Each piece in the collection must be wearable jewelry. Items may be cast, fabricated, forged, assembled or created with any combination of techniques. Suggested collection size is two to five pieces. The collection should comprise a matching set of different types of jewelry. NOTE: Collections may not contain any piece that has previously won an award for 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. 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 may 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.

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.

SILVER/ARGENTIUM® SILVER

The predominant metal is silver, Argentium® Silver or a combination of both. May be cast, fabricated, forged, assembled or created with any combination of techniques. 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, 2019.

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, 2019.


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