Designers interested in testing their skills in an international context can now enter the 20th annual Saul Bell Design Award Competition. Contest organizer Rio Grande issued an official call for entries this week, inviting submissions from designers worldwide for a deadline of October 25.
One of the most challenging contests in the industry is the bi-annual German Jewellery and Gemstone Prize. Unlike most competitions, this one offers significant cash prizes—a great incentive to one’s creativity when designing!
Kayla Lim, a third-year student of George Brown College’s Jewellery Arts program, has won the 2016 Vaccaro Family Scholarship. Sponsored by CJExpos and Beverly Hills Jewellers, the scholarship competition asked applicants to create a piece based on the theme, “An Evening in Paris,” with an estimated retail value of $1500.
Stuller’s Bench Jeweler Workshop in Lafayette, La. will feature hands on demonstrations and educational seminars on working with digitally grown assets, the diamond market, laser training, increasing profits with repair, working with platinum, and polishing and plating. The 2½-day workshop in March will also play host to the second annual Battle of the Benches competition. Four bench jewellers will be selected to compete in three challenges. The first challenge involves designing, modeling, and rendering projects in CAD.