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Rio Tinto Diamonds Announces Winners of Global Design Competition

by JewelStruck on Nov.14, 2011, under News & Events

Rio Tinto Diamonds announced the winners of Global Design Competition, awarded by an elite panel of eight judges from the fashion and jewelry industries. According to judges and style editor Mr Michael O’Connor, “I was extremely impressed with how each of the designers interpreted the challenge and came up with unique and beautiful jewelry pieces that highlight the use of Rio Tinto’s diverse diamonds portfolio.” One Of The Winning Design:

Rio Tinto Diamonds Announces Winners of Global Design Competition

Rio Tinto Diamonds Announces Winners of Global Design Competition

The judging panel, at an event at the Kristin Hanson Gallery, selected nine winners from a record number of entries from the US, Canada, Australia, India, China and Hong Kong, across four categories of jewelry design: Champagne, Silvermist, Canadian Diamonds and Sustainable Jewelry.As a result of their efforts, the nine winning designers will have many opportunities for significant exposure to the US jewelry industry, including their designs being showcased at a suite at the 2012 Academy Awards.

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19th annual MJSA Vision Awards – Jewelry Design Competition

by JewelStruck on Nov.05, 2009, under News & Events

Celebrating outstanding talent in the field of jewelry design, Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America (MJSA) has started accepting entries for the 19th annual MJSA Vision Awards Design Competition.

Rules & Categories

Entries can be submitted before January 15, 2010. They are accepting entries in 5 different categories, which include

  • Design Excellence – for designs that exhibit exceptional creativity, craftsmanship and marketability
  • Visionary Technical Solution – for designs in which specific technical challenges, such as combining two non-complementary metals were overcome to take the piece from concept to completion
  • Laser Distinction – for entries in which the design relied upon the use of a laser (sponsored by LaserStar Technologies)
  • Gold Distinction – for entries that include a minimum of 75 percent of a karat gold alloy in the design (sponsored by Hoover & Strong).
  • Future of the Industry Award – In addition, students in any jewelry-related program may submit rendered designs for the Future of the Industry Award, which recognizes exceptional design achievement and potential


All MJSA Vision Award winners will be honored at a March 16 ceremony during the annual MJSA Expo New York. Winning entries will also be on display at the Expo for thousands of buyers and exhibitors and they will be featured or recognized in special ad pages in InStore magazine, Metalsmith magazine, and the association’s own MJSA Journal.

How to

For submission guidelines, or to download an entry form, go to the Career Center at or e-mail For more information, call MJSA at (800) 444-6572.

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Vintage with Swarovski Elements

by kultalilja on Oct.22, 2009, under Handmade Jewelry

Vintage pendant

Vintage pendant

Finally I received Vintage items that I’ve so long waited. As soon as I saw those fabulous jewelry findings, I got thrilled to create new jewelry. The very first was a few earrings (I will definitely post photos of collections later) and when I saw this magnificent pendant, I decided to create a simple but beautiful necklace with it. Pendant is Trinity Brass antiqued gold and it is hanging on antiqued brass chain. I attached to chain sparkling Swarovski beads.

It’s so enjoyable to create sparkling vintage jewelry, at least as enjoyable as to wear them! You can find me at –

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Lava stone bead necklace

by justatish on Oct.08, 2009, under Handmade Jewelry

Multi layered and bulkly is the trend for fall 2009  jewelry fashion. Leave the weight behind and have fun with bulky beads of lava stone.  Lava stones are fun beads to work with, loaded with texture and character, you can load up your design with them and not have to sacrifice you neck to the weight, or use them as accents to draw attention to the design, not so much the bead.

Char'd and Chunky necklace

Char'd and Chunky necklace

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