Supplier News: Week of June 15

OroArezzo Presents Premiere Digital Edition Contest

OroArezzo and Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) recently announced the 30th edition of Premiere, a jewelry contest designed to promote and enhance the creativity and skill of Made in Italy jewelry. The contest was presented digitally on Thursday on the show’s Instagram account.

From introduction to its prize-winning ceremony, each stage of the competition will be presented online, where jewelry will be celebrated as a symbol of reprisal. Entrants are encouraged to submit their own most iconic creations, as this year is free of a specific theme (unlike contests in years past).

Applicants have until Friday to enter. For more information, visit oroarezzo.it, and follow the show on Instagram to keep up with the digital edition of the contest.

Entries for GIT World Jewelry Design Awards Now Being Accepted

The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (GIT) is calling for designers, both within Thailand and without, to submit their jewelry designs to the World Jewelry Design Awards 2020. The deadline to enter is June 30.

The theme for this year’s contest is “Beyond Jewelry: Artistic Elegance of Gems” and requires that entries be “more than ordinary jewelry without limitation of the material used,” according to a press release. No limitations will be placed on the type of gemstones or materials used, with the release mentioning items such as wood, plastic, resin, and embroidery.

“Today, jewelry is more than just an accessory and should serve a functional purpose,” said Duangkamol Jiambut, director of GIT, in a statement. “We expect to see new and extraordinary designs that can be developed into products that can be sold. GIT, together with its partners, will produce jewelry from the designs that made it to the final round to exhibit at the 66th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair in September this year as well.”

Entrants must submit at least three drawings—computer-aided or hand-drawn—of their collections, which must include the design for a necklace in addition to other accessories such as earrings, a ring, or a bracelet.

In addition to being displayed at the September show, the winner of the contest will receive a $4,000 cash prize. The first runner-up will be awarded $3,000, the second runner-up will get $1,500, and a consolation prize of $1,000 will be also awarded. Results of the first-round judging will be announced on July 9.

For more information or to submit an entry, visit gitwjda.com.

Lark & Berry Announces Jewelry Design Competition

British lab-grown diamond company Lark & Berry has announced a design competition in honor of two successful years in business. The contest seeks the talent of a sustainability-minded artist or jewelry designer to collaborate with the brand on a limited-edition capsule collection set to debut in early 2021.

Submissions are now open for the contest, and the winner will be chosen to have their six-piece capsule collection brought to life in 14k or 18k gold and set with lab-grown diamonds and colored gemstones. The winner, who will also receive a cash prize of £1,250 ($1,580), will be chosen by Lark & Berry founder, Laura Chavez.

Submissions close on July 20, and there is no limit to the number of pieces a designer can submit. For more information and to enter, send a small portfolio and statement to press@larkandberry.com or hello@larkandberry.com.

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