WJA calls for Diva design contest entries

The Women’s Jewelry Association is calling for entries for its Diva design competition.

The contest is open to all women who are U.S. residents, regardless of whether they are employed in the jewelry industry or whether they have formal design training. Entries are due April 15.

This year’s theme is the geometric shape of stars—and the winners will be entrants who have used precious metals and gemstones to create bracelets, necklaces, rings, pendants and earrings incorporating the shape. Original color renderings of the design should be drawn on white or light gray background. Retail prices of the pieces cannot exceed $25,000.

The first place winner will receive $2,500, second place $1,000 and third place $250. Winners will be announced June 4 at the JCK Las Vegas show.

For more information or an application form call (760) 603-4065, e-mail vdelsign@gia.edu or visit www.womensjewelry.org