Deadline and categories for the 2015 Saul Bell Award are announced!


The competition challenges jewelry designers to push the boundaries of their imaginations as they envision and create original and innovative pieces in any of six categories:

NEW THIS YEAR! Alternative Metals/Materials: The predominant
material can be any non-traditional metal (not covered in another
category, including base metals and reactive metals) or material
(including resin, glass, wood, found objects and textiles).

Gold/Platinum: The predominant metal is gold or platinum group
metals including palladium or a combination. May be cast,
fabricated, forged, assembled or created with any combination of

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

Hollowware/Art Objects: Includes vessels and non-wearable objects
made of precious metal constructed primarily from milled stock using one or more metal forming techniques. Decorative cast components may be incorporated. Metal Clay: The predominant material is metal clay (silver, gold, bronze, copper, etc.) and may include gemstones and other findings as desired.

Enamel: The predominant surface material must be glass-based enamels and may be fired on any type of metal.

Emerging Jewelry Artist: Reserved for young designers, 18 years of
age or younger, this category places no limitation on media used and requires only that the finished piece is wearable jewelry adornment and fabricated by the entrant.

For information about the 2015 Saul Bell Design Award competition,
designers are invited to call 800.952.6222. Initial concepts for entries to the 2015 competition are due by September 19, 2014.

Visit for general information about the Saul Bell Design Award competition.

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