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Thursday, June 11, 2009

2010 Gemmys - Deadline August 1, 2009

The Gemmys

Enter here:

2010 Deadline: 
August 1, 2009

Faceted Ge

ms • Cabochon Gems • Specially Cut Gems • Gem Objects • Artists on the Horizon

  • Faceted Gems
    Stones must be flat faceted; concave or convex faceted stones should be entered in the Specially Cut division.
  • Cabochon Gems
    Stones must be any natural gem material cut in a cabochon shape, and must be suitable for jewelry use.
  • Specially Cut Gems
    Stones include those that have been carved; cut with regular, curved “facets”; engraved; fitted together into a composite; or cut using any other lapidary technique other than flat faceting or cabbing; or any combination of lapidary techniques.
  • Gem Objects
    Items that are either nonfunctional or whose function is other than use in jewelry including, but not limited to, faceted stones not suitable for jewelry use.
  • Artists on the Horizon
    Any type of cut or gemstone, cut by an artist who has never won a national/international gem competition.  

First Place 2008 

- Faceted Gems

Tyler Allen's Faceted Chrysoberyl

Any lapidary. Entri

es must be submitted by the lapidary or, in cases of collaborative work, the principal lapidary.

Visual Appeal and Impact; Design; Execution; and for functional objects (including gems for jewelry use): Functionality

Judging will be by an independent panel of judges whose decisions will be tallied by Colored Stone and Jewelry Artist and are final. In the case of ties in tallying, winners will be determined by Colored Stone and Jewelry Artist whose decisions are final.

All entries must be cut, whether of traditional or original design -- drawings or other design renderings are not acceptable -- and must be submitted as slides or digital images as outlined below. Each entry must consist of images showing only one gem or set of gems, or one gem object or set of gem objects. Unrela

ted gems or objects must be submitted as separate entries. You may submit as many entries as you wish, but each entry must be accompanied by its own entry form and fee of $25.

For confirmation of receipt of your entry, please send it via registered mail or carrier that will confirm receipt; Colored Stone or Jewelry Artist will not. Please keep copies of all entry forms and slides as they will not be returned.

To enter
First, fill out the online entry form at


Print a paper copy of your completed online entry and enclose it with a print of the submitted image (from the same negative or digital file).

Colored Stone/Jewelry Artist
2010 Gemmys
300 Chesterfield Pkwy., Suite 100
Malvern, PA 19355 USA

Phill Mason's Tanzanian Moonstone 

won 2nd Place - Faceted Gems

A $25 entry fee paid by check, or complete credit card payment information should be enclosed for each entry. If you paid online when submitting, please include that information as well.

Multiple entries may be submitted together in one mailer but each entry should be contained within its own interior envelope, and on separate CDs if digital. Please do not staple slides to entry forms. Multiple fees may be paid with a single check, but please do not include any other fees such as subscription renewals in that check. Make checks payable to Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist.

Both online and mailed entry forms and enclosures must be received by August 1, 2009 (a postmark will not suffice). For confirmation of receipt of your entry, please send it via registered mail or a carrier that will confirm receipt; Jewelry Artist will not. Please keep copies of all entry forms, slides, CDs and prints as they will not be returned.

Fill out our online Gemmys Entry Form here.

Image Guidelines

Each entry must consist of one to three slides on a simple background, at least one of which shows the entry in full. All gems should be shown face up; faceted gems should be shown face up, in tilt, and in profile; specially cut gems should be shown in views that best convey their aesthetics and settability. Objects should be shown in full; additional views may show an area of detail, an object open or its components separate, if applicable, or other view that best conveys the object’s aesthetics or functionality. No more than three images will be judged. Please label your slides with your name, any photo credits, and an arrow pointing up to indicate viewing direction.

Enclose a clearly labeled Mac/PC formatted CD showing your entry in its entirety on a simple background. As above, an optional close-up will also be accepted.

The image must be a 300 DPI tiff or jpeg format file; a flattened image, and 6 to 8 inches on the longest side. This will be used for print reproduction of the winners.

** If you are submitting more than one entry, please put each image on a separate CD.

For more information on taking photographs of your work, see this article from the April 2006 issue of Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist.

The Final Cut will be awarded to the entry deemed best overall, and First and Second Place winners will be named in each division. Winners will be notified individually by mail or e-mail. Winners will also be published in the January 2010 Tucson Show Guide, the January 2010 issue of Jewelry Artist, and the January/February 2010 issue of Colored Stone.

Because we may request winning gems or gem objects for new photography, keeping entry pieces available where possible would be appreciated, although it is not required.

Mail entries to:

Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist
2010 Gemmys Awards Entries
300 Chesterfield Pkwy., Suite 100
Malvern, PA 19355 USA

Slides, Prints and Digital Media Only! Do Not Send Jewelry, Stones or Objects! Submissions without an accompanying online entry will not be accepted.

Questions or concerns? Contact Kristen Gibson, Assistant Editor at 610-232-5715, or e-mail

Submitting an entry form constitutes granting Colored Stone, the Tucson Show Guide, and Jewelry Artist the right to reproduce the image or images in announcing winners, creating award posters, in promoting the Gemmys, and for other editorial and promotional purposes. All entrants agree not to hold Colored Stone orJewelry Artist responsible for the protection of original designs once published.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Call For Entries...

We are now accepting Gold Jewelry 

entries for June 2009.

Enter today and win!

In 12 separate contests, one each month through 2009, 

covering every important category, National Jeweler's 

Best of Awards will recognize our industry's most 

outstanding jewelry design and retailer marketing. 

Check the monthly schedule below to determine which 

monthly contests you should enter. Don't miss your 

chance to be recognized as our industry's best in your 

area of specialty! 

Once entries are in, voting will open to industry 

members to determine industry's choice winners. 

In addition, an expert panel of judges will determine 

overall winners for prizes as outlined below. 

A $50 application fee applies for each entry submitted.


Judge's Pick - One winner will be chosen in each of the

 12 monthly contests and will receive:

People's choice - Recognition along with the category winners

Monthly Award Categories

January - Print Advertising 
February - Colored Stone Jewelry
March - Online Advertising 
April - Silver
May - Outdoor Advertising
June - Gold Jewelry
July - Platinum Jewelry
August - Direct Mail Advertising
September - Diamond and Bridal jewelry
October - Radio Advertising
November - Watches
December - TV Advertising


Editorial, creative and marketing experts in the 

field will review and judge entries. Judges for 2009:



Enter the contest


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