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The chemical composition of gemstone is often distributed in different geological layers. The rocks in nature are not static. They always experience constant impacts or collisions and afterwards all kinds of brilliant gems crystallize underground.


The integration of civilizations between East, West and the whole world has created a glorious era. The Art craft movement, Art Nouveau style, and Art Deco style were born and are still praised by us 100 years later.

Contest Information

The International Gemological Institute is calling upon the world's creatives to step forward and contribute. The 2020 IGI JEWEL Jewelry Design Contest invites jewelers, artists, teachers, students and fans alike to submit design concepts in four categories by August 31. Participation is free of charge and open to anyone, whether professional or not.


Colored Stones


Creative Materials


1 Contest Champion

$1,140.00 cash

Scholarships to coursework
at one of IGI’s International
Schools of Gemology

2 Silver Medalists

$570 cash

Scholarships to coursework
at one of IGI’s International
Schools of Gemology

4 Outstanding Design awards

$285 cash

Scholarships to coursework
at one of IGI’s International
Schools of Gemology


  • The contest is open to designers, jewelers, craftsmen, teachers, students and enthusiasts, whether professional or not.
  • Participation is free of charge.
  • Judges will evaluate submissions from perspectives of creativity, use of materials, budget/cost, feasibility of production and wearability.


  • Submissions will be accepted through August 31.
  • Fabrication, and judging will conclude on November 1.
  • The 2020 IGI JEWEL Jewelry Design Contest awards ceremony will be held in Shanghai and broadcast live globally on November 25.
  • Finalists and their guests will be invited to attend live, should they wish to appear in person and circumstances permitting.


  • Materials from endangered species such as coral, ivory and tortoiseshell shall not be used.
  • The category entered should reflect the focus of the design. For example: Submissions to the "Diamond" category should feature diamond as the work's central focus.
  • Submission requirements: Entrants may submit only one design in each category. The same entry cannot be selected for two awards at the same time.
  • Design budget: While there is no need to produce a finished product at the submission stage, the cost of the design must be 3,000 US dollars or less.
  • The artwork should be submitted as one entry (The set of designs is allowed to be submitted in the entry, with one page for each piece of jewelry).
  • Stackable pieces, such as stackable rings or bracelets, may be submitted as the set of drawings under an entry.
  • The entries have no restrictions on style, design or choice of jewelry item.
  • The shortlisted entries should submit the sketch design (please indicate the size, material and craft) and mark the name of the work.
  • It is not allowed to mark the names of competitors, selection agencies and other relevant information on the renderings Notes for submission of works.
  • The work should include all the design drafts and the set should be uploaded in the form of a zip file, in which the single page should not exceed 5MB and the file size should not exceed 15MB.


  • Drawing size: A4 (210 x 285 mm)
  • Full color
  • The top and bottom of the work need to be identified
  • Image accuracy: 150 - 300 DPI
  • Draft format: PNG or JPG

Copyright & Important Disclaimer

  • IGI would have the right to print, publish and broadcast the artworks worldwide in all media without any commercial purposes.
  • For any commercial purpose, it only depends on entrant’s intentions, IGI would not involve in it.
  • IGI legally undertakes not to use the participant’s submitted works which are not shortlisted in this contest in any commercial way, neither immediately nor later.