IGI Expressions Jurist Kyle Roderick

IGI Expressions Jury Spotlight: Kyle Roderick

The IGI Expressionsinternational jewelry design competition is accepting submissions through November 30. Free to all participants, IGI is pleased to provide this platform where feelings can be conveyed in works of art.

Submitted 100% online, hand-sketched, CAD or iPad submissions will be evaluated by our esteemed panel of jurists. IGI extends sincere thanks to this celebrated group of world-class experts for their support and advocacy of new, creative talent through our IGI Expressions™ initiative.

Kyle Roderick

Kyle Roderick is a jewelry industry influencer and journalist for Forbes.com, Rapaport, NouvelleBox and other influential media outlets. Her Instagram account @bijouxreview has nearly 100,000 followers. She has a passion for design-driven, limited edition jewelry and regularly composes professional messaging for jewelry companies. Her articles have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Harper’s Bazaar and Vanity Fair.

Kyle authored and photo edited Bejeweled, the first book documenting how consumer demand for sustainable and ethically produced jewels is reforming the jewelry industry into a more ecologically responsible, sustainable and economically humane business. As designers, mining companies and trade organizations institute and adhere to earth-friendly extraction methods and Fair Trade employment standards, they enrich miners’ and artisans’ lives while providing consumers with luxury jewels embodying traceable, ethical origins.  A proactive advocate for positive change, Kyle hosted and moderated a panel discussion on Social Responsibility and Sourcing at the 2022 JCK Show in Las Vegas.

IGI Expressions Jurist Kyle Roderick

In Kyle’s Words

With passion, wit and diamond-bright authority, I feature seasonal jewelry collections, interview haute luxe jewelry designers and historians, provide international jewelry book reviews and trade show news. I also showcase jewelers who sell vintage or antique jewelry online and in retail environments.

Submit Your Design to IGI Expressions™ 

This year’s theme, “Renewal,” was selected to reflect progress and growth in the cyclical rhythm of life and nature, and mirrors our need to foster circular rejuvenation, stewardship, and inclusivity as a species. Renewal is a synonym for Regeneration & Rejuvenation. Many times, obliteration is needed for renewal; it is the contrast of darkness which makes light so eternally beautiful.

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Competition Categories and Segments

There are three design categories, Lightweight Jewelry, Statement Piece or Accessory. Each category features separate segments to accommodate different submission preferences; by hand-drawn Sketch, Computer Assisted Design (CAD) file or iPad file. Approximately 40-50 designs will become competition finalists, from which nine champions will be selected, one in each submission segment, for each of the three categories.

Supporting Creative Talent

IGI CEO Roland Lorie commented on the importance of supporting jewelry industry artists and bringing the winning visions to life:

IGI has been grading diamonds and gemstones for over 45 years. We also certify finished jewelry and recognize the vital role creativity plays in using gemstones to move and inspire others. We are pleased to offer the IGI Expressions™ Awards again, inviting jewelry enthusiasts around the world to participate and be recognized as IGI continues to encourage and support creative talent.

The Institute is accepting IGI Expressions submissions until Oct. 22, 2021.

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Awards and Rewards

All competition participants will receive an official IGI Expressions™ Certificate. Finalists will receive Finalist Certificates, coverage on the IGI GemBlog and exposure on IGI’s social channels. The nine winners will see their designs fabricated by a contest partner, receive a $500 check (sanctioned regions excluded) an IGI Expressions™ Trophy, Certificate, and 3D prints of the design, as well as recognition via press coverage, IGI GemBlog and social channels. The winners will be announced on December 13, 2022.

Submit your design between October 31 and November 30

Learn more and enter your submission at IGI Expressions.

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