s.25 Diamond Mounters

(J) Junior          (S) Senior

Pieces of jewellery or Object d’art that are predominantly focussed on making the framework that cut stones are set in

Entries will be judged on hand-skills, and not CAD produced pieces or parts thereof. Pieces should be unset and where possible, unpolished (areas that require pre-polishing prior to construction is acceptable)

See below for suggested guidance for entrants in this section.

(J) Eleanor Woolacott - Silver Spiral Bracelet
(J) Eleanor Woolacott - Silver Spiral Bracelet

Judges are looking for

  • Complexity of the work;
  • The demonstration of hand piercing, particularly back holes (A jour) pierced motifs, and fretwork;
  • Quality of soldering and construction;
  • The inclusion of edging, gallery work, symmetry, devices i.e. Clasps, catches, articulation, En tremblant;
  • A consistent finish of all surfaces to a pre-polished stage (minimum 1000 grit) or pumice grade.

Entrants must include information on the materials used, method of manufacture, if laser welding was included.

Entry Form Requirements

There will be placeholders on the entry form for you to explain your design concept and the tools or techniques / processes that you have used. We encourage entrants to use these placeholders wisely. The information you provide will be ensure that judges can make informed decisions. 

The placeholders are: 

  • Material information: Materials used to produce the piece/s. (Max 150 words) 
  • Processes used to produce the piece/s: It is important that you write down all the techniques you have used to make your piece and especially whether any elements are created using technology. This will be used in the judging process and you may be at a disadvantage if it is unclear how the piece was made. (Max 150 words)

In addition, if another craftsperson helped to finish / create your entry (i.e. setters) they may enter your piece as a separate entry under the relevant craft section (i.e s.26 Setters) This is a great way to champion the crafts and the collaborative nature of our industry! 

(J) Alexander Wood - Butterfly Inspired Knuckle Ring
(J) Alexander Wood - Butterfly Inspired Knuckle Ring

Additional sections to enter

Have you considered entering your piece into a 3D Design section or an additional 3D Craft section as well?

09 Jan

Online entry deadline (for ALL entries)

25-27 Jan

All 3D entries submission / post-in days @ Goldsmiths' Centre, London

28 Feb

Awards Ceremony @ The Goldsmiths' Hall, London

09-11 Mar

Collection & post-back of entries; The Goldsmiths' Centre, London


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