s.28 Lapidary & Carving

(J) Junior          (S) Senior

Whatever your style, type or product of gem material you use to cut, carve and finish your lapidary work, you are invited to submit shaped, polished and faceted designs or any form of carving on semi-precious and precious gems, that enhances their inherent qualities, and not just technical excellence, creativity, aesthetic qualities and/or innovative use of gem material.

The material, method and style of cutting used must be specified within your online application, and unmounted entries are always preferred by a judging panel.

If CNC milling is used then the entrant must state if they have had assistance and to what degree. 

This Award seeks to encourage, promote and identify creative, innovative and technical examples of lapidary work.

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. designers / mounters) they may enter your piece as a separate entry under the relevant craft section (i.e s.30 Fine Jewellery / s.24 Jewellers) This is a great way to champion the crafts and the collaborative nature of our industry! 

(J) Yasmin St Pierre - Quartz Vanity Mirror
(J) Yasmin St Pierre - Quartz Vanity Mirror

Additional sections to enter

Have you considered entering your piece into a 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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