Gem Empathy Award

  • Gem Empathy Award- New for IJL 2016

    Gem Empathy Award- Congratulations to the winner

    The purpose of the Gem Empathy award has always been to celebrate the beauty of a gemstone, showcased in an eye catching design. Traditionally the award is presented to the IJL exhibitor displaying, in the opinion of the judges, a single piece or collection of jewellery that makes captivating use of one or more gemstones.

    This year, the criteria for the Gem Empathy Award changed and was open to those exhibiting in the design gallery, Gem-A provided a gemstone and asked exhibitors to create a design that they felt showed the stone to its best advantage. Designers were able to use any material and the design could be hand sketched or created using CAD.

  • The Winning Piece

    Congratulations to Susan Blackler from Sonkia who's Supernova bangle impress the judges. Susan has received the gemstone in order to create the piece, which Gem-A will display at one of their prestigious events between 2016 and 2017.

    Read the Press Release here

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