etails have been unveiled on the 52nd German Award for Jewelry and Precious Stones Idar-Oberstein 2022. The theme of this year’s competition is: “Welcome to the Roaring Twenties.”
Both the gemstone design and the design of a jewelry piece made of precious metals and precious stones are allowed. Thus, unmounted gemstones, the gemstone in the jewelry (here, only precious metals may be used), the gemstone object and the gemstone sculpture are allowed. The use of synthetic stones is not permitted. Pearls are only allowed in combination with gemstones.
The competition is open to all jewelry and gemstone designers as well as gold- and silversmiths both domestic and from abroad. Only finished items – no drawings – may be submitted. Each entrant may submit a maximum of four entries; however, no entrant may be awarded more than two prizes.
Three prizes of a total amount of 8,000 euros will be awarded:
1st prize of 4,000 euros 2nd prize of 2,500 euros 3rd prize of 1,500 euros
The jury will judge the submitted items particularly by the idea, realization of the theme, design and quality of craftsmanship.
Terms and conditions
The following additional conditions apply to both competitions:
By submitting one or more entries the participant unconditionally accepts the rules of the competition.
All participants, who will not collect their entries personally after the contest and would like to have them sent back are obliged to pay the following fees for transport and insurance:
Entries from Germany 30 euros Entries from Europe 50 euros Entries from Overseas 75 euros
The fee must be received by February 28, 2023 and is payable to the Federal Association of the Precious Stones and Diamond Industry.
Bank wire instructions: Bundesverband der Edelsteinund Diamantindustrie e. V., (beneficiary) Bank: Kreissparkasse Birkenfeld, Idar-Oberstein IBAN: DE75 5625 0030 0000 3123 55 SWIFT-BIC: BILADE55XXX
A six-digit reference number (which the sender himself determines) has to identify each entry. Furthermore the following information must be provided in an envelope bearing no marking other than the six-digit reference number:
a) Name, complete address, telephone number, email address and date of birth of the participant b) a brief description of item, including the used materials with special manufacturing details (also the names of the used gemstones), written on a sheet of paper without name and address c) a declaration of the insurance value d) a declaration that the entry was designed and manufactured by the participant personally (or in case it was produced by another person the name of that person). The use of existing designs and samples from third parties that exceed mere inspiration is possible but must be indicated including the source e) a declaration that the item submitted is an original, which has not been previously offered for sale or entered into competitions f) where applicable, a declaration that the item is participating in the Young Talent Competition
A form, which has to be completed with the requested information, can be found on the following website: www.deutscher-edelsteinpreis.de and go to: “Competition 2022 – Invitation to participate”
Misrepresentations may prevent the organizer from accepting an entry / entries to the competition or – if the misrepresentation becomes known at a later stage – may make the organizer revoke a prize which has already been awarded and try to recover the prize money. In such cases, the organizer may exclude an entrant from future competitions.
The organizer undertakes to treat and store the entries submitted with due care. The organizer is not liable for damages which are detected upon receipt of the entry by the organizer. Moreover, the organizer is not liable for damages which occur later/are realized later but which are inherent damages due to the fact that • the production of the entry • the combination of the materials used • the packaging of the entry was not done in a proper and professional way by the sender/entrant.
In addition to that, there is no liability in case of changes of the entry due to its material(s), especially due to oxidation, discolouration or shrinkage/contraction with or without crack formation (e.g. if wood, silicone or other materials were used as auxiliary materials which are not the main focus of the entry) or due to the normal influence of light or temperature (e.g. heat in illuminated show cases).
The sender bears the risk should the entry be damaged in shipping.
Important information for entries from non-EU countries:
Please send your item only by Air Mail to the following address: “Zollamtliche Abfertigung nur über die Zollstelle Idar-Oberstein”. (Clearance only at Idar-Oberstein customs office.)
Please note there are customs restrictions concerning the import of certain materials such as ivory, irradiated gemstones etc. and that customs clearance may be refused by not observing these regulations. Entries which do not comply with these formal requirements or with the rules of the competitions can not be considered.
Entries must be received by the Bundesverband der Edelsteinund Diamantindustrie e. V., Hauptstraße 161, D-55743 Idar-Oberstein, Germany, not later than Thursday, September 08, 2022. All entries remain the property of the entrant. The organizing association will provide insurance except for the return transport.
The jury will meet on September 22, 2022 in Idar-Oberstein. The decision of the jury will be final. Any legal action against the decision of the jury is excluded.
The prizes will be awarded at a ceremony on Friday, November 25, 2022. During the ceremony the winning entries will be presented to the public as well as to the general and trade press for the first time.
Winners are not allowed to publish their results or refer to a prize in their advertising before November 25, 2022. All entries submitted for the competition must be made available for exhibition purposes until February 28, 2023. The items will be returned after the exhibitions have ended.
Important note: The organizer is currently assuming that the competitions can take place, but expressly reserves the right to make changes to the organization and implementation of the competitions due to the Corona situation.