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mineralART 2014 competition – deadline : 15 janv. 2014

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mineralART – From regional design contest to international prize for innovative gemstone design

The mineralART competition – organised by the Kreissparkasse bank in Idar-Oberstein since 1995 – has undergone dynamic development over the last decade: What began as more of a mineralogy-oriented event for those working with minerals found in the Idar-Oberstein region has since turned into a celebrated and internationally-followed contest for innovative gemstone design.
The requirement to only use minerals found in the region was lifted in two steps taken in 2006 and 2012 and the focus of the contest turned toward innovative, artistic design.
The contest is not limited to jewellery pieces. Sculptures, objets d’art etc. may also be submitted.
The awards ceremony has also found an interesting platform since 2006 at the Inhorgenta Munich trade fair

“between layers – worlds within agate”

Mineral Art „between layers – Innenwelten des Achats“  Contest Deadline: 15.1.2014:

Theme of the competition
The focus of the competition is on producing an innovative piece of jewellery or an object from, or in connection with, an agate. For the purposes of the competition, a cut agate, revealing its inner world
through concentric or irregular strata can as well provide inspiration as an agate with two or more horizontallayers, which would traditionally have been used to create cameos or intaglios.

In using banded agate, care must be taken that the object or piece of jewellery steps away from classical gem-cutting tradition and demonstrates a unique, innovative approach to this traditional stone. There are
no restrictions with regards to the origin or variety of agate. The competition  is organised by the German Gemstone Museum in Idar-Oberstein.

The competition is particularly aimed at jewellery and gemstone designers, apprentices and school, college, university and academy students from Germany and abroad.

Submission deadline
registration is available online only at:
After sending the online form the participant will receive an email containing an automatically generated code allocated per individual piece to be submitted.
Pieces must be sent by 15th January 2014 along with this confirmation of registration and clearly marked with the reference “mineralART”,
to the following address:

Deutsches Edelsteinmuseum
“mineralART” + sender’s name
Hauptstrasse 118,
D-55743 Idar-Oberstein

All pieces must be received by 15th January 2014

Jury members:
Jiro Kamata (JP), Helena Lehtinen (FIN), Estela Saez Vilanova (E), Gerhard Schmidt (D) und Dr. Marjan Unger (NL)

The prize-giving will take place on Thursday 13th March as part of a celebratory event inside the State Collection of Antiques in Munich. The competition winners and other outstanding pieces will be displayed here during SCHMUCK 2014 and until 11th May 2014 during museum opening hours. This will be followed by a further exhibition in the German Gemstone Museum in Idar-Oberstein until October 2014.