Entries to 2013 International Opal Jewellery Design
Intending entrants in the 2013 International Opal Jewellery Design Awards are now invited to download the 2013 International Opal Jewellery Design Awards Entry Form.
IOJDAA 2013 entry form
$2000 Christine Roussel Award for best carving
In honour of the late Christine Roussel’s inspiring contribution to the
opal industry and the craft of opal carving, the $2000 cash award known as the ‘Christine Roussel Award’ will be an ongoing incentive in the 2013 and successive IOJDAA competitions.
The Christine Roussel Award will be nominated by the IOJDAA judges. The
award will be for the best overall carved piece which can be figurative,
abstract, a loose carving or one set in jewellery. The only criteria is
that the opal must have an undulated surface. Read more
Unique handcrafted opal jewellery
The International Opal Jewellery Design Awards has become a
prestigious event that attracts jewellery designers from both Australia
Entered into the Awards are striking pieces of unique handcrafted jewellery using freeform and or undulating opal.
The Awards are biannual however they are held at the same time as the
annual Opal and Gem Festival in Lightning Ridge.
Using Freeform and or Undulating Opal
Initially, the Awards were established to find innovative ways to
design pieces of jewellery that conserved opal and moved away from
traditional oval shaped pieces.
This very practical concern has inspired:
• stunning jewellery pieces using freeform and or undulating opal
• and an emerging carving movement.