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JewelryArts 24 At The Venice Biennial Announces A Stella Line Up For the Judging Panel

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The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), Mineralogical & Gemological Museum of Harvard (MGMH) and Gemological Institution of America (GIA) come together again.

16th April 2024: JewelryArts 24 At The Venice Biennial: The competition is open for submissions and announces an expert panel of judges.


The Judges –


· Carmen Busquets Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, and Investor

· Carrie Scott TV Presenter

· Elisabetta Ciprianni Gallerist & Curator of Contemporary Art Jewels

· Isabelle Bonjean Photographer

· Melanie Grant RJC Executive Director, Curator & Author

· Rachel Garahan Curator, The V&A Museum

· Raquel Alonso Perez Curator, The MGMH

· Studio Renn Jewellery Artists

· Susan Jacques CEO of the GIA


The RJC, MGMH & GIA joined forces for the State of the Art Summit on 23rd June 2023 where they examined the future of responsible jewelry on campus at the Mineralogical and Geological Museum, Harvard University.


One of the outcomes of that day was a call to involve more young people, storytelling and to educate the world more deeply with data, art and science about the importance of responsible practices within the jewelry industry and wider communities.


Open to everyone, this interactive media competition was initially announced at an intimate multi-sensory dinner on the 10th October 2023 in conjunction with W1 Curates and Nataal in London on the preview night of Frieze London 2023. Visual artists Sons of Craft showcased a short film on the night using images inspired by nature, RJC, MGMH and GIA to begin this new storytelling journey.


Now on 16th April 2024, submissions are officially open for artwork of all disciplines from talent from around the world. Our panel of judges will decide the winner who will be announced on the anniversary of the summit, 23rd June 2024.


The winning artwork will be displayed during Frieze Week London October 2024 and Nataal Creative Studio will represent the winner commercially going forward. A grant will also be given to support the winner’s work.


JewelryArts 24 is now officially open! All digital submissions can be sent to jewelryarts24@responsiblejewellery.com with a completed digital entry form that can be found on the RJC website homepage.


Key Dates Of Competition

16th April Open for Artwork Submissions

16th June Submissions for Artwork Closes

21st June Judging Panel Meet to Judge Artwork

23rd June Winner Announced


Quotes From Sponsors


“I’m excited to continue our mission of action and innovation which began with The State of Art Jewelry Summit to unite art, science, education and industry in the service of responsible jewellery. The future of jewellery itself depends on a wider global audience asking for ethical practise.” Melanie Grant, Executive Director RJC


“Raising awareness of the implications and opportunities towards a low carbon economy is an endeavour and a responsibility the jewellery industry must incorporate into its mission. With a clear purpose, little by little I truly believe the positive societal impact could be massive.” Raquel Alonso-Perez, Curatrix, MGMH.


“Drawing from the rich insights of the State of the Art Summit, JewelryArts 24 fosters a new way of sharing the message of responsible practices in jewelry. This competition leverages digital art as a roadmap and alternate medium to illustrate the path towards a more sustainable and conscientious future in the world of jewelry, advancing GIA’s important consumer protection mission and to educate and uphold industry standards,” Susan Jacques, GIA president and CEO

Video: Sons of Craft 

About the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC)

RJC is the world’s leading sustainability standard setting organisation for the jewellery and watch industry. Our vision is a responsible world-wide supply chain that promotes trust in the global jewellery and watch industry.


About Mineralogical & Geological Museum at Harvard (MGMH)

The Mineralogical & Geological Museum at Harvard (MGMH) is committed to the development and preservation of world-class collections of minerals, gems and jewellery, meteorites and Earth archival materials for research, education, and public display. We strive to meet the needs of students and faculty at Harvard University as well as the community and public at large by serving as a uniquely rich resource of materials and information.


About the Gemological Institute of America (GIA)

An independent non-profit organisation, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), established in 1931, is recognized as the world’s foremost authority in gemology. GIA created the famous 4Cs of diamond quality – Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight – and, in 1953, created the International Diamond Grading SystemTM which is recognised around the world as the standard for diamond quality.

Further Information

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About Responsible Jewellery Council

Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) is the leading standards organisation of the global jewellery and watch industry. It has over 1,800 member companies in 71 countries, that span the jewellery supply chain from mine to retail. RJC Members commit to and are independently audited against the RJC Code of Practices – an international standard on responsible business practices for diamonds, coloured gemstones, silver, gold and platinum group metals.

RJC is ISEAL Code Compliant. Our system has been independently evaluated against ISEAL’s Codes of Good Practice – a globally recognised framework for effective, credible sustainability systems. More information at isealalliance.org. is also a member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) since 2009.

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