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Jewelryarts 24

JewelryArts24 – a Digital Art Competition

Calling on artists, students, industry, and creatives in general to create a piece of digital art using data from the State of the Art Summit

The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), Mineralogical & Geological Museum Harvard University (MGMH) and the Gemological Institute of America (GIA)have come together again,  following from the State of the Art Summit in June 2023 where they examined the future of responsible jewellery on campus at Harvard.  One of the outcomes of that day was a call to involve more young people, storytelling and to educate society more deeply with data, art, and science about the importance of responsible practices within the jewellery industry and wider world.  

To do that, we are launching a competition called JewelryArts24 calling on artists, students, industry, and creatives in general to create a piece of digital art using data from the summit, expanding the message from that day to a global audience.  The winning artwork will be displayed during Frieze London in October 2024, a grant will be awarded, and Nataal Creative Studio will represent the winner commercially going forward.  


JewelryArts 24 is a digital art competition asking you to submit digital artwork inspired by sustainable jewellery

When – Submissions opened on 16th April and close on 16th June 2024.

Where – The winning artwork will be displayed at Frieze 2024 and Nataal Studio will you represent the winner commercially going forward. Plus there is a juicy grant to support the winner’s work.

Why – We had a summit at Harvard Mineralogical Museum last year and out of that came data focused on sustainability. 

Who – Artists, designers, students, arm-chair creatives – the competition is open to anyone.

What – You can submit a video, film clip, photograph, reel, graphic, illustration, animation, or audio file of a piece of original art in any discipline. Add details of what your art means and who you are when you submit your Artwork below. 


enter competition

Submit your entry now and let your artistry shine

Ready to showcase your digital artwork? Simply submit your masterpiece using the button below by the 16th June 2024. Our esteemed panel of industry experts will review all entries on the 21st June 2024. The winner will be announced on the 24th June 2024. The winning artwork will be featured prominently at Frieze London in October 2024. In addition to exposure, the winner will receive a grant and ongoing commercial representation by Nataal Creative Studio.

Judging panel

This competition harnesses the power of digital art as a roadmap and alternative medium to illuminate the journey towards a more sustainable and conscientious future in the realm of jewellery

mELANIE gRANT- rjc executive director and curator

Melanie is currently the Executive Director of the RJC. Before that she was a journalist for over 20 years previously having worked at The Times, The FT, The Independent, The Guardian, The BBC and The Economist where she specialised in luxury. She wrote her first book Coveted on jewellery, art and economic in 2020.

Dr. Raquel Alonso-Perez – Curatrix

Curatrix of the MGMH. Raquel received her Ph.D. in Earth and Material Sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland, and graduated as gemologist by the Gemological Association of Great Britain (GEM-A). 

Susan M. Jacques - President and CEO, GIA

Susan M. Jacques was appointed GIA’s president and CEO in January 2014. Having previously served as president and CEO of Borsheim’s Fine Jewelry and Gifts in Omaha, Nebraska for 20 years, Susan is an experienced business leader with deep knowledge of the gem and jewellery industry. 

CARMEN BUSQUETS - Entrepreneur, Investor and Philanthropist

Carmens career in the luxury fashion industry spans over three decades. She was co-founder and largest individual private shareholder of Net-a-Porter. Other notable investments have included Farfetch, Lyst, The Business of Fashion and Cult Beauty, where she was also appointed Chairperson. 

Carrie Scott - Curator, Historian, TV Presenter and Art Writer

Carrie has worked with numerous galleries, businesses, collectors and artists worldwide. Carrie was noted curator of the Hedreen Gallery at Seattle University’s Lee Center, and Director of the James Harris Gallery also in Seattle, Washington.

Elisabetta Cipriani – Founder & Director

Since the opening of her London gallery in 2009, her pioneering vision has redefined the boundaries between jewellery and fine arts, captivating collectors and museums worldwide. 

Isabelle Bonjean - Still Life and Beauty Photographer

On the lookout for hidden stories, she discovers the concept behind aesthetics, and spoils the formal beauty of a touch of malice and sensuality. Isabelle has won several awards including the Silver Medal Society for Publication Designers and the Jasmin Award.  

Malyia McNaughton - CEO & Founder Made by Malyia and Co-Founder & Board President Black in Jewelry Coalition

Malyia collaborated on a capsule collection with Banter by Piercing Pagoda x Tierra Whack, designing 16 pieces for 500 stores. She also created 11 pieces for the Natural Diamond Council’s Global Jewelry Ad Campaign with Ana De Armas and crafted custom pendants for 150 content creators in the Facebook 150 series.


Nataal is the media brand and creative studio offering inclusive storytelling from around Africa and beyond.

Rahul Jhaveri - Co-founder and Creative Director, Studio Renn

Rahul is a collector of contemporary art and design. He brings together his instinct and skill for the trade and craftsmanship of gemstones, with his love for art, and the creative process. 

Rachel Garrahan – Project Curator, Jewellery, Victoria & Albert Museum

Rachel Garrahan is Project Curator, Jewellery at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Before that she was the award-winning Jewellery and Watch Director at British Vogue. She has written widely on the subject for the likes of the International New York Times, Financial Times, The Economist, and Vanity Fair.

Roshni Jhaveri- Co-founder, Studio Renn

Responsible for forging partnerships and alliances, driving marketing initiatives and growth plans, Roshni ensures that the brand keeps ahead of expectations while staying true to its vision.

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Digital Artwork credit: Marcel Van Luit

Gallery images and video credit: Rasha Kotaiche