Gemmy Awards 2018

gemmy award

The MJA Gemmy Awards design competition is open to all MJA members and non-member jewelers, designers, and goldsmiths who are interested in designing and creating a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry that demonstrates creativity, artistry, style, and excellence. 


  • Jewelry up to $2,000 retail value
  • Jewelry $2,001 to $5,000 retail value
  • Jewelry $5,001 to $10,000 retail value
  • Jewelry $10,001 to $50,000 retail value
  • CAD, all price ranges, all jewelry styles/types*

CAD cannot be used in any of the other categories. The competition differentiates CAD product from cast and fabricated designs. We recognize there is a difference in both the skills needed and the preciseness of the finished product for each construction choice. CAD entries will be judged on the same criteria, plus suitability to the CAD process. * The winning CAD piece would be judged at the national level as an “At-Large Entry”.

New Jewelry Design Award:
This award is for jewelers, goldsmiths, silversmiths, and students who have not entered the competition in the past two years. Entries will follow the competition rules.

Download the brochure

MJE Logo new
P. O. Box 1604
Madison WI 53701-1604
Phone: (608) 257-3541
Fax: (888) 779-8755