Support for BIPOC & BlackJewelers

Hello, my beloveds.

Much like the fashion market, the jewelry market has deeply deep-rooted concerns when it pertains to variety. Many individuals aside from me have composed eloquently on this really crucial topic in current months. I have actually attempted a number of times to compose something myself, however I can’t surpass the truth that my voice simply isn’t the ideal voice for this. But I do not wish to remain quiet, either.

Instead of listening to me speak about variety in the jewelry market, I advise that you read this letter: A Collective Statement from BIPOC Designers in the Jewelry Industry

Diamonds in the Library is and constantly will be a passionate advocate of variety of all kinds, in style, editorial representation, sourcing, and every element of our marvelous and complex market. I enthusiastically welcome submissions from any and all jewelry brand names, particularly if you have something amazing and brand-new to reveal me (and particularly if your marketing products include various kinds of designs than what I generally see (variety in editorial photography is a long time interest of mine).

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Art Smith Scholarship Fund for BIPOC and Black jewelers

TheArt Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund

Named in honor of prominent mid-century modernist New York City- based black jewelry designer Art Smith, a group of 50 jewelry market brand names have actually signed up with forces to money a $50,000Endowment at FIT that will produce continuous scholarships and mentorships to support black trainees participating in the Jewelry Design program. People of color are traditionally underrepresented in the jewelry market and our objective is to turn that fact around– with your assistance– one trainee at a time.

This fund is brand-new and it does not appear to be accepting applications yet, however it is accepting contributions.

Learn more or contribute to this fund here

Kassandra Lauren Gordon Fund for Black Jewelers

TheKassandra Lauren Gordon Fund

DUE DATE: July 30, 2020.

TheKassandra Lauren Gordon Fund is a difficulty Fund for Black individuals in the jewellery neighborhood who are self-employed, sole traders, or running micro-businesses utilizing 4 individuals or less (consisting of the candidate). The fund was established by Kassandra Lauren Gordon and is likewise handled by Kassandra.

TheGoldsmiths’ Company Charity is hosting the application procedure and supplying administrative assistance to the fund. The Charity will not choose who the grants will be granted to– this will be examined by an independent panel of judges, helped byKassandra The judges are Melanie Eddy, Satta Matturi, Victoria McKay, Alex Monroe and Roxanne Rajcoomar-Hadden

Learn more or use here

** Please note that this one is due today. I have actually been sharing it on social networks, however I wasn’t able to get this post any earlier. Go look for it today if you’re interested!

2020Halstead Grant

DUE DATE: August 1

Each year, the Halstead Grant awards $7,500 in start-up capital, $1,000 in product, a journey to Halstead head office in Prescott, AZ, and acknowledgment in the jewelry market. In addition, the winner gets aid with press techniques, the cover and function spread in the yearly grant publication Reveal and a display in the 2021 HalsteadCatalog Finalists in the Top 5 get $500 while finalists in the Top 10 get $250 All recipients likewise get a prize.

HilaryHalstead Scott and the Halstead group began the program in 2006 as a method to motivate brand-new jewelry entrepreneur to take an action back from their bench and seriously take a look at their strategies and objectives for their organisation. This will be the 15 th year of competitors. Many of the previous winners have actually explained the grant as a turning point early in their professions. The application will assist you through the actions essential to produce a strong organisation strategy and entrepreneurship method.

This grant is open to all jewelry entrepreneur, however the organizers are particularly motivating BIPOC & &(*************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** )jewelry experts to use.

Learn more or use here


HERE WE ARE from New York City Jewelry Week

HERE WE ARE was developed by New York City Jewelry Week to commemorate the specific and distinct voices that make the jewelry world amazing.

Launched in 2019, NYCJW is delighted to introduce a grant financing program to straight support to jewelry experts associated with the platform. For the very first version of the HERE WE ARE Grant Program, NYCJW will supply a monetary award to 2 Black jewelry experts from the United States who show a dedication to their craft and look for financing to advance their profession or organisation. Applications will be readily available beginning in August 2020.

Learn more here

Gold jewels by Vendorafa

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Italianjewelry brand nameVendorafa is dealing with the ManiIntelligentiFoundation to to sponsor a scholarship effort for black trainees to be trained with the very best brand-new generation of master goldsmiths, setters or finishers inValenza,Italy, finding out age old strategies and brand-new innovations [some shown here below] followed by internship chances in2021-2022Specific details is not yet readily available about these chances, however I motivate you to call Vendorafa to remain in the loop if you have an interest in remaining notified on this one.

Find contact details forVendorafa here

Some of these chances for BIPOC &BlackJewelers have due dates that are quick approaching, so if you see something you may wish to look for, do not wait!

That’s all I need to share in the meantime, however if you become aware of our are using a fund, grant, scholarship or
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Photos c/oForFutureReference,TheKassandraLaurenGordonFund, NYCJW, andVendorafa

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