Saul Bell Design Award

Saul Bell Design Award

Recognizing Distinction in Jewelry Design

2017 Finalists Announced!


The Saul Bell Design Award is a chance for jewelers to reach for greater heights of skill and knowledge. To conceive and execute a career-defining design. To break free from constraints, expectations and precedents. To accept the challenge of a lifetime—and to be recognized around the world for excellence in jewelry design.

The Saul Bell Design Award—Recognizing distinction in jewelry design.

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"I have always considered winning the Saul Bell award as a tremendous honor. Being a Saul Bell winner has been a confidence builder and the recognition for my work is uplifting. Winning this award has been and will always be a touchstone for me."
—Ivy Solomon, First Place in Metal Clay (2015)


The judges of the Saul Bell Design Award competition bring a broad range of perspectives from across the jewelry industry. They are ‭accomplished and respected bench jewelers and designers, editors at leading industry publications, and experts in their craft. The first judging is based on the photos and descriptions submitted by entrants. In the final round, the judges will examine each finalist piece by hand and on a model.

2017 Judges

Second Round

2016 Winner interviews

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