Stuller’s Battle of the Benches®

What is it?

Four exceptional bench jewelers will be invited to compete in a real-time design contest during Stuller’s 2019 Bench Jeweler Workshop.

All four contestants, plus one alternate competitor, will receive

  • Travel expenses up to $500

  • Complimentary event registration, plus registration for one guest

  • Complimentary accommodations during the workshop (at a hotel of Stuller's choice)

The competition will take place over the two days of the workshop.

A winner will be chosen for each day, and an overall winner will be declared on the last day.

Day 1

Parts and Pieces Challenge

Compete with your fellow contestants by fabricating a custom piece on the spot from an assortment of components, metals, and gemstones.

Day 1 Prize:
Stuller credit of $250.00

Day 2

Ready, Set, Challenge

Prep, polish, assemble, and set
your original entry piece.

Day 2 Prize:
Stuller credit of $250.00

Overall Winner

On the last day of the contest, judges will choose an overall winner, who will receive

  • Their winning piece produced and finished by Stuller (up to $500.00 value)
  • A $500.00 Stuller account credit
  • Their work featured in Benchjeweler.com, From the Bench, and Stuller social media
  • A one-of-a-kind trophy

What are the qualifications?

  • Ability to work around the desires and needs of a customer

  • Willingness to work in front of a live audience

  • Ability to work under challenging time constraints

  • Ability to transform a raw cast into a finished, ready-to-wear piece of jewelry

  • Proficiency in prepping, assembling, polishing, and stone setting

  • Ability to use either a laser welder or traditional soldering methods

How do I enter?

  • Submit a technical drawing with multiple views or a CAD design by January 31, 2019, to be used during the competition. This model may contain multiple parts for assembly.

  • Submit a brief bio.

Additional Information

  • If you are chosen to compete, the design you submit for entry will play a big role in the contest. We will cast it for you, and you will prep, polish, assemble, and set it as part of the competition.

  • By February 8, 2019, our panel of experts will choose the four winning finalists and one alternate.

  • Click here for more information, and to register for Bench Jeweler Workshop.

  • Judges and additional contest details will be released in the coming months.

  • For any other questions, contact the Events Team at 800-877-7777, ext. 2481.

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The software and materials used in the Battle of the Benches real-time design contest (“Contest”) are provided by Stuller, Inc. for the sole use by contestants in creating custom design pieces. Unless otherwise stated, all designs and fabricated pieces shall remain the property of Stuller, Inc. Stuller, Inc., its affiliates, or any of their respective partners, officers, directors, employees, agents or representatives will not be liable for any damages, whether direct, indirect, special or consequential damages, for any claims of infringement arising from or in connection with this Contest. All designs created in this Contest may not be reproduced, distributed, displayed or otherwise exploited in any manner without the express prior written permission of Stuller, Inc.

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1/16/2019 Market Prices:
Gold 1292.30 Platinum 800.00 Silver 15.54