Transitions challenge us with a momentum of delay and doubt. We are not secure in this phase when old answers do not fit anymore and new answers are not found yet. Sometimes we miss out this short period - when everything is still in pending and we would be empowered to set the frame freshly.

The Amberif Fair and their organisers offered this precious space with the 20th edition of their Amberif Design Award contemporary jewellery contest.

75 artists from 17 countries followed the invitation. They made use of this space and filled it with their proposals. For the international Jury this broad variety opened the stage for a wide consideration and deep discussion.

Coming from various backgrounds the experts enjoyed a free exchange of diverse points of view. Nevertheless the jury came to unanimous decisions about quality and intensity. They selected contemporary answers in the language of jewellery to the timeless questions transitions demand from us.

Barbara Schmidt


Honorary mentions

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