On Thursday, February 2, 2023 the first Jose Hess Design Awards were presented by the American Jewelry Design Council (AJDC) in Tucson, Arizona at the Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum. In 2021, AJDC lost an influential founding member, Jose Hess, one of the first designers Read More
AJDC members are finalists in Cultured Pearl Association Design Competition.
The Cultured Pearl Association of America has announced the US finalists for their 10th Annual International Pearl Design Competition. AJDC members Alishan Halebian and Paul Klecka, and Timo Krapf, the son of AJDC member Barbara Heinrich are three of the finalists. For more information, Read More
The Design Process: Phoenix Rises
Follow the creation of Paul Robilotti's FIRE Project thru a series of photographs. From the early sketch to the finished sculpture, Paul captures the intricacies and labor involved in bringing a design to fruition. Materials include gold casting alloy, a custom glass orb designed by Rick Read More
FIRE and ICE in Las Vegas
The 2015 AJDC Design Project 'FIRE' will debut at the Couture Show, May 28-June 1, 2015 at the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas. The display will be in the Sunset Hallway just outside the Lafite and Latour Ballrooms. At the same time, selections from the 2012 project, ICE, will be on display at Read More
Part Six of Kent Raible’s video series The Fire Project
In Part Six, Kent finishes the shank for the ring. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXHU4hZFjq4 Read More
Part Five in Kent Raible’s video series. The Fire Project
In Part Five, Kent forges the band for the Fire ring https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1K6f5bNhzsc Read More
Video: See how a Design Project begins.
In this video, AJDC member Kent Raible explains how he begins the process of creating his piece for FIRE. Kent will be adding new videos as his work progresses. Come back soon to see how his design develops. Every year the AJDC has a Design Project. The theme for 2015 is FIRE. The Read More