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A Grant Awards Emerging Women Jewelry Designers

A Grant Awards Emerging Women Jewelry Designers

The Halstead Grant has opened applications for its 13th year of competition for jewelry designers specializing in silver works. It is sponsored by Halstead, a jewelry supply distributor established in 1973. Grant applications for this year must be received by August 1st.

To be eligible, applicants must be US citizens with a business running for three years. They must also have a jewelry collection made specifically of silver that is ready to present to the market.

Interested applicants for the Halstead grant must submit a portfolio and answers to essay questions regarding pricing strategy, current production capacity, and the signature elements of the collection which basically outlines a business plan.

The grand prize winner will receive a $7,500 cash grant. Aside from that, she will also be awarded $1,000 in jewelry supplies, a feedback report from the judging committee, a trip to Halstead headquarters in Arizona, and recognition in the field. The top 10 finalists will also be recognized with signature trophies, smaller cash prizes, and individual feedback reports.

Based in Arizona, Halstead is a jewelry supply distributor to studio businesses worldwide. It is a second-generation family-owned business and it aims to help small jewelry businesses succeed.

For more details and to apply online, visit