Battle of the Rings, otherwise known as the Ring Smackdown, is a head-to-head, tournament style, single-elimination juried competition and virtual event. First conceived in the spring of 2020, this event encourages creativity, comradery among artists and a passion for the art of jewelry, most especially the ring. This year our Jurors, Sharon Massey andJames Thurman, juried 64 rings from a pool of 138 submissions from 12 countries. The rings will compete in daily matches on Instagram, May 1-31. All 64 rings plus 1 alternate are available for purchase through June, a wonderful opportunity for both collectors and participating artists.
The guidelines for this competition are simple. The rings must be of an original design, fit within a certain size restriction, with a maximum purchase price of $1,200. These exceptional rings are gold, plastic and everything in between. Some are designed for daily wear; others are best suited for your art collection. Magnificently beautiful, complexly constructed or irresistibly precious, no two are even remotely alike.