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1 Lapidary and Allied Competitions

2  Introduction:  The changes in this Manual are the result of 8 years of dedicated work by the AFLACA Judging & Rules Committee  This PowerPoint Presentation is to highlight the major changes to this new Manual.

3 A3.CHANGES TO RULES FROM THE PREVIOUS ISSUE: There are a number of important changes in this issue of the Manual. Some of these are: 1.Important changes to the Competition Divisions and how a competitor progresses through the various levels of competitions. Refer to pages 6 & 7 2.Lighting conditions specified for judging Sections 1 - 28. Refer B5.12 on page 8. 3.Protests and Arbitration - relating to Level 4 (GEMBOREE®) An extension of time has been given for postal entries. Refer B7.3 b on page 10. 4.Faceting Designs for Level 3 & 4 Competitions must be drawn using computer generated software and must shown all information to facilitate the correct cutting. They must be proof cut and must not breach copyright laws. Refer B9.4 & B9.10 page 11

4 A3.CHANGES TO RULES FROM THE PREVIOUS ISSUE (cont): 5.A list of Competition winners is maintained by AFLACA and is available on the AFLACA website. 6.Entries after judging must have identification. Refer B9.11 on page 12. 7.If qualified judges are not available the section should be marked display only. Refer B9.12 on page 12. 8.All opal sections to be judged as craftsmanship. Refer D7 on page 33 9.Revised Judging Features for Faceting Sections. Refer D11.2 on page 42. 10.A new judging feature “Girdle Line” has been added Refer D.24 on page 21 11.Refined definition of a cabochon cut, relates to Groups 1 to 4. Refer D4.1 on page 22 12.Altered points score for Craftsmanship for Double Fancy Cabochons. Refer page 30. 13.Removal of Specified Size for Double Fancy Cabochon.

5 A3.CHANGES TO RULES FROM THE PREVIOUS ISSUE (cont): 14.New section for Carving 5E has been introduced. Refer D8.7 on page 38 15.Revised minimum size for Sphere & Ovoid. Refer D10.3 on page 40 16.The word “Meets” has been added to D11.6.4. This was an omission from previous manuals. Refer page 50 17.Group 11 the words “or Meets” has been added to D11.7.4 and the judging sheets now show Pre-Modified Total. Refer page 53 & 54 18.New minimum size for Inlay. Refer D15.7 on page 60 19.Ten new Metal Clay Jewellery Sections have been introduced. i.Without Lapidary, Fossil or Mineral items ii.With Lapidary, Fossil or Mineral items iii.With Commercial Lapidary items iv.With Enamelled items 20.The use of Commercial Beads that are Natural Lapidary Material or Natural Organic Material in Jewellery. Refer pages 66 to 71. 21.Revised minimum size for General Metalcraft. Refer E14.4 on page 83 and E14.9 on page 84.

6 A3.CHANGES TO RULES FROM THE PREVIOUS ISSUE (cont): 22.Mineral Species and Mineral Variety Definitions have been updated, Since 1999, the Glossary contains only recognised Species names. For competition purposes, some Species and Varieties are permissible, even though they are not included in the Glossary. These are listed in H4.3 and H4.4 on page 108 & 109 23.New chapter Part I has been added, which lists the relevant Groups/Sections for each type of Judge. It also includes how to address some judge shortages and the difference between State and AFLACA accreditation. 24.It was approved that all Judging Sheets to be used in conjunction with this Manual were to have 5 lines for Judges’ Comments. This has been done in most cases even though the Manual does not show the extra lines. The Judging Sheets are available from your State Association Secretary or from the AFLACA website www.aflaca.org.au PLEASE NOTE: The Judging Sheets now contain the following wording, “Refer to AFLACA Competitor & Judging Manual No. 8 (Issued April 2015) and must be used by judges to avoid the use of “out of date” sheets. 25.This issue of the Manual will remain current for a minimum of 5 years.

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8 B4.COMPETITOR DIVISIONS: B4.2 NOVICE DIVISION: A Competitor winning 1st place in a Novice Section in a Group in a Level 2 Competition MUST enter a higher Division (Intermediate or Open) when next entering any Section in that Group in a Level 2 Competition, but may enter a Novice or higher Division in any Section in that Group at Level 3 or 4 Competition provided he/she has not won 1st place in that Division/Group at Level 3 or 4. On winning 1st place in Novice in a Level 3 Competition, they MUST enter Intermediate or Open in Level 2 or 3, but may enter Novice or higher in Level 4, when next entering any Section in that Group. On winning 1st place in Novice in a Level 4 Competition, they MUST enter Intermediate or Open in Level 2, 3 or 4 when next entering any Section in that Group. Competitors’ entries progress with them.

9 B4.COMPETITOR DIVISIONS (cont): B4.3 INTERMEDIATE DIVISION: A Competitor winning 1st place in an Intermediate Section in a Group in a Level 2 Competition MUST enter Open when next entering any Section in that Group in a Level 2 Competition, but may enter a Novice or higher Division in any Section in that Group at Level 3 or 4 Competition provided he/she has not won 1st place in that Division/Group at Level 3 or 4. On winning 1st place in Intermediate in a Level 3 Competition, they MUST enter Open in Level 2 or 3, but may enter Novice or higher in Level 4, when next entering any Section in that Group. A Competitor winning 1st place in an Intermediate Division Section at Level 4, MUST thereafter compete in Open Division at all Levels for all Sections in that Group. Competitors’ entries progress with them.

10 B4.4 OPEN DIVISION: A Competitor winning 1st place in an Open Division Section in a Group in a Level 2 Competition MUST enter Open when next entering any Section in that Group in a Level 2 Competition, but may enter a Novice or higher Division in any Section in that Group at Level 3 or 4 Competition, provided he/she has not won 1st place in that Division/Group at Level 3 or 4. On winning 1st place in Open in a Level 3 Competition, they MUST enter Open in Level 2 or 3, but may enter Novice or higher for Level 4, when next entering any Section in that Group. Competitor winning 1st place in an Open Division Section at Level 4, MUST thereafter compete in Open Division at all Levels for any Section in that Group. Competitors’ entries progress with them.

11 B5.12Entries will be judged under the lighting conditions given with Section Definitions and Conditions. Sections 1 - 28 to be judged under 40 Watt maximum incandescent lamp or 28W energy saving halogen globe.

12 B7.3 b. For Level 4 (GEMBOREE®) competition the complainant may, after the GEMBOREE®, appeal against the Competition Committee ruling to the Secretary of AFLACA. If the competitor and or their agent are in attendance at the GEMBOREE® Such appeal must be made in writing within 7 days of the ruling and a copy sent to the Competition Committee. If the competitor has submitted an entry or entries that are received by mail, and then returned by mail, the competitor will have 14 days to lodge such an appeal. AFLACA must receive a copy of the original complaint together with judging sheet/s and actual entry (last mentioned only if practicable, eg Showcase is not possible, likewise a fragile entry).

13 B9.4 The Schedule must contain all the information required by entrants so that they know exactly how, when and where to enter, the conditions under which entries will be judged, the Level of the Competition and awards which may be made. For Levels 3 & 4 Competition, all Facet Diagrams must be computer generated showing plan views of Crown, Pavilion, and Side/Girdle. These Designs must show full information eg L/W, T/W, U/W, and C/W, along with any notes needed to facilitate the correct cutting of the particular Design.

14 B9.5 It is the Competition Committee’s responsibility to check that Entries are eligible in the Sections entered and Entrants are eligible in Divisions they have entered. A list of Competition winners is maintained by AFLACA and is available from the AFLACA web site www.aflaca.org.au, or a copy will be sent on request by AFLACA Competition Results Recorder, whose name and address are available from AFLACA Secretary. This list is made up of a series of sheets covering the Sections in Groups, so if your competition contains only Jewellery Sections, then please request only records for these Sections.

15 B9.7 Supplies of Official judging sheets are obtainable from Member Bodies. Member Bodies may obtain ‘Master’ judging sheets from AFLACA web site www.aflaca.org.au or Secretary.

16 A New Point: B9.10 That all faceting designs are drawn using computer aided design software such as GemCad. That all faceting designs be proof cut prior to the inclusion in any competition schedule. That all faceting designs chosen for competition do not breach Copyright laws.

17 Two New Points: B9.11 For every Level 2, 3 and 4 Competition, all entries after judging must have the entry number attached to the item by a sticker or tag, prior to the entry being displayed. The only exceptions are entries that are placed into the showcase by the competitor or their agents e.g. Minerals, Fossils and carving - as these are already numbered. B9.12 For every Level 2, 3 and 4 Competition, entries should not be judged by unqualified judges. If qualified judges are not available the section should be marked as display only

18 C1.2 Change of words If the entrant had won 1st place in a Novice or Intermediate Standard or Fancy Cabochon Section Level 2, 3 or 4 competition (1A or 1B), then the entrant MUST enter a higher Division when next entering either Section in a Competition at the same Level that they won.

19 C1.2 Competitors have 99 separate Sections in which to compete, but only 38 Groups with respect to Level and Division eligibility. C1.6 Competition Committees MUST state whether entries for Sections in Groups 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 13 & 14 are to be judged as Craftsmanship or Aesthetic Appeal points. If neither is nominated, Section will be judged under Craftsmanship points. Note: Group 4 has been deleted

20 C2.1 PART D – Lapidary GROUP 5: Section 5ACARVING - Fully 3-Dimensional Section 5BCARVING - In Relief Section 5CCAMEO Section 5DINTAGLIO Section 5ECARVING not otherwise Specified in Groups 5A to 5D New Section has been added

21 C2.2 PART E - JEWELLERY, METALCRAFT & ENAMELLING GROUP 19: Section 19ACAST JEWELLERY NOT INTENDED TO INCLUDE LAPIDARY, FOSSIL OR MINERAL ITEMS. Entries must be entirely of metal. Castings must be from patterns, moulds and dies ALL made by the entrant. Section 19BCAST JEWELLERY WITH LAPIDARY ITEM/S CUT AND SET BY ENTRANT. Castings must be made of metal using patterns, moulds and dies ALL made by the entrant. Section 19CCAST JEWELLERY WITH NATURAL FOSSIL OR MINERAL SPECIMENS SET BY ENTRANT. Castings must be made of metal using patterns, moulds and dies ALL made by the entrant. Section 19DCAST JEWELLERY WITH COMMERCIAL LAPIDARY ITEM/S SET BY ENTRANT. Castings must be made of metal using patterns, moulds and dies ALL made by the entrant. Section 19EMETAL CLAY JEWELLERY NOT INTENDED TO INCLUDE LAPIDARY, FOSSIL OR MINERAL ITEMS. Entries must be entirely of metal. Pieces must be from patterns, moulds and dies ALL made by the entrant. Section 19FMETAL CLAY JEWELLERY WITH LAPIDARY ITEM/S CUT AND SET BY ENTRANT. Pieces must be made of metal using patterns, moulds and dies ALL made by the entrant. Section 19G METAL CLAY JEWELLERY WITH COMMERCIAL LAPIDARY ITEM/S SET BY ENTRANT. Pieces must be made of metal using patterns, moulds and dies ALL made by the entrant. Three New Sections added

22 C2.2 PART E - JEWELLERY, METALCRAFT & ENAMELLING GROUP 20: Section 20ACAST JEWELLERY NOT INTENDED TO INCLUDE LAPIDARY, FOSSIL OR MINERAL ITEMS. Entries must be entirely of metal. Castings must be made by the entrant, using NATURAL OBJECTS as patterns. Section 20BCAST JEWELLERY WITH LAPIDARY ITEM/S CUT AND SET BY ENTRANT. Castings must be made of metal by the entrant, using NATURAL OBJECTS as patterns. Section 20CCAST JEWELLERY WITH NATURAL FOSSIL OR MINERAL SPECIMENS SET BY ENTRANT. Castings must be made of metal by the entrant, using NATURAL OBJECTS as patterns. Section 20DCAST JEWELLERY WITH COMMERCIAL LAPIDARY ITEM/S SET BY ENTRANT. Castings must be made of metal by the entrant, using NATURAL OBJECTS as patterns. Section 20EMETAL CLAY JEWELLERY NOT INTENDED TO INCLUDE LAPIDARY, FOSSIL OR MINERAL ITEMS. Entries must be entirely of metal. Pieces must be made by the entrant, using NATURAL OBJECTS as patterns. Section 20FMETAL CLAY JEWELLERY WITH LAPIDARY ITEM/S CUT AND SET BY ENTRANT. Pieces must be made of metal by the entrant, using NATURAL OBJECTS as patterns. Section 20GMETAL CLAY JEWELLERY WITH COMMERCIAL LAPIDARY ITEM/S SET BY ENTRANT. Pieces must be made of metal by the entrant, using NATURAL OBJECTS as patterns. Another Three New Sections added

23 C2.2 PART E - JEWELLERY, METALCRAFT & ENAMELLING GROUP 21: Section 21ACAST JEWELLERY NOT INTENDED TO INCLUDE LAPIDARY, FOSSIL OR MINERAL ITEMS. Entries must be entirely of metal. Castings must be made by the entrant using COMMERCIAL wax models or patterns. Section 21BCAST JEWELLERY WITH LAPIDARY ITEM/S CUT AND SET BY ENTRANT. Castings must be made of metal by the entrant, using COMMERCIAL wax models or patterns. Section 21CCAST JEWELLERY WITH NATURAL FOSSIL OR MINERAL SPECIMENS SET BY ENTRANT. Castings must be made of metal by the entrant, using COMMERCIAL wax models or patterns. Section 21DCAST JEWELLERY WITH COMMERCIAL LAPIDARY ITEM/S SET BY ENTRANT. Castings must be made of metal by the entrant, using COMMERCIAL wax models or patterns. Section 21EMETAL CLAY JEWELLERY NOT INTENDED TO INCLUDE LAPIDARY, FOSSIL, MINERAL ITEMS. Entries must be entirely of metal. Pieces must be made by the entrant, using COMMERCIAL wax models or patterns. Section 21FMETAL CLAY JEWELLERY WITH LAPIDARY ITEM/S CUT AND SET BY ENTRANT. Pieces must be made of metal by the entrant, using COMMERCIAL wax models or patterns. Section 21GMETAL CLAY JEWELLERY WITH COMMERCIAL LAPIDARY ITEM/S SET BY ENTRANT. Pieces must be made of metal by the entrant, using COMMERCIAL wax models or patterns. Another Three New Sections

24 C2.2 PART E - JEWELLERY, METALCRAFT & ENAMELLING GROUP 24: Section 24AENAMELLED JEWELLERY IN HAND-FABRICATED SETTING: In this Section metalwork, except commercial shapes, must be entrant’s own work and the enamel applied by entrant. Section 24BENAMELLED JEWELLERY IN CAST SETTING: In this Section, except for commercial shapes, castings must be made of metal by the entrant using patterns, moulds and dies ALL made by the entrant. Section 24CENAMELLED JEWELLERY IN CAST SETTING: In this Section, except for commercial shapes, castings must be made of metal by the entrant using NATURAL OBJECTS as patterns, eg. leaves, flowers, insects etc. Section 24DENAMELLED JEWELLERY IN CAST SETTING: In this Section, except for commercial shapes, castings must be made of metal by the entrant using COMMERCIAL wax models or patterns. Section 24EENAMELLED JEWELLERY IN CAST SETTING: In this Section, except for commercial shapes, metalwork must be cast by the entrant by FREE FORM casting into liquid or other mediums. Section 24FENAMELLED JEWELLERY IN COMBINED SETTING: In this Section, except for commercial shapes, metalwork must be partly hand-fabricated and partly cast by the entrant. Hand-fabricated parts MUST be more than merely the items required to ensure Functional Ability of the piece. ALL patterns, moulds and dies must be made by the entrant. Section 24GENAMELLED JEWELLERY IN WIRE WRAPPED SETTING: In this Section, all wiring metalwork must be the work of the entrant. Section 24HENAMELLED JEWELLERY IN METAL CLAY SETTING: In this Section, except for commercial shapes, Pieces must be made of metal by the entrant using patterns, moulds and dies ALL made by the entrant, NATURAL OBJECTS as patterns or COMMERCIAL wax models or patterns. One New Section

25 D2.2 NATURAL LAPIDARY MATERIAL: NOTE: Opal (apart from backing for doublets and triplets) used in all Lapidary and Allied Competitions shall be Natural, Quality Opal showing characteristic “play of colour.” All Opal Sections shall be Judged as Craftsmanship. New rule

26 D3.JUDGING FEATURESFOR SECTIONS IN GROUPS 1 TO 7 & 12 TO 17 D3.1.1Judging of Aesthetic Appeal: NOTE: Opal is not permitted in Aesthetic Appeal Sections. However if it is entered it will receive zero points for Aesthetic Appeal. Competition Committees must nominate whether Groups 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 13 and 14 will be judged under Aesthetic Appeal or Craftsmanship points. If neither is nominated the Section will be judged under Craftsmanship points. Note: Group 4 has been deleted

27 D3.JUDGING FEATURESFOR SECTIONS IN GROUPS 1 TO 7 & 12 TO 17 A New Point: D3.24 GIRDLE LINE: Must be a distinct, finely radiused edge, assessable under allowable magnification and which is clearly identifiable as the division between the two surfaces and which, when viewed from the side, must be straight, not wavy or flat. This feature relates to Double Standard and Double Fancy Cabochons.

28 D4.GROUP 1:SECTION 1A - STANDARD CABOCHON SECTION 1B – FANCY CABOCHON D4.1 DEFINITION: A Cabochon in these Sections is a stone cut from a single piece of Natural Lapidary material as defined in D2.2 on page 19 of this Manual, not laminated in any form, polished on all surfaces, and entirely handworked, not machine faceted in any way or with the use of any device, or attachment which allows the competitor to cut a better stone than purely by hand, or with the traditional dop stick. Grinding and sanding shall be done on FLAT faced laps, wheels or drums. The grinding/sanding face must be flat, with no curves or contours that assist the cutter in forming (domed) shapes. This does not exclude the use of flexible surfaced laps or drums. Stone must have a curved domed top, flat back, back bevel and girdle line. Stone may have a top setting bevel but this is optional. New Important Definition

29 D5.GROUP 2: SECTION 2A – DOUBLE STANDARD CABOCHON SECTION 2B – DOUBLE FANCY CABOCHON D5.1 DEFINITION: A Cabochon in these Sections is a stone cut from a single piece of Natural Lapidary material as defined in D2.2 on page 19 of this Manual, not laminated in any form, polished on all surfaces, and entirely handworked, not machine faceted in any way. Refer to the correct definition on page 22 D4.1

30 D5.3.3 POINTS ALLOCATION FOR Section 2B – Double Fancy Cabochon - Craftsmanship Craftsmanship Appeal 0WSAesthetic Appeal ()16 9OSUneven 8 5HContour 5 9WSFlats 6 10Undercut and Pits 3 6Chips 2 10Girdle Line 10 20Grinding and Sanding 19 23Polish (lustre) 23 2Internal Flaws/Fractures 2 1Foreign Surface Material 1 5SPShape Points (see below for details) 5 100TOTAL POSSIBLE100 The points scores for 2B has been amended to be similar to 2A particularly for Undercuts & pits on Craftsmanship

31 D5. D5.3.3POINTS ALLOCATION FOR SECTION 2B – DOUBLE FANCY CABOCHON (cont) Section 2B – DOUBLE FANCY CABOCHON - SPECIFIED SIZE*** This section has been DELETED and the page has been left blank for Notes.

32 D6.GROUP 3:SECTION 3 – FREE FORM D6.1 DEFINITION: A single piece of Natural Lapidary material as defined in D2.2 on page 19, not laminated in any form, polished on all faces, of geometric, asymmetrical or irregular shape NOT covered by definitions for Sections in Groups 1, 2 or 4 to 14 inclusive, which has been entirely handworked, not machine faceted in any way. Refer to the correct definition on page 22 D4.1. Bevels are permitted.

33 D7.GROUP 4:SECTION 4A – OPAL DOUBLET – FLAT TOP SECTION 4B – OPAL DOUBLET – DOMED TOP SECTION 4C – OPAL TRIPLET For these Competitions there are only two types of Opal Cuts, divided into three Sections: Opal Doublet - Flat Top, Opal Doublet - Domed Top and Opal Triplet. ‘Opal Solid’ is not a separate Section. Solid Opal may be entered in any of the Lapidary Sections, other than Opal Doublet and Opal Triplet. NOTE: All Opal Sections are to be Craftsmanship only. D7.1 GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR OPAL CUTS: Entries must be polished on all surfaces and entirely handworked, not machine faceted in any way. Refer to the correct definition on page 22 D4.1.

34 D7.GROUP 4: OPAL SECTIONS 4A, 4B AND 4C (cont): All judging sheets for the Group 4 have had Aesthetic Appeal points deleted. These sections are craftsmanship ONLY.

35 D8.GROUP 5: SECTION 5A - CARVING - Fully 3-Dimensional SECTION 5B - CARVING - In Relief SECTION 5C - CAMEO SECTION 5D - INTAGLIO SECTION 5E - CARVING not otherwise Specified in Groups 5A to 5D New Section added

36 D8.7SECTION 5E - CARVING not otherwise Specified in Group 5A to 5D. For size refer to D8.4.1. This section will allow for “Celtic” or single sided bone carving which are not “Fully 3 Dimensional” or “In Relief”. D8.8 JUDGING FEATURES FOR CARVING, CAMEO and INTAGLIO: Refer to D3 on page 19. D8.9 POINTS ALLOCATION FOR GROUP 5 - CARVING, CAMEO & INTAGLIO: * SECTION 5ACARVING - Fully 3-Dimensional *SECTION5BCARVING - In Relief *SECTION5CCAMEO *SECTION5DINTAGLIO *SECTION 5ECARVING not Otherwise Specified in Groups 5A to 5D

37 D10.GROUP 7:SECTION 7A – SPHERE SECTION 7B – OVOID D10.3 SIZE: Minimum size of Sphere or Ovoid is 30mm on shortest dimension excluding base or mount (if any). Maximum size is 150mm including base or mount (if any). Base or mount MUST NOT be attached to entry. Note: Entries are eligible if they are up to and including 2mm below minimum size, or 2mm above maximum size. NEW Minimum Size

38 D11.FACET CUTS – GROUPS 8, 9, 10 AND 11 (CONT): D11.2 JUDGING FEATURES – additional comments added e. Facets Uniform: This feature refers to the consistency in shape and size of Facets in the same series. Do not include girdle facets as these are judged separately l.Girdle Uniform: A Continuous Girdle should be equally dimensioned at its widest and narrowest points to receive full points. Facets in the same series around a Faceted Girdle should be the same shape and dimensions to receive full points. Points awarded must reflect the percentage of correct facets, thus if there are 16 Girdle Facets and 1 Facet is found to be incorrect, then 1/16 of the points for this feature are lost.

39 D11.FACET CUTS – GROUPS 8, 9, 10 AND 11 (CONT): D11.3 GENERAL NOTES: h.Judging of Fancy Cuts: With the judging of some Fancy Cuts, not all of the judging features listed on the judging sheet are applicable. When this occurs, the points for inapplicable features are deducted from the Total Possible 100. A percentage total is then calculated by dividing the total of the points allocated by the Judge (Pre- Modified Total) by the reduced total points possible and multiplying by 100 to give a percentage result (Total Possible). Additional Comments Added

40 D11.FACET CUTS – GROUPS 8, 9, 10 AND 11 (CONT): D11.4.5 SECTION 8A - STANDARD BRILLIANT WITH CONTINUOUS GIRDLE: This is cut as per diagram below and has 3 rows of Facets on the Crown and 2 rows of Facets on the Pavilion, making 58 Facets (including Girdle Facet) and 41 Meets. It has a continuous Girdle. D11.4.6 SECTION 8B - STANDARD BRILLIANT WITH FACETED GIRDLE: This is cut as per diagram below, and has a faceted Girdle, making 73 Facets (including Girdle Facets) and 57 Meets.

41 D11.5.5 SECTION 9A - STANDARD OBLONG STEP CUT WITH CUT CORNERS: This cut is as illustrated. It must have 3 rows of Facets on the Crown and 3 rows of Facets on the Pavilion, making 53 Facets (including Girdle Facets) and 44 Meets. NOTE: The use of the ‘Length to Width Ratio’ is still to be finalised. D11.5.6 SECTION 9B - STANDARD SQUARE STEP CUT WITH CUT CORNERS: This cut is as illustrated. It must have 3 rows of Facets on the Crown and 3 rows of Facets on the Pavilion, making 53 Facets (including Girdle Facets) and 45 Meets.

42 D11.6 GROUP 10: SECTION 10 – MODIFIED STANDARD CUTS D11.6.4 DEFINITIONS OF MODIFIED STANDARD CUTS: Stones cut from a single piece of Natural or Man-made transparent Lapidary material as defined in D2 on page 19 and D11.1r on page 42, not laminated in any form, on which a number of usually small flat surfaces have been cut and polished. Stones in this Section must have a Table, Girdle, Crown, Pavilion and Meets. They are cuts other than the Standard Cuts in Groups 8 and 9. New Words Added

43 D11.7 GROUP 11 – SECTION 11 – FANCY CUTS D11.7.4 DEFINITIONS OF FANCY CUTS: A stone cut from a single piece of Natural or Man- made transparent Lapidary material as defined in D2 on page19 and D11.1r on page 42, not laminated in any form, on which a number of usually small flat surfaces have been cut and polished. A Fancy Cut is any cut lacking one or more of the features: Table, Girdle, Crown, Pavilion or Meets. Fancy Cuts may include curved surfaces, provided no less than 50% of the total surface consists of flat Facets. Stones may have one or more matt finished Facets where called for in the design. Additional words added

44 D11.7 GROUP 11 – SECTION 11 – FANCY CUTS D11.7.5 POINTS ALLOCATON FOR GROUP 11 – FANCY CUTS: Visual Effect....................................6 #Outline of Girdle...............................4 #Table Parallel to Girdle Plane..............3 # Meets Pointing Up............................16 Facets Uniform.................................13 Facet Edges Sharp............................6 Facet Surfaces True..........................6 Scratches.......................................10 Polish.............................................10 Chips.............................................7 Flaws..............................................4 #Girdle Uniform.................................3 #Girdle Too Wide...............................3 #Orientation of Crown & Pavilion Facets 8 Foreign Surface Material.....................1 #Pre-Modified Total TOTAL POSSIBLE100 # In types of cuts where any of these features do not apply, the points shown for each inapplicable feature are to be subtracted from 100, and total points gained (Pre-Modified Total) will be divided by the remainder, then multiplied by 100 to give a percentage result (Total Possible). Changes to the Judging Sheet

45 D11.7 GROUP 11 – SECTION 11 – FANCY CUTS D11.7.5 POINTS ALLOCATON FOR GROUP 11 – SPECIFIED SIZE Visual Effect....................................6 #Outline of Girdle...............................4 #Table Parallel to Girdle Plane..............3 # Meets Pointing Up............................14 Facets Uniform.................................10 Facet Edges Sharp............................6 Facet Surfaces True..........................6 Scratches.......................................8 Polish.............................................10 Chips.............................................7 Flaws..............................................3 #Girdle Uniform.................................2 #Girdle Too Wide...............................2 #Orientation of Crown & Pavilion Facets8 Foreign Surface Material.....................1 Specified Size*** 10 #Pre-Modified Total TOTAL POSSIBLE100 # In types of cuts where any of these features do not apply, the points shown for each inapplicable feature are to be subtracted from 100, and total points gained (Pre-Modified Total) will be divided by the remainder, then multiplied by 100 to give a percentage result (Total Possible). Changes to the Judging Sheet

46 D15.GROUP 15:SECTION 15A – MOSAIC SECTION 15B – INLAY (cont) D15.7 SIZE: Minimum size of entries in Inlay competitions is 60mm on longest dimension excluding base, mount or frame (if any). Maximum size is 300mm including base, mount or frame (if any). Note: Entries are eligible if they are up to and including 2mm below minimum size, or 2mm above maximum size. NEW Minimum Size

47 E4.DEFINITIONS FOR HAND-FABRICATED, CAST, METAL CLAY, COMBINED and WIRE WRAPPED JEWELLERY SECTIONS in GROUPS 18 to 24: Jewellery in which Metalwork is the entrant’s own work. However, commercial ancillary parts such as filigree, earring screws, butterfly clips, brooch pins, gallery wire etc may be fabricated into the article, but must not dominate. Commercial parts are defined as being available over the counter, NOT MADE TO ORDER. Refer to Jewellery Section descriptions on pages 67 to 71 for definitions of types of Castings which are permissible. Combined Jewellery is composed of Fabricated Cast or Metal Clay parts made by the entrant. Commercial ancillary parts are allowed as above. Wire Wrapped Jewellery where Lapidary, Fossil, Mineral or Enamelled items have been secured by a wire wrapping method. Metal Clay Jewellery is where powdered metal has been mixed with water and an organic binder. The clay can be formed into pieces and when dried is fired. The organic matter is burnt off or ‘sintered’, leaving a slightly porous product that is 99.9% pure precious metal but slightly reduced in size. New Definition

48 E5.GROUP 18: SECTIONS 18A TO 18F - HAND-FABRICATED and WIRE WRAPPED JEWELLERY: Section 18D is Jewellery in which the entrant has set Commercial Lapidary item/s, bought over the counter, NOT made to order. Lapidary items are to conform with any of the Sections defined in Groups 1 to 12, 15 and Beads (D2.1 to D2.5). Section 18F is Wire Wrapped Jewellery in which the entrant has used the wire wrapping method to set Commercial Lapidary item/s, bought over the counter, NOT made to order. Lapidary items are to conform with any of the Sections defined in Groups 1 to 12, 15 and Beads (D2.1 to D2.5). viiBeads must be in Natural Lapidary Material or Natural Organic Material as defined in D2.1 and D2.4 on page 19. Commercial Natural Lapidary or Natural Organic Beads are now allowed

49 E6.GROUP 19: SECTIONS 19A TO 19G - CAST, METAL CLAY JEWELLERY USING PATTERNS, MOULDS AND DIES MADE BY THE ENTRANT. In these Sections, all Castings/Pieces must be of metal and patterns, moulds and dies MUST ALL be made by entrant. Entries must conform with the Definitions in E2 and E4 on pages 63 and 65. Any items required to ensure Functional Ability of the piece may be fabricated into the article after casting/firing. Section 19D & 19G is Jewellery in which the entrant has set Commercial Lapidary item/s bought over the counter, NOT made to order. Lapidary items are to conform with any of the Sections defined in Groups 1 to 12, 15 and Beads. viiBeads must be in Natural Lapidary Material or Natural Organic Material as defined in D2.1 and D2.4 on page 19.

50 SECTION 19E: METAL CLAY JEWELLERY NOT INTENDED TO INCLUDE LAPIDARY, FOSSIL OR MINERAL ITEMS. Entries must be entirely of metal. Pieces must be from patterns, moulds and dies ALL made by the entrant. SECTION 19F: METAL CLAY JEWELLERY WITH LAPIDARY ITEM/S CUT AND SET BY ENTRANT. Pieces must be made of metal using patterns, moulds and dies ALL made by the entrant. SECTION 19G:METAL CLAY JEWELLERY WITH COMMERCIAL LAPIDARY ITEM/S SET BY ENTRANT. Pieces must be made of metal using patterns, moulds and dies ALL made by the entrant. Three New Sections for Metal Clay

51 E7.GROUP 20: SECTIONS 20A TO 20G CAST, METAL CLAY JEWELLERY USING NATURAL OBJECTS AS PATTERNS, eg leaves, flowers, insects etc. In these Sections, all Castings/Pieces must be of metal, using NATURAL OBJECTS as patterns. Entries must conform with the Definitions in E2 and E4 on pages 63 and 65. Any items required to ensure Functional Ability of the piece may be fabricated into the article after casting/firing. Section 20D & 20G is Jewellery in which the entrant has set Commercial Lapidary item/s bought over the counter, NOT made to order. Lapidary items are to conform with any of the Sections defined in Groups 1 to 12, 15 and Beads. viiBeads must be in Natural Lapidary Material or Natural Organic Material as defined in D2.1 and D2.4 on page 19.

52 SECTION 20E: METAL CLAY JEWELLERY NOT INTENDED TO INCLUDE LAPIDARY, FOSSIL OR MINERAL ITEMS. Entries must be entirely of metal. Pieces must be made by the entrant, using NATURAL OBJECTS as patterns. SECTION 20F: METAL CLAY JEWELLERY WITH LAPIDARY ITEM/S CUT AND SET BY ENTRANT. Pieces must be made of metal by the entrant, using NATURAL OBJECTS as patterns. SECTION 20G: METAL CLAY JEWELLERY WITH COMMERCIAL LAPIDARY ITEM/S SET BY ENTRANT. Pieces must be made of metal by the entrant, using NATURAL OBJECTS as patterns. Three New Sections for Metal Clay

53 E8.GROUP 21: SECTIONS 21A TO 21G - CAST, METAL CLAY JEWELLERY USING COMMERCIAL WAX MODELS OR PATTERNS. In these Sections, all Castings/Pieces must be of metal using COMMERCIAL wax models or patterns. Entries must conform with the Definitions in E2 and E4 on pages 63 and 65. Any items required to ensure Functional Ability of the piece may be fabricated into the article after casting/firing. Section 21D & 21G is Jewellery in which the entrant has set Commercial Lapidary item/s bought over the counter, NOT made to order. Lapidary items are to conform with any of the Sections defined in Groups 1 to 12, 15 and Beads. viiBeads must be in Natural Lapidary Material or Natural Organic Material as defined in D2.1 and D2.4 on page 19.

54 SECTION 21E: METAL CLAY JEWELLERY NOT INTENDED TO INCLUDE LAPIDARY, FOSSIL, MINERAL ITEMS. Entries must be entirely of metal. Pieces must be made by the entrant, using COMMERCIAL wax models or patterns. SECTION 21F: METAL CLAY JEWELLERY WITH LAPIDARY ITEM/S CUT AND SET BY ENTRANT. Pieces must be made of metal by the entrant, using COMMERCIAL wax models or patterns. SECTION 21G: METAL CLAY JEWELLERY WITH COMMERCIAL LAPIDARY ITEM/S SET BY ENTRANT. Pieces must be made of metal by the entrant, using COMMERCIAL wax models or patterns. Three New Sections for Metal Clay

55 E9.GROUP 22: SECTIONS 22A TO 22D - CAST JEWELLERY MADE BY FREE FORM CASTING INTO LIQUID OR OTHER MEDIUMS Section 22D is Jewellery in which the entrant has set Commercial Lapidary item/s bought over the counter, NOT made to order. Lapidary items are to conform with any of the Sections defined in Groups 1 to 12, 15 and Beads. viiBeads must be in Natural Lapidary Material or Natural Organic Material as defined in D2.1 and D2.4 on page 19.

56 E10.GROUP 23: SECTIONS 23A TO 23D - COMBINED JEWELLERY. In these Sections Metalwork must be partly Hand-Fabricated, partly Cast or partly Metal Clay. Patterns, moulds and dies MUST ALL be made by the entrant. Section 23D is Jewellery in which the entrant has set Commercial Lapidary item/s bought over the counter, NOT made to order. Lapidary items are to conform with any of the Sections defined in Groups 1 to 12, 15 and Beads. viiBeads must be in Natural Lapidary Material or Natural Organic Material as defined in D2.1 and D2.4 on page 19.

57 PART E:JEWELLERY, ENAMELLING & METALCRAFT - GROUPS 18 to 28 (cont) POINTS ALLOCATION: Sections *18A, *19A, *19E, *20A, *20E, *21A, *21E, *22A & *23A - *HAND- FABRICATED, *CAST, *METAL CLAY OR *COMBINED JEWELLERY NOT INTENDED TO INCLUDE LAPIDARY, FOSSIL OR MINERAL ITEMS. *Competition Committee to indicate the appropriate Section Changes to the Judging Sheet

58 PART E:JEWELLERY, ENAMELLING & METALCRAFT - GROUPS 18 to 28 (cont) POINTS ALLOCATION: Sections *18B, *18C, *18E, *19B, *19C, *19F, *20B, *20C, *20F, *21B, *21C, *21F, *22B, *22C, *23B & *23C - *HAND-FABRICATED, *CAST, *WIRE WRAPPED *METAL CLAY OR *COMBINED JEWELLERY WITH *LAPIDARY, *FOSSIL OR *MINERAL ITEM/S CUT AND SET BY ENTRANT *Competition Committee to indicate the appropriate Section Changes to the Judging Sheet

59 PART E:JEWELLERY, ENAMELLING & METALCRAFT - GROUPS 18 to 28 (cont) POINTS ALLOCATION: Sections*18B, *18C, *18E, *19B, *19C, *19F, *20B, *20C, *20F, *21B, *21C, *21F, *22B, *22C, *23B, *23C & 24 - *HAND-FABRICATED, *CAST, *WIRE WRAPPED *METAL CLAY OR *COMBINED JEWELLERY DETAIL WORKSHEET for *LAPIDARY, *FOSSIL, *MINERAL & ENAMEL ITEMS *Competition Committee to indicate the appropriate Section and Group/s prior to judging Changes to the Judging Sheet

60 PART E:JEWELLERY, ENAMELLING & METALCRAFT - GROUPS 18 to 28 (cont) POINTS ALLOCATION: Sections*18D, *18F, *19D, *19G, *20D, *20G, *21D, *21G, *22D & *23D - *HAND FABRICATED, *CAST, *WIRE WRAPPED *METAL CLAY OR *COMBINED JEWELLERY WITH COMMERCIAL LAPIDARY ITEM/S SET BY ENTRANT *Competition Committee to indicate the appropriate Section Changes to the Judging Sheet

61 E11.GROUP 24: SECTION 24 - ENAMELLED JEWELLERY IN HAND- FABRICATED, WIRE WRAPPED, CAST, METAL CLAY OR COMBINED SETTING: In this Section metalwork must be done by entrant. Enamelling must be entrant’s own work and can be separate enamelled piece/s fitted by entrant into mounting and/or enamelling applied direct to metalwork. The separate backing piece/s on which entrant applies enamel may be bought shapes or formed by entrant. In Sections 24B, 24C, 24D, 24E and 24H, any items required to ensure Functional Ability of the piece may be fabricated into the article after casting/firing. SECTION 24H: ENAMELLED JEWELLERY IN METAL CLAY SETTING: In this Section, except for commercial shapes, Pieces must be made of metal by the entrant using patterns, moulds and dies ALL made by the entrant, NATURAL OBJECTS as patterns or COMMERCIAL wax models or patterns. New Section for Metal Clay

62 PART E:JEWELLERY, ENAMELLING & METALCRAFT - GROUPS 18 to 28 (cont) E11.3 POINTS ALLOCATION FOR SECTION 24: Section 24 -ENAMELLED JEWELLERY IN *HAND FABRICATED, *CAST, *METAL CLAY, *COMBINED OR *WIRE WRAPPED SETTING *Competition Committee to indicate the appropriate Section

63 PART E:JEWELLERY, ENAMELLING & METALCRAFT - GROUPS 18 to 28 (cont) E14.GROUP 27: SECTION 27A - GENERAL METALCRAFT NOT INTENDED TO INCLUDE LAPIDARY, FOSSIL OR MINERAL ITEM/S SECTION 27B - GENERAL METALCRAFT WITH LAPIDARY, FOSSIL OR MINERAL ITEM/S E14.4 SIZE: Minimum size is 25mm on longest dimension excluding base, mount or frame (if any). Maximum size is 300mm including base, mount or frame (if any). Note: Entries are eligible if they are up to and including 2mm below minimum size, or 2mm above maximum size. New Minimum Size

64 E14.GROUP 27: SECTIONS 27A and 27B (cont) E14.9 SIZE: Minimum size is 25mm on longest dimension excluding base, mount or frame (if any). Maximum size is 300mm including base, mount or frame (if any). Note: Entries are eligible if they are up to and including 2mm below min. size, or 2mm above maximum size. New Minimum Size

65 Part H: MINERALS – GROUPS 34 TO 38 (cont) H4.3 MINERAL SPECIES: Note: See H8.1.1a on page 118 for correct method of labelling Species. A Mineral Species has a unique combination of chemical composition and Crystal System. For competition purposes, the following Species names are eligible, even though they are not included in the Glossary. APATITE - for FLUORAPATITE, CHLORAPATITE, HYDROXYLAPATITE (Apatite Group) APOPHYLLITE - for FLUORAPOPHYLLITE, NATROAPOPHYLLITE, HYDROXYAPOPHYLLITE CHRYSOTILE - for CLINOCHRYSOTILE, ORTHOCHRYSOTILE, PARACHRYSOTILE (Kaolinite-Serpentine Group) HORNBLENDE - for FERROHORNBLENDE, MAGNESIOHORNBLENDE (Amphibole Group) PYROSMALITE - for any member of the series FERROPYROSMALITE- MANGANPYROSMALITE All Species names listed above are eligible, but in a competition situation it is not possible to distinguish between each Species in any one of the above five groups of names. Competitors will not be penalised if they do not use these prefixes

66 H4.4 MINERAL VARIETY: Note: See H8.1.1a on page 118 for correct method of labelling Varieties. a.A Mineral Variety is defined as a Mineral which is of the same general chemical composition and Crystal System as the parent Species, but with minor differences such as: - Trace elements present, producing colour variations, eg Citrine, the yellow variety of QUARTZ; Emerald, a deep green variety of BERYL. - Deficiency in an element, eg Smaltite, an arsenic-deficient variety of Skutterudite. - The addition of an element, eg Melanite, a titanium-rich variety of Andradite. - Different Crystal Habit/Form, eg Cleavlandite, a variety of Albite in lamellar masses; Chalcotrichite, a variety of Cuprite in capillary or acicular form. Three additional points have been removed as they are no longer applicable.

67 Part H: MINERALS – GROUPS 34 TO 38 (cont) H4.DEFINITIONS (cont): H4.4 MINERAL VARIETY (cont): b.Following is a complete listing of the ONLY Varietal names which are permissible in competitions. Varietal names are in alphabetical sequence, followed by Species name in CAPITALS: Adularia a variety of ORTHOCLASEMorganite a variety of BERYL Amethyst a variety of QUARTZPennine a variety of CLINOCHLORE Aquamarine a variety of BERYLRose a variety of QUARTZ Citrine a variety of QUARTZRuby a variety of CORUNDUM Emerald a variety of BERYLSapphire a variety of CORUNDUM Goshenite a variety of BERYLSheridanite a variety of CLINOCHLORE Heliodor a variety of BERYLSmaltite a variety of SKUTTERUDITE Hiddenite a variety of SPODUMENESmoky a variety of QUARTZ Kasoite a variety of CELSIANTopazolite a variety of ANDRADITE Kunzite a variety of SPODUMENETsavolite a variety of GROSSULAR Leuchtenbergite a variety of CLINOCHLORETsavorite a variety of GROSSULAR Melanite a variety of ANDRADITE There were a total of 38 Varietal Names allowed there is only 23 in the new Manual

68 NEW CHAPTER PART I:JUDGES QUALIFICATIONS I1.INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this chapter is to show all the judges competencies so there is no ambiguity concerning their qualifications. All relevant groups/sections will be listed for each type of Judge. I2.APPROPRIATE GROUPS/SECTIONS FOR THE RELEVANT JUDGES: a. Cabochon Judge - is qualified to judge the following Groups: Group 1 (Standard & Fancy Cabs), Group 2 (Double Standard & Double Fancy Cabs), Group 3 (Free form), Group 4, (Opal Doublets & Triplets), Group 7 (Sphere & Ovoid), Group 12 (Tumbled Stones – Natural & Preformed), Group 13 (Polished Face – Flat Surface), Group 14 (Polished Face – Curved Face), Group 15 (Mosaic & Inlay), Group 16 (Gem Trees), Group 17 (Novelty Gemcraft) with all the sections contained within each group.

69 I2.APPROPRIATE GROUPS/SECTIONS FOR THE RELEVANT JUDGES: (cont) b. Faceting Judge - is qualified to judge the following Groups: Group 8 (Standard Brilliant with Continuous girdle & Faceted girdle), Group 9 (Standard Oblong step cut with cut corners and Standard Square step cut with cut corners), Group 10 (Modified Standard Cuts), Group 11 (Fancy Cut) with all the sections contained within each group. c. Carving Judge - is qualified to judge the following Groups: Group 5 (Carving – Fully 3-Dimensional, Carving in relief, Cameo and Intaglio), Group 6 (Scrimshaw) with all the sections contained within each group.

70 I2.APPROPRIATE GROUPS/SECTIONS FOR THE RELEVANT JUDGES: (cont) d. Jewellery Judge - is qualified to judge the following Groups: Group 18 (Hand fabricated and wire Wrapped jewellery with or without Lapidary, Fossil or Mineral items, or Commercial Lapidary Items), Group 19 (Cast, Metal Clay Jewellery with or without Lapidary, Fossil or Mineral items, or Commercial Lapidary Items using patterns, moulds and dies all made by entrant), Group 20 (Cast, Metal Clay Jewellery with or without Lapidary, Fossil or Mineral items, or Commercial Lapidary Items using Natural objects as patterns), Group 21 (Cast, Metal Clay Jewellery with or without Lapidary, Fossil or Mineral items, or Commercial Lapidary Items using commercial wax models or patterns), Group 22 (Cast Jewellery with or without Lapidary, Fossil or Mineral items, or Commercial Lapidary Items, metalwork must be made by entrant by casting Free Form into liquid or other mediums), Group 23 (Combined Jewellery with or without Lapidary, Fossil or Mineral items, or Commercial Lapidary Items) Group 25 (Commercial Mount Jewellery with Lapidary item/s cut and set by entrant), Group 27 (General Metalcraft with or without Lapidary, Fossil or Mineral Item/s), Group 28 (Metal Sheet work Bas relief or impressed pattern or etch pattern) with all the sections contained within each group.

71 e. Metalcraft Judge - is qualified to judge the following Sections and Groups: Sections 18A, 18D, 18F, 19A, 19D, 19E, 19G, 20A, 20D, 20E, 20G, 21A, 21D, 21E, 21G, 22A, 22D, 23A, 23D, Group 27 (General Metalcraft with or without Lapidary, Fossil or Mineral Item/s) with all the sections contained within this group, Group 28 (Metal Sheet work Bas relief or impressed pattern or etch pattern) with all the sections contained within this group. f. Enamelling Judge - is qualified to judge the following Groups: Group 24 (Enamelled Jewellery in Hand fabricated setting, Cast setting using patterns moulds and dies made by entrant, cast setting using Natural objects as patterns, Cast Settings using Commercial wax models or patterns, Cast setting using Free form casting into liquids or other mediums, in a combined setting, in a wire wrapped setting or Metal Clay), Group 26 (Enamelled Jewellery in Commercial Mount, without mount and non-jewellery) with all the sections contained within each group.

72 PART I: JUDGE QUALIFICATIONS (cont) g. Showcase Judge - is qualified to judge the following Groups: Group 29 (Showcase General lit or unlit) Group 30 (Showcase Solo unlit or lit) Group 31 Showcase Novelty – Unlit or lit) with all the sections contained within each group. h. Fossil Judge - is qualified to judge the following Groups: Group 32 (Fossils Non-display single specimen or group of specimens) Group 33 (Fossil Showcase Display Lit or unlit) with all the sections contained within each group. i. Mineral Judge - is qualified to judge the following Groups: Group 34 (Minerals Non Display Single or Groups of Specimens), Group 35 (Minerals Non Display – Showcase Unlit or Lit or Showcase Solo Unlit or Lit), Group 36 (Micromount Minerals), Group 37 (Mineral Showcase Display Unlit or Lit) and Group 38 (Mineral Showcase Display Solo Unlit or Lit) with all the sections contained within each group.

73 I3.SHORTAGE OF JEWELLERY JUDGES: In recent times there has been a shortage of Jewellery Judges at Club competitions. This can be due to a variety of reasons including illness or unforseen emergencies occurring on the day of Judging. To eliminate the use of unqualified judges it is suggested that if a qualified Metalcraft Judge and a qualified Cabochon/Faceting Judge is available that the judging be split and done by both judges. The Metalcraft Judge would judge all aspects relating to the metalwork and use the Judging Sheet on page 73 and doing the AA and Creativity as 1st Judge. The Cabochon Judge would use the Worksheet on page 74 and be 2nd Judge for AA and Creativity. Both Judges names would then be shown on the Main Judging Sheet. This ruling should only take place for Level 1 or Level 2 and Regional and Agricultural Shows (Level 3) competitions, but NEVER for GEMKHANA (Level 3) or Level 4 GEMBOREE®.

74 I4.ANOMALIES FACED BY THE JEWELLERY AND ENAMELLING JUDGES: Prior to this ruling Jewellery judges were expected to judge work which contains stones and or enamelling pieces. The majority of them have never done enamelling. For this reason pieces containing enamelling (Group 24) are removed from the Jewellery Judge portfolio. While a Jewellery Judge is experienced in judging Metalcraft and either Cabochons or Faceting, they do not have the experience or the competency to be able to judge enamelling. Therefore Group 24 should be judged by Enamelling Judges who are qualified to Judge Group 24 and Group 26. If an Enamelling Judge is a qualified Metalcraft judge they are obviously qualified to Judge Group 24. However in some cases Enamelling Judges are only qualified to do Group 26 (Enamelled work only). Then only in extreme cases would this judge be used to judge the enamelled piece only and a separate Metalcraft judge would be used to judge the metalwork only. It is suggested that this should only take place for Level 1 or Level 2 and Regional Shows (Level 3) competitions but NEVER for GEMKHANA (Level 3) or Level 4 GEMBOREE®. To cater for this situation minor changes could be made to judging sheets to show “Degree of Effort” for both metal work and enamelling. (For example Metalwork - 7 and Enamel - 8)

75 I5AFLACA JUDGING ACCREDITATIONS: Due to confusion over the awarding of AFLACA accreditation to judges the following explanation is given. Just because a person has been successful in completing a State/Association Judging course, and has been classified as a “Judge” they should not automatically be given AFLACA accreditation. The AFLACA accreditation is only obtained when the relevant State J & R Committee believes the Judge has sufficient experience and expertise to be nominated for this level of judging accreditation. It is NOT an automatic accreditation as some judges, for a variety of reasons never reach AFLACA accreditation status. Before a Faceting Judge can receive AFLACA accreditation there would naturally need to be close consultation with the Australian Facetors’ Guild (AFG) and any other relevant associations to ascertain the judge’s capabilities.

76 Note 5 lines for Judges Comments New section 5E

77 Please note Craftsmanship for Opal Sections 5 lines for the Judges Comments Correct date shown on Judging sheet

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