AUTOR Contemporary Jewelry 2018: the exclusive contest of South East Europe returns with its seventeenth edition. The National Theater of Bucharest will become even more precious on May 5th and 6th. Over 80 names of contemporary jewelry, coming from every corner of the world, they will exhibit their innovative ideas before the public.A dynamic and active platform that will involve the audience in a highly creative dialogue. Experts in the sector, press, buyers and consumers will be enveloped by a wealth of craftsmanship as novelty. Created in 2009, AUTOR is a real stage for young designers, professionals, schools and galleries specialized in contemporary jewelry. After a hard selection, on March 26th the finalists who will be competing with talent for AUTOR have been announced.The prizes are many and important: Autor Awesome Award offered by ALCHIMIA Contemporary Jewelery School, intended for the best artist who will have the opportunity to do two intensive weeks of training at this prestigious Florentine school; the Joya Barcelona Award which will give free access to this renowned fair to the chosen one; Athens Jewelry Week Award, with free access to the brand new event; Assamblage Award, an institute dedicated to contemporary jewelery in Romania that will host an emerging designer at a course; Krama Institute Award with a jewel course at the Krama Institute of Jewelry in Athens; ELLE Romania Award, with a dedicated space in this very famous magazine. To decree the winners? A very respectable jury! Sofia Bjorkman, jewelry artist and founder of the Gallery Platina in Stockholm, Ruudt Peters, professor and jewelry artist in Amsterdam, Felix Flur, professor and founder of Gallery S O, Dan Piersinaru, visual artist and founder and director of AUTOR.Independent artisans, new brands and new stars in the world of contemporary jewelery will take part in this well-known event. And the Made in Italy could not miss! Among the names are Susana Teixeira, Francesca Mazzotta, Giulia Boccafogli, Daniela Boni, Novitas Jewellery di Mariagiulia Trento, Rita Martinez Art Jewelry, Valeria Rossini Jewelry, Veronica Meruzzi Art and Jewellery, 1:20.000 by Giulia Savino. Waiting to discover the names of the 2018 winners AUTHOR, we just have to say ... may the best win!