The GDS GEM Awards System

The GEM system is an award scheme to mark your achievements in dollmaking.  The system is divided into 3 sections:
YELLOW (reproduction antique), GREEN (modern reproduction), RED (Category 1 – Original dolls and Category 2 – Bears & Animals).

Members do not need to enter competition to achieve Sapphire, these can be awarded by 2* and 3* Teachers.  Members do need to enter International competition to achieve Emerald, Diamond and Platinum.

After achieving either Diamond or Platinum awards or Gold in a section in which you wish to continue entering you may enter competition in the KUDOS AWARD.
There are two KUDOS categories, REPRODUCTION ANTIQUE and MODERN.

Members should refer to the GDS Handbook for up to date information.