Queensmith Jewellers companions with BAJ to advertise rising expertise

Queensmith, an impartial manufacturing jeweller primarily based in London’s Hatton Backyard, has partnered with the British Academy of Jewelry (BAJ) for a talent-driven occasion that occurred at Queensmith’s showroom and workshop on Tuesday evening.

The occasion spotlighted the subsequent era of artisans from BAJ’s jewelry design and manufacturing course, offering a platform for them to showcase their abilities in a real-world setting. 

As part of their course, these college students have been briefed to design and craft mandalas, all of which have been chosen for exhibition at Queensmith’s London showroom. A panel of judges, composed of Queensmith’s senior management crew, evaluated the intricate designs and craftsmanship of every scholar’s work, finally naming the highest three prize winners.

This collaboration underscores Queensmith’s dedication to fostering rising expertise throughout the business and providing invaluable alternatives for careers in jewelry manufacturing.

The primary prize was received by an “exceptionally proficient” scholar, Jarryd Krog, whose mandala design stood out for its originality and effective craftsmanship. The grand prize gives the winner an unparalleled alternative to spend a day in Queensmith’s workshop. Right here, they’ll have the prospect to carry their successful design to life in gold, underneath the supervision of Queensmith’s skilled goldsmiths.

Monique Daniels Daw, manufacturing director at Queensmith, stated: “We firmly consider in encouraging the expertise that the jewelry business has to supply. This collaboration with the BAJ is a vital step in direction of offering these aspiring jewelry designers with the publicity and expertise they should excel of their careers.”

Queensmith already employs six BAJ alumni and as they give the impression of being to double their manufacturing capabilities over the subsequent two years, they’ll proceed to offer profession alternatives to aspiring jewellers. 

Reflecting on their shared dedication to nurturing rising expertise and the significance of sensible studying experiences, Lily Henderson, the BAJ jewelry diploma coordinator stated: “BAJ and Queensmith share a typical dedication to pave clear, viable profession paths for college students transitioning from academia to the dynamic world of the jewelry business. This collaborative occasion serves as an important platform, offering our learners with a golden alternative to realize priceless, hands-on expertise and publicity in a real-world state of affairs.”