Faye Wilson to enjoy a week of work experience and £250 cash prize.
Faye Wilson, a student from Birmingham City University’s jewellery and silversmithing design course has scooped Charles Green’s design competition prize with a silver birdcage pendant.
Wilson has been awarded £250 and a week’s work experience at the Birmingham-based wedding ring manufacturer for her high-finish CAD-designed pendant, that had to meet a brief of featuring a coloured, cabochon-cut gemstone.
This is the fourth year that Charles Green has run the design competition, after which the entrants’ pendants were auctioned off for charity.
The company’s chief executive Tim Green said that the calibre of entrants has gone from strength-to-strength.
“This year’s pieces have been the strongest yet and every piece in its own way was a deserved winner,” Green said.
A second place prize went to Ilona White for her Hope pendant, while third prize was awarded to Gayle Anderson for her customisable piece.
The prizes were presented at a Christmas-themed reception at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham earlier this month. Almost £1,000 was raised during the prize-giving for Acorns Childrens’ Hospice through an auction of this year’s pendant designs.