BCU student scoops Charles Green pendant prize

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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.

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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.

 

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