Clare Officer’s Jane Austen-inspired set to enter Beaverbrooks shops.
Brown & Newirth and Beaverbrooks have unveiled its winning Holts Academy student bridal collection at International Jewellery London (IJL), featuring a halo engagement ring, wedding band and eternity ring.
The True Love set by Clare Officer is being showcased on the Brown & Newirth stand at this year’s show at Olympia. The set of three rings was selected by Beaverbrooks and Brown & Newirth from a range put forward by Holts Academy students, part of an annual bridal jewellery design competition in conjunction with the retailer and British bridal jewellery company.
Clare Officer’s Jane Austen-inspired collection was chosen as a winning piece from a number of entries, with the design developed in house at Brown & Newirth from Officer’s original design ideas.
The collection of three rings features a knife edge shank, and the engagement ring has a halo-style setting. The collection will officially launch in September and has already been snapped up by Beaverbrooks, which will sell the collection through 10 major bridal locations and online.
Clare Officer said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have the chance for my engagement and wedding ring set to be sold at Beaverbrooks. When I first started designing the ring, I was about to get married and looking for a vintage-styled engagement ring as I love the romance of vintage pieces. My finished True Love collection was inspired by my search for the perfect engagement ring and I hope the girl who receives my ring collection loves it as much as I do."
Brown & Newirth director John Ball described Officer as a talented designer, explaining that her original design had been developed together with the Brown & Newirth team to be more commercial, with a modern aesthetic thanks to its knife-edge profile.
The brand, which is principle partner of the annual Holts Academy Awards, which take place on September 4, is also presenting an array of new engagement ring designs at this year’s IJL, having invested in a range of new casting and production technology, enabling it to develop more design in-house at its Hatfield HQ.
Lorna Burhouse, Beaverbrooks said: “We are really proud to have been able to work closely with Brown and Newirth and the Holts Academy to support the future talent of the jewellery industry. We knew from the beginning that the designs Clare showed us were exactly what we would have been looking for in an engagement and wedding ring set. The design has now been created in white gold and with diamonds.”