GCDC introduces new diamond design award for 2019 contest

The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council (GC&DC) has partnered with London-based diamond dealer, Yves Frey Diamonds, on a new award for the Goldsmiths’ 2019 contest.

The annual competition organised by the GC&DC, is open to all jewellery designers and makers, and has often been described as the ‘Jewellery Oscars’.

Yves Frey’s passion for coloured diamonds has motivated him to partner with the GCDC to create a new design award to inspire designers and makers across the UK.

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For the new diamond design award, applicants must create a 2D design featuring Yves Frey yellow diamonds.

The diamond dealer is very happy to provide appointments to show his amazing range of gemstones to aspiring entrants, and has also generously agreed to loan this special diamond to the winner, subject to terms & conditions, should they wish to invest in making the selected ring design for selling.

Of this collaboration, GCDC consultant, Brian Hill, consultant to the says “It is the first time we have engaged in this kind of direct collaboration with a coloured diamond specialist; it’s very exciting.”

Yves Frey adds: “It has been a privilege to work with Brian and the Goldsmiths Craft & Design Council to create this Award. The recent GC&DC ‘Uniquely UK’ exhibition at International Jewellery London was proof of the extraordinary talents in the UK jewellery world.”

Designers from all over the UK have already contacted Yves Frey about this design brief and want to view the selected diamond.

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