Nude announces Graduate in the Spotlight winner

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Elise Goldin will have her work shown at the store for three months.

By Jessica Knowles

Retailer Nude Jewellery has announced the winner of its Graduate in the Spotlight competition as Elise Goldin.

Goldin, a Holts Academy graduate, impressed the judges at Nude and its Facebook followers with her contemporary enamel jewellery. Her work will now be showcased in-store for three months alongside jewellery designers Jayce Wong, William Cheshire and Andrew Geoghegan.

Goldin said of her win: "It’s so exciting to have won. Nude will be my first stockist in London and I think that my work really fits in with the rest of the gallery. I feel that since the announcement I’ve already learned a lot from them and the experience has been fantastic so far.”

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Her debut collection, Facets, fuses precious metal together with hand mixed enamel and she cites her influences as gemstone cuts, styles and colour.

Nude Jewellery owner Nikki Galloway said of the competition: "Elise is such a deserved winner, her work fits in perfectly with the Nude ethos, it’s different enough to stand out but also wearable and the colours are fantastic. I think it’s going to be a big hit over the summer.”

Nude launched its first Graduate in the Spotlight competition this year, calling for entries from young graduates and emerging jewellery brands. Galloway said the competition has been "really successful" and that the response proves that there is a need for graduate competitions.

She added: "We’re thinking about running it bi-annually and timing it with graduation dates to reach a larger pool of graduates and give more people the chance to stock in an established gallery."

Goldin was also a finalish in the 2012 EC One Unsigned competition alongside its eventual winner Katie Jamieson, Daniela Cardillo and Filipa Oliveira. 

Elise Goldin’s Facets collection will be available in Nude Jewellery until the end of August 2013.

 

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