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Weston Beamor unveils shortlist for annual design awards

Weston Beamor unveils shortlist for annual design awards

Three Birmingham City University School of Jewellery students have been shortlisted as finalists in an annual design competition run by Weston Beamor. Entrant of the Live Project design competition, which is open to all BCU students in their second year of a Higher National Diploma in Jewellery Manufacturing, had to design a wedding and engagement

Weston Beamor announces winner of student jewellery design competition

A Birmingham City University School of Jewellery student has been announced as the winner of Weston Beamor’s jewellery design competition. Ruth Hallows (centre), a mature student currently studying for a Higher National Diploma in Jewellery and Silversmithing at BCU won the competition for students organised by the Birmingham-based casting house, 3D printing and bespoke manufacturing

Three BCU students shortlisted for Weston Beamor design competition

Three Birmingham City University School of Jewellery students have been shortlisted as finalists in an annual design competition run by Weston Beamor. The second year students are studying for a Higher National Diploma in Jewellery and Silversmithing and impressed judges in a competition run by Birmingham-based casting house, 3D printing and bespoke manufacturing company Weston

Weston Beamor announces design competition winner

Birmingham casting house and 3D printing specialist Weston Beamor has unveiled the winner of its annual design competition in conjunction with the School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University. Stephanie Holt, a mature student studying for an HND in Jewellery and Silversmithing at the School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University, was declared the winner of

BCU to move gemmology department into AOB building

Birmingham City University’s School of Jewellery has announced it will be moving its gemmology department into Assay Office Birmingham’s new building on Moreton Street. The move will enable further development of gemmological training for BCU students and play a part in ambitious plans to establish a centre of learning excellence for the Midlands jewellery trade.

School of Jewellery to launch Digital Technology Hub

Birmingham City University’s School of Jewellery has announced it will be officially opening its new Digital Technology Hub on December 8 2015. The hub will house industry standard state-of-the-art 3D printing and laser technologies. Investment by the University in the hub will enable both industry and students to benefit from being able to create complex

BCU transforms 600kg of old jewellery into new pieces

The Birmingham City University School of Jewellery will transform over 600kg of old jewellery into a series of new pieces of art. The project, titled ‘JUNK: Rubbish to Gold’, has been created by university academic Professor Jivan Astfalck with the help of leading jewellers Laura Bradshaw-Heap and Rachel Darbourne and will see the old pieces

Assay Office Birmingham partners with BCU to create educational hub

Assay Office Birmingham and Birmingham City University have announced that they have partnered together to offer an educational hub in the heart of the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter. The university’s gemmology department will move into the new Assay Office Birmingham premises at 1 Moreton Street, enabling further development of gemmological training for School of Jewellery students. This

BCU welcomes back international jewellery graduates for special exhibition

A group of international designers and graduates from Birmingham City University’s School of Jewellery are to return to the UK next month for a special exhibition exploring the symbolism of the ping’an pendant The New Jade and East Meets West exhibition will run from October 19–23 and will see 10 Chinese jewellery graduates return to

Gem-A teams with BCU to offer BSc degree top-up courses

The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) is offering students who’ve previously studied the Association’s Gemmology and Diamond Diploma courses the chance to turn their diplomas into a BSc Honours degree in Gemmology and Jewellery Studies with Birmingham City University. Initially announced in the Gem-A Prospectus in 2014 and since verified by a validation panel,

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