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Weston Beamor Student presentations, Spring Fayre, NEC.

Weston Beamor announces winner of student jewellery design competition

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

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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

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Gentrification could kill businesses in Birmingham Jewellery Quarter

Rising costs and gentrification have put Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter at risk of losing the trade which made the area famous around the world, businesses and academics are warning. The area’s jewellery makers and experts from Birmingham City University have said that spiralling rental costs and ‘inappropriate developments’ are making it difficult for the district’s

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First 3D printed jewellery insurance claim service launched in the UK

The world’s first 3D printed jewellery insurance claim service has been launched in the UK. SBS Insurance Services has collaborated with Birmingham City University’s Jewellery Industry Innovation Centre, Cooksongold and The Assay Office Birmingham to successfully replace a range of bespoke items through the use of 3D printing technology, much to the delight of the

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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.

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Weston Beamor strengthens administrative team

The Birmingham casting house and bespoke jewellery manufacturing company, Weston Beamor has announced two new appointments which it hopes will significantly strengthen its administrative team. Weston Beamor has appointed Kim Morgan for the company’s Computer Aided Design team to help with estimates and administration and Vicky Satterthwaite for its administrative team in charge of casting

Weston Beamore design contest shortlist: Mahroz Mirzahekmati

Weston Beamor unveils design contest shortlist

Birmingham casting house and 3D printing specialist Weston Beamor has announced the shortlist for its annual design competition in conjunction with the School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University. Stephanie Holt, Mahroz Mirzahekmati and Katie Shirt have been unveiled as this year’s competition’s finalists, with all three designs being described by the judges as the “highest

Andrew Morton, group managing director, WB the Creative Jewellery Group.

OPINION: Investment and ‘Buying British’ the key to future prosperity, says Andrew Morton

Following Jason Holt’s opinion piece on the 2015 CareerCast jobs report, Andrew Morton, MD of WB the Creative Jewellery Group has some more thought on what this really means for the UK jewellery industry. In Morton’s words… For those who missed it, the report stated that of 200 job roles in the UK, jewellers are

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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

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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

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