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Budding jewellers to be given helping hand to develop careers

Budding jewellers to be given helping hand to develop careers

The Benevolent Society (previously the British Jewellery Giftware & Finishing Federation Benevolent Society) has broadened its remit for charitable support to include young people who are about to enter careers in the jewellery sector. The two latest people to have been awarded the bursary are Annabel Large and Ruth Hallows (two students from Birmingham’s School

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2016 PROFESSIONAL JEWELLER HOT 100 TRAILBLAZERS

The Professional Jeweller Hot 100 Trailblazer’s category is an eclectic mix of entrepreneurs, inventors, educators and more. We say that these are people who collectively drive their businesses and the industry to greater things. We present, the Professional Jeweller Hot 100 Trailblazers: Michael Rawlinson, National Association of Jewellers Theo Fennell, Theo Fennell Michael Wainwright, Boodles

Frank Cooper, senior lecturer in jewellery manufacturing technology & manager of the centre for digital design and manufacturing, School of Jewellery (All photos taken by Kalory Photo & Video, kalory.co.uk)

HOT 100 TRAILBLAZERS: Frank Cooper, Senior Lecturer in Jewellery Manufacturing Technology & Manager of the Centre for Digital Design and Manufacturing, School of Jewellery

Following huge investment over the past year, the School of Jewellery in Birmingham has launched a cutting-edge Technology Hub and Centre for Digital Design and Manufacturing, with senior lecturer Frank Cooper at the helm. Within a purpose-built environment, its students and the local business community now have access to an ever-widening collection of 3D printers,

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BCU to host summer courses for budding designers

Birmingham City University’s School of Jewellery is set to host a series of short courses and workshops over the summer for budding designers and those wanting to master their craft skills. From June 27 and throughout the whole of July, over 20 short courses will run at the School of Jewellery. Courses are available at

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Gay Penfold leaves the JIIC after nearly a quarter century’s service

Gay Penfold has retired from her role as centre manager at the Jewellery Industry Innovation Centre’s (JIIC) School of Jewellery. Penfold joined the School of Jewellery in 1992 as industry coordinator and became centre manager of the JIIC in August 2000. After 24 years she will retire on 1 April. Speaking to Professional Jeweller, she

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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

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BCU first year’s jewellery collection selected for Argos

First year School of Jewellery student Danielle Laurent has had her jewellery collection Wishes chosen to go on sale exclusively at Argos. Laurent beat off competition from 50 other students to design an exclusive collection on behalf of Argos. For the second year running, the Argos jewellery team have challenged first year students studying for

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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.

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

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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

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