UNVEILED: Winner of Royal British Legion’s commemorative jewellery competition

The winning design of a competition to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War has been unveiled.

The Royal British Legion launched a competition with Birmingham City University Jewellery School, offering design students the chance to create a commemorative brooch to be sold by the charity.

The Legion were “overwhelmed” by the entries from students at the jewellery school, but after much deliberation the winner was 21-year-old Wai Yiu Chung, with her ‘Infinity Brooch’ design.

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Wai Yiu was inspired to enter the competition after reading about some of the beneficiaries the Legion has helped over the years and the judges thought her design showed the perfect blend of tradition and innovation.

Amy Parr, retail buyer at The Poppy Shop, said: “We chose Wai Yiu’s design as it keeps strong aspects of our traditional poppy brooches, used to symbolise and remember the sacrifices made during the war.

“But with its delicate crystal swirl, it also reflects the fact that this year we want to say ‘thank you’ to everyone who made a contribution during the First World War.

“Wai Yiu’s design captures both aspects of this perfectly and we’re excited to have turned her design into a stunning brooch.”

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