WB designer scoops second Gem-A GCDC Award

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CAD designer Joanna Fronczak-Jabbal proud to have won twice.

Joanna Fronczak-Jabbal, a CAD Designer at the Birmingham casting house and 3D printing company, Weston Beamor, has won the coveted Gemmological Association of Great Britain Gold Award at the Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council Awards for the second year running.

Fronczak-Jabbal, a graduate of The Jewellery School at Birmingham City University, has been working for Weston Beamor for the past 18 months. She caught the judge’s eye with her Opulence earrings, inspired by orchid flowers.

Joanna entered the drawing of her earrings and also the actual earrings, which she made herself in silver and rubies using Weston Beamor’s 3D printing and casting facilities, to the competition.

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Her prize includes a week-long course at Gem-A’s London headquarters.

She commented: “I am so excited to have won this prize for the second time. Last year I managed to gain a certificate in Diamond Grading and Identification, which I found fascinating and this year I am hoping to be able to go on to the next stage and undertake a Diamond Grading Diploma.”

Speaking for Weston Beamor, business manager Glen Day said: “We are hugely proud of Jo’s achievement. We have long recognized her design talent but it is gratifying to have this acknowledged by such prestigious bodies as the Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council and Gem-A.”

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