WB to create emerging designer’s work in platinum

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Becky Dockree scooped prize at last month’s Treasure show during JW.

Emerging jewellery design talent Becky Dockree is set to have her work realised in platinum, having scooped a prize from Weston Beamor (WB) at the Treasure show held during Jewellery Week.

Dockree scooped WB’s Emerge Award at this year’s Treasure showcase – a competition that was open to all exhibitors taking part in the Emerge Gallery, which was set up to show off work by jewellers or companies in business for three years or less.

Dockree will now visit Weston Beamor’s production facility in Birmingham where she will work with their CAD team to develop her design into a fully finished piece in platinum.

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Her design was said to have impressed WB so much that the company has decided to use it as their entry to this year’s Platinum Guild International Platinum Trail, held at International Jewellery London in September.
Dockree, who studied fine art at London Guildhall University, makes highly sculptural jewellery and her winning Angel Wing necklace is a stand out that caught the eye of the WB judges.

Ed Hole, head of CAD and rapid prototyping for the company, said: “Becky’s design is extremely distinctive and very much of the moment.

“It has real rock chick charm whilst also having appeal to a wider, more sophisticated audience. We believe it will look wonderful in platinum and should create a real stir on the Platinum Trail at IJL.”

Dockree said that she was “enormously excited” to have won the prize and is looking forward to her visit the the WB headquarters in Birmingham.

“I feel sure [the trip] will be fascinating and illuminating. It is also great news that my piece is to be made in platinum. It’s a metal that all new jewellery designers aspire to work in and this will be a great beginning for me.”
 

 

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