32 contemporary jewellers create pieces for special celebratory show.

The Association for Contemporary Jewellery (ACJ) is set to host a touring exhibition of jewellery created to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, featuring more than 30 different designers from the UK.

The exhibition will open at Birmingham City University and will feature 32 designer-markers who have created special pieces of jewellery on a Jubilee theme, from both precious and non-precious materials including crushed gemstones, sweets, ribbons, diamonds, silver and gold.


Jewellers taking part in the exhibition include Myia Bonner (pictured), Zoe Robertson and Kelvin Birk, the latter of whom has crafted a crown made from crushed gems glued together.

The pieces were selected for the exhibit by Joanna Hardy, Kath Libbert, professor Jack Cunningham, Corinne Julius, Jacqueline Gestetner and Karen Dell’Armi.

The tour of the ACJ Diamond Jubilee Exhibition will stop at:

Birmingham School of Jewellery, March 12 – 30
Llantrisant Gallery, May 1 – 31
Goldsmiths’ Centre, Clerkenwell, London, June 11 – 16
SH Gallery, Edinburgh, July 2 – 28
North Glasgow College, August 27 – 31