Designer Jewellers Group celebrates 40 years


The Designer Jewellers Group has announce they will be hosting a one-month long summer exhibition at the Barbican Art Centre from May 29. 

Marking the first part of the group’s 40th anniversary celebrations this year, the exhibition will showcase the work of 20 jewellers from around the world in a unique display of jewellery, which will be open to the public.

Consumers will have the rare chance to meet the jewellers themselves and buy pieces from each designer. Visitors will also have a chance to view the ‘Manifest’ exhibition, a touring show of jewellery designed for the hand.

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The Summer event will present work from the following jewellers:

An Alleweireldt

Annie Ruthven-Taggart

Catherine Hills

Christina Hirst

Emma Farquharson

Harriet St Leger

Jan Truman

Jane Moore

Jill Newbrook

John Weiss

Li Chu-Wu

Michael Carpenter

Petra Bishai

Sabine Konig

Sarah Macrae

Shelby Fitzpatrick

Tom Mcdowell

Ulli Kaiser

Ute Sanne

Guest jewellers showing for the first time with the Designer Jewellers Group include Bola Lyon and Jelka Quintelier.

The Designer Jewellers Group was founded in 1975 as a co-operative to promote the jewellery industry and the work of its members to the public. While the members work as a co-operative, the criterion for membership was, and still is, that each member should have an individual approach to design and a recognisable style to the jewellery.

All members are designer makers, working in precious metals, gemstones, carved hardwoods, Perspex, polypropylene and textiles, and using a vast array of jewellery techniques.

The group first exhibited at the Barbican Arts Centre in 1984 and since then has established a regular winter exhibition with the addition of a summer exhibition.

The official 40th Anniversary will be celebrated with a special winter exhibition and press launch in November.

The Summer Exhibition will run from May 29 – June 30 and will be open from 12pm – 8pm every day.


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Editor, Professional Jeweller

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