Designer Paul Jones took home the biggest honour of the Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council awards last night.

Jones scooped the prestigious Jacques Cartier Memorial award, which is only presented when, in the Council’s judgment, an entry achieves a standard to justify the award. In 59 years of the award ceremony, the Cartier award has only been won 38 times.

At the annual awards last night, which has been dubbed by the industry as the ‘Jewellery Oscars’ by the industry, Paul Jones won the highly regarded Jacques Cartier Memorial award for his exceptional Revolving Dial Clock.


The Revolving Dial Clock also won the designer a Gold Award and the Goldsmiths’ Assay Office Award for Technical Innovation, and the Senior Gold Award in the Craft – Moderlmakers and Smallworks section.

Paul Jones will now have his name inscribed in the Jacques Memorial Award Gold Book, and receive a valuable gold replica of the book, plus a cash prize.

Simon Coldicott was the last designer to win the award with a model of a motorbike in 2014.