Designers’ statement cocktail rings overall winners in design prize.
The winners of the 2014 British Jewellers’ Association (BJA) award were announced at Jewellery & Watch Birmingham yesterday, with Silver Service and Rosie Sanders taking home prizes for their cocktail ring designs.
Silver Service’s winning design, titled Wings of Desire, took the top prize in the non-precious category. The yellow bronze ring features a wing design that wraps around the finger with a hand-carved skull set into the centre.
Emerging designer Rosie Sanders scooped the award in the precious category with her Kaleidoscope ring – an elaborate gold vermeil design that forms part of her wider Renaissance Rebel collection, set with a large London Blue topaz.
This year’s highly commended entrants were JCM (JewelEver) and Lucky Eyes.
This annual competition organised by the BJA and sponsored by Jewellery & Watch Birmingham aimed to showcase and reward British firms and individual designer makers.
BJA marketing manager Lindsey Straughton said of the competition: “We were looking for bold statements to reflect the purpose of a cocktail ring such as a flamboyant piece worn to impress and I think we have found just that in these four finalists.
“Large rings are a must for 2014 and this competition covers both trendy fashion and opulent precious pieces.”