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GCDC introduces new diamond design award for 2019 contest

The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council (GC&DC) has partnered with London-based diamond dealer, Yves Frey Diamonds, on a new award for the Goldsmiths’ 2019 contest. The annual competition organised by the GC&DC, is open to all jewellery designers and makers, and has often been described as the ‘Jewellery Oscars’. Yves Frey’s passion for coloured diamonds

GCDC partners with IJL to showcase work from the UK’s leading lights

The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council (GCDC) returns to International Jewellery London (IJL) for the formal launch of the 2018/19 edition of its annual competition, The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council Awards. These prestigious Awards inspire and encourage excellence and skills development among graduates, apprentices, designers and masters working in jewellery, silversmithing and the allied trades.

GCDC enjoys sell-out success with first ‘In Conversation’ event of 2018

The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council (GCDC) hosted its first ‘In Conversation’ event of 2018, a special evening led by jewellery specialist Joanna Hardy, in conversation with Cartier, the world’s highly esteemed and respected jewellery Maison. This successful evening hosted at the Goldsmiths’ Centre provided a unique opportunity for industry professionals to hear from Neil

Goldsmiths Craft & Design Awards recognises the industry’s leading lights

The annual Awards of the Goldsmiths Craft & Design Awards celebrated the industry’s successes over the last twelve months and applauded the work of companies leading the way. The awards, which are known as the ‘Jewellery Oscars’, took place at the prestigious Goldsmiths’ Hall in London on last night (Monday 26 February 2018). The ceremony

GCDC celebrates 60-year Cartier partnership with exclusive event

The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council (GCDC) has announced it will be hosting an ‘In Conversation’ event with luxury jewellery house Cartier next month. Hosted by GCDC in partnership with The Goldsmiths’ Centre, and acclaimed jewellery specialist Joanna Hardy, the exclusive ‘In Conversation’ event celebrates 60 years of unique partnership between GCDC and its enduring

GCDC welcomes Graff as principal patron of its awards

The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council (GCDC) returned to International Jewellery London this year, using its presence at the UK trade show to launch the 2018 edition of its unique and industry focused annual competition – The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council Awards. These prestigious Awards inspire excellence and skills development among students, apprentices, designers

Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council appoints new chairman

The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council (GC&DC) has appointed a new chairman for the next two years as Jos Skeates retires from the position. Renowned British silversmith Andrew Putland now has accepted the chairman position, where he is looking forward to immersing himself in the role, continuing the Council’s collective work to extend the reach,

GCDC marks positive start of the year for craft and design skills

The winners of the annual Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship and Design Competition were announced during a packed ceremony at Goldsmiths’ Hall in London on Monday February 27. This important event, dubbed by the industry as the Jewellery Oscars, was hosted by international jewellery expert Joanna Hardy and supported by a number of important trade companies and individuals,

Designer scoops prestigious Cartier award at the ‘Jewellery Oscars’

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