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Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council appoints new chairman

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,

EC One unveils 2016 Unsigned finalists

London retailer EC One has announced the 10 finalists in its annual new talent competition EC One Unsigned, with the group vying for votes to win a place on the Goldsmiths’ Company’s business development course Getting Started. The 10 designers are now in the running to be in the final four. Three contestants will be nominated by a

Retailers can use social media to counteract the ‘ringflation’ effect

Jewellery retailer EC One has found a way of using social media to counteract the fears put in men’s minds from the ‘ringflation’ effect. It has long been tradition for the man to propose to their partner with a beautiful engagement ring. However, recent reports around the ‘ringflation’ effect suggest that celebrities flaunting their lavish

GCDC honours patrons at VIP reception

The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council (GCDC) held a VIP reception at The Goldsmiths’ Centre in London yesterday (8 June), to honour the current patrons, sponsors and contributors of the annual Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council Awards, and to encourage new companies and individuals to become supporters for the 2017 Awards.  Established in 1908, the GCDC organises its

EC One calling on applicants for sixth annual Unsigned Award

London-based retailer EC One is accepting applications for its sixth annual Unsigned Award – a competition to find the best emerging graduate jewellery talent of 2016.  The Unsigned Award is back from EC One for the sixth year running, giving emerging jewellery designers and makers the chance to expand their knowledge of the industry and

Goldsmiths’ Centre to showcase GCDC 2015 winning entries

Prize-winning entries from the Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship & Design Council (GCDC) awards 2015 will exhibit at the Goldsmiths’ Centre from January 19 – March 8 2016. The prizes represent the only peer reviewed technical and design awards in the UK. Selected works by prominent industry figures, the Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council ambassadors Leo De Vroomen,

Public vote to decide Collections of the Year 2015 winners

The Collections of the Year 2015 winners will be decided by a public vote that will go live on the Professional Jeweller website Monday morning. Nominations for Collections of the Year closed last Friday, and since then the editorial team at Professional Jeweller have whittled down the record number of entries to just the 10

Top jewellery buyers to select Collections of the Year shortlist

For the first time since the Professional Jeweller Collections of the Year initiative began, a panel of expert buyers from the UK jewellery industry will help the editorial team shortlist the nominations. Nominations for Collections of the Year closed on Friday, and the editorial team at Professional Jeweller will make an initial edit, whittling down

Hoonik Chang wins EC One Unsigned competition

EC One announced the winner of its annual Unsigned competition at a ‘platinum’ party held in Clerkenwell, London, last night (September 17). The collections of four emerging designer-makers were presented to a panel of judges last week, with Hoonik Chang taking the top spot. EC One co-founder Jos Skeates said: “Hoonik’s work is outstanding and we