The British Jewellers’ Association has combined forces with The Fairtrade Foundation, Hockley Mint and Clark Diamonds to further boost the Foundation’s, already highly successful ‘I Do’ campaign with a competition especially for designers wishing to work, or already working in Fairtrade Gold.
Entries to the competition should be presented either as scale drawings (on A4 paper) or as CAD files.
The winning design will be produced in Fairtrade gold donated by Hockley Mint which will work with the designer to manufacture the piece. The diamonds for the design will be supplied by the Birmingham diamond dealer, Clark Diamonds.
The finished piece will be donated to the BJA (an association within the BATF), working in conjunction with the Fairtrade Foundation, to raise awareness for the Foundation .
The winner will benefit from tremendous PR and promotional opportunities in the run up to and during International Jewellery London where their design will be on display.
THE DESIGN BRIEF
The judges will be looking for:
RULES FOR ENTRY
Simply fill in the form below and return it to the British Jewellers’ Association together with your design by 1st June, 2015. The winning piece will be completed by 17th July to allow sufficient time for photography and promotional activities prior to IJL
Complete your form and send to the BJA offices; 10 Vyse Street, The Jewellery Quarter B18 6LT or scan and email to email@example.com should you wish to submit CAD renders please share them with us via Dropbox: Lindsey.firstname.lastname@example.org
Fairtrade is a global movement with a strong and active presence in the UK, represented by the Fairtrade Foundation. Fairtrade is a movement for change that works directly with businesses, consumers and campaigners to make trade deliver for farmers, miners and workers. The international Fairtrade system represents the world's largest and most recognised fair trade system.
The British Jewellers’ Association is a national trade body representing over 1200 businesses involved in all aspects of jewellery production and jewellery retailing.
Hockley Mint is one of the UK’s largest and most long-established manufacturing jewellery businesses. It is one of handful of British companies to be fully certified to produce in Fairtrade gold. Its products include wedding rings, engagement rings, cast components, findings and precision engineered jewellery parts.
Clark Diamonds sells loose and polished diamonds to the manufacturing and retail jewellery trades. It carries a comprehensive range of stones in most shapes up to 7cts in size.
The National Association of Jewellers
Head Office: Federation House
10 Vyse Street
Birmingham, B18 6LT, UK
London Office: 45 Britton Street, London EC1M 5NA