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British Jewellers’ Association and The Fairtrade Foundation ‘I Do’ Competition

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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 judges will be looking for:

  • A matching wedding and engagement ring set, to suit the modern bride
  • The design must feature a 50pt round brilliant diamond together with up to ½ a carat’s worth of small stones which can be used in any way the designer sees fit.


  • The competition is open to jewellery designers and jewellery producers based in the UK.
  • Entries should be designed specifically for this competition.
  • Entries should be presented either as scale drawings (on A4 paper) or as CAD files.
  • The designer of the winning piece will need to be available to liaise with Hockley Mint during June and July over the manufacture of their winning design.
  • The winning designer must also be prepared to attend a prize-giving and publicity event at IJL (6th-8th September) where the winning design will be on display on the BJA stand for the duration of the show.
  • The copyright in the ring will remain the property of the winner but should they wish to reproduce the design for sale this would be on the understanding that further pieces should be made in Fairtrade metal.
  • The BJA and The Fairtrade Foundation will have the right to use photographs of the ring for on-going publicity purposes.
  • Entrants who require their drawings to be returned to them must enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope for this purpose.
  • The judges’ decision is final.


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

  ENTRY FORM BJA Fairtrade Gold I Do Competition

Complete your form and send to the BJA offices; 10 Vyse Street, The Jewellery Quarter B18 6LT or scan and email to should you wish to submit CAD renders please share them with us via Dropbox:


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.

To find out more about Fairtrade gold and silver or to register to buy certified metal visit To learn more about the Foundation’s ‘I do’ campaign visit

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.


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The National Association of Jewellers
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10 Vyse Street
Birmingham, B18 6LT, UK

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