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Valcambi becomes Principal Patron of the Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council

10 Sep 2019

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Valcambi, a world leader in the refining and manufacturing of precious metals, has entered into partnership with the Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council (GC&DC) becoming a Principal Patron. The refiner is also sponsoring the College Trophy Award of the prestigious Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship & Design Awards 2020.

For almost 60 years, Valcambi has refined and supplied gold, silver, platinum and palladium to professionals designing and crafting jewellery and objects. Through this new partnership, Valcambi supports the Council’s ambition - to encourage, stimulate and promote the pursuit of excellence in craftsmanship and design in silversmithing, goldsmithing, jewellery and the allied crafts - putting the accent on the origin of the natural resources used in the profession.

“These incredibly talented professionals design and craft pieces that stand the test of time. Valcambi’s commitment to nurturing the natural world that inspires this work and provides these precious metals is the foundation of our own pursuit of excellence. This is why Valcambi is at the forefront of promoting responsibly mined and sourced precious metals.” Comments Michael Mesaric, CEO of Valcambi.

Both Valcambi and the GC&DC share a perfect synergy and belief of promoting, supporting and enhancing excellence, well-being and upstanding principles in the precious metals industry.

GC&DC consultant Brian Hill

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“When a jeweller holds a nugget of fine gold, silver or platinum, we want them to understand its origin and to feel its story. When they painstakingly work and shape a beautiful piece of jewellery, we want them to know what shaped the life of the person who mined the precious metal from which it is made.”

GC&DC consultant Brian Hill says “The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council are absolutely delighted to have Valcambi as Principal Patrons alongside Cartier and The Goldsmiths’ Company as Councils founding Patron.  Both Valcambi and the GC&DC share a perfect synergy and belief of promoting, supporting and enhancing excellence, well-being and upstanding principles in the precious metals industry. We look forward to working in partnership with Valcambi to our common goals.” 

Through its sponsorship of the College Trophy award, Valcambi will celebrate the works and talents of the industry’s next generation of jewellers, silversmiths and goldsmiths, and be the agent that brings them closer to the natural resources they will use. “By getting to know the day-to-day life of the miners, their stories and their aspirations, they will be able to make conscious choices when sourcing their precious metals and we hope, will look to responsible mines. To Valcambi, this is an integral part of the pursuit of excellence.” Concludes Mesaric.