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Jacobs the Jewellers’ young jewellery designer competition launches

18 Jun 2019

NAJ member and Reading’s oldest independent jewellery retailer, Jacobs the Jewellers, is holding their fifth edition of their young jewellery designer competition which will run over the course of four weeks.

This year’s competition has seen the largest number of entries yet, with the work of 27 young designers’ work being showcased instore which the public are invited to view and vote on.

Adam Jacobs, partner, Jacobs the Jewellers: “It’s hard to believe our competition is 5 years old and we’re amazed to see so many entries, with all at such a high standard. I know our customers are so excited to see these new talents at such early stages of their careers. I’m grateful to all our partners for their support in creating such a great event.”

Rebecca Oldfield Rebecca Oldfield Jewellery Piece Clasp Jacobs 2019

In addition, 14 emerging designers from The Bishopsland Eductational Trust will be showing one new silver design and one piece of jewellery in competition at Jacobs.

Peter Taylor, Director of the Goldsmiths' Centre: “The Goldsmiths’ Centre is delighted to be supporting a competition which chimes with the charity’s mission to support young emerging makers. We congratulate the 14 designer makers taking part in this year’s Young Designer competition and look forward to seeing their exceptional craft on display.”

The event will end on Friday 28th June, where at 14:20 several young designers will be demonstrating traditional craft skills instore. Winners of the competition will then be announced at 15:30, with a voucher prize of £250 going to the winner of each category and £100 to the runner up.

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Jelly Director Suzanne Stallard: “We’re delighted that Bishopsland and Jacobs the Jewellers are once again celebrating as well as promoting young designers of the future.”

The annual competition has been made possible for the Bishopsland Educational Trust through the initiative, co-operation and support of Jacobs the Jewellers, the Goldsmiths’ Centre, Jelly Arts and HS Walsh.

All parties are supporting this competition with a clear commitment to the craft and artists of Bishopsland Educational Trust not to mention Reading as a creative centre in the South East.