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Bright Young Gems is a unique scheme that each year provides five young designers with an outstanding commercial platform and excellent trade exposure through the opportunity to showcase their work at International Jewellery London.

The Bright Young Gems are selected from final year students who have graduated from UK colleges and universities in the past two years by a prestigious judging panel. This year 3 of the 5 Bright Young Gems were CSM BA Jewellery Design graduates. Congratulations to Kristina Ferenchuk, Holly O’Hanlon and Leanne Yau, whom are pictured above with Bright Young Gems judge Shaun Leane and CSM BA Jewellery Design course leader Caroline Broadhead.

Photo credit: Edward Hill

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We are very pleased to see BA Jewellery Design tutor Lin Cheung as well as recent graduate Lucy Ganley feature in the latest issue Crafts Magazine! Pick up your copy to read about Lin Cheung’s inspiring practice, as the magazine shines a spotlight on the 12 finalists of the 2017 Woman’s Hour Craft Prize and to read about Lucy Ganley’s prison inspired graduate collection.

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When second year student Louis Tamlyn was in his first year of the BA Jewellery Design course, all the students in his year, along with students from other colleges were given the opportunity to create a design the 2017 Britannia Coin. Louis impressed the judges with his contemporary design which incorporates the silhouette of Britain in place of Britannia’s robe. The celebratory coin featuring Louis’s design has now been launched by the Royal Mint, you can read more about the ideas behind Louis’s striking design here.

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Recent graduate Lily Harte has been interviewed by Teen Vogue about her graduate collection for an article featuring 6 British art students who were inspired by Donald Trump. Lily’s collection focuses on the current leaders in US and UK politics and is inspired by media headlines that have depicted their actions. To read the full interview and find out more about the ideas behind Lily’s work click here.