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Valerio Jewellery launches Chloé Valorso’s debut designer ring collection, Pre-History IKON.

Screen Shot 2016-11-02 at 12.55.06.png‘I immersed myself in the history of jewellery, going back to the source of adornment and its magical meanings. As a new designer out of Central Saint Martins, the notion of sustainability is at the centre of my thoughts’

The thirteen-piece collection is created solely from Fairtrade Silver, 14k and 18k Fairtrade Gold, that has been sourced from the Sotrami Fairtrade certified mine in Southern Peru. The pieces – primal is character – are an innovative interpretation of mythology. Designed to act as amulets that empower the wearer through their compelling symbolic qualities and deep sense of history.

Greg Valerio MBE, Founder of Valerio, notes:

There is no doubt in my mind the future of designer jewellery rest in the hands of ethically uncompromising young designers. For to long the jewellery consumer has been sold an ethically shallow product. I want to see a generation of new designers break free from the pallid luxury convention established by the European heritage brands. The future of jewellery is in the hands of fresh brave designers like Chloe, who rightly put human rights and environmental protection at the heart of the design journey‘.

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5 May 2016

In 2015 LOEWE collaborated with artist jeweller Ramón Puig Cuyàs.
Celebrating this partnership as part of London Craft Week, the brand, led by Jonathan Anderson, invited Ramón Puig to Central Saint Martins to talk about creating jewellery with non-precious material . Ramón inspired the guests and students with a discussion on his approach to craft.

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Congratulations to Elena Bonanomi who was selected as the winner of the Leathersellers Award 2016 for her detailed and intricate leatherwork. The award was judged by Suzannah Russell from The Leathersellers’ Company.
Runners up prizes were given to Scott Armstrong for his project Turning, and Anna Tuhus for her project One Who Wraps Herself.
Highly commended were Ely Cao and Aidan Madden.
All awardees receive monetary awards from The Leathersellers’ Company.

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Congratulations to Kristina Ferenchuk who was selected by the judges from the Worshipful Company of Tin Plate Workers alias Wire Workers of the City of London as the winner of the Harold Hobbs Annual Jewellery Competition 2016.

Second prize was awarded to Joana Perera and Fulya Oberascher was awarded the prize for the best sketchbook.

Highly commended were Wei Li and Annie Kim.

The winners were announced by Master Ian Makowski. All receive monetary prizes and the first and second place winners attend the livery dinner were they will share their work with members.