For the first time, the IJL Special Award in Fine Jewellery was presented to two designers at the Goldsmiths' Craftsmanship & Design Awards. The gold winners were Andrew Lamb, for a silver and gold brooch which produces different images with movement depending on the way light strikes it, and Irmgard Frauscher, for her fully articulated stone set necklace. Both are self employed designer/makers.
The Awards ceremony took place on Monday evening at the iconic Goldsmiths' Hall, and guests included IJL Event Director Syreeta Tranfield, Stephen Webster and Leo de Vroomen.
Syreeta Tranfield commented: “The number of entries was so large this year, and the standard so high, that we had to award two gold winners rather than one for the first time. Both winning pieces were stunning examples of excellent design and craft. The Goldsmiths' Craftsmanship and Design awards have a real history within the industry, as does the IJL show, and we are pleased to work with the Council to recognise outstanding design talent”.
The Award winning pieces were viewed by the high profile judging panel as being reminiscent of the exceptional quality seen at leading UK jewellery trade show IJL, where the latest collections of design-led jewellery are showcased each year.
The annual Awards are organised by the Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council. Syreeta Tranfield is a member of the Council, alongside respected designers and industry figures.
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