Catherine Jones of Cambridge Golden Jubilee Design Competition in collaboration with The Goldsmith’s Centre

Goldsmith’s foundation trainees pictured above: Lydia Burrows, Callum Cooke, Ben Hawkins, Sian Hughes, Chloe Lightfoot, Holly Ryan, Oscar Saurin, Louis Warren and Eleanor Woolacott.

Vanessa Burkitt, MD of Catherine Jones of Cambridge announced The Catherine Jones of Cambridge Golden Jubilee Design Competition at the Goldsmiths’ Centre in London last week.

The competition will honour the company’s 50th anniversary in business and will give trainees from The Goldsmiths’ Centre the opportunity to design a piece of jewellery in gold. The winning piece will be made and sold from the iconic Cambridge shop.

Vanessa Burkitt concluded, “We hope that our competition will inspire the Goldsmiths‘ Centre trainees to be bold and courageous in their designs and their ambitions. Though times have changed in 50 years, the industry cannot do without designers and their inspiration.”


The competition will be open to The Foundation Programme Trainees of the Goldsmiths' Centre 2013-2014.

To create an original design for a pendant in 18ct gold, inspired by Cambridge. The inspiration for the design will be any aspect emerging from a candidate's own research.

Cambridge is a world city, renowned for its university established over 800 years ago, its history, its Royal links over the centuries, its ground-breaking research, its architecture and its place in the world. More personally, Catherine’s own family heritage in Cambridge can be traced back to the late 1500s when one of her ancestors was Master of Trinity College.

The winning design is to be commercial and will lend itself to development into a range of jewellery.

Catherine Jones of Cambridge will supply up to a maximum of 10gm of Fair-mined for the pendant.


Jewellery making tools and equipment which will help develop the skills of the winner and to support their future.

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