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British Academy of Jewellery announces Final Show 2022 winners

Sophie Smith
09 August 2022

The British Academy of Jewellery has announced the winners of its Final Show 2022, hosted at its campus in Birmingham.

The Final Show launched with a selection of jewellery produced by some of BAJ’s jewellery diploma students over the past year. The ceremony featured six awards and nine prizes ranging from hallmarking registration to work experience, tools, stones and vouchers.

The Andra Mandala Award, judged by Gary Calidcote, was won by students Eman Bhatti and Catherine Meades.

The Weston Beamour Excellence in Design Award, judged by Andrew Morton and Kerry Saunders, was won by Kate Bell with Omaree Raynolds as runner up.

David Thomas from jewellery brand The Snooty Fox presented the Rising Star Award to Jordan Moss. In addition, Moss won the Signet Technical Excellence Award and was also named as the runner-up of the Creative Excellence Award, which saw first-place go to Lesley Quinn.

Finally, the British Academy of Jewellery's Most Improved Student Award was given to Lauren Smith.

The exhibition is open to the public until 9 August 2022, offering visitors an opportunity to see the level of work students at BAJ produce and get inspired for their own projects.

Sharjeel Nawaz, BAJ Principal, said: “BAJ is committed to guiding our students to produce their best work and celebrating their achievements with our wider community. Our students have achieved high standards of technical jewellery manufacturing and innovation in design which they showcased to top names of jewellery on Tuesday.

"I am exceedingly proud of the hard work our Birmingham students have put in over the past year and the recognition which they have received from both the local and national jewellery industry.”

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