A first-year student from Birmingham City University\u2019s (BCU) School of Jewellery has seen her \u2018Wishes\u2019 collection go on sale in Argos.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nDanielle Laurent, 39, who is originally from California, beat off competition from 50 other students last year to design an exclusive collection on behalf of of catalogue retailer Argos.\r\n\r\nDanielle won with her Wishes collection, was is inspired by dandelions seeds and summer days, with the concept of allowing people to \u201ccarry their wishes\u201d. The collection features a pendant necklace, T-bar bracelet and earrings in 9ct gold plated and sterling silver.\r\n\r\nLaurent said: \u201cIt\u2019s amazing to see my designs in Argos. It\u2019s mind-blowing to think that people all over the country could be wearing these designs. This has been a great experience and a wonderful springboard for my career in jewellery design.\u201d\r\n\r\nThis is the second year in a row that Argos has won the compeition, in which students are required to design a four-piece jewlelery collection. They are given four weeks to design their prototypes before presenting the collection to the Argos jewellery team.\r\n\r\nAlice Rigby, jewellery buying manager at Argos, said: \u201cDanielle\u2019s designs [are] really beautiful and it\u2019s fantastic that she can now reach millions of people through Argos with her designs, available from our stores and on our highly popular website.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe\u2019ve been working closely with Danielle for the past six months to help her learn about the design, development and manufacturing process that goes into creating a winning design.\u201d\r\n\r\nThe Wishes collection went on sale on Saturday, 16 January.