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British Academy of Jewellery announces Final Show winners

Hosted at exhibition space Koppel 540, this year’s show featured pieces produced by students at the academy’s London campus over the last 12 months, with its opening night seeing the distribution of 11 prizes

The British Academy of Jewellery has announced the names of students who won awards at the opening night of its Final Show 2021 in London.

Hosted at exhibition space Koppel 540, this year’s show featured pieces produced by students at the academy’s London campus over the last 12 months, with its opening night seeing the distribution of 11 prizes.

Amongst the winners was Audrey Ravello, who won the ‘Alighieri Mandala Award’ for Level 3 Diploma students, whose prize includes an afternoon studio experience at London-based jewellery brand Alighieri and a piece of jewellery from one of their collections.

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Winners of technical awards included Panayiota Savvides, who took home the Martin J Prinsloo Award for ‘Precision in Technical Excellence’ and claimed the ‘Lone Star of Texas’ amethyst as her prize.

Meanwhile Tianne-Louise Simmons, won the ‘77 Diamonds Award for Excellence in Finishing’ and received £500. The AE Wards Prize for Stone setting was won by Dylan Panikkar, who received a stone worth £200.

Kate Rieppel, head of academy, the British Academy of Jewellery, said: “I am so proud of everything that our students have achieved over the last year, and it’s wonderful to be able to share their talent and creativity with the wider jewellery industry through our Final Show 2021.

“The past 12 months have presented a lot of unexpected challenges, but our students have still been able to spend time at the bench and have continued to wow me with their determination and technical skill.”

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