The collaboration between Fuli Gemstones and the British Academy of Jewellery (BAJ) has officially begun, as level five students at the BAJ are currently in the process of manufacturing peridot jewellery for the project.
The students have been developing their stone setting skills and creating peridot jewellery using stones donated by Fuli Gemstones.
BAJ said that after each student received their peridot stone, they researched the stone and different types of stone setting, and followed their inspiration to explore design ideas.
This autumn, the students each created a unique jewellery design to showcase the stone before getting started in the workshop on bringing their designs to life using various stone- setting and other jewellery-manufacturing techniques.
The students will reportedly finish manufacturing their pieces in the New Year and they will later be displayed as part of jewellery show The Jewellery Cut Live in London.
The BAJ and Fuli Gemstone project is designed to give learners practical experience of how professional jewellers work, using a real industry brief. The BAJ said this enables them to develop careers-focused skills and gain “valuable” vocational experience.