The shortlisted students were Hayley Jones, Lorna McNaught and Kai-Blu Triass.
The brief was to design a wedding and engagement ring set in fairtrade gold for the commercial market. The students were required to use only commercially available stone sizes/shapes, and submissions had to include an advert ensuring the branding complemented the design concept.
Entries to the competition, were of an exceptionally high standard this year and the judging panel found it a difficult task to select just three students.
The winner of the competition will be announced on 6 February, 2018 . The winning student will receive a cheque for £500, second place £250 and third £100.
Ed Hole, spokesman for Weston Beamor, said: “We were particularly impressed by the very high standard of this year’s designs. The entries were not only fresh and innovative but were also technically accomplished.
“All three sets are going to look absolutely terrific once they are made and we hope that visitors to Jewellery & Watch will come to our stand to see what the next generation of designers, with a little help from our bespoke manufacturing team, can achieve.”