Deadline for BJA’s diamond brooch competition extended

Pledges and donations have continued to be made to create a ‘pot’ of materials from which the winning brooch can be manufactured. Lonmin has pledged 60 grams of platinum, while other mines have offered small quantities of rare gold from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

Designs should be inspired by Her Majesty’s 60-year (and counting) reign, and encompass the elegance, grace and empathy of the Queen’s tenure within a fine-jewellery brooch.

Shortlisted designs will be shown and voted on via the BJA website and at the BJA stand during International Jewellery London, from 2 to 5 September 2012. The winner will be announced during lunchtime on the last day of the exhibition. The winning design will then be made and gifted to the Queen, after first being displayed at a BJA event at the House of Commons in late November.

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