Designers from the Holts Academy were asked to take inspiration from the events of 2012, such as the Diamond Jubilee and Olympic Games, to produce pieces celebrating Brown & Newirth’s 45th anniversary. Shortlisted designs are now being manufactured and were officially launched during The International Jewellery London Show 2012.
Sales director at Brown & Newirth John Ball said: “We have picked out designs that have incorporated sapphires, as 2012 is Brown & Newirth’s ‘Sapphire’ year.
“This year we began what we hope will be a long-term partnership with Holts Academy. We are entering into an apprenticeship scheme with Holts Academy, working with two of their students at our factory in Hatfield, and we are also sending our own staff to do training at Holts – particularly in the field of CAD design.
“We want to invest in the future of British manufacturing and design and we are delighted that Holts Academy is providing training and apprenticeship schemes dedicated to the jewellery industry.”
Image: The 2012 Celebration by Magaly Trigalet-Dombasi