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Jacobs the Jewellers Launches Second Year of Reading Based Young Jewellery Designer Competition

As Berkshire and Reading’s leading independent jeweller, Jacobs will launch and host the young jewellery designers’ competition in the area.

Reading, United Kingdom, June 05, 2016 --( A collaboration with the Bishopsland Trust, The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths & HS Walsh.

The Bishopsland Educational Trust, a jewellery design postgraduate course provider based in South Oxfordshire, is pleased to announce after a successful first year, the launch of 2016’s public competition and exhibition for its students at Jacobs the Jewellers, in the heart of Reading town centre.

Four young Bishopsland based jewellery designers will showcase one piece of silver and one piece of jewellery, competing for best design in each category. In the exhibition period June 6th to June 27th, the public will be able to view and try the designs, voting for their favourite design in each category at Jacobs the Jewellers Reading shop. Additionally, a number of Bishopsland alumni, now designers in their own right, will be exhibiting their work, though not in competition.

The exhibition has been made possible for the Bishopsland trust through the initiative, co-operation and support of Jacobs the Jewellers, Reading’s leading independent jeweller, the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, a City of London livery company founded in the 13th century to promote the craft of Gold and Silversmiths and HS Walsh, the jewellery and watch industries leading supplier of tools and equipment.

The exhibition, the only of this type in the area, is a unique opportunity to view stunning jewellery and silver designs belonging to talented young designers of the future alongside rising stars. All parties are supporting this competition demonstrating a clear commitment to the craft and artists of Bishopsland not to mention Reading as a creative centre in the South East.

“After the success of last year’s event with 100 plus votes, Jacobs the jewellers is delighted to be launching and hosting this unique opportunity for young jewellery designers in the Reading and the Berkshire area. Our customers loved seeing the new and exciting designs and we can’t wait to welcome the Bishopsland gang back, particularly this year, Reading’s official year of Culture.” -Adam Jacobs, partner, Jacobs the Jewellers.

The Prime Warden of the Goldsmiths’ Company, Timothy Schroder, commented, “The Goldsmiths’ Company is pleased to support the next generation of silversmiths and jewellers through this innovative collaboration with Bishopsland and Jacobs the Jewellers. I look forward to seeing this exciting showcase of new work.”

Oliver Makower, Vice Principal of Bishopsland Educational Trust said "Bishopsland are delighted that Jacobs have given us the rare opportunity to show our work in sophisticated surroundings."

Patrick Sheehan, H S Walsh Director commented, “We are absolutely delighted to be involved in this exciting project again this year and we are looking forward to seeing some outstanding pieces.”

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Adam Jacobs, owner
Jacobs the Jewellers
25, King St | Reading | 011 8 959 0790

The Bishopsland Trust is an internationally recognised, post graduate residential course, a bridge between university and professional life as a silversmith or jeweller. There is equal concentration on silversmithing skills and the professional skills needed to be able to work successfully as a self-employed maker. This integrated approach makes the course unique.

Jacobs the Jewellers is a Nationally-renowned, award-winning Jacobs, established in 1948, is Berkshire’s leading independent jeweller, well known across Berkshire and the South East. Offering exquisite jewellery, silver, watches, superior presentation pieces and excellent levels of customer service; as well as our skilled on-site workshop and the only in-house CAD bespoke service in the immediate area.

The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, more commonly known as the Goldsmiths' Company, is one of the Twelve Great Livery Companies of the City of London and received its first royal charter in 1327. Founded to regulate the craft or trade of the goldsmith, the Goldsmiths' Company has been responsible since 1300 for testing the quality of gold, silver and, from 1975, platinum articles. Charity and promotions of the craft are cornerstones of the Company.

HS Walsh, Awarded a Royal Warrant to the Queen in 2016 Walsh are one of the leading suppliers of tools and equipment for jewellers and horologists. They have been supplying, Jewellery findings, clock and watch materials to the jewellery and horological trades for more than 65 years and export to more than 87 countries worldwide. Their service is backed up by knowledgeable staff who are always prepared to go that extra mile to ensure that the “customer” is 100% satisfied.
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