International Jewellery London has partnered with the National Association of Jewellers to launch a charity charm competition in aid of ChildLine.
We’re on the hunt for two beautiful charms to sit alongside others pledged by a host of UK designers and brands. The final bracelet will be cast by Birmingham manufacturer Hockley Mint.
Those who’ve already pledged their time and creative talents to bring the bracelet to life include Sarah Jordan, Alexander Davis, Alexis Dove, Collette Waudby, Sarah Ho, Rachel Galley and Clogau.
Claire Hoyle, Head of Partnerships at the NSPCC, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with the National Association of Jewellers and International Jewellery London to create a bespoke charm bracelet celebrating thirty years of ChildLine. Their tremendous support of our luxury Christmas gift auction and Christmas carols event will help us to be there for children when they need it most.”
Those who enter the competition to have their charm included on the bracelet also have the option of a loose pearl or diamond adornment, which have been donated by NAJ members Raw Pearls and Clark Diamonds of Birmingham.
A pearl of any colour up to 10mm in size can be used, while diamonds up to 30 points (or a single 30 point stone) can be featured in your design idea.
NAJ marketing manager Lindsey Straughton, said: “It is a pleasure to be working again with IJL and such talented British designers on such a worthy project. I know the bracelet will look beautiful and ChildLine will hopefully benefit from a very generous donation for this unique piece of jewellery. I encourage designers to enter this competition and use their imagination with the kindly donated materials. I look forward to reviewing the designs next month.”
Sam Willoughby, IJL Event Director added “We are delighted to be supporting such a great cause in recognition of ChildLine’s 30th year. It’s fantastic that so many designers are contributing their valuable time and talent and we can’t wait to see the results on show at IJL this year.”
The final bracelet will go up for auction at a glittering charity event at St Pauls Cathedral in early December, which will also feature a dinner and carole concert.
CRITERIA FOR ENTRY
· Any UK company designing and making in the UK may apply as well as UK students.
· The gifted charm is to be created in the designers own style and made in any colour or cartage of gold.
· It may incorporate stones or mixed media.
· Closing date for entries is 13th June
· Drawings or CAD files submitted with entries need to be uploaded print ready at 300pdi at 10cm x 10cm
· Two winners will be announced on 14th June
· The finished charm will need to be delivered by 26th July
· The charm needs to be made and delivered to the NAJ , 10 Vyse Street, Birmingham B18 6LT
For more information on how to enter, click here.