Vikki Freeman, designer and daughter of local jewellery designer Catherine Best, has been awarded Gold in the prestigious Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council Awards in the Production Jewellery category.
The award identifies and rewards "excellent design that can be successfully manufactured using production techniques" with Miss Freeman’s winning design including a set of jewellery which was drawn using CAD (Computer Aided Design) and then 3D printed and cast in a variety of precious metals.
Her "innovative idea" allows for it to be double-sided and completely customisable and different stones can be set on each side of the pendant. The pieces were judged to be innovative in design and commercially viable.
Known as the "Oscars of the Industry" The Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council rewards "outstanding technical skill and design ability" while continuing "to promote, support and enhance skills and excellence across every aspect and activity in the precious metals profession."
Pictured: Vikki Freeman at work
Vikki Freeman, Designer and Operations Director, Catherine Best, said:
"Having grown up surrounded by creativity and with such an inspirational role model like mum, it’s perhaps no surprise that I share a similar enthusiasm and drive. I am so grateful to be taking home gold for such a competitive competition and hope that it will further reflect our passion to always provide the utmost quality and unique jewellery designs. The set of jewellery that I designed for this competition includes a pendant, earrings and bangle. They haven’t made it into all of our shops yet, but don’t worry they will."
Pictured top: Vikki Freeman, her mother Catherine Best and some of Miss Freeman's jewellery
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