ROX launches competition for aspiring jewellery designers
Luxury jeweller ROX has launched a nationwide jewellery design competition to help find the next generation of jewellery makers.
Called Future Makers, the competition invites aspiring designers and makers to submit a commercial jewellery design which will be manufactured by ROX in its jewellery workshop. The winner will also receive a four-week internship with the jeweller.
Founded in 2002, ROX specialises in bespoke jewellery, diamond rings and luxury watches.
Kyron Keogh, co-founder of ROX and one of three judges who will help to select the winner of the competition, said: “We truly believe that British jewellery designers are still among the best jewellery designers in the world. Jewellery making is one of the few crafts that remains very true to its roots in the modern world. While modern technology has aided design, the traditional techniques of jewellery crafting have remained consistent from when they first started.
“It’s traditional craftmanship that’s been passed down for generations that we want to celebrate through our competition, all while encouraging entrants to bring a modern twist to the fore.”
Other judges will include ROX co-founder Grant Mitchell as well as designer Janice Kirkpatrick who is an alumnus professor at Glasgow School of Art.
Kirkpatrick (pictured) said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for budding designers to experience the world of commercial jewellery design, whether you’re new to the industry or looking to expand your knowledge. ROX is passionate about championing British design and manufacturing at every turn. I’m looking forward to helping judge the entries in a bid to supporting the next generation of designers that will set the future trends for us all.”
In addition to the overall winner, nine runners-up will be invited to a champagne reception where ROX’s ten favourite designs will be showcased in a gallery format in-store.