Featuring a Sapphire

The British Academy of Jewellery announced the three winners – Lisa Savage, Kristina Lindsay and Tabitha Sullivan – of ‘Adaptability, Versatility, Longevity’, a competition carried out in collaboration with renowned London jewellery brand Alex Monroe.

The project challenged students from the first ear of BAJ’s Jewellery Design & Manufacturing Diploma to design and make an original wearable jewellery piece in response to a competition brief set by Alex Monroe.

Taking inspiration from the theme of transformation and the natural world, the “Adaptability, Versatility, Longevity" brief invited students to create versatile pieces that could be transformed to suit different situations. To challenge the throwaway fast-fashion culture students were encouraged to design durable, responsible pieces, each featuring a 5mm repurposed sapphire donated by the Alex Monroe brand.

The piece designed and made by Lisa Savage.
Tabitha Sullivan’s piece titled Botanical Distortion.
Kristina Lindsay’s ring from her project titled Milestones.

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(Source: Jewellery Time Magazine 2021 Summer)