Commemorative Jewellery Design Competition

Hockley Mint






Sam Stevens


Commemorative Jewellery Design Competition

Hockley Mint invites designers to get creative.

Hockley Mint, the Birmingham-based manufacturer, which is located in the heart of the city’s historic Jewellery Quarter, is inviting jewellery designers to create a unique, one-off piece of jewellery that represents Hockley Mint’s standing in the industry and commemorates 25 years in business.

Winning Design to be Made in Fairtrade Silver

  • The winning jewellery piece will be made in Fairtrade silver and may contain elements of Fairtrade gold.
  • It will be cast by Hockley Mint and unveiled at the International Jewellery London (IJL) show in September.
  • It will then be displayed in Hockley Mint’s refurbished boardroom to commemorate the 25th anniversary.


  • The winner will be presented with a replica of the design at IJL
  • and will also receive prize money of £250.
  • and one year’s free insurance cover from TH March

Design Brief and Considerations

  • The winning jewellery piece will be made in Fairtrade silver or gold
  • It may contain elements of Fairtrade gold
  • It may contain well up to 25pts total of diamonds or gemstones

Judging Panel

  • Entries will be judged by a team of esteemed members of the jewellery industry including
  • Michael Rawlinson, CEO of the National Association of Jewellers (NAJ);
  • contemporary jewellery designer Diana Porter;
  • Poppy Elder, new product development manager at Hockley Mint;
  • and Sarah Carpin, director of specialist jewellery and watch communications agency Facets PR.

Gary Wroe, Managing Director of Hockley Mint, said of competition, "At Hockley Mint we are passionate about supporting new talent and keeping those all-important jewellery manufacturing and design skills here in Britain. To mark our achievement of 25years in the industry, we are thrilled to officially launch our design competition today and look forward to seeing how people are inspired by our company to create something beautiful as a fitting anniversary commemoration."

For more information

Anyone wishing to find out more about how to enter should visit email Sam Stevens, Marketing Manager at Hockley Mint at
or call 0121 242 0042.