Promoting Excellence In
Craftsmanship & Design

The Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Council is an organisation
that promotes the highest standards in design and craftsmanship
within the jewellery, goldsmithing, silversmithing industry and allied crafts.


to the Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Council's website. I hope you will find all the information you need, whether it is to enter these nationwide industry awards, find out about sponsorship or if you are just interested in contemporary design. We welcome comments so do get in touch if there is anything you would like to see represented on this site.

Please watch our video to learn more about our annual competition.

VISIT US AT NEW DESIGNERS Part 1, June 28 – 1 July 2017

The Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council (GC&DC) will be at New Designers to inform and inspire students about its unique competition, how it supports the profession and encourages designers and makers to apply to these exciting awards. The GC&DC team will enthuse about these craftsmanship and design awards and explain how beneficial it is to participate, network, share good practice and raise standards etc. Entering its 32nd edition, the New Designers exhibition brings together design education, design consumers and the design industry to recognise and celebrate the next generation of graduate designers. More information about New Designers HERE.
The Goldsmiths' Craft & Design Council (GC&DC) is a flagship organisation for the industry that continues to promote, support and enhance skills and excellence across every aspect and activity in the precious metals profession. The Council achieves this through its annual competition, abiding by its original remit and primary aim; to promote and enhance excellence in craftsmanship and design.

This competition has helped to launch the careers of many eminent craftspeople in the profession and are the only peer reviewed awards in the industry's calendar. Fondly known as the 'Oscars of the Industry' they reward outstanding technical skill and design ability. The Awards are open to anyone in the United Kingdom engaged in designing or working with precious metals, gemstones and other related materials. The competition covers all areas of activity; 2D and 3D Design and 3D Craft categories and we encourage everyone to enter.