Welcome to the Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Council's website. I hope you will find all the information you need, whether it is to enter the national industry awards, find out about sponsorship or if you are just interested in contemporary silver and jewellery design. We welcome comments so do get in touch if there is anything you would like to see represented on this site. More
Industry stars to attend 2016 Awards Evening
A glittering force of over 300 top craftsmen and women will gather at Goldsmiths' Hall on the 29th February to watch its prestigious invite only awards ceremony and see who has won the Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council’s awards including the competition's highest accolade, the Jacques Cartier Memorial Award More
Updates & Events
Behind the scenes, the Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Council works hard to bring you the annual industry competition and awards. This year is no exception and we have plans for lots of new and interesting additions and enhancements. Sign up for our newsletter to be kept informed of events and news as it happens. More
The Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council is a industry body that promotes the highest standard in design and craftsmanship within the jewellery industry and allied crafts. The Council runs the annual Goldsmiths' Craftsmanship & Design Awards - commonly referred to as the 'Oscars of the Industry' More
Stephen Webster is one of the most prominent jewellery designers of his generation. Founded upon 35 vibrant years of exquisite craftsmanship and fearless creativity, British-born Stephen Webster has evolved into the global luxury jewellery brand of tomorrow. Coveted by icons and idols, Stephen Webster is celebrated for creating modern classics with an eternally chic and glamorous aesthetic.
“The first award I ever won as a jeweller was a Silver Award in the Designer Jeweller Finished Pieces Juniors category. Quite a mouthful. I was seventeen. And already hooked. I never missed a year after that, always preparing a piece for what was going to be my next big win and maybe even the elusive Goldsmiths Award. Alas, that was never to be, but as my business grew I have always encouraged my staff jewellers, designers and in more recent years, CAD team to enter something into the Awards. I am proud to say that over the years all of them have won something including many Golds and Silvers.
In a year when Britain has established itself as a true nation of athletes at the London Olympics, all of us witnessed a sense of pride that we are unaccustomed to. We have also learned the importance of training, commitment, influence and legacy. With these in mind, plus the current crucial focus on retaining skills within the country, the all inclusive Goldsmiths Craftsmanship and Design Awards which recognise the excellence in every facet of the industry feel more relevant than ever. The Awards offer a podium and an opportunity for the best to receive the acknowledgement, a prize and of course, that round of applause for their achievements.