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. We 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.

Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council launches 2020 Awards at IJL

The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council returns to International Jewellery London (IJL), where we formally launch the 2019/20 edition of our nationwide annual competition, The Goldsmiths’ Craftsmanship & Design Awards.

Supported by an exciting programme, including:

  • An exclusive showcase of 2018/19 GC&DC Award winners’ work including Cartier Award winner Tony Bedford, as well as IJL and Goldsmiths’ Company Awards recipient and 2019 Jeweller of the Fair, John Moore
  • An unmissable ‘In Conversation’ with Tony Bedford and Neil Battes, Cartier’s workshop manager, hosted and facilitated by the GC&DC and compered/chaired by Council member Jos Skeates, on Monday September 2nd, 10.45 – 11.30, Catwalk Theatre.
  • IJL Runway show featuring award-winning jewellery designs by John Moore followed by a dedicated Q & A session with John Moore on Monday September 2nd, 13.45 – 14.30, Catwalk Theatre

Come visit us at Stand S126

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.



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