18. TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION

The Brief

Entrants should submit specific 3D pieces to this section that demonstrates technological innovation in creative design. Finished pieces submitted to other sections can also be considered where appropriate technology has been a significant element in the design and construction. Entrants to this section MUST identify and list ALL software used as well as the technologies and processes employed in the creation of their entry.

This special award by the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office celebrates the use and contribution that technology is now playing/making in our profession. The winner of this exciting prize will have demonstrated innovative use of technology through the production of 3D jewellery, smallwork or silverware. The winner will receive a cash prize and also be entitled to free registration and a hallmarking punch at the London Assay Office.


Judges Comments 2019/20

Good to see more and different materials being used and utilised. Plenty of evidence of different techniques and experimentation in striving to be different

Some entries pushed the boundaries of modern technologies and it was encouraging to see that the supposed limitations of more traditional techniques had also advanced significantly.

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About The London Assay Office

The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office is where hallmarking began, and they have been testing and hallmarking precious metals for over 700 years. The Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office have been responsible for guaranteeing the purity of items made of precious metals since 1300, when the hallmarking statute was passed. They became the official ‘home of hallmarking’ in 1478, establishing the country’s first Assay Office at Goldsmiths’ Hall London, which still operates today.

 

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