Jo Bromley
water spiral ring
Tamara Gomez
'little dactyl orbiter' ring
Shona Marsh
flexible brooch
Naomi Newton
'mesmerism' single earring
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In its third year and with more than double the entrants of 2004, the Design Innovation Award is going from strength to strength. This year the Award has been privileged to gain the support of a major sponsor – Lonmin, one of the largest primary producers of platinum in the world.

Aimed at emerging designers determined to drive contemporary jewellery forward in style and craft , the competition has this year produced a number of creative and innovative designs, from a necklace of skeleton leaves to a ring worn on the little finger reminiscent of satellites orbiting in space.

The winners were selected by a panel of six distinguished judges including renowned designer Stephen Webster, Lesley Craze of Lesley Craze Gallery, Neill Swan from Johnson Matthey, Nicole Cooper, publisher of the Platinum Collection, Gary Williams from Bien Passionate Jewellery (B&N) and Ruth Donaldson from the Platinum Guild International.

Stephen Webster remarked: 'The Design Innovation Award has become a fiercely contested event. The eight chosen designs deserved to win. However, the standard was sufficiently high which led to plenty of debate between the judges.’

Fraser King of sponsor Lonmin comments: ‘The DIA has grown outstandingly since its launch in 2003, and has developed into a highly respected project to promote and support emerging designers whilst encouraging them to work more in platinum. It has undoubtedly contributed to the phenomenal growth in platinum jewellery demand in the UK.’

Jig Pattni
'lust' pendant
Jacks Turner
oval 7-piece ring
Janet Weller
'winter leaves' necklace
Claire Woolley
'circle of pure eternity' ring
Jo Bromley
Domino
3/8 Vise Street, Hockley
Birmingham B18 6LT
t. +44 (0)121 237 4943
e. joanna.bromley@domino-wb.co.uk
w. domino-wb.co.uk
Tamara Gomez
PO Box 44262
London E3 5WU
t. +44 (0)7990 593808
e. info@tamaragomez.com
w. tamaragomez.com
Shona Marsh
8 Larchwood, Wildwood
Stafford ST17 4SQ
t. +44 (0)1785 660942
m. +44 (0)7966 952793
e. shonakirstin@yahoo.com
Naomi Newton
Thorofare End, Knapwell
Cambridge CB3 8NR
m. +44 (0)7779 618 301
e. naomi_newton@hotmail.com
Jigs & Co. Ltd
125 High Holborn
London WC1V 6QA
t. +44 (0)20 7404 8998
f. +44 (0)20 7404 8228
m: +44 (0)7957 291439
e. J.Pattni@jigsandco.com
w. jigsandco.com
Jacks Turner
Jacks
Unit 6, 14 King Square
Bristol BS2 8JH
t. +44 (0)117 924 6536
e. jacks@jacksdesign.co.uk
w. jacksdesign.co.uk
Janet Weller
JCW Design
White Gable, 5 Croft Road
Chalfont St Peter
Bucks SL9 9AE
t. +44 (0)1753 883281
f. +44 (0)1753 883281
e. jcwdesign1@yahoo.co.uk
Claire Woolley
35 Hall Street, Hockley
Birmingham B18 6BS
t. +44 (0)121 212 1652
f. +44 (0)121 236 1663
e. claire@kestreljewellery.com
w. simoncoxplatinum.co.uk