GC & DC Awards 2020
Titanium Orb Earrings
Robin was very pleased to have received his third Goldsmith’s Craft and Design Council Award in 2020 for his Titanium Orb Earrings.
The GC & DC Awards are highly regarded in the industry and known internationally as the ‘Oscars’ of the jewellery world. Robin continued to push the boundaries by controversially using titanium for the third time with his beautiful and complex Titanium Orb Earrings.
The aim with this piece was to demonstrated the very latest in technological innovation in the jewellery industry, to create an accomplished and technical piece that could not be made traditionally, a pair of earrings that are exceptionally light, strong and colourful. Put simply a piece that couldn’t be made 10 years ago.
The earrings were made in two halfs and micro pave set with 410 0.8mm flawless diamonds, all marked out by hand. This is extremely challenging in titanium and the shape posed even more issues as each cut is on a curve. This piece is now for sale and available for viewing at the Lancashire showroom.
GC & DC Awards 2018
Titanium Sapphire Cuff
Robin was very proud to have received Gold in the special awards category for ‘Technological Innovation’ at the 2018 GC & DC awards.
Made from 1200 blue sapphires that graduate in colour, individually hand set in titanium taking Robin over 300 hours to handcraft.
The special award for Technological Innovation is sponsored by the Goldsmiths' Company Assay Office and celebrates the use and contribution that technology is making in the craft and industry.