The Association for Contemporary Jewellery


The Association for Contemporary Jewellery

The Association for Contemporary Jewellery is devoted to the promotion, representation, understanding and development of contemporary jewellery in the United Kingdom and abroad.


Location: UK
Members: 67
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The Association for Contemporary Jewellery

is devoted to the promotion, representation, understanding and development of contemporary jewellery in the United Kingdom and abroad.

Founded as a membership association in 1997 and registered as a Limited Company in 2006, it recognises a need to foster discussion, debate and critical review and interaction amongst its members. To this end we organise conferences, lectures, seminars, workshops and an annual general meeting for our members. Our regular newsletter, findings, features reviews, information, comment, book offers and discounts and is of benefit to both our members and the wider public. We also produce a monthly e-bulletin featuring news and opportunities.

We welcome as members practising jewellers, associated designers and crafts people, educators, students, gallery owners and retailers, museum curators, critics and collectors - indeed, anyone with an interest in contemporary jewellery.

The Association for Contemporary Jewellery 
PO Box 37807 London SE23 1XJ United Kingdom 
Telephone: + 00 44 (0)20 8291 4201 
Fax: + 00 44 (0)20 8291 4452 



• promote greater understanding of contemporary jewellery
• support jewellers’ creative and professional development
• develop audiences for this lively field of contemporary craft and design

Discussion Forum

What would you like to read or write about?

Started by Rebecca Skeels. Last reply by Rebecca Skeels Jul 12, 2015. 2 Replies

Calling ACJ members: Do let us know what you would like to read about in the next issue of Findings. Contact: or comment here!New Writers: Findings is a valuable hub for knowledge sharing within the ACJ. Articles about events, projects, technical innovations, ideas, issues, internships, seminars, collaborations, new work, national and international. Contact: Being Worn: One of my policies for Findings is to picture jewellery being worn, and where possible not just on pretty young female models! If you see a great image of contemporary jewellery being worn, bring it to my attention. It may spark something. Contact:

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 8, 2016 at 4:03pm
Very sorry to tell you that our adminstrator Sue Hyams lost her five year fight with cancer today. Love & best wishes to her husband Nick & daughter Laura.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 4, 2016 at 7:01am

London Design Festival: Post-Resource Economy


Exhibition Room




6pm – 8.30pm, £15 (incl glass of wine)

The design world is already starting to adapt to a future of depleting resources, using advances in biotechnology and genetic engineering to create new materials. This shift, which we call ‘Whole-system Thinking’, demands radical rethinking of the material culture and existing aesthetic codes of luxury.

The Future Laboratory are exploring the scenario of a post-resource world, where the traditional materials that we have come to know are extinct, and replaced with hybridized, engineered resources to provide long-term environmental solutions.

An average 3.5% booking plus handling fee applies on all bookings and credit card transactions. Please note that we cannot provide refunds or exchanges. You can also book via phone or at the reception desk at the Goldsmiths' Centre (EC1M 5AD). Please call 020 7566 7650 or email to book or for more information.


Part of the London Design Festival (17 – 25 September), held to celebrate and promote London as the design capital of the world and as the gateway to the international creative community.

The Future Laboratory helps clients to make a better future for their businesses, giving them the confidence to take decisions today that will create economic, environmental and social growth tomorrow. From their offices in London, Melbourne and New York, its dedicated team constantly research, analyse and document the new and the next, and set out the implications for organisations across 14 industry sectors globally.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 4, 2016 at 6:16am

AR/VR and Wearable Technology Marketplace hosted by Rolls-Royce.
In partnership with Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network.

Augmented Reality (AR) and Wearable Technology are rapidly developing emerging technologies. They hold great potential to improve customer’s user experience, create value added services and improve production. So whether in-the-field, a design studio or manufacturing environment, the benefits from the application of this technology are widespread.

This technology has the potential to boost UK productivity and prosperity. On September 27th, we will be bringing different industry sectors together to explore the potential; sharing knowledge, ideas and best practice to provide the UK with a competitive advantage.

The event will showcase the brightest new thinkers and promising technology and provide the opportunity to network with many blue-chip businesses covering multiple industry sectors, academia and government stakeholders.

If you want to learn about how AR and Wearables could help your business, come and join us.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 4, 2016 at 6:09am
Make Your Mark Awards Launched
This year’s Make Your Mark takes place in November and promises to be bigger than ever! The leading event for students on a precious metal related course in the UK will take place at Goldsmiths’ Hall on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd November 2016.
As part of this year’s event, we are very excited to launch the Make Your Mark Awards. Prizes will be awarded to the most artistically convincing piece which incorporates a hallmark as part of the design.
The aims of the Awards are to challenge today's students working in precious metal both technically and artistically, to educate today's students on UK hallmarking and the legal requirements when selling their work, and to motivate jewellers, silversmiths and other design disciplines to explore new ground, and stretch their imagination of the use of the hallmark.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 4, 2016 at 6:04am
Getting Started
Mon 9 - Fri 13 January 2017
Calling new talent! Our free business taster programme Getting Started is open to recent graduates from jewellery, silversmithing and metalwork courses. Get the skills to kick-start your business and career. Apply now to meet the deadline of 7 October 2016.
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 4, 2016 at 6:02am

Library and Archive News
The Goldsmiths’ Company is delighted to announce a new addition to its Library holdings: a 17th century goldsmith’s ledger previously held in a private collection. It records the accounts of a (as yet unknown) retailing goldsmith who had a range of high-profile clients, including Baptist May, privy purse to King Charles II.
This exceptionally rare document will undergo conservation work before being made available to scholars, and promises to provide rare insights into the 17th century goldsmithing trade. We look forward to unlocking its secrets! View highlights from the library on the Company

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 4, 2016 at 6:01am

Goldsmiths' Fair 2016
Week One: 27 September – 2 October 2016
Week Two: 4 – 9 October 2016
The annual showcase of British fine jewellery and contemporary silver, Goldsmiths' Fair is the premier destination to buy the most exquisite, one-of-a-kind precious metal pieces.
What’s more, a comprehensive talks programme hosted by industry specialists and experts will run throughout the Fair including:  
· L’Odyssée de Cartier: The Maison Style and History;
· The Goldsmiths’ Company Modern Jewellery Collection; and
· Barbara Cartlidge and Electrum Gallery: A Passion for Jewellery
These talks and others can be booked in advance online. Book your tickets in advance to take advantage of the early bird discount.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 4, 2016 at 6:00am
Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 4, 2016 at 5:57am

A Science-Backed Guide to Taking Truly Restful Breaks  

We know, this sounds made up. But stick with us, because not just any kind of break will do.

By Christian Jarrett

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 4, 2016 at 5:51am

L.A. Pai Gallery
September 22-October 12: Anna Lindsay Macdonald, Re: Halcyon Dream.

Vernissage Thursday September 22nd, 5-7pm

 November 24: The 29th annual Exhibition of Contemporary Canadian Jewellery.


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