BAJ x Graff Fine Jewellery Project Showcase

From January 2024 to April 2024, BAJ’s BA (Hons) Jewellery Design & Production students worked on an incredibly unique project with Fine Jewellery House Graff. The project brief, focusing on creating unique Graff-inspired jewellery that featured a Graff pear shape 18.38 carat diamond, from which the resin print was created, is a satellite stone from the record-breaking 1,109 carat Lesedi La Rona rough diamond; the largest, highest colour, highest clarity diamond ever certified by the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) and the world’s largest square emerald cut diamond, at 302.37 carats. This project encouraged the students to push the boundaries of their creativity while providing them with a rare opportunity to create a piece with a magnificent Graff diamond at its core.

After extensive design development, each student hand-illustrated and rendered their final design using gouache paint, then created it digitally using computer-aided design (CAD) software. Once finalised, they submitted their CAD creations to Graff for 3D printing. Meanwhile, in the workshop at BAJ Camden, the students manufactured the metal collet in which the 18.38-carat pear-shaped diamond would sit.

Sam Sherry, Workshop General Manager at Graff, judged the students’ work on their adherence to the brief and the technical quality of their renders, paint-ups, CAD and collets. In third place was Rozana Domingos Piper, second place was Blue Twyman, and first place was Abbi Walker.

As the students reflect on this collaboration, we showcase their individual designs. They’ve not only learned technical skills but also developed a deeper understanding of fine jewellery.

We invite you to browse through the students’ work, you will be able to click on each gouche painting and scroll through each student’s CAD work and 3D print.

1st place: Abbi Walker

2nd place: Blue Twyman

3rd place: Rozana Domingos Piper

Alana

Anastasia

Beyleigh

Emily

Iman

Lily

Naima

Nathalie

Ruth

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