Engagement Ring Showcase – BAJ x Lewis Malka 2024

From December 2023 to March 2024, BAJ’s HNC Art & Design 3D Design (Jewellery Design & Manufacturing) students worked on an incredibly enriching project. The project brief, focusing on creating unique engagement rings that celebrate different cultures, not only fosters creativity and innovation but also encourages students to delve into the historical and cultural significance of betrothal […]

Bracelet Showcase – HNC Art & Design 3D Design (Jewellery Design and Manufacturing)

At BAJ, our HNC Art & Design 3D Design (Jewellery Design & Manufacturing) students took on an exciting challenge: creating a sleek and modern bracelet, as if they were competing in a hypothetical popular jewellery show “All that Shines”. The brief was to showcase their skills and stand out as budding jewellery professionals. With guidance […]

BAJ x Bobby White 2023

Bobby White and Tommy White looking into display cabinets containing jewellery

The Live Project at BAJ is an extraordinary initiative that has enabled us to forge collaborative partnerships with distinguished jewellers, including Theo Fennell, Alex Monroe, and Alighieri. Now, we’re thrilled to welcome Bobby White into our creative fold, a perfect addition to this project that’s become a beacon of excitement within our Level 4 curriculum. […]

BAJ x Theo Fennell

A group of the academy’s level 4 Jewellery Design and Manufacturing Diploma students worked on harnessing the power of storytelling through jewellery, guided by iconic London-based jeweller Theo Fennell. The students were challenged to design and manufacture a ring representing “the Circle of Life.” Designs should be invested with real emotional and talismanic weight, but […]

BAJ x Fuli Gemstones

British Academy of Jewellery and Fuli Gemstones collaborated to give our Jewellery Design and Manufacturing Diploma students hands-on experience working with Fuli’s natural and vibrant peridot. The project challenged our level 5 diploma students to design and make jewellery featuring a Fuli peridot. Fuli Gemstones generously donated a peridot for every student to use in […]

Pride Jewellery Showcase: in aid of The Proud Trust

BAJ held a charity jewellery sale in May 2022, featuring pieces created and donated by BAJ students, tutors, and members of our wider community. All proceeds were donated to The Proud Trust. “At BAJ we really believe in getting our students involved in the wider jewellery community, and encouraging them to use their fantastic jewellery […]

Erasmus – The Future is Our Jewel: Fire and Future

The project “THE FUTURE IS OUR JEWEL” brings together 6 partner schools around a common formation in the creation of jewellery, but whose cultural, heritage and professional histories are multiple.  As part of BAJ’s international Erasmus project ‘The Future is our Jewel’, BAJ launched an exhibition on Monday at its London campus. The showcase features […]

BAJ x Alex Monroe

The British Academy of Jewellery collaborated with Alex Monroe in the 2020/2021 academic year on a project titled “Adaptability, Versatility, Longevity”. Aiming to raise awareness about sustainability in the jewellery industry, the project challenged BAJ students to design and make an original wearable jewellery piece, each incorporating a 5mm sapphire generously donated by the Alex […]

Charity Jewellery Auction 2021

The British Academy of Jewellery organised a Charity Jewellery Auction in the spring of 2021, auctioning pieces made and donated by students and tutors at BAJ as well as external jewellers. The auction was in support of Blueprint for All, a non-profit organisation that works to empower young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Through mentorship programmes […]

The Exhibition Project 2021

A group of our Level 5 Jewellery Design and Manufacturing Diploma students developed commercially viable jewellery brand concepts based around well-defined target markets as a class exercise. In parallel with their course work, students developed commercial jewellery collections for the brands, well-suited to their chosen clients. By practising creating a brand, developing online content, and […]

Tannaz Alizadeh Irani

The project “THE FUTURE IS OUR JEWEL” brings together 6 partner schools around a common formation in the creation of jewellery, but whose cultural, heritage and professional histories are multiple.  For the second year of the Future is our Jewel, our students focused on the topics: air and the present; the pivotal themes for the […]

PLE Travelling Exhibition 2020

As part of our ongoing collaboration with the Parlement Lycéen Européen, we launched an international jewellery exhibition at our London campus in November 2020. The exhibition showcased jewellery made for PLE’s annual jewellery design initiative. Jewellery by five BAJ students was on display along with jewellery made by students from PLE partner schools across Europe. […]

BAJ x Alighieri

The British Academy of Jewellery collaborated in 2020 with top London-based jewellery brand Alighieri on a design competition for BAJ’s students. The competition’s brief challenged students to design jewellery pieces inspired by the opening lines of Dante Alighieri’s epic poem, The Divine Comedy: “In the middle of the journey of life,I found myself in a […]

Pins of Praise

In recognition of the efforts made by the medical community during the health crisis, we are united to show our support for ‘NHS Charities Together,’ a membership organisation representing, supporting and championing NHS Charities. The British Academy of Jewellery launched its Pins of Praise design competition in support of NHS staff and volunteers working to […]

Erasmus – The Future is Our Jewel: Water and Past

The project “THE FUTURE IS OUR JEWEL” brings together 6 partner schools around a common formation in the creation of jewellery, but whose cultural, heritage and professional histories are multiple. For the first year of this Erasmus programme, the main theme in question was water, with a focus on heritage and past traditions and techniques. […]

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