BAJ students create wintry jewels to raise funds for Create

A display of Christmas decorations made by BAJ staff and students hanging on red ribbon

British Academy of Jewellery is delighted to announce that its students raised a total of £400 to donate to UK charity Create at recent festive sale events in London and Birmingham. The charity fundraiser followed on from last year’s successful sale and gave the BAJ community a chance to come together before the winter holidays. […]

BAJ launches Traineeship for budding jewellers

Manufacturing at bench

he British Academy of Jewellery is delighted to announce the launch of a new jewellery-making and industry focused traineeship. BAJ Traineeships will give 16 to 18 year-olds a range of practical, transferable skills to kick start their jewellery career while they complete a work placement in the industry. The first batch of BAJ trainees will […]

Luminosity: Celebrating creative talent at BAJ

Luminosity exhibition banner image with alight sparkler

The British Academy of Jewellery is pleased to announce the launch of Luminosity, an exhibition displaying a broad spectrum of exciting creative talent from the BAJ team. In these uncertain times, the act of artistic creation has served not only as a welcome distraction, but also as a way of connecting with others by sharing […]

BAJ graduate to take part in All That Glitters Season 2

British Academy of Jewellery is delighted to announce that graduate Tianne-Louise Simmons has been selected to take part in Season 2 of jewellery making TV contest All That Glitters. Chosen for her jewellery making skills and innovative designs, Tianne will compete with 7 other contestants to win this fast-paced jewellery manufacturing competition. Tianne Tianne graduated […]

BAJ Student Voices- Jewellery Fundamentals

Silver domed pendants display

Our Jewellery Fundamentals Level 3 diploma is the most comprehensive technical and practical introductory jewellery making course in the UK. The course runs at our London and Birmingham campuses, located in the hearts of these vibrant cities. As our we launch extra course dates for this October due to high demand, we chatted to some […]

BAJ announces award winners at Birmingham Final Show 2022

BAJ Birmingham event

The British Academy of Jewellery is excited to announce the names of the students who won awards at its Birmingham campus’ Final Show 2022 opening night. Hosted at the Birmingham Assay Office, where BAJ’s Birmingham campus is also located, the Final Show launched with an array of jewellery produced by some of BAJ’s most talented […]

BAJ announces award winners at Final Show 2022 in London 

The British Academy of Jewellery is thrilled to announce the names of the students who won awards at the opening night of its Final Show 2022 in London. Hosted at cultural hub and exhibition space The Koppel Project on New Bond Street, this year’s Final Show featured jewellery produced by some of the most talented […]

British Academy of Jewellery and Theo Fennell reveal winners of collaborative Live Project

Theo Fennell (Jeweller) with students and staff of BAJ

The British Academy of Jewellery is delighted to announce the winners of its Circle of Life Live Project with Theo Fennell. This year, a group of the academy’s Jewellery Design and Manufacturing Diploma students worked on harnessing the power of storytelling through jewellery, guided by iconic London-based jeweller Theo Fennell. The competition’s winners were revealed at […]

BAJ Final Show 2022 to showcase innovative student work

The British Academy of Jewellery is delighted to announce that it will open its Final Show 2022 jewellery exhibition to the public in Central London this July. The showcase will feature a wide selection of student-made jewellery from this academic year, including jewellery made in collaboration with members of the industry and students’ end of […]

BAJ launches Jewellery Business online course series

This spring/ summer, BAJ has launched a new online Jewellery Business Course Series designed to give jewellers and entrepreneurs tools and practical skills to excel in business. BAJ’s new series of five online short courses is focused on key business skills with real world examples to guide learners through everything from designing commercially successful jewellery […]

BAJ launches BA open days and workshop sessions in London

Shot of two young students using a laptop together in a college library

The British Academy of Jewellery has launched a series of info and workshop sessions for its upcoming BA (Hons) in Jewellery Design and Production. The events will give prospective students a taste of BAJ’s future-oriented degree programme which combines technical jewellery-making skills with in-depth creative development in design, theory and innovation.  The introduction sessions will […]

The British Academy of Jewellery calls emerging creatives to discover its BA (Hons) Jewellery Design & Production

The British Academy of Jewellery is accepting applications for its BA (Hons) Jewellery Design & Production degree, starting in September 2022. Structured around a fast-paced, hands-on programme, our three-year degree course, validated by the University of Kingston School of Art, will provide students with rigorous training in practical jewellery making skills and professional practice, giving them a […]

BAJ students raise over £500 for Crisis UK with festive decorations

We are delighted to announce that our students raised a total of £510 for national homeless charity Crisis.  BAJ students designed and made unique winter decorations from a range of materials in support of the charity, showcasing their range of designing and making skills learnt whilst at the Academy. The decorations were sold at events […]

BAJ jewellery making experience returns: make a pendant for free at our London campus

We are delighted to bring back our popular BAJ taster session for prospective students at our London campus. Our upcoming Jewellery-Making Workshop Experience: Make A Textured Pendant is an exciting, hands-on taster session giving attendees the chance to try their hand at jewellery making and see what it would be like to study a jewellery diploma […]

BAJ Covid-19 Update: Omicron Variant

6 January 2022 Given the most recent developments in the global Covid-19 pandemic, the BAJ team would like to assure learners and prospective students that we are taking the safety of learners and staff seriously whilst endeavouring to continue optimal delivery of all courses. The Omicron variant is highly contagious, and across the UK is […]

BAJ hosts Greek Erasmus visit

As part of our international Erasmus Project, ‘The Future is our Jewel’, the British Academy of Jewellery recently received a group of Greek Erasmus students from School of Arts Mokume, Thessaloniki. Visiting from Monday 29th November to Friday 3rd December, the students learned and experimented with new jewellery techniques and were invited to discover the […]

Get into the festive spirit at BAJ: Winter decorations and mince pies in support of Crisis

The British Academy of Jewellery would like to warmly invite you to discover your next cherished seasonal ornament at our festive Wonderful Winter Decorations events, starting next week. Earlier this year, we asked our highly skilled and imaginative students to design and create original winter decorations. The beautiful results of their creative efforts are now […]

BAJ collaborates with Fuli Gemstones

British Academy of Jewellery and Fuli Gemstones collaborate to give our Jewellery Design and Manufacturing Diploma students hands-on experience working with Fuli’s natural and vibrant peridot. As part of the Academy’s ongoing efforts to ensure that our students gain relevant, future-facing industry experience, we are proud to be working on an exciting jewellery design and manufacturing project […]

BAJ students learn jewellery-making in Greece with Erasmus peers

As part of our international Erasmus project ‘The Future is our Jewel’, a group of our students recently travelled to Thessaloniki, Greece to visit School of Arts Mokume. BAJ students met their peers from other participating schools across Europe and learnt about the Greek jewellery industry first-hand. The students learned jewellery making skills in the […]

BAJ students link up with European jewellery schools for London exhibition

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 jewellery made by students at BAJ as well as five other jewellery schools from across the continent to explore the theme of the third and final year of the project: […]

The British Academy of Jewellery reveals London Final Show 2021 winners

The British Academy of Jewellery is thrilled to announce the names of the students who won awards at the opening night of our Final Show 2021 in London. Hosted at cultural hotspot and exhibition space KOPPEL 540, this year’s Final Show features pieces produced by some of the most talented jewellery students at our London […]

British Academy of Jewellery and Alex Monroe celebrate student talent at glittering awards ceremony

The British Academy of Jewellery is thrilled to announce the winners of “Adaptability, Versatility, Longevity,” an exciting BAJ Live Project competition carried out in collaboration with renowned London jewellery brand Alex Monroe. This project challenged students from the first year of BAJ’s Jewellery Design & Manufacturing Diploma to design and make an original wearable jewellery […]

Discover our rising stars at the BAJ Final Show 2021 in London and Birmingham

This August, we will exhibit the original work of our next-generation talent in London and Birmingham. Featuring contributions from students on our popular jewellery manufacturing diploma courses, our BAJ Final Show 2021 events are a unique opportunity for jewellery industry professionals and the public to discover a range of fascinating jewellery pieces made by our […]

BAJ Jewellery Design and Manufacturing Diploma students create commercial jewellery collections and websites

Since January, a group of our Jewellery Design and Manufacturing Diploma students have been developing 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, […]

BAJ students showcase jewellery at PLE exhibition in Volos, Greece

As part of the British Academy of Jewellery’s ongoing collaboration with the Parlement Lycéen Européen, a European jewellery organsiation, work by BAJ students is currently on display in Greece.  The PLE Exhibition launched at jewellery school I.I.E.K. in Volos on June 23 and will run until September 15, also showing the works of students from […]

Create your jewellery portfolio with BAJ this summer

This summer, the British Academy of Jewellery is launching its “Intensive Techniques for Jewellery Making” short course. Taking place from 5th to 9th July, this exciting, practical programme allows students to create a portfolio of jewellery pieces, while perfecting their manufacturing techniques and undertaking creative experimentation. Here we look at some of the major benefits […]

3 members of BAJ community win Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council Awards

The British Academy of Jewellery is delighted to announce that three members of our community received awards at this year’s Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council (GC&DC) Craftsmanship and Design Awards, hosted from Goldsmiths’ Hall via a livestream on 17 May. Founded in 1908, GC&DC is a London-based social non-profit that promotes craftsmanship and design in […]

Gain CAD jewellery design skills online in BAJ’s virtual classroom this summer

Computer-aided design (CAD) has been one of the most important developments in the fast-changing jewellery industry in recent years. CAD offers jewellery designers a variety of flexible tools, opening a wide range of new creative horizons. This summer, BAJ is therefore offering a portfolio of six-week online CAD courses, taught live in our virtual classrooms […]

BAJ raises £2,738 for Blueprint for All with Charity Jewellery Auction

We are delighted to announce that the bids placed during our silent charity auction in support of Blueprint for All totalled £2,738.35. The event, which ran from 30th March to 4th April 2021 and auctioned off 75 pieces created and donated both by members of our BAJ community and external jewellers, was a resounding success. With […]

Our charity auction in support of Blueprint for All goes live

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our Charity Jewellery Auction in support of Blueprint for All, which runs from 30th March to 4th April 2021. The auction features a total of 75 pieces made and donated both by members of our BAJ community and external jewellers. All proceeds from the silent auction will […]

Alex Monroe guides BAJ students on transformable jewellery designs

This week, our students progressed to the next stage in our ‘Adaptability, Versatility, Longevity’ project. The live industry brief is a collaboration between BAJ and  iconic London-based jewellery brand Alex Monroe to raise awareness about sustainability in the jewellery industry and challenges BAJ students to design and make an original wearable jewellery piece, enabling them […]

BAJ students create inspiring work from home during lockdown

During the national lockdown, BAJ students are continuing their courses from home, with BAJ having tailored teaching to cater to online learning during this time. Our students’ wellbeing is of the utmost priority for us and their creative and professional development remains paramount, even as they work from home. We are extremely proud of how […]

BAJ launches Virtual Open Days

Interested in studying with the British Academy of Jewellery, but want to find out more about the courses on offer and skills you can learn? Our Virtual Open Days are here to make your introduction to the jewellery sector as easy as possible. Meet our tutors and get an introduction to the academy with our […]

British Academy of Jewellery expands students’ horizons with Masterclasses series

We are pleased to announce the launch of our latest series of enriching online Masterclasses, available to BAJ students. Conceived to complement the world-class jewellery education we offer, the sessions are open to all BAJ students for free. Masterclasses will be delivered via Zoom and will address a wide variety of topics, ranging from live […]

BAJ opens enrolment for Jewellery Fundamentals course in Birmingham

We have opened enrolment for our upcoming Jewellery Fundamentals course at our Birmingham campus. The beginners’ course offers a thorough and focused introduction to the jewellery industry, with course starts in April and September 2021.   A diverse and industry-focused curriculum Our one-year Jewellery Fundamentals course offers students an exciting, hands-on introduction to jewellery design and […]

BAJ launches “Adaptability, Versatility, Longevity” with Alex Monroe

We are delighted to announce the launch of “Adaptability, Versatility, Longevity,” an exciting collaboration with iconic London-based jewellery brand Alex Monroe.  Aiming to raise awareness about sustainability in the jewellery industry, the project challenges BAJ students to design and make an original wearable jewellery piece, each incorporating a 5mm sapphire generously donated by the Alex […]

BAJ students showcase their creativity in Erasmus exhibition

We are delighted to announce that the work of 11 members of our talented BAJ community features in a digital jewellery exhibition shining a spotlight on some of the most promising jewellery students from around Europe. Presented as part of Erasmus project “The Future Is Our Jewel”, the online exhibition provides a platform to showcase […]

BAJ x Susannah King: Jewellery Making Advent

To support and encourage the entry of emerging jewellers into the industry, we have partnered with jeweller and BAJ alumna Susannah King to launch the BAJ x Susannah King Jewellery Making Advent. This festive giveaway will provide new jewellers with a chance to win jewellery making tools and gemstones. The wide variety of tools have […]

So you want to take a jewellery making course online?

Taking a jewellery making course online is a great way to learn new jewellery techniques or improve your existing skills, all while in the comfort of your own home. The number of available courses has greatly increased in recent years, with programmes catering to all interests and skill levels. But with so many online jewellery […]

Making a ring: The first step on your jewellery journey

If you’re thinking of exploring your creativity through jewellery production, making a ring is an ideal first project. But how do you get started? And what material should you choose? When you decide to create a ring, these are just some of the questions you’ll need to think about. Here you’ll find useful information to […]

BAJ promotes unity and sustainability with Erasmus project

We are pleased to announce the third year (2020-21) of our participation in the Erasmus “The Future Is Our Jewel” project, which brings together jewellery schools from across Europe in order to share expertise, celebrate diversity and support sustainability. The project involves two main initiatives: a travelling exhibition featuring work produced by students from participating […]

Luminosity: Celebrating creative talent at BAJ

The British Academy of Jewellery is pleased to announce the launch of Luminosity, an exhibition displaying a broad spectrum of exciting creative talent from the BAJ team.  In these uncertain times, the act of artistic creation has served not only as a welcome distraction, but also as a way of connecting with others by sharing […]

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