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Celebrating 45 years of the Designer Jewellers' Group

26 September to 7 November 2020

Celebrating 45 years of the Designer Jewellers' Group

Traditional craftsmanship and cutting edge design at its best, the Designer Jewellers' Group will be celebrating their 45th anniversary at the New Ashgate Gallery in September.

From the Bauhaus inspired designs of Petra Bishai, and Emma Farquharson to the naturalistic influences apparent in the work of Annie Ruthven-Taggart and Christina Hirst. Etching and paper pressing feature in the patterned surfaces of Jill Newbrook and Georgina Taylor and vibrant colour from Ute Sanne and Harriet St Leger using rich gold, stones and enamel. Plastic as a precious material inspires Shelby Fitzpatrick and Sarah Macrae and Ulli Kaiser incorporating unusual materials such as antique beads, fur and paper.

History of the Designer Jewellers' Group

The Designer Jewellers' Group started in 1976 between a small group of jewellers eager to showcase and market original work and to promote the best of studio jewellery to the public. Back then there were few outlets for contemporary jewellery and the group were the first group to show at the Goldsmiths Fair in 1977. All members of the Group work for the mutual benefit of the whole, as well as each member having an individual approach to design and their own original creative 'voice'.

Since the creation of the group exhibitions have taken place worldwide, including at the Goldsmiths' Centre, Liberty's, Harvey Nichols, the Cecilia Colman gallery and internationally in Japan, Dubai and the USA. Starting in 1984, a collaboration between the DJG and the Barbican Arts Centre developed into a regular and very popular bi-annual event, continuing for 32 years until 2016. Recently the group can be found at Christmas at the home of the London Livery Company, The Worshipful Company of Salters in London.

Bangle - North by South East I

Petra Bishai

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Earrings - Drop Seed Circle V

Petra Bishai

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Earrings - Drop Seed I

Petra Bishai

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Earrings - Paper Clip II

Petra Bishai

£43.00

Necklace - Interchange III

Petra Bishai

£850.00

Ring - Flyover II

Petra Bishai

£244.00

Ring - One-way VI

Petra Bishai

£628.00

Pendant - Diamond, 9ct white gold w/ rose gold chain

Emma Farquharson

£350.00

Ring - Celestial, silver & 18ct gold w/ mandarin garnet cabochon

Emma Farquharson

£495.00

Studs - Diamond, gold-plated silver

Emma Farquharson

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Studs - Diamond, silver

Emma Farquharson

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Cufflinks - Double Leaf

Annie Ruthven-Taggart

£215.00

Cufflinks - Double Leaf

Annie Ruthven-Taggart

£255.00

Earrings - Freshwater Pearl Drop

Annie Ruthven-Taggart

£145.00

Necklace - Amethyst Hollow Pebble

Annie Ruthven-Taggart

£595.00

Pendant - Clam Shell Pearl

Annie Ruthven-Taggart

£188.00

Pendant - Double Leaf

Annie Ruthven-Taggart

£185.00

Pendant - Drop Freshwater Pearl

Annie Ruthven-Taggart

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Ring - Topaz and Sapphire

Annie Ruthven-Taggart

£1,285.00

Studs - Clam Shell Pearl

Annie Ruthven-Taggart

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Studs - Hollow Leaf

Annie Ruthven-Taggart

£88.00

Studs - Oyster

Annie Ruthven-Taggart

£105.00

Bangle - Black Iridescent w/ 1920s vintage beads

Ulli Kaiser

£125.00

Earrings - Black-purple

Ulli Kaiser

£90.00

Earrings - Pink w/ rose quartz & jade

Ulli Kaiser

£95.00

Earrings - Sapphires

Ulli Kaiser

£420.00

Earrings - Yellow w/ 1920's vintage beads

Ulli Kaiser

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Necklace - Blue w/ vintage & new glass beads

Ulli Kaiser

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Ring - Sapphires

Ulli Kaiser

£380.00

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