Jewellery designer Becky Dockree has won the Weston Beamor ‘Emerge’ Award at this year’s Treasure show which took place in London earlier this month at Somerset House. The competition was open to all exhibitors taking part in the Emerge Gallery, which is for companies in business three years or less.
As a prize, Dockree will visit Weston Beamor’s high-tech production facility in Birmingham where she will work with their CAD Team to develop her design into a fully finished piece in platinum. An additional perk for Dockree is that Weston Beamor like her design so much that they have decided to use it as their entry to this year’s PGI ‘Platinum Trail’ at International Jewellery London.
Dockree, who studied Fine Art at London Guildhall University, makes highly sculptural jewellery and her Angel Wing necklace design certainly took the eye of the Weston Beamor design team who judged the competition.
Ed Hole who is Head of CAD and Rapid Prototyping for the company said: “Becky’s design is extremely distinctive and very much of the moment. It has real rock chic charm whilst also having appeal to a wider, more sophisticated audience. We believe it will look wonderful in platinum and should create a real stir on the Platinum Trail at IJL.”
Dockree commented: “I am enormously excited to have won and am very much looking forward to visiting Birmingham and seeing the whole CAD and RP production process in action. I feel sure it will be fascinating and illuminating. It is also great news that my piece is to be made in platinum. It’s a metal that all new jewellery designers aspire to work in and this will be a great beginning for me.”