James Newman is one of the UK’s leading contemporary jewellery designers with his collections exhibited throughout the UK in design led shops and galleries.
James graduated from the Birmingham School of Jewellery in 1997 and went on to undertake the Taylor Burgess Fellowship Scheme, through which James launched his work onto the UK market when he exhibited for the first time at three of the major Trade Shows.
He has gone on to build a successful business which is renowned for innovative design, attention to detail and superior craftsmanship. James offers a commissioning service which is truly bespoke, working with his clients from design to realisation ensuring that every detail is perfect.
His entire current collection can now be viewed exclusively in his impressive gallery and adjoining workshop which is located in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.
James is proud to have built a highly skilled team of craftsmen who contribute their expertise to ensure that all work is made to the highest of standards. His jewellery is designed and hand made in his Birmingham workshop and hallmarked at The Birmingham Assay Office. All of his designs are original and he only uses diamonds and metals of the highest quality that have been ethically sourced.
Such is his success that James has been commissioned recently by a leading Milan Fashion House to design and produce a range of jewellery; building his reputation within Europe as well as the UK.
During the last six years James has been invited to exhibit at the prestigious Goldsmiths’ Fair at Goldsmiths’ Hall and his passion and commitment to jewellery design was recognised when he was elected to the National Committee of the British Jewellers’ Association to represent the interests of jewellery designers and makers.
James said: “British jewellery designers and makers have so much to offer and countries right across the globe are still seeking the very best of British design. It is so important that the industry identifies and supports the many talented young graduate designers that this country produces every year so that the UK continues to be at the forefront in terms of innovative design and high quality products.”
(Birmingham Assay Office)