There were some outstanding entries for this competition and we judges had quite a tough time settling on a winner! We are delighted to announce that Rocker Dave has won with his platinum piece 'Dead Man's Hand'.


Dave carved the skeletal forearm in wax which was then cast in platinum (17 grams). He set the hand with a 12mm Tahitian Black Pearl and then fashioned a 22ct bracelet and a a 22ct miniature coin ring for the skeleton finger. The finished piece measures around 50mm in length. Dave made his pendant to depict mans' greed; even in death this pirate won't let go!

Congratulations Dave and we hope that you put your prize of the product varience shots from Jewellery Photo Studio to very good use!

Many thanks to Jewellery Photo Studio for donating the prize. Product variance shots involve digitally changing the colour of the metals or stones in a jewellery piece. This means that a jeweller can make one ring in, for example, white gold and sapphire and recreate several images from this depicting a ring with other metal and stone combinations, enabling a jeweller to make just one piece but market a greater number of variations!