From April to the end of September Brown and Gold and Christopher Brown Jewellers ran a fantastic children’s design competition in our paper to see what item the amazing mind of a child could produce with the selected winning design made into jewellery. The piece would be worth up to £1000 once made but its true value priceless as it would be as unique as the child that designed it! After receiving many entries, Charlotte Bartle aged 10 was selected as the winner and announced in our October edition.

Chris Brown owner of Brown and Gold and Christopher Brown Jewellers said “Charlotte’s design was stunning and immediately caught the judge’s eyes for its use of metals and colour. After drawing her sketch the image was computerised using software to design the exact curves, width and depth. Once we were happy with the accuracy of the design we met with Charlotte for her approval. The final amends were made before being printed in wax by a 3D printer, building up layers from the base upwards.

The wax model was then cast into a mould and heated to remove the wax, leaving the shape of the item behind. This was then vacuum filled with the molten silver and rose gold to make the cast which is then polished, assembled and set with the precious pink tourmalines to complete the piece.

The outcome is stunning and we hope Charlotte enjoys wearing it as much as we have enjoyed producing it for her.”

Charlotte said “I couldn’t believe I had won the competition. I was so excited to share my good news that I rang my Grandad and then more family and friends including my teacher. Now seeing the bracelet that has been made from my design I think it is amazing and looks better than I could ever imagine. I am looking forward to wearing it on Christmas Day”

Chris Brown added “We specialise in the production of unique designs and can manufacture any peice of jewellery you wish. We source our diamonds directly from the best cutting houses across the world to make every piece affordable. If you are interested in making something special then email or call into your nearest store and set up an appointment.”


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