We might currently be obsessing over gold, silver and bronze what with the Olympics, but all that's set to change come September. The British Fashion Council has announced a new collaboration called the Rock Vault Dozen, which will see 12 jewellers design a ring created from precious metal Palladium. Said rings will then be showcased in an exhibit curated by Stephen Webster as part of the BFC’s Rock Vault during London Fashion Week. London-based jewellery talent taking part includes Alexandra Jefford, Fernando Jorge, Hannah Martin, Hillier, Husam El Odeh, Imogen Belfield, Jo Hayes Ward, Jordan Askill, Melanie Georgacopoulos, Sophie Bille Brahe, Tomasz Donocik and Yunus and Eliza. Stephen Webster said:
"The Rock Vault Dozen is the first incentive illustrating how this extraordinary platform for emerging, British-based jewellery talent can embrace and collaborate with the ever changing economics of the industry. Palladium, an ancient metal with newly acquired precious status, therefore new to many, is introduced to the consumer through the creative genius of the designers within Rock Vault. BFC, the panel and the International Palladium Board are very excited by the exceptional level of creativity generated by the RVD and look forward to the unveiling during the upcoming LFW.”
Three of the designers are also working with the International Palladium Board to create capsule collections made from Palladium for SS13. Will your next rock be made of Palladium?
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