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Rising Stars ​30 Under 30 2016: Ben Pritchard

In Retail Jeweller’s Rising Stars 30 Under 30 supplement we present the amazing young talent that exists in the industry. Here we look at Ben Pritchard.

Ben Pritchard

Ben Pritchard

Ben Pritchard

Diamond mounter

Emson Haig

DOB 25/06/94 Age 21

In 2014, Ben Pritchard won the Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council Gold Award in the 3D category for his silver iPhone case depicting the London skyline. In 2015, he went on to win a Gold award in the Catherine Best Special Award (Junior) and a Silver in the Special Council Award (Junior) for his 3D finished pieces. Pritchard was selected to represent the UK at the 43rd World Skills Competition in São Paolo in 2015. He placed eighth in the Jewellery Skills category and received a Medal of Excellence for his work.

To finish 2015, Pritchard became a Freeman of the Goldsmiths’ Company after completing his five-year apprenticeship in diamond mounting with Emson Haig.

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