18 Jun 2010

Cartier UK Helps Out School of Jewellery In Birmingham

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The Birmingham School of Jewellery opened in 1890

Recently Cartier UK, a division of Richmont, announced that it will contribute to the Birmingham Institute of Art Design’s jewellery school with much needed equipment and studio space.  As an added bonus the luxury jeweler will also offer graduates work placement.

The Birmingham Jewellery School has been located in the heart of the Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter in the United Kingdom since 1890.  This is a top rated school on the cutting edge of technological advances in the making of jewellery, silversmithing, gemology, and horology or timepiece craftsmanship.  Cartier UK has had a long-standing relationship with the school and hopes to improve on its products through the aid and work placement program.

In 1997 the Jewellery Industry Innovation Centre opened in Birmingham inside the school, which has further enhanced the rich tradition of the craft and is considered top rated in Europe.  Now that Cartier UK has stepped up its involvement in the school, school leaders expect their programs to be taken to an even higher level of achievement.

Cartier originally began in Paris in 1847 by jeweler, Louis-Francois Cartier, and quickly became popular with the royals of that era.  Today Richmont owns it with divisions in Europe and the United States.

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