Call for Applications: Beyond The Blue


THANK YOU for your amazing response to our Beyond the Blue Open call!

We are overwhelmed with the talent we are seeing! We want to make sure we dedicate time for viewing every single entry to decide on the final selection so we really appreciate your patience while we are immersed in your beautiful jewellery! Stay tuned and keep your eyes on the skies!!!


 Thank you submissions are now CLOSED


Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli

“Any colour as long as it’s blue”

A colour once more precious than gold, blue pigment, was highly prized as a status symbol where owning and displaying paintings in this intense shade was an opulent sign of wealth. 

The original Ultra-Marine (meaning "Beyond The Sea")  pigment was only achieved precious lapis lazuli from Afghanistan where it’s first use was seen in cave paintings. 

The natural mineral was so vivid it was believed to be a piece of the sky fallen to Earth.

Falling in love with blue over and over again, we are celebrating this captivating colour by showing the work of a range of artists using blue in a special piece of jewellery.

Jade Mellor "Hewn" ring blue resin and pyrite

Jade Mellor "Hewn" ring blue resin and pyrite

Open Call - 

Gill Wing Jewellery would like to invite jewellery designers and makers to apply with a piece of their own Blue Jewellery to be featured in our show, Beyond the Blue.

The exhibition is planned to run through July and August 2017 here at our Islington jewellery gallery with pieces for sale for the duration. 

For your submission we require: 

  • Name & address

  • Your contact details

  • A link to your website

  • Artist statement about you and your work (300 words max)

  • High quality images of your BLUE jewellery piece or pieces as a j.peg file saved with your name and description of your piece

  • Your wholesale price of the piece

Please send your application via email to: with the subject header “Blue Exhibition”.

Application Deadline

Applications are open until 7th May 2017.


Gill Wing Jewellery, 182 Upper Street, London N1 1RQ