Dunsborough intern learns jewel craft
A Dunsborough jewellery company is investing in the future by engaging the creative talents of an intern.
Ambriehl Teague’s design of a rose ring with diamonds for dew drops caught the judges’ eye in a competition for a work experience placement at Nina’s Jewellery in Dunsborough.
The 16-year-old from Bridgetown spent last week learning the ropes on the shop floor and in the workshop.
“It’s interesting to see how jewellery goes from the design stage to promotion, ” she said.
“Everyone here has been very friendly and helpful, and I’m learning lots of things I didn’t know about diamonds.”
The competition for an internship is run under the Iluka Visions Art Awards and is open to all South West art students.
Nina’s sales and human resources manager Debra Stenning said she hoped it would help inspire a fledgling career in the jewellery business.
“We are keen to promote our industry to up-and-coming generations of South West creatives, ” she said.
“We are passionate designers and manufacturers of fine jewellery, and often recruit from all over the world, it is our hope that we can attract and retain local talent.”
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