Chichester jewellers creates medals for Archbishop’s awards

Annabel Panes with the Archbishop of Canterbury
Annabel Panes with the Archbishop of Canterbury

Cred Jewellery have designed and produced six fairtrade silver medals for the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lambeth Awards.

Presented on March 31, at a special ceremony in London, the medals were the work of head designer Annabel Panes and produced in Peruvian Fairtrade silver.

The medals produced by Cred Jewellery

The medals produced by Cred Jewellery

In a statement Ms Panes said the company ‘felt extremely privileged’ and called the project ‘an honour’.

She added: “This project has been very important to us as it helps the fairtrade story to grow and exposes precious fairtrade metals to more people.”

Cred Jewellery was asked to design and produce six new medals to complement three existing medals already awarded by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.

He praised Cred as being ‘an utter delight’ to work with.

“Designer Annabel Panes, with whom we’ve worked very closely, has been unstinting in both her engagement with this project and her skillful attention to detail.

“We are thrilled with the final product for which she is responsible, and anticipate that the award-holders will treasure their medals, both for the honour it represents and for the beauty of the item as a piece of jewellery - which can be worn by men or women, whether around the neck or as a tie pin or lapel brooch.”

Marking the third anniversary of the Archbishop’s installation, the awards recognised outstanding service in various fields with forty people representing a number of faiths receiving their own medal across the nine awards.

The designs feature meaningful symbols, such as the Cross of St Augustine, the Canterbury Cross, the Lambeth Cross, flames, a beetle and the fanned pages of a book.

To find out more about Cred Jewellery visit www.credjewellery.com