Since our last edition I have had the honour to represent Abrecht Bird Jewellers in the inaugural ‘Bench Challenge’ at the Sydney International Trade Fair. As well as three engravers, two CAD technicians and one stone setter, five jewellers were selected from Australia and New Zealand and put to the test in a ‘Mystery Box’ style event. At the start of the fair we were all given an equal but limited amount of gold (10 grams total of white and rose gold) and a collection of gemstones – one pink cubic zirconia marquise cut and nine small white zirconias of different sizes.

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