DAZZLING designs by three Fife College students have been recognised at a national jewellery competition.

Rebecca Shaw from Kelty was presented with a Highly Commended award, while Jana Cseriova-Halbacova, from Burntisland, picked up two of the top prizes on offer at this year’s Gemset Competition.

Hazel-Anne Williams, from Kirkcaldy, was also presented with a Highly Commended award.

Jana’s unique necklace won both the best primarily handmade category and the best overall category at the annual competition which is open to all universities and colleges in Scotland offering jewellery courses.

Created and organised by the Scottish Gemmological Association, The Gemset Competition encourages the use of gem materials in the work of students at all levels of universities, colleges and art schools.

The competition tasks students with designing and making an item of wearable gem-set jewellery which emphasises and shows off the gemstones at their best.

Each prize winner at the Gemset Competition is awarded a complimentary one-year membership of the Scottish Gemmological Association.

Susan McMillan, Lecturer in Art and Design, said: “We are so proud of Jana, Hazel-Anne and Rebecca. They were up against some strong competition from across Scotland, so to come away the prizes they did is a brilliant achievement.

“To have their work recognised at a national level by an organisation like The Scottish Gemmological Association will be a great boost for them as they continue their creative careers and studies. Congratulations to all three!”

For more information about creative courses available at Fife College, including Jewellery, visit, www.fife.ac.uk/creative.