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Jewellery Giveaway Jewellers: Part I

Updated: Sep 27, 2021

In my last Musing, Legacy: UK Black Jewellers Fund, I mentioned an awesome jewellery giveaway of Forty-Nine Jewellers and a gemologist from around the world. Though the giveaway is over, I wanted to show love and appreciation to the community who have supported.

Here's twenty-five of fifty, fabulous jewellers who helped to the Support UK Black Jeweller Hardship Fund:

1. Harriet Morris

Jeweller and cartoonist, Harriet Morris is based at the Goldsmiths’ Centre, London. One of 5 jewellers selected for their business incubation course, Setting Out, she studied History of Art at Cambridge University and in August 2019, completed a year of silversmithing study at Bishopsland Educational Trust.

2. Kate Wainwright

Self taught since 2008, Kate Wainwright lives in West Sussex and strongly believes we all have a responsibility for the world we live in and should treat it with respect. She uses only recycled silver and ethically sourced gemstones and her packaging is also recycled, ethically and sustainably sourced as well as biodegradable, as it should be. Her easy going expression of how she aims to be and is sustainable is authentically shared on her online shop.

3. Collette Waudby

In 2014 Collette’s unique signature style was recognised when she was awarded ‘Jewellery Designer of the Year’ by The British Jewellers Association, this being the most recent of a number of awards. However her story starts back in 1992. She studied at the Humberside School of Art, before specialising in jewellery. She completed her studies at the world famous Birmingham School of Jewellery were she achieved BA Honours in Silversmithing and Jewellery. She started her business in 1995 shortly after graduating and began working directly with the public on a variety of commissions, simultaneously establishing great relationships with outlets selling contemporary jewellery. Her collections can now be found in over 100 contemporary jewellers, galleries and museums throughout the UK. She has also worked on corporate commissions, gifts and awards.

4. Shona Jewellery

Shona Macaulay Fidgett is based in her hometown of Glasgow in Scotland, where she has set up her workshop in the West End of the city. Since studying Jewellery Design at Duncan of Jordanstone in Dundee and San Diego State University in the United States, Shona has developed her own personal style of bold modern jewellery.

5. Manom Jewellery

Japanese designer, jeweller and craftsman Mayo has grown up in two worlds. The reality we all share, and another that grew in her dreams and imagination. Every Manom design is imagined by Mayo and bought to life in her South London Studio. Originally trained in haute-couture dress making, Mayo began her jewellery making journey when she moved to England in 2007, with her illuminating Moon Hoops seen on both Kate Moss and Fearne Cotton and featured in Vogue and Hello. Her vision and craft encompasses jewellery, prop making, costume design, painting and which allow her to bring a world of imagination to life.

6. Katie Whittaker Design

Katie Whittaker is a handcrafted jewellery designer inspired by ancient history. Supported by the princes trust you can find Katie's designs on Etsy. Based in Norwich, Katie creates sustainable jewels mainly from wood, inspired by artefacts such as the Roman collection of jewellery at the Ashmolean museum in Oxford.

7. Millie Ma