• Kashope

Jewellery Giveaway Jewellers: Part I

Updated: Jul 2, 2020

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. Thought 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 and 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.