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Diploma student Sally Costen wins High Street by Design competition

Diploma in Creative Jewellery graduate Sally Costen has won the student designer category of the 2015 High Street by Design competition run by jewellers F.Hinds.

Sally’s Seachange ring and pendant design will now be produced by F. Hinds as part of the 2015 High Street by Design collection and sold in the company’s shops across the country. Sally created her designs using wax carving techniques learned on her diploma course.

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Sally’s Seachange ring

Another of Sally’s designs was highly commended by the panel of judges from the jewellery industry and she was described as “one to watch” by Hinds’ Director and NAG Chairman Andrew Hinds.

The other winners were:

  • Current Jewellery Designer   –  Silvia Tjahyadi, Droplet On A Leaf Pendant
  • Jewellery Lover, up to 12 Years Category  – Adeen Naseer (11), Friendship Is Forever Pendant
  • Jewellery Lover, 12 – 18 Years Category – Rebecca Clarvis (13), Leaf Cut Out Ring
  • Jewellery Lover, over 18 Years Category  – Marina Shavyrina-Shkolyar , Weave Pendant. This is Marina’s second win; her ‘Pearl’s Caress Ring’ won this category last year.
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Sally’s pendant

All five jewellery pieces will be individually showcased for the first time during IJL Olympia (6th – 8th September 2015) in the English Tea Roomwith a champagne tea reception for all the winners at on  7th September.

London Jewellery School in the news

February is proving a great month for news and press coverage about London Jewellery School and its tutors.

First up is the March issue of Prima which features an interview with Diploma in Creative Jewellery graduate Charlotte Tabor who cites LJS founder Jessica Rose as her inspiration for changing her life and launcing her own jewellery business, Kara Jewellery.

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Prima, March 2014

Then there was the great news that tutor Rosie Sanders has won the British Jewellers’ Association Award in the precious category with her her Kaleidoscope ring – a gold vermeil design that forms part of her wider Renaissance Rebel collection, set with a large London Blue topaz.


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Rosie’s winning ring featuring a blue topaz

Meanwhile I you have picked up the March edition of Make and Sell Jewellery, you’ll have come across articles featuring more LJS tutors.

Anna Campbell, who teaches social media and web courses as well as jewellery, is offering advice in an article on blogging for your jewellery business…

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Make and Sell Jewellery, March 2014, Blogging article

…plus there is an interview with metal clay tutor Sima Vaziry on her jewellery career.

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Make and Sell Jewellery, March 2014, interview with Sima

London Jewellery School Scoops up a Make Jewellery Award for Best Workshop Provider

We are super excited to be awarded the Make Jewellery Award for Best Workshop Provider 2012. It is such an honor to be accepted and we want to thank everyone who voted for us, as well as all of our marvelous students and tutors that work hard all year round to make LJS such as thriving success.

Ever since setting up in 2009 LJS has aimed to be a world class provider of fun, welcoming and professional workshops. We would have never been able to predict what a success it has become with 1000’s of students attending 100’s of workshops every year.

We are humbled by this achievement and wish to continue to provide students with more and more engaging opportunities in the years to come.

To find out more about classes at LJS visit our website or contact us on the details below:




Tel: 0203 176 0546, Email: info@londonjewelleryschool.co.uk

Happy Making


We have been Nominated for the Make Jewellery Awards 2012!

We are excited to announce our nomination for the Make Jewellery Awards 2012 in the ‘Best Workshop Provider’ category and just couldn’t wait to share the lovely news with you all…

We are delighted to be nominated but need lots of help and support to win the awards as they are done based on a public survey, if you have had a good experience with London Jewellery School and would like to vote for us please click on the link to fill out the short survey –  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WRXZ5ZL

We always aim to provide an excellent service and world-class, quality jewellery making classes for our students, take a look at the points below to see why we hope you will agree that we are a great contender for these awards…

  • We are the UK’s largest independent jewellery training centre, running 100’s of classes every year
  • We offer over 80 different jewellery making classes and workshops suitable for complete beginners up to professional jewellers
  • We have a team of over 25 world-class jewellery tutors who are trained professionals in their craft.
  • Based in Hatton Garden (London’s jewellery quarter) we have a fully equipped workshop that our students and tutors use 7 days a week all year round
  • Not only do we run excellent quality short courses but we also have a hugely popular 1-year long Diploma course and well subscribed distance learning courses
  • Since opening in 2009 we have taught over 3500 students to make jewellery
  • And most importantly we are passionate about what we do, we put our students first, provide a friendly and creative atmosphere in which to learn and are constantly making changes to improve the quality of our service.

If you agree and would like to support us please vote on the link below, there are also lots of other categories such as best jewellery making supplier and best kit provider etc… so plenty of opportunities to voice your views – http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WRXZ5ZL

Until next time,

Happy Making LJS x