Jewellers F. Hinds and International Jewellery London (IJL) are delighted to announce the five winners of the High Street By Design 2015 competition:-
Current Jewellery Designer Silvia Tjahyadi - London - Droplet On A Leaf Pendant
Student Jewellery Designer Sally Costen - London, London Jewellery School - Seachange Ring & Pendant
Also awarded a Highly Commended for her design entitled ‘Core’.
Jewellery Lover Up to 12 Years Category Adeen Naseer (11) - Wakefield - Friendship Is Forever Pendant
12 – 18 Years Category Rebecca Clavis (13) – Stafford, Stafford - Leaf Cut Out Ring
Over 18 Category Marina Shavyrina-Shkolyar – Ukraine - Weave Pendant
This is Marina’s second win as her ‘Pearl’s Caress Ring’ won this category last year.
Ten further entries from across all five categories were highly commended, with Sally Costen’s Core also featuring in this category; they have all received congratulation certificates and a prize.
“For the fifth year of HSBD we were delighted to receive the largest number of entries so far”, said F. Hinds’ Director and NAG Chairman Andrew Hinds. “The judging panel members were very impressed by many of the designs, and as a result we have awarded more Highly Commended prizes than previously”.
“Given that we judged all the entries anonymously, it is a remarkable that Marina Shavyrina-Shkolyar has won the Over 18 Year category for a second time, and is more than enough evidence of her exceptional talent. We also predict that Sally Costen is a name to watch out for”, added Andrew.
All five jewellery pieces will be individually showcased for the first time during IJL Olympia (6th – 8th September 2015) in the English Tea Room (upper level) with a champagne tea reception for all the winners at 3.00pm on 7th September. After that all five pieces will be available for sale at F. Hinds’ 116 shops and also via its online store.
Members of the Judging Panel included Sarah Jordan – Celebrated Award Winning Jewellery Designer/IJL Exhibitor; Bob Morrish – R. E. Morrish jewellery manufacturer/IJL Exhibitor; Sarah Kitley-Spencer – IJL Marketing Manager; Andrew Hinds – Director/Gold Buyer, Karen Rühr – Merchandising Manager; Jamie Cooper – Gold Jewellery Buyer and a consumer representative.
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