PICTURED: The 2014 winners of High Street By Design with Andrew Hinds.
Jeweller F. Hinds and International Jewellery London have announced the five winners of its annual High Street By Design competition for 2015.
The winner in the ‘Current Jewellery Designer’ category is Silvia Tjahyadi, from London, who impressed with her Droplet on a Leaf pendant.
Sally Costen was named the winner in the ‘Student Jewellery Designer’ category with her Seachange ring and pendant duo.
In the Jewellery Lovers portion of the competition, which is open to the general public, 11 year-old Adeen Naseer from Wakefield won for his Friendship is Forever pendant, while 13 year-old Rebecca Clarvis from Stafford wowed with her Leaf Cut Out pendant.
Finally, in the over 18s category, Marina Shavyrina-Shkolyar, from Ukraine, won for her Weave pendant. She won in the same category in 2014 with her Pearl’s Caress ring.
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”.
He added:“Given that we judged all the entries anonymously, it is also 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.”
All five jewellery pieces will be individually showcased for the first time during IJL Olympia (September 6 to 8 2015) in the English Tea Room (Upper Level) with a champagne tea reception for all the winners at 2.45pm on September 7. After that all five pieces will be available for sale at F. Hinds’ 116 shops and also via its online store.
High Street By Design 2016 opens for entries on September 1 2015, with entries submitted online at fhinds.co.uk where full terms and conditions will be available.