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Scotland’s annual Elements Festival of Jewellery, Silver and Gold is making its return in a Covid-safe format this year, with the organiser announcing a number of jewellers signed up to appear.

The festival will take place in the form of a series of pop-ups around the UK and will also include an online shop.

Organised by the Scottish Goldsmiths Trust, in partnership with Lyon and Turnbull auctioneers, it will take place between September and November.


Participating designers include Michelle Currie, a Fairtrade jeweller based in Glasgow; Leonid Dementiev, a London-based creator of ethical jewellery and Katie Lees, a Glasgow-based maker of contemporary pieces.

Also onboard are Surrey’s Ella Fearon-Low, recent Glasgow School of Art graduate Alice Fry and glass granulation specialist Francesca Marcenaro.

The event is usually held at Lyon & Turnbull’s Edinburgh showroom but due to the Covid-19 pandemic will not take place in its usual format this year.

Ebba Goring, Scottish Goldsmiths Trust chief executive, said: “Elements is a wonderful opportunity to discover some of the best and most distinctive in contemporary, hand-crafted, designer gold, silver and jewellery.

“It celebrates the work and talent of the makers, from all across Scotland and the rest of the UK, whose skill and imagination results in such wonderful creations – from everyday jewellery to pieces that will become treasured heirlooms and from tableware to decorative sculptures.

“By offering a blend of online and physical events we are finding ways to give as many people as possible the chance not only to see a tremendous variety of gold, silver and jewellery but to find out more about the people and the inspirations behind each piece.”