The London Jewellery School, based in Hatton Garden, is celebrating its 10th anniversary a brand and website overhaul.
The school officially opened in April 2009 by jewellery entrepreneur Jessica Rose, who sought to open jewellery making up to a broader audience with the notion that ‘everyone can make jewellery’.
Since then, the London Jewellery School has trained an estimated 37,283 students in jewellery making and business techniques using approx. 650,000g of silver, 54,600g of metal clay and over 260,000 beads.
From such humble beginnings, the school has since grown in strength and size, offering courses seven days a week in a full range of topics including traditional silver work, stone setting, wax carving, and modern techniques like resin, perspex, and business practices for jewellers – and all in the very apt setting of London’s jewellery hub, Hatton Garden.
“I am delighted and grateful that we have made it to the ten year mark, the best part of my time at LJS has been watching the students grow and develop their own businesses after training at the school,” says founder Jessica Rose, adding: “There is no greater joy than passing on the love of jewellery making & building a passion business to others.”
Going forward, the school is launching two new and improved courses: Diploma in Silver Jewellery (1 year), which starts this September, and a new Intensive Advanced Diploma to prepare jewellers for a hands-on role in the industry.
Rose shares: “We plan to keep growing and adapting, offering what student’s need and spreading the joy that jewellery making has to offer – thanks to everyone who has been part of our journey so far.”
The new branding and website reflects the school’s motto that ‘everyone can make jewellery’. With a sleek and modern look, the overhaul shows the school’s ambition to stay relevant to today’s jewellery demands and attract the next generation of jewellery makers.