The winner of the Young Jewellery Designer of the Year sponsored by Gentle Diamonds, and awarded by Michelle Moehamad, is Holly Mathewson.

The finalists in this category are young/emerging designers under 30 years old, operating in the UK and producing innovative products.

This distinction goes to a young jewellery designer in the UK who has shown great promise for the future and indeed the present through their impressive work over this past year.


The voting in this category was so tight that there was hardly anything between the finalists and it came right down to the wire, which is testimony to wealth of young talent that is coming of age in the industry and is the future of jewellery design.

The winner is a young designer whose workload has increased significantly in recent months due to the maternity leave of her colleague.

Throughout 2021 she has taken on the entirety of Gecko Jewellery’s design duties, and proven herself more than capable in the process.

The rest of the nominees in this category were:

Ellis Mhairi Cameron

Hugo Johnson

Susannah King

Anna Tipton

Zeemou Zeng

Click here to find out the winners in the other categories.