Sally Leonard has fingers in many pies. She was nominated for the Professional Jeweller Power List for her work across a number of different companies, including jewellery brand Leonard of London and Centa Business Services.
However, it is her constant need to innovate and stray from the beaten path, as shown by her work on the new Pendeloque Consulting and the upcoming JewelBase, that earned her a spot in this year’s Rising Stars category.
Hatton Garden’s Pendeloque launched last year, while the mysterious JewelBase will be “a trade-exclusive database of makers, which will help designers and makers to find experts in all fields within the industry,” explains Clio Saskia Thomas, founder of her own brand.
Meanwhile, commenting on Sally’s consultancy work, Maviada Jewellery founder Eda Elbirlik adds: “Sally is a wonderful candidate for these awards – she has been a wonderful role model for us smaller up-and-coming brands.
“She is a fantastic teacher and she embodies what the jewellery industry should want in its educators.”