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25 May, 2018

Ed Sheeran’s engagement ring - starting a new trend for men?

Congratulations to Ed Sheeran and his fiance Cherry Seaborn on their engagement. As we are always pretty excited about a) rings and b) weddings we were really interested to read that Ed is wearing an engagement ring. Engagement rings for men are not traditional in the UK but perhaps it’s time to consider it as in […]
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18 May, 2018

How would you like £1000 to spend on your jewellery business?

Hi everyone. In case we haven’t met I’m Jessica Rose the Founder of the London Jewellery School. I wanted to hop onto the blog today to let you know about a great new opportunity and to encourage you to apply… I have just launched a grant programme called JewelFund. It is specifically designed to support […]
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17 May, 2018

Birthstone for May-Emerald-Go green!

The birthstone for May is the mighty Emerald, a stone considered to be a symbol for re-birth and love. Being born in this month will mean you are dependable and quick-witted, not a bad start in life. Emerald is a stone whose colour reminds us of fictional cities and namesake to a whole isle. The […]
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01 May, 2018

Student Jeweller of the month for May – Louise Cain

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do I am 52 years old and I work freelance mainly on nightclub and corporate event dressing. At the moment I am making a padded leather wall and a fabric and hanging crystal ceiling for Cafe de Paris. Every job is different which I like […]
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25 Apr, 2018

World Penguin Day-Wednesday 25th April 2018

Today we celebrate everyone’s favourite Aquatic flightless bird on World Penguin Day. Uniquely adapted to their living environment with flippers instead of wings for swimming and the ability to ‘toboggan’ across ice in this way energy saving and gaining speed. The inspiration for one of the most reliable chocolate snacks around and their distinctive form […]
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22 Apr, 2018

Earth Day-22nd April-Katrin Spranger-Aquatopia

At the heart of this year’s Earth Day is a campaign to end plastic pollution. Single use plastic has become an issue that large companies like Pret are starting to attempt to tackle. The pollution of our planet and global warming will never not be a burning issue. Conceptual artist and jeweller Katrin Spranger has […]
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21 Apr, 2018

Job opportunity with Jewellery School Online

Our sister company Jewellery School Online is looking for a passionate online marketer to join the team 2 days a week. This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants the flexibility to work from home and applicants from all over the world are invited to apply. Take a look at the opportunity – 2 […]
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20 Apr, 2018

Student profile: Ursula Brucherseifer on studying at LJS as an overseas student

Ursula Brucherseifer completed the Intensive Diploma in Creative Jewellery in 2015, travelling from Germany to live in London for the duration of the course. We interviewed her about her experiences on the course and advice for overseas students coming to the London Jewellery School. Where do you live? I live in Frankfurt, Germany. When did your interest […]
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16 Apr, 2018

You’re invited to our open evening event on 16th May

You are invited to our open evening. There will be drinks and nibbles and the opportunity to mingle with like-minded people who live and love all things jewellery! We will also have two expert jewellery making demonstrations and the opportunity to ask questions. Sophie Arnott will be demoing Wax Carving from 6.45pm to 7.15pm Michelle […]
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07 Apr, 2018

Narrative Jewelry by Mark Fenn-Book Review

Tell me about it. As anyone that has ever asked about my jewellery making knows, every piece tells a tale, even the plainest looking ring. Jewellery goes on adventures with you, reminds you of a person, holiday or the mistake you made that made it look so cool. Pieces often have their own lives that […]
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04 Apr, 2018

April Birthstone-Diamond-Rough or smooth it’s clearly for you

Lucky babies born in April get a diamond as their birthstone. Characteristics of determination are comparable to the origins the name Diamond, from the Greek ‘adamas’ meaning ‘unbreakable’. They really are the hardest of them all, measuring a mighty 10 on the Mohs scale. Many wear diamonds every day in engagement rings which is great for showing […]
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01 Apr, 2018

Student Jeweller of the Month for April – Helen Naylor

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do I am Helen Naylor. I have a degree in English Literature and Philosophy and a PGCE in English. I have been an English teacher for the last 8 years and began learning how to make jewellery 5 years ago. I live in Manchester and […]
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30 Mar, 2018

Pencil Day -Friday 30th March

It’s pencil day! So let’s break out the lead to celebrate these sharp designs by jewellers inspired by this humble and useful staple of the stationery family. After all, they have been decorating the under-adorned top-of-ear spaces since their creation, even if we have been pretending this was just for on body storage purposes. To ‘pencil in’ may be […]
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26 Mar, 2018

March Birthstone-Aquamarine-Sea life through blue tinted stones

The bluey-green Aquamarine gets its name from the Latin for ‘water of the sea’. Lucky March born children have this brittle, sensitive gem as their birthstone and personalities that reportedly range from friendly and boisterous to vibrant and colourful (like this beautiful stone). Its a gemstone symbolic of health and hope -so perfectly matched to […]
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25 Mar, 2018

Wax carved jewellery inspiration

We are LOVING wax carved jewellery at the moment but what can you make when you’ve mastered the technique? Here is some inspiration from our talented tutors and students to get you thinking. (And here is a blog post from our own Lil Adams on what wax carving is and how casting works in case […]
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21 Mar, 2018

Not Just Castings – how lost wax casting works and more

At the beginning of 2016 I undertook a placement with Just Castings in Hatton Garden. This was part of the two week intensive Advanced Diploma in Creative Jewellery Making (see previous blog entry about how great this was) which I had completed the previous summer. Their premises have since moved to a spangly new home next door at 19 […]
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13 Mar, 2018

Jewel Day-All that glitters

Often in life it’s the genuine article, the purest and most natural, which we value most. All gemstones have a special month to shine, see ‘Birthstones’. So it’s worth exploring the joys of the unreal, underappreciated or synthetic of the jewellery world on Jewel day.   Let’s first take a look at the useful, synthetic, […]
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11 Mar, 2018

Learn wax carving for free

Join Jewellery School Online in the brand new, FREE online ‘wax carved ring’ class and learn how to use jeweller’s wax to make a unique ring, how to get it cast in the metal of your choice and much more. This video course gives you step by step instructions and helpful hints to get to grips […]
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01 Mar, 2018

World Book Day-1st March

Never judge a book by its cover they say and certainly not on World Book Day. And especially when investigating the work of Jeremy May. Here, beneath what is bound,  a ring, a bangle or a necklace could be found. May uses a top-secret lamination technique to create bespoke pieces from a bookkeeping the original binding as […]
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17 Feb, 2018

Job opportunity – Tutor in Gemology

We are recruiting for our talented tutor team! Background We have a popular evening taster class Introduction to Gemstones and we would like to add a more advanced one day class in Gemology to our course offering. In this role you will write and deliver a one day course that covers the topic that is informative, […]
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