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High Street By Design

In 2017 F.Hinds and IJL embarked on the 7th year of the hugely successful jewellery design competition, High Street By Design. The competition is open to everyone; current designers, student designers plus the jewellery loving public in a range of categories, both in the UK and internationally.

We work alongside the winners to develop their jewellery pieces so they can be sold exclusively in all of our 115+ stores across the country, plus via the website here, with the potential for guaranteed commission. We have the flexibility to quickly bring to life new, interesting and most importantly saleable jewellery pieces.

The winning designers win:

- 150 fully created pieces of their winning design produced by us using a well known and respected manufacturer
- Numbered, limited edition certificates as well as an attractive, presentation box for every piece
- The winning items will be distributed for sale in all our stores and photographed and sold online
- A guaranteed commission on sales after the first 150 have been sold (subject to production costs)
- An option to design a complete collection, with commission alongside the original piece, subject to suitability after further discussion
- A showcase at IJL free of charge

2017 High Street By Design Winners and their inspiration

Jack Fox, aged 8 from Montacute in Somerset

"I was inspired to create my necklace the ’Sparkling Star’ as I am always doing art; drawing and making things out of material. Using the stars in my design I chose as they felt very unique and everlasting, special for people to wear."

'Sparkling Star' Necklace


Pooja Singh, Over 18's category from Swindon

"The idea behind "The Whispering Lilies' was to make a commercially viable design which is wearable and something which any woman can carry with aplomb. Nature in itself is a huge source of inspiration so I derived my inspiration from the shape and form of the beautiful flower Lily."

'The Whispering Lillies' Necklace


Roger Maaraoui, Student Designer from Lebanon

"Strelitzia, also known as bird of paradise, is a flower that has inspired me for a long time. Since I was a child, I used to observe it and explore its beauty. My aim with the Strelitzia collection is to capture the lightness of the flower illustrated through graceful lines and a touch of colour."

'Strelitzia' Necklace & Earrings Set


Elizabeth Finney, Current Jewellery Designer from Preston

"Inspired by the planet Saturn, the Orbit ring symbolises the way loved ones’ lives revolve around each other. Each white stone represents a moon or family member that interacts with the wearer. I have designed the ring so that the gold coloured settings around each of the stones act as flares of light reflected from the sun. Whilst Saturn’s golden rings are depicted by wires wrapping around the main band and moons, thus showing the connections and commitments between loved ones."

'Orbital Ring'


Past winners

Year

Category

Winner

Name of Design

Image(s)

2017
Under 18
Jack Fox
'Sparkling Star' Necklace 
2017
Over 18
Poojah Singh
'The Whispering Lilies' Necklace

2017
Student Designer
Roger Maaraoui
'Strelitzia' Necklace & Earrings Set

2017
Current Designer
Elizabeth Finney
'Orbital Ring'


Year

Category

Winner

Name of Design

Image(s)

2016
Under 18
Indira Buckley
'Heart Stars' Bracelet
2016
Over 18
Anayawa Nyambe
'Rose Ring'
2016
Student Designer
Joanne Harris
'Circles' Necklace
2016
Current Designer
Indika Waijayarathna
'Glowing Sun' Earrings

Year

Category

Winner

Name of Design

Image(s)

2015
Under 12
Adeem Naseer
'Friendship is Forever' Necklace
2015
12-18 Years
Rebecca Clarvis
'Leaf Ring'
2015
Over 18
Marina Shavyrina-Shkolya
'Wave Leaf' Necklace
2015
Student Designer
Sally Costen
'Seachange' Necklace & Ring Set
2015
Current Designer
Silvia Tjahuadi
'Droplet of a Leaf' Necklace


Year

Category

Winner

Name of Design

Image(s)

2014
Under 12
Ella Miles
'Seahorse' Necklace
2014
12-18 Years
Noi McMillan
'Butterflies' Necklace & Earring Set
2014
Over 18
Marina Shavyrina-Shkolya
'Pearl's Caress' Ring
2014
Student Designer
Yesha Shah Samirbhai
'Enfolding the Pearl' Ring
2014
Current Designer
Winnie Lestari
'Heart of Neptune' Necklace

Year

Category

Winner

Name of Design

Image(s)

2013
Student Designer
Vaishali Shah
'Lepos de Princess' Necklace 

Year

Category

Winner

Name of Design

Image(s)

2012
Student Designer
Marie Taylor
'Pearl of Life' Necklace 

Year

Category

Winner

Name of Design

Image(s)

2011
Student Designer
Rosie Velk
'Fan' Necklace & Earring Set
2011
Student Designer
Sian Hughes
'Heart' Necklace & Earring Set
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