Hatton Garden Summer Social & Panel Discussion



Last Thursday we attended the Hatton Garden Sumer Social hosted by Kassandra Gordon. Held at the Goldsmiths Centre near Farringdon, it was a lovely summer afternoon, perfect for networking with individuals and businesses in the jewellery industry.

The panel talk titled "Best Practice in Responsible Jewellery - What Does It Mean?" was covering the main touchpoint of responsible jewellery manufacturing for jewellery companies and brands. It was very insightful to hear from the experts on the stage. The talk was led by journalist and writer Rachael Taylor who was speaking to industry experts including Gary Williams (Head of Presman Mastermelt's reclamation and recycling division), Jos Skeates from E.C.One - the first UK jewellers to be certified as a B Corp, Alex Skachkov (Misfit Diamonds) and head of design at Alex Monroe, Susie Ekeland.

Some great points were made about being able to trace back gemstones origins from not only the country and region but the specific mines they come from too! Now that sustainability is being highlighted in every industry it is really important that we continue to be transparent about materials we use in our jewellery creations to relay back to our clients. The more we know the better. Knowledge is power!


There was definitely some passion from the audience as certain questions that were asked were causing deeper discussion to be had off the stage. This was actually quite cool to witness because it meant that this was a safe place for these awkward issues to be raised.
After the discussion, it was on to the networking section of the evening. We got to check out some of the other jewellery that was on display from Georgia Wang and Aureliean. Honestly there were some beautiful pieces on display!
The open bar and kitchen was another nice touch thanks to the sponsors De Beers. We enjoyed the halloumi burger which was very tasty whilst engaging in some conversations with others from the industry as we were forced to perched up next to each other to eat. Since the turnout was so big there wasn't enough table space and seats for everyone to sit down in the Bench Café but we weren't complaining. It was amazing to see!
It felt like the whole of Hatton Garden had stopped what they were doing for the afternoon and came to support the event which was amazing. Big shout out to @kassandragordon and the team for organising something that is obviously needed within the industry due to the high turnout of people that passed through. Here’s to many more in the future! 🥂


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