Friday 24 January, 2020
Winner of the Jewellery Cut Live bursary prize announced - supported by the Goldsmiths' Company
Aishleen Lester has been named the winner of the Jewellery Cut Live bursary. Aishleen, who is founder of Le Ster, a London-based fine jewellery brand was also a participant of the Goldsmiths' Centre's respected business incubation course, Setting Out, in 2019.
In support of the prize, the Goldsmiths' Company has donated a VIP ticket to Goldsmiths' Fair and a laser and punch hallmarking package, courtesy of the Goldsmiths' Company Assay Office.
Aishleen also wins a free place at the next Jewellery Cut Live event - a two-day showcase of independent jewellery designers - to be held at the Royal Institution on the 16th and 17th of February 2020. More information about the event and tickets can be found here.
Aishleen said: “I’ve been working hard to develop Le Ster over the last year,and it’s thrilling to have now won The Jewellery Cut Live Bursary. Rachael and Andrew have championed some of the most exciting new designers in the UK through The Jewellery Cut and I’m honoured to be associated with such a prestigious group. To be mentored by Rachael and Andrew and introduced to key figures within the jewellery industry is priceless.
In 2019, I participated in The Goldsmiths' Centre business incubator course Setting Out,and now to have won The Jewellery Cut Live Bursary is such a boost. I’m excited to be able to introduce Le Ster to new customers and retailers at the show.”