All That Glitters at the School of Jewellery

In Spring 2021 our School of Jewellery was in the spotlight on BBC Two, proudly becoming home to the new primetime television series ‘All That Glitters’.

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The six-part series, fronted by comedian Katherine Ryan, saw some of the UK’s best jewellers battle it out in the talent competition, aiming for a glittering career as they created pieces of jewellery for mass audiences as well as bespoke designs for specific clients.

Founded in 1890, the School of Jewellery houses traditional style workshops and exhibition space, which appeared on screen as the All That Glitters jewellers worked with rubies, diamonds, precious metals and alternative materials to impress the show’s expert judges in hope of being named the nation’s most talented jewellery maker.

The All That Glitters studio is normally a place for our jewellery students, staff and Artists in Residence to showcase their work. Throughout the year, we hold various exhibitions there, including our annual ‘Inspired’ graduate show. Our graduates work for prestigious names such as Tiffany’s, Tag Heuer, Cartier and De Beers, and their jewellery designs have been used in collections for everyone from Argos to Harrods.

The School of Jewellery also boasts horology labs, 3D printing, silversmithing and gemmology laboratories.

Take a look back at the series

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