Shaun Leane Credits Holts

Posted on the 27th January 2011

In a recent article published in Professional Jeweller, readers were given the chance to pose questions to a guest editor, award-winning Shaun Leane braving the hot seat this time. Shaun answered questions from a vast number of retailers, and Holts were delighted to see him answer two of theirs. When questioned about the growth of coloured precious stones, Shaun commented on the ‘strong demand for individuality’, and went on to say that he sees this trend continuing to grow, hopefully making the jewellery industry ‘even more vibrant and exciting’. We certainly agree! When asked about training the future generation of jewellery designers and makers, Shaun focused his attention on the skills of stone-setting, commenting that ‘It is a craft in itself that takes many years to perfect and can be as innovative and creative as any other area’. Further, Shaun advised jewellery-training providers, such as our very own Holts Academy, to offer more apprenticeships and put British design and craftsmanship back on the map.