The Leopard Awards - a Celebration of Jewellery
The Leopard Awards, a Celebration of Jewellery, in Aid of The Prince’s Trust is an initiative by the London Leopards – Solange Azagury-Partridge, Susan Farmer, Theo Fennell, Shaun Leane, Stephen Webster and Carol Woolton.
The Leopards have taken their name from the Leopard Hallmark that has been used to mark gold and silver pieces produced in London since 1363. The Goldsmiths’ Hall has been home to the British gold, silver and Jewellery industry for over 700 years.
Celebrating the past, present and The Leopards announced a mentorship programme at the inaugural Leopards awards on 15 November 2017 with The Prince’s Trust, where young craftspeople and budding jewellery designers will be awarded the opportunity to train in the workshops and studios of The London Leopards. The winning designs were announced at the ceremony. The designs will be produced under the guidance of the Leopards and sold at their own stores and boutiques where proceeds will be donated to The Prince’s Trust.
Youth charity The Prince’s Trust helps disadvantaged young people to get their lives on track. Founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1976, the charity has supported 11-30 year olds who are unemployed and those struggling at school and at risk of exclusion for over 40 years.
The collective ambition of the London Leopards is to preserve the expertise, innovation and design excellence established over the past seven centuries and to identify, nurture and promote new and exciting talent, critical to its future.