Scottish Jewellery Week launches in Dundee

Scottish Jewellery Week launches In Dundee
Scottish Jewellery Week 2014

Scottish Jewellery Week 2014

September is going to be an exciting month, especially if you are a fan of unique jewellery. There are so many, very talented Scottish designer jewellers working in Scotland but the lime light always seems to be in London. For years London has been home of  Jewellery Week and many of the largest jewellery shows are down there, such as Goldsmiths Fair, IJL (International Jewellery London). Unfortunately there are not any high profile jewellery fairs in Scotland so it’s hard for Scottish jewellers to showcase their work unless they exhibit in London.

I have been thinking for years that there needs to be high end fairs to showcase the amazing Scottish talent that we have here and we should have our own Scottish Jewellery Week. So it’s great that this year a collective has came forward and will host its inaugural Scottish Jewellery Week in Dundee, in which I was delighted to be asked to take part. Scottish Jewellery Week is organised by Vanilla Ink, which is an initiative ran by Kate Pickering, who aims to support new Jewellery graduates and helps them make a mark in the Jewellery world. I wish there was a place set up like this when I first graduated!

So what is Scottish Jewellery Week? SJW is actually a 10-day festival that will celebrate the ever-growing jewellery community of Scotland. Featuring a programme of exhibitions, a symposium, city-wide studio tours, a pop-up shop and a Jewellery Trail, the festival will add to the already vibrant creative scene of Dundee.

SJW kicks off with a symposium on Friday 12th September in association with the Goldsmiths Trust. You can book the free symposium event here.

But if you are a massive fan or collector of Jewellery then you’ll love the Jewellery Trail, find out more info here.  This is also another free event where you will find out about and meet some of the unique jewellery designers based in Dundee. You will also get the chance to visit my own studio at WASPS, Meadow Mill Dundee. The trail begins on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th September from 12-5pm.

This will really be a unique experience, allowing you to see another side of Dundee, introducing you to new jewellers and artists that you have not yet discovered. It would be lovely if you could make it along to the jewellery trail and visit my studio.

What will you discover on SJW?



Can't thank you enough it was exactly as we asked for and a lot more x better start saving for the Eternity ring you're going to be making next for June .... a very happy couple xx


My family bought me a voucher for a 1:1 workshop to make a silver ring for my Birthday. Genna's workshops are informative in the process of jewellery making and good fun. Genna has a lovely teaching style.

Best of all you go home with a beautiful ring you made.

I would definitely do another workshop and if I could give Genna 10 stars I would. Thank you.


Picked up my Wedding Ring today and words can't describe how happy I am. It looks amazing. Few wee (happy) tears on the way home. Thank you so much. p.s. thank you from my "Mum" too xxx


Genna design recently carried out a repair on my wife's engagement ring. I could not fault Genna's workmanship and the cost of the repair was very competitive. I would not hesitate to return in the future.


I had a fantastic time on Saturday, thanks Genna for being patient. Love my ring. Robert asked what I was making next so I might be back. Thanks once again for a great day x


Had a lovely day with Genna making our wedding rings! What a great touch to add to our special day! Would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to make their wedding rings, more than just a ring!

Stephanie 2018

Genna created my engagement and wedding ring and they are absolutely beyond perfect! She really took her time at the initial consultation and went over all of the tiniest details - when we got the pictures of the finished rings I was totally blown away - they were exactly what I had pictured in my head, if not better!!


Genna, it was lovely to meet you last evening and I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for the beautiful necklace. It is truly gorgeous. What a talent you have. I've not taken it off since last Thursday! I was even wearing it for Crufts all weekend!

Keep following your dream!

Jenny Campbell 2018

Really enjoyable and educational day, we both had loads of fun. Would recommend to anyone looking to make there own personalised ring

Gordon & Gill

As Alison and Ron’s neighbours we have witnessed first hand this special and devoted love and the beautiful commission pieces you made reflect beautifully their enduring love . Alison wears them with humble pride.


Today my mother enjoyed her Christmas treat from us – a four hour ring making class with jeweller Genna Delaney. She totally loved it and has made a wonderful ring. She reckons Genna is a natural teacher. As a former head teacher she’s good at spotting such talents. If you want to learn jewellery making then Genna is the person to see!

Prof Mike Press

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I'm over the moon with my ring! Thank you so much for creating such a beautiful piece which means so much to me. I absolutely love it.

Irene 2018

Thanks so much for the beautiful ring I bought yesterday!! Will be in touch about a commission a piece soon!!

Julia Wang, NY

Genna has lots of lovely jewellery to buy. The best things are bespoke though. She made me a few unique items using much loved heirlooms and updating them.

Bonnie Lee, TX