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Jewellery Designer Shaun Leane’s Glittering Career

We’re hugely excited to see that celebrated jeweller Shaun Leane is set to be one of the judges on ‘All That Glitters: Britain’s Next Jewellery Star’, BBC Two’s new search for the country’s most talented up and coming jewellers.

Judges on 'All That Glitters' Shaun Leane and Solange Azagury-Partridge
Judges on ‘All That Glitters’ Shaun Leane and Solange Azagury-Partridge. © BBC/Twenty Twenty Productions Ltd/Justin Downing

Joined by fellow contemporary jeweller, Solange Azagury-Partridge, and show presenter, Katherine Ryan, Shaun is the perfect choice for spotting
emerging creatives. For over 35 years Leane has dedicated his life to mastering his craft, and his impact on the jewellery sector is fully explored in our eponymously titled book ‘Shaun Leane’ which offers a comprehensive visual record of his life’s work.

Shaun Leane book front cover

In the book’s introduction, Shaun writes about the invaluable experience of crafting works of art: “I have come to realise that creating jewellery has allowed me to express my inner self in a way that I scarcely imagined possible. It is an immense privilege to be able to render one’s dreams in gold, and a unique kind of magic to be able to transform ancient materials into new forms.”

Here are ten of Leane’s wildly stunning and innovative designs that showcase a unique talent and craftsman who continues to sparkle.

Shaun Leane octopus cuff
Octopus cuff | Bespoke, 2017, Gold vermeil, hand-carved doublet of green amethyst and turquoise

Shaun Leane jawbone jewellery
Jawbone | Untitled, SS98 | Aluminium

Shaun Leane tusk anklet
Tusk anklet, bespoke, 1997 | Silver

Shaun Leane African hoop necklace and earrings
African hoop necklace & earrings, Givenchy Haute Couture, Jan 01, Brass

Shaun Leane star headdress
Star headdress | Created for Alexander McQueen in collaboration with Swarovski Gemstones | In Memory of Elizabeth Howe, AW07 Silver, blue topaz

Shaun Leane ‘Majestic Grassland’ earrings
‘Majestic Grassland’ earrings Created for The World Land Trust in collaboration with Gemfields, 2010, White gold, emeralds, diamonds

Shaun Leane facemask