Jewellery designer Jordane Symington of Stornoway is heading for the Tower of London in July, after being shortlisted for a national award in her profession.

Jordane and her company Islewear are in the running for the Retail Jeweller UK Jewellery Awards 2020, where she’s up against six other young designers in the category Young Jewellery Designer of the Year.

Jordane’s designs come from the sea, shore, croft and moor and are all handmade by her, as she says: “Island-inspired treasures, handmade in the Hebrides, inspired by nature, from croft to coast.”

She set up her business after studying jewellery and silversmithing at Glasgow School of Art, and now sells online and at craft and wedding fairs. Her unique island-inspired designs have earned her rave reviews from satisfied customers proud to wear her treasures.

And last week (Thursday 5 March) Jordane learnt that her efforts in design had been recognised with the shortlist announcement from the industry’s main awards.

She said: “I’m delighted to have been shortlisted as a finalist for Young Jewellery Designer of the Year for the UK Jewellery Awards. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony held at the Tower of London in July, and I’m excited to take some island treasures down with me! Huge thank you to all my wonderful customers, stockists and bespoke clients, you let me do what I love, I’m so excited for what else 2020 has in store!”

The picture shows Jordane celebrating her success last week (Islewear).