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PRESS COVERAGE

financial times

Black jewellers in the US and UK wrote open letters to the industry about its inequalities and the changes they wanted to see. Then, in October, London-based jeweller Kassandra Lauren Gordon published a UK-wide survey with the Goldsmiths’ Company and...

the times

It’s time to get hands on! Forget the evil eye; hand jewellery is the hottest charm talisman this season. Opt for a traditional design with a Middle Eastern-inspired hamsa amulet...the clasped hands ring by Kassandra Lauren Gordon symbolises how we all feel...

FORBES

The jewelry industry has no shortage of talented women who are making their way designing and creating, strategizing and managing, often alongside caring responsibilities at home. Some are also working to drive change and inspire others...

forbes

The findings of research commissioned by Kassandra Lauren Gordon and the Goldsmiths’ Company into the challenges faced by black jewellers in the UK paint a somber picture of endemic racism, under-representation and significant barriers to success...

the goldsmiths' company

In this article, Melanie seeks to reframe the historic underrepresentation of designers and makers of black heritage in the goldsmithing industry, and to acknowledge the significant contributions they have made.

the hockley flyer

The Survey of Black Jewellers was carried out by Private 2 Public Ltd on behalf of Kassandra Lauren Gordon, a black jeweller, supported by the Goldsmiths’ Company and the Goldsmiths’ Centre. It follows Kassandra’s open letter to the...

business in the news

The Survey of Black Jewellers was carried out by Private 2 Public Ltd on behalf of Kassandra Lauren Gordon, a black jeweller, supported by the Goldsmiths’ Company and the Goldsmiths’ Centre. It follows Kassandra’s open letter...

fair luxury

I have always seen myself as an ethical jeweller and have tried my best to live up to that in my jewellery practice by giving clients the option to buy ethical materials. I have used fair trade gold, recycled gold, recycled silver and...

match stick creative

The Kassandra Lauren Gordon Fund has granted £1,000 to 21 black jewellers in the hope that the money can both support business growth and reduce financial hardship during the ongoing pandemic...

vogue

In Britain in June, activist and jeweller Kassandra Lauren Gordon established a fund – in collaboration with the Goldsmiths’ Company’s charity team – to provide immediate financial relief to 21 Black jewellers struggling in the aftermath of Covid-19.

financial times

Looking to provoke practical, proactively antiracist action, she subsequently set up the Kassandra Lauren Gordon Fund with the aim of giving a £1,000 grant to 10 black people working in the jewellery industry who have faced financial hardship...

The Slowlist

I design ethical jewellery with a range of styles in mind; from minimalist styles for the more formal work environments to loud pieces for creatives. My pieces appeal to a woman who is bold, fearless and unapologetic about who she is. She has the courage to show herself...

branding mag

Kassandra Lauren Gordon and CASTRO help illuminate the prominent and powerful black talent and voices in the jewelry and creative industries but also reveal the gaping inequalities and lack of representation that still exist. Unapologetically authentic...

the observer

The edit... five ways to style a cardigan - in pictures

million air

An Ethical jewellery/Goldsmith and jeweller content creator based in East London. She has studied jewellery manufacture and design in Hatton Garden. Kassandra was a former social researcher, youth worker, community worker and... 

vanity fair

In her open letter to the jewellery industry on racism, Gordon outlined the ways she has experienced both blatant and insidious racism in Hatton Garden, London’s jewellery quarter, and beyond. She then goes on to say...

benchpeg

The Kassandra Lauren Gordon Fund (KLG Fund) has awarded a total of £21,000 in grants to Black people working in the jewellery industry who need support for their businesses and have faced financial hardship because of the current crisis, following a review by...

professional jeweller

The Kassandra Lauren Gordon Fund has granted £1,000 to 21 black jewellers in the hope that the money can both support business growth and reduce financial hardship during the ongoing pandemic...

the goldsmiths' company

In June, Black jeweller and activist Kassandra Lauren Gordon successfully raised £19,483 on a Go Fund Me page, exceeding the original £14,000 target. 328 people, businesses and trade organisations made donations ranging from £5 to £5,000...

handful of mia

Kassandra Lauren Gordon is a multifaceted woman living an intersectional life. Both performance poet and jeweler, she navigates the cultural terrain of having Jamaican heritage and living in London. She marches to her own drumbeat and loves to listen to the Arctic Monkeys...

forbes

After outlining the challenges faced by black jewelers and calling for more inclusivity, Gordon set up a Go Fund Me Page to raise money and has used it to offer grants to 20 black jewelers through the Kassandra Lauren Gordon Fund.

jewellery quarter

In this article, local jeweller Norma Jean Banton Murrain, talks about the newly launched “Black JQ Guild” working to better promote, celebrate and protect the African Caribbean community in the British Jewellery Trade

vogue

Prominent Black voices are rare in jewellery. Even though many of the world’s riches in the form of precious metals and gemstones come from Africa, its residents are far more likely to have been cruelly exploited in the name of adornment than to have benefited from it...

jck online

In the wake of the increased discussion about race and diversity in America—which has found its way into the jewelry industry—there’s a movement afoot to create a new association that would promote BIPOC members of the jewelry industry...

the jewellery cut

An open letter to the jewellery industry re racism

Jewellery designer Kassandra Lauren Gordon doesn’t want your sympathy, she wants action to level the playing field for Black jewellers

first class lounge

Kassandra Lauren Gordon studied jewellery manufacturing and design in Hatton Gardens and is a registered Fair-trade Goldsmith based in London. Two years after setting up her private handmade jewellery studio in Hackney London...

up your vlog

Kassandra has travelled many places but came to settle in London five years ago. Her collection is inspired by space and many of her pieces are named after inspirational female scientists. Her love of jewellery making really shines through as she tells...

catalyst wedding co.

Here at Lucky Sixpence Bridal we like to challenge things, like why do you need flowers, who says you need a first dance, do you have to spend that money on your dress? Heck, we salute those brides who aren't even into wearing a wedding dress!

fashion panache

The jewelry in this collection is inspired the ridges and hedges in the surface of the planet, and its 67 moons. The pieces are made of gold, silver, rose & yellow gold plating, rhodium finish etc. Here are some of her pieces that are my favourites!

jewellery monthly

Reaching for the stars is that much easier when you can attach them to your hand. Fly Me to Jupiter uses spheres and circles to represent orbits and celestial bodies. Angular shapes symbolize dimensions.

not just a label

Kassandra is a registered Fairtrade Goldsmith. The Fairtrade Certified Gold used is traceable from mine to goldsmiths. It means no child labour, nor forced labour was used, health and safety standards were applied, environmental protection policies...


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