Launch of Hatton Garden work / learn / event space 


New Hatton Garden destination 'FORGE' opens

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Forge announces the much anticipated opening of it’s brand new creative jewellery hub in the historic Hatton Garden diamond district. Two weeks of events & workshops will follow a launch party on Thursday 9 February.

FORGE is a new Hatton Garden destination conceived and designed by award-winning jeweller Amanda Mansell. After five years of planning and overcoming many challenges including crowd funding during a pandemic FORGE finally opens its doors on 9th February with a long awaited launch party followed by two weeks of exciting events celebrating learning, making and buying jewellery, with special guest speakers and instructors.

Part funded by Camden Council, FORGE is a destination for both the practising artisan and consumers. It encourages cross engagement between the maker and buyer through jewellery making workshops, talks, demonstrations, and events.  It connects all those who share an appreciation for creativity, craft and unique design.

Retail Showroom, Jewellery Making Workshop and Events Space

FORGE is a multi-purpose creative hub and retails space. The versatile ground floor transforms between a retail showroom, jewellery making workshop and events space. 24 showcases provide selling opportunities to independent designer makers who would like to showcase & promote their work – highlighting the unique design and expert making skills FORGE is dedicated to preserving and promoting.

Learning, Making, Linking Up

Practicing artisans can join LEARN - TO jewellery making workshops for specific techniques and up-skilling. General public and enthusiast can join MAKE-DAY workshops to be introduced to the fascinating world of jewellery, have fun or maybe stimulate a career change. LINK-UP events will include, private views, networking, talks, demonstrations and more!

Affordable Work Space with 'Drop In' Benches

On the lower level – a secure and fully equipped communal workshop with full time and drop-in benches allows makers to develop and grow their practice through affordable space in a supportive, sharing and learning environment. FORGE offers various 6-month & 12-month memberships to suit artisans wherever they are on their career journey.

FORGE is a place to share knowledge and advice and will signpost and connect Hatton Garden’s thriving jewellery community of students, new talent, and established brands with industry experts, suppliers, and services.


Trade Directory Published on launch

To kick start connecting the FORGE community it is publishing a launch event special edition of their new CONNECT, SUPPLY & THRIVE directory to be distributed at the opening party and throughout the fortnight of launch events.

FORGE will be hosting a fortnight of events, talks & workshops. 

Launch Events

At our LEARN-TO workshops you can learn wax carving, laser welding, collet making, gem illustration & more! Our events & talks include Stone carving with Sanni Falkenberg, Brilliant Bingo with Kerry Gregory of Gemmology Rocks, authors Rachael Taylor and Mary Ann Wingfield in conversation, behind the scenes of All That Glitters with Tamara Gomez and a lot more!

You can see the full line-up of events on the FORGE website here:


Rebecca van Rooijen


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