With a background in architecture, Amanda Li Hope creates jewellery with a minimal, sleek, and geometric aesthetic. She is also proud to be one of world’s first jewellers to make and sell jewellery crafted out of certified Fairtrade Gold. This design ethos combined with using fully traceable and accountable metal allows her to create pieces that are simple and clean in their design, as well in their material provenance.

Having studied and practised architecture in New York and London, Amanda has as strong background in contemporary design. As a jeweller, she transforms this strength and fascination into the ‘micro’ scale of wearable art. Her first ‘XX collection’ was inspired by a desire to create a simple, solitaire stone setting that is as much about the setting as it is the stone.

Amanda's Asteroid collection debuted in 2012, her first where all the gold used has been Fairtrade gold. The collection's inspiration stems from the recent discovery that Earths gold came from a meteor shower that struck the planet 3.9 billion years ago. The pieces interpret these extra-terrestrial rocky bodies and their travelling patterns into faceted gold nuggets, which are available in 9k and 18k Fairtrade gold in all the possible colours - yellow, rose, white, and green.

Amanda has been a jeweller since 2009 and works out of her studio in Craft Central, Clerkenwell, London. She graduated from the Architectural Association in 2003 (AADipl) and received her Graduate Diamonds Diploma from the Gemological Institute of America in 2013. In addition to developing her current collections, continues to take on commissions in Fairtrade Gold and loves working with Jeweltree certified diamonds, and other ethically sourced gemstones as well.

Fairtrade Gold:
Amanda is proud to have signed up in 2011 to be one of the world's 20 first jewellers certified to work with Fairtrade gold.
To learn more about Fairtrade gold, please visit the Fairtrade Foundations website http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/gold

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Upcoming Exhibitions & Shows:
Craft Central Gets Hitched
Thursday & Friday 21-22 March , 4-8pm, Saturday 23 March , 11am-5pm, Sunday 24 March, 12-4pm.
Craft Central, Pennybank Chambers, 33-35 St. John's Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4DS map link
Wedding coming up? Fed up of sprawling soulless commercial wedding fairs? Get personal at Craft Central Gets Hitched with all you need to add a handmade touch to the big day! From the bride herself to guests looking for the ideal gift, there’s something for everyone… and, what’s more, IT’S FREE.
Admission is FREE.

Made in Clerkenwell: Open Studios Summer 2013
Thursday 16 May , 5-8pm, Friday 17 May, 12-8pm, Saturday & Sunday 18-19 May , 12-5pm
Craft Central, Pennybank Chambers, 33-35 St. John's Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 4DS map link
Just as the shows name suggests, this is an Open Studio event at Craft Central where more than 90+ designers throw open their studio doors to showcase their wares. It is a great opportunity to meet the makers and get a secret glimpse inside their workshops. Find Amanda in Studio 22!
Admission is £2.50.

Past Exhibitions & Shows:
For a listing of past exhibitions and shows, please visit Amanda Li Hope's blog www.amandalihope.blogspot.com