Shannon Knight
Optical Diamond Setting
Cambridge Satchel Company
Autumn | 2015

Shannon Knight is a jewellery designer and master modelmaker originally from Rhode Island, USA.

Her background hand-carving pewter prototypes, bench skills working with precious metals and a longstanding interest in stone setting led Shannon to apply for an apprenticeship with Jessica Poole, fine jeweller and QEST Scholar (2009).

Jessica specialises in micro pave, a standard of diamond setting that demands accuracy to one tenth of a millimetre and is diminishing within the UK jewellery industry. Shannon finds the prospect of mastering a technique that draws from traditional craftsmanship and new technology fascinating.