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RRH Diamond Academy

A British initiative to bridge the diversity gap in the fine jewellery industry

RRH Diamond Academy


The Natural Diamond Council and jeweller Roxanne Rajcoomar-Hadden (RRH) are launching the RRH Diamond Academy in the United Kingdom.

With a vision to bridge the diversity gap within the fine jewellery industry, the diamond academy aims to discover and support the very best up-and-coming British designers from diverse backgrounds.

The academy will leverage Roxanne’s first hand experiences, the Natural Diamond Council’s credentials in diamond jewellery trend setting and innovation, and the wisdom of select program contributors from the worlds of publishing, retails, marketing and manufacturing.

We aim to provide participants with practical know-how, specialist insights, industry connections, mentorship and otherwise hard-to-come-by resources.

Applications for the 2021 RRH Designer Diamond Academy are now open.  For questions, please contact


Meet the Judges

Founder, RRH Jewellery

Roxanne Rajcoomar-Hadden

Roxanne is the founder of RRH Jewellery where she creates pieces to mark milestones. She uses ethically and responsibly sourced diamonds and single mine origin gold. Alongside designing collections throughout the year, she also works privately with clients on bespoke commissions and remodelling family heirlooms. Roxanne is passionate about mentoring and supporting emerging designers, as well as educating the consumer on an industry where is it important to consider the sourcing processes and quality of the materials being used.

Editor, Vanity Fair on Jewellery, freelance writer Telegraph, Robb Report, British Vogue

Annabel Davidson

Annabel writes, reads, and styles jewellery whether it’s 9th Century gold Viking or the most outrageous works of the 21st century’s avant-garde dynamos. Editor of Vanity Fair’s annual jewellery special and jewellery expert to Telegraph Luxury, Annabel’s writing has appeared in Robb Report, Evening Standard, BA High Life, and other titles.

Luxury Editor, 1843 Magazine at The Economist

Melanie Grant

Melanie Grant is a journalist who works at the Economist. She has also worked at the BBC, the Financial Times, The Times and the Independent, amongst others. She is luxury editor of the Economist’s sister publication 1843 and also writes for Vogue, Vanity Fair and Tatler.  Grant speaks regularly on luxury at prestigious venues such as The Science Museum and The V&A and is the Author of ‘Coveted: Art and Innovation in High Jewelry’.

Jewellery and Watch Director, British Vogue

Rachel Garrahan

Rachel Garrahan is the award-winning jewellery and watch director of British Vogue. Her writing has appeared in many publications including the New York Times, Financial Times, Vanity Fair, Conde Nast Traveller, Robb Report and the Economist’s 1843 Magazine.

Head of External Affairs and Industry relations at Natural Diamond Council

Raluca Anghel

Raluca Anghel is responsible for the Natural Diamond Council’s global external engagement and public affairs, and leads on communication and marketing in Europe. Prior to joining the Natural Diamond Council, Raluca worked in Brussels coordinating Microsoft’s European storytelling agenda, then joined the European Parliament to lead PR campaigns and develop policy in areas such as social affairs, SME growth, and technology. Her most recent role was Spokesperson for the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council.