18th February 2014

YOUNG jewellery designer Robert Ogilvy will see his idea turned into reality.


The fourteen-year old Loretto School pupil won a competition by Macintyres, Scotland's leading diamond and fine jewellery specialists based in Edinburgh..


Macintyres set Loretto pupils a highly creative design project challenge. The brief was to design a piece of Jewellery using gem stones and precious metals. Over 300 entries from pupils aged between 5 and 18 were received, using a variety of sources for their inspiration including examples of jewellery from the collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum.


Macintires Director, Mrs Gaynor Turner and her team spent many hours poring over the entries and came up with a short list of finalists, those highly commended and one overall winner.


Loretto Art Scholar Robert Ogilvy produced the winning design. His pendant design was inspired by the treble and bass clefs and his passion for Music.


Robert will now work closely with Macintyres as the Goldsmiths manufacture his design to their professional standards. It is expected that the finished piece will be presented to him later this year.


Mrs Gaynor Turner, Director at Macintyres, commented, “The entries were extremely imaginative and diverse in nature and I do congratulate all the pupils who entered. Robert’s design was particularly spectacular and a worthy winner.“


Jonathan Hewat, Director of External Affairs at Loretto School added, “We are most grateful to Gaynor Turner and all at Macintyres for her enthusiasm and time. We all wait with anticipation to view Robert’s design in reality.”


For further details, please contact Mr Jonathan Hewat, Director of External Affairs, Loretto School, on 0131 653 4413 or email

Loretto School

Set in a leafy campus just outside Edinburgh near East Lothian's coastline, Loretto provides an all‐round education for around 630 boys and girls – boarders and day pupils ‐ aged 3‐18. The School is made up of two parts: the Junior School ('The Nippers') for children aged 3‐12, and the Senior School for those aged 12‐18.


Founded in 1827 as Scotland's original boarding school, Loretto is well known for its relaxed family atmosphere, traditional values and emphasis on the development of the whole person, mind, body and spirit. 

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