Shetland jewellery designer Karlin Anderson relocates from London in boost for islands

A Shetland-born jewellery designer has relocated her business back home from London in a boost for the islands’ economy.

Karlin Anderson is a creator of bespoke high-end jewellery inspired by Shetland’s rugged landscape and culture.

She moved to Glasgow in 1994 for education before moving to London in 2004 and founding Karlin Anderson Jewellery Designs in 2008.

In 2019, Karlin began seeking a greater work-life balance and decided to move back to Shetland.

She juggled running her business full-time in London while seeking a new base for her business in Shetland.

Karlin said: “It is easy to feel isolated when running your own business, especially in such a rural setting.

“Having worked in the jewellery district of Hatton Garden in London, I had built a strong support network and I wanted to be able to build a similar network here in Shetland.”

She sought support from Business Gateway and secured

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