ABIGAIL Stradling, director of Salisbury jewellers Allum & Sidaway, has been named Retail Star of the Year at this year’s UK Jewellery Awards.

Ms Stradling has also been featured in Professional Jeweller magazine’s HOT 100 for 2013, which highlights the most talented jewellers in the UK.

And she will be exhibiting her own jewellery designs at Winter Jewels 2, the Association for Contemporary Jewellery (Wessex Region) exhibition at Sir Harold Hillier Gardens in Romsey in the run up to Christmas.

“This event will showcase the work of around 20 individual studio jewellers from Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire, each with their own distinctive designs,” she said.

“Materials used include silver, gold, precious and semiprecious stones as well as the more unusual such as glass, wood and acrylic.”

The exhibition runs from Thursday, November 21 until Sunday, December 29 and is open from 10am to 5pm every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

The exhibition is free to enter.