A FORMER Brighton schoolgirl is now providing gems to the stars.

Jeweller Anabela Chan’s creations have been worn by the likes of Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga and Ann Hathaway.

She was also named the “jewellery designer you need to know” by fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar.

Ms Chan left Roedean school in 2003 and studied at the Royal College of Art in London, winning awards for her work as a student.

After this she was quickly snapped up by British design house Alexander McQueen, and later went on to set up her own jewellery line.

Now, 16 years after leaving Roedean, she is returning to the school as its creativity ambassador, with the aim of passing on her career tips to current students.

She said: “Roedean instilled me with an ambitious mentality.

“I remember witnessing a talk by Helen Sharman, the first Briton to go to space, when she opened the new science wing in April 1997.

“Inspirational speakers at the school encouraged me to strive for what I wanted to achieve. Perhaps most importantly, the art department was so crucial to me.

“Foundation is important, and Roedean is where I learnt to draw and paint.

“I remember Mrs Stanway and Mrs Clancy’s teaching providing me with confidence in my own ability.”