IJL 2015 set for exciting Diamond Jubilee edition
LONDON, June 14, 2015 – The Diamond Jubilee Edition of IJL 2015 (September 6th – 8th) at Olympia, London, is on course for a stunning show this year, with nearly 90% of the space already booked and three months still to go.
Some of the cutting edge brands at IJL this year include over 100 new companies from around the world, such as the designer Ivanka Trump and Beverley K from the US, Bykovs Jewelry House from Russia and Dezire’D Jewels from India.
They are joined by returning designers Shaun Leane, Alex Munroe, Andrew Geoghegan and Sarah Jordan, together with key established brands such as Links of London, IBB London, Endless, Domino and Unique. On the international side, there are also a number of high profile Country Pavilions on board, ranging from South Africa and Sri Lanka to Hong Kong and South Asia, together with the European Village.
Sam Willoughby, Event Director, said: “The Olympia venue is the perfect venue to host our Diamond Jubilee Edition with a portfolio of over 550 companies from 37 countries and a number of exciting sponsors. As the ‘must visit’ event in the industry calendar, IJL will provide an inspirational global showcase for innovative brands and designers across every category, including the most impressive line-up of fine jewellery found anywhere in the UK”.
IJL 2015 – the perfect showcase for first time exhibitors
Some first-time exhibitors explain why they have chosen IJL 2015:
Daou fine jewellery pieces are made by hand in precious 18 carat solid white and yellow gold, diamonds and coloured gemstones. Daou will be showing both their Sunset Sunrise and Star collections. Sunset Sunrise is a modern impressionist collection evoking the intangible colours energy and light at Sunset and Sunrise, with depth and multi-dimensional angles catching the light and refracting the vibrant variety of hues in the beautiful gemstones. Whilst the Star collection features innovative and elegant sculptural designs of the iconic eternal Star, reflecting the light from highly polished facets that appear to be in motion around a central brilliant gemstone.
“Having visited the show for many years, I am very excited to exhibit at IJL for the first time. The prestige and opportunities gained by being part of this key show in London puts Daou Jewellery in the company of many great designers and jewellers. IJL brings us directly to the attention of key international and national buyers and we hope to secure many more stockists in September”, said Dalia Daou, Daou Jewellery.
The Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry collection is a first at IJL 2015 – a collection of unique jewels that ‘Rock Tradition’ with modern interpretations of fine jewellery’s classics. These exquisite jewels exude a youthful and refreshing glamour that fit perfectly into the lives of today’s intelligent, self-assured women and inspire elegance in a new generation. Look out for the art deco inspired Empire Collection, drawing on architectural silhouettes and iconic skyscrapers, and the Liberté collection inspired by Paris, ‘The City of Lights’.
“This is Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry’s first time exhibiting at IJL in London and will give us the opportunity to reach a new audience that have never seen the collection before. We are looking forward to a successful show”, stated Marina Kats, Executive Vice President of Sales, Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry.
Fervor Montreal is a well-established Canadian brand in the duty free market, servicing over 100 airlines and airports around the world. With offices in Montréal, Dubai, Los Angeles and Bangkok, the company has earned an international reputation for producing luxurious yet affordable fine and fashion jewellery created with the highest quality materials and workmanship, all backed by unmatched customer service. Fervor’s distinctive collections run the gamut from contemporary to vintage and include pieces in stainless steel, silver and gold with diamonds.
“We are now focusing on launching into the domestic market in Europe and as such see IJL as the perfect springboard. We are pleased to showcase our Bella Bangle collection at the show and are confident of attracting lots of attention with our design led products”, commented Stephen Austin, Fervor Montreal.
Anita Sondore is a new jewellery brand from Latvia. Riga’s famed fine jeweller Anita Sondore studied at Auzers Jewelry Art Center in Riga, the Ermini School of Jewelry in Rome and the famed Van Cleef & Arpels atelier in Paris. She will debut her new Moving Light collection in 18k gold and diamonds featuring large chandelier earrings, bracelets and sophisticated necklaces. This collection is inspired by the ancient tradition of “evening time”, when during the darkest months, generations would gather together in the candlelight and fantastic works of art would be created.
“We welcome the opportunity to present Anita Sondore Fine Jewellery alongside the well-known industry professionals at IJL. Our aim is to build brand awareness in Europe, which we consider to be our home market and the show is a very good platform to achieve this goal”, explained Anita, Jewellery Designer at Anita Sondore, Anita Sondore Inc.
Returning exhibitors make their mark at IJL 2015
Alex Monroe have chosen IJL as the re-launch event for their Alex Monroe solid gold jewellery collection, ‘Goldcrest’, as well as the Alex Monroe story for Autumn / Winter 2015, ‘The Language of Flowers’. Blending antique influences with current trends, each piece has its own special meaning.
“We are very excited to return to IJL this year. New styles have been carefully considered, crafted, and added to our ‘Goldcrest’ collection, including a stunning range of nature inspired engagement and wedding rings, all made with Alex’s attention to the finest detail”, commented Emma Burgin, Chief Operating Officer, Alex Monroe.
Andrew Geoghegan has chosen IJL2015 as the venue to launch the company’s rebrand and will be revealing a high profile celebrity fan and wearer of AG along with the launch of a spectacular Paraiba Tourmaline cocktail ring.
“IJL15 at Olympia will be the show where we really make our mark as a British Luxury Brand. Our rebrand, we promise, is innovative, confident and luxury – all what you have come to expect from AG. We chose IJL because it is the destination for the majority of the UK industry, so our new message will have the audience it deserves. Our expectations of the event are high and we will be showcasing our confident new look, including outstanding new point of sale and new designs. We look forward to engage our established retail network and develop new accounts”, said Andrew Geoghegan, MD Andrew Geoghegan.
IBB London will be showing their new range of fashion basics at the show. Nathaniel Kovacs, Director IBB London commented: “IBB London have been exhibiting at International Jewellery London since its inception and believe it to be UK’s most important show both for the independent jeweller and the larger retail groups”.
Unique Jewelry, are the UK’s leading brand specialising in affordable and stylish ladies jewellery, along with being the key leaders in men’s accessories. For women, their range includes colourful and soft leather bracelets with charms, beautiful sterling silver necklaces and elegant earrings. They are proud to be releasing their new leather charm bracelets at IJL, a range using new materials which have never been shown before.
For men, the collections include urban and contemporary jewellery ranging from braided leather bracelets, rings, pendants and an extensive selection of design-led cuff-links. Unique Men pride themselves on their high quality materials, using silver, steel, titanium and tungsten to name a few.
“Unique have exhibited at IJL since 1999, and for us it’s important to showcase our latest products and collections here and to meet up with current and new clients. The timing is also perfect for us as it is right before Christmas”, said Daniel Ozel, Director, Unique Jewelry.
Exhibitors adding to the IJL Experience
An exclusive group of exhibitors will also be adding to their IJL visibility by investing in high profile sponsorship opportunities:
Bykovs Jewelry House are sponsoring the acclaimed IJL Diamond Club Lounge. Bykovs Jewelry House is the family project of the famous Russian jewellery designers, Gennady and Natalie Bykovs. To date their unique creations have been found in world-famous museums such as the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, the Moscow Kremlin and La Coruna in Spain. Their haute couture jewellery art work is highly valued and visitors to IJL 2015 will be able to admire these treasures and purchase limited edition bespoke pieces.
Champagne Thienot, an independent contemporary boutique Champagne House, with the luxury strap line “Une Grande Maison d’Aujourd’hui”, has chosen to add IJL to its glittering sponsorship portfolio of the CNB Yacht Club, Maison and Objet, and previously the Oscars, as the Official Champagne Partner for the show.
“IJL is the jewellery event where talent, excellence and innovation meet each year at London Olympia. It is a fantastic experience with amazing opportunities. It is the perfect fit for Thienot and will give us great exposure in the prestigious VIP buyers membership club, the Diamond Club”, stated Champagne Thienot.
Cadfolio, the new professional jewellery network, which connects companies and professionals within a single network, allowing their products, pricing and inventory to interact automatically, officially launches at IJL 2015. Attracted by the quality of the show and the calibre of exhibitors, Cadfolio chose IJL 2015 as the launch platform, recognising it as the heart of the industry where jewellery professionals gather to conduct business and network. Both visitors and exhibitors will be able to access Cadfolio online, enabling them to keep up to date with daily show news and connect with new contacts in a way not previously experienced. Cadfolio are sponsoring the IJL Champagne Bar and Information Point.
“This is a great opportunity to immerse visitors into the Cadfolio experience, ensuring maximum exposure and helping jewellery professionals take advantage of this ground breaking jewellery network. Touch screen information points will be utilised to give visitors an understanding of how Cadfolio can increase their business activity and build their industry connections”, commented Ryan Edkins, Founder of Cadfolio.
Dezire’D Jewels from India will be showcasing their fine, vintage and couture unique handmade jewellery and pave diamond jewellery for the first time at IJL 2015. Dezire’D Jewels are sponsoring the lanyards at IJL 2015, appreciating that branding is one of the most important and efficient ways of enhancing their company’s profile at the show.
“As an exhibitor, IJL provides a very well organised commercial platform where you come into contact with a large number of people globally”, added Purusharth Agarwaal, Dezire’D Jewels.
Finally, Links of London and Folli Follie are sponsoring the innovative new IJL App. An essential tool for all visitors, the App will enable show visitors to keep up to date on new show features and event highlights, browse seminars and add favourites to their diaries, view the exhibitor list and profiles, search the product directory and pick up special exhibitor offers. The IJL App is downloadable now for free at: www.jewellerylondon.com/app, through the App Store and the Google Play Store.
Free online visitor registration for the Diamond Jubilee Edition of IJL 2015 is now open –