IJL announces Leading Lights Awards shortlist



IJL announces Leading Lights Awards shortlist

The winners will be announced at the UK’s Leading Jewellery Trade Event

                       Olympia, Kensington 1 – 3 September 2019

LONDON, August 2019 – International Jewellery London (IJL) has announced the shortlist for its Leading Lights Awards, a new feature initiative for IJL 2019, created to celebrate the innovation, craftsmanship, design and distribution of fashion forward talent across the globe.

IJL has teamed up with the respected publication Jewellery Outlook to offer the opportunity of gaining recognition for contributions to a forward-looking global jewellery industry.

There are eight categories, with entries submitted by organisations or individuals themselves, or nominated by a third party. The winners will be announced in a special ceremony at IJL 2019.



Katie Morris, Events Director, International Jewellery London (IJL) said: “IJL is very excited to launch this new set of awards for IJL 2019. We know there is a huge amount of innovation, creativity, and outstanding educators in the industry and we want to recognise these as movers and shakers, future proofers and stars of their sector.

“As with many industries, jewellery and watches as verticals are experiencing new challenges and opportunities and showcasing those who are embracing change and innovating through it is vital if we’re to inspire the next generation of jewellers and keep the industry performing at its optimum.

“A huge congratulations to everyone on this fantastic shortlist!”

David Brough, Editor of Jewellery Outlook, said: “The quality of the applicants was extremely high. We look forward very much to the announcement of the winners at IJL.”

The Shortlist for the Leading Lights Awards are:

Best Use of Technology

De Beers

Fashion Fusion

Kastur Jewels
LeSter Jewellery
SoftDream by Laura Galasso

Course Provider

Birmingham City University School of Jewellery
British Academy of Jewellery
De Beers Group Institute of Diamonds

International Jeweller of the Year

Isabella Liu

ORA Pearls
Lucy Quartermaine

Best Bright Young Gem

Aurelie Dellasanta
Isla Gilham
Lingjun Sun

Best Fine Jeweller

Domino Jewellery
Raw Pearls

Blogger Award

BLINGSIS – blingsis.com
GEMOLOGUE – gemologue.com
Preeta Agarwal Workroom – bejewelledfinds.com

IJL is an unrivalled opportunity for the international jewellery trade to network and find out about the latest industry trends and market developments which will help retailers and supplie

rs make the right commercial decisions.

For buyers, the show is the once-in-a-year chance to shop for the widest range of gems, jewellery, packaging and services, and to find out about the most topical issues in the industry. IJL also offers buyers the largest variety of gemstones under one roof in Britain today.

IJL is sponsored by the NAJ and supported by the GIA, Gem-A, The Houlden Group, The Company of Master Jewellers, and the Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council.