INDUSTRY NEWS – UK Jewellery Awards 2022 winners announced

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The winners of the 30th anniversary UK Jewellery Awards, organised by Retail Jeweller, were revealed at a ceremony in London on September 1, 2022.

TI SENTO - Milano win Jewellery Brand of the Year

TI SENTO – Milano win Jewellery Brand of the Year

Over 600 guests attended the event which saw winners awarded in 21 categories spanning everything from design and customer service to successful retailing and supply.

The event, which was held in association with headline partner The Betts Group, marked its 30th anniversary this year with the inaugural UK Jewellery Awards having been held in 1992.

Other sponsors of the event, which was hosted by radio DJ Toby Tarrant, included the Company of Master JewellersDimexonGreen RocksHockley MintNivodaStudexTH March and WOLFRedd Retail GroupRotaryGoodman Bros, Jewellery & Watch Coeur de Lion and Citizen are supporters of the event and the National Association of Jewellers is the official supporter.

A full list on winners in every category can be found below but, major winners on the night included multiple retailer Berry’s Jewellers which scooped the coveted Retailer of the Year (six stores or more) accolade in addition to the Watch Retailer of the Year Award.

York independent Bradley’s Jewellers, York was awarded the Retailer of the Year (five stores or fewer) category while supplier Curteis won the Jewellery/Watch Supplier of the Year award.

This year the prestigious Outstanding Contribution to the Industry award went the Hinds family of high street jeweller F Hinds in recognition of their contribution to the UK’s high streets and the jewellery trade.

Ruth Faulkner, managing editor, Retail Jeweller, said: “This year’s UK Jewellery Awards saw the event mark its 30th anniversary, giving all of our finalists and winners and additional reason to celebrate.

“We received a record number of entries for this year’s event and our judging panel had an incredibly difficult task deciding on the eventual winners. Congratulations must go to all of our shortlisted finalists and, of course, our winners.

“They must be applauded as the leading lights in our sector and really are the very best in the business.”

UKJA 2022 Winners 

Store Design of the Year

WINNER – Fitzgerald Jewellers, Canterbury

Emerging Jewellery Designer of the Year

Sponsored by Dimexon

WINNER – Genevieve Schwartz, Genevieve Schwartz Jewellery

Bespoke Jewellery Retailer of the Year

Sponsored by Nivoda

WINNER – Daniel Christopher Jewellery

Emerging Jewellery/Watch Brand of the Year

Sponsored by WOLF

WINNER – Flinn & Steel

Customer Event of the Year

Highly Commended – Recognised, Symbols of Hope Pop-up Tour

WINNER – Brilliance Jersey Jewellery and Watch Festival

Commercial Jewellery Designer of the Year

Highly Commended – Dinny Hall, Dinny Hall

WINNER – Sarah Parham, SVP Jewellery

Marketing/Social Media Campaign or Collaboration of the Year

Highly Commended – Rotary Watches, Rotary x Prostate Cancer UK
WINNER – Joshua James, Joshua James x Jess Megan Love Your Body Collection Campaign

Ethical/Sustainable Jewellery Business of the Year

Sponsored by Single Mine Origin

Highly Commended – John Pass Jewellers

WINNER – Anna Loucah Fine Jewellery

Retail Team of the Year

Sponsored by the Company of Master Jewellers

Highly Commended – Hill & Hill the Jewellers

WINNER – John Pass Jewellers

Creative Jewellery Designer of the Year

Highly Commended – Nadine Asoy, Nadine Asoy

WINNER – Akansha Sethi, AS by Akansha Sethi

Bridal Jewellery Retailer of the Year

Sponsored by Hockley Mint

Highly Commended – Queensmith

WINNER – Jack Murphy Jewellers

Employer of the Year

Highly Commended – Hockley Mint

WINNER – Beaverbrooks

Omnichannel Retailer of the Year

WINNER – Watches of Switzerland Group

Service Supplier of the Year

WINNER – Nivoda

Watch Retailer of the Year

WINNER – Berry’s Jewellers

Jewellery/Watch Supplier of the Year

WINNER – Curteis

Retailer of the Year (five stores or fewer)

Sponsored by TH March

WINNER – Bradley’s Jewellers York

Watch Brand of the Year

WINNER – Rotary

Jewellery Brand of the Year

Sponsored by WOLF

WINNER – TI SENTO – Milano

Retailer of the Year (six stores or more)

Sponsored by Green Rocks

WiNNER – Berry’s Jewellers

Outstanding Contribution to the Industry

The Hinds Family, F Hinds

The Hinds family, F Hinds win their award for Outstanding Contribution to the Industry

The Hinds family, F Hinds win their award for Outstanding Contribution to the Industry