Jewellery & Watch welcomes new brands to February 2016 show
BIRMINGHAM, England, November 2015 – Jewellery & Watch sees phenomenal international customer growth for 2016, increasing by 17 percent year-on-year.
There has been a significant increase over last year’s numbers and Jewellery & Watch are extremely excited to bring new brands to the show.
This includes over 16 new Italian brands, the majority of whom are in fine jewellery.
Organised by i2i Events Group, Jewellery & Watch is established as a sourcing ground for the latest in international jewellery and watch collections, and this season will be championing brand new and innovative design across all of its sections. The February edition will offer previews of new collections from over 400 brands, many of which have chosen to launch their Spring Summer 16 and Autumn Winter 16/17 collections exclusively at the show.
Daniel Vior SL is heading to Jewellery & Watch for the first time with its detailed and discreet designs, all of which are crafted in Barcelona. Daniel Vior’s 25 years of experience as a designer and craftsman is reflected in the technicality of the jewels, making each gemstone unique.
Spanish brand Isabel Moore will exhibit meticulously hand-crafted pieces from quality materials such as stainless steel for hardwearing and long-lasting jewellery. The brand aims for nothing less than perfection, making their pieces works of art.
Adding to the line-up will be British brands, Anakao and Alex Monroe. Anakao produce timelessly luxurious and fearless jewellery. Alex Monroe will also exhibit with their ‘Language of Flowers’ collection, inspired by a Victorian era. Elegant pearls and gemstone details complete this delicate and romantic collection, offering each piece with its own special meaning.
Other British brands at the show include Cornerstone Creations, Stelios Karantonas, Kattri, H.Azeem, Manja Jewellery and fine jewellery brand PJ Watson. Taking inspiration through the ages starting from King George V, P J Watson delivers fine diamond jewellery work creating beautiful bespoke pieces.
With a unique take on contemporary jewellery, Italian brand Ferrara Gife Gioielli will showcase its collection of delicately crafted pieces, embellished with woodland flowers and birds amongst natural pearls that allow for customers to personalise their chosen styles to suit their personality and mood. Also bringing Italian design to the show is REBECCA, using Swarovski crystals and elegant pearls, REBECCA will showcase a wide range of collections featuring bracelets, rings, necklaces and earrings.
New Swedish brand Drakenberg Sjolin, will be showcasing collections inspired by delicate nature. Their favourite signature leaf drop necklace comes in an 18k gold limited edition collection and for each necklace a new leaf is used, making each piece one of a kind. Their Lakeside collection is made in 925 silver and inspired by the stillness of Scandinavian Lakes.
Pilgrim, The Jewellery Store, Kat B London, Cornerstone Creation, Nikki Lissoni, Clare Hawley Jewellery, Badger & Baird, Barbara Yarde Jewellery and Rhiannon Lewis Jewellery are just a few names to exhibit for the first time in February.
The Watch section is set to be equally exciting, showcasing the latest classic and contemporary watch and clock designs from a host of British and international brands.
New to the section is Colomer & Sons will also make its debut at the show. Creating watches, drawn upon traditional inspirations and timeless designs, the brand themselves manufacture the pieces to create modern and elegant watches made from quality fabrics at valuable prices.
To further promote the abundance of new collections and brands at the show, Jewellery & Watch 2016 has rebranded. The new branding focuses on The Art of Jewellery; with close-up imagery highlighting the texture, detail, intricacy and artistry of the designs. Inspiration behind the rebrand comes from a current swing in the industry towards fashion-led jewellery trends, which have started to make an appearance in fine and precious jewellery designs.
The biggest change is the faceted search, introducing further sophisticated and real time functionality on the website.
The new ‘Top 100 Most Viewed Products’ on the website will allow the exhibitors to tag their products shown, making it easier for buyers to search for specific products using a number of key criteria such as product type, material, stone, occasion and even price point (RRP). This new search system will provide a shop window for the exhibitors.
The host of new brands at the show will join an impressive line-up of returning names, including jewellery brands and designers Clogau, Domino, Hockley Mint, Corona, Mark Milton, Fei Liu Fine Jewellery, Endless, Gecko, Uno de 50, Dower & Hall, Hot Diamonds, Lucy Q, Alex Monroe, Reeves & Reeves and watch brands Royal London, Storm of London, BERING, Festina, Lotus, Candino and Oxygen.