IJL KickStarters to be previewed at Goldsmiths’ Company Pavilion
LONDON, May 12, 2013 – International Jewellery London’s 2013 KickStart designers will be previewed at the Goldsmiths’ Company Pavilion at Somerset House on June 27th.
A special event will be held during the exhibition, which celebrates British jewellery design.
The KickStarters will showcase their work to consumer buyers during the day followed by an exclusive Champagne Reception for VIP guests, including key consumer and trade press and IJL Diamond Club members.
“The Goldsmiths’ Company Pavilion provides a fantastic opportunity to preview the KickStarters at a London event before their main International Jewellery London debut this September. Both exhibitions are prestigious, and hot dates in the jewellery calendar,” said Event Director Sam Willoughby.
Along with special regional previews in Leeds and Edinburgh, the Goldsmiths’ Company Pavilion event will act as a ‘soft launch’ into the world of exhibiting for the designers.
Guests at the early evening Champagne Reception, including the country’s top jewellery buyers and industry influencers, will get a taster of some of the brand new talent to be unveiled, building excitement ahead of IJL this September 1-4.
Paul Dyson, Director of Promotions at the Goldsmiths’ Company, said: “The Goldsmiths’ Company as ‘touchstone for the trade’ always takes pleasure in helping and investing in the careers of future generations of craftsmen.
“This new association with IJL KickStarters allows us to introduce a purchasing clientele to these special makers at the start of their careers. We are hopeful this exposure will help them on their way to every possible success.”
The outstanding new British jewellery designers selected as KickStarters are set for a spectacular career boost. As well as the high profile opportunity of exhibiting at IJL and the PR benefits, along with mentoring support pre and post show, KickStarters will now also receive a free hallmarking package from the Goldsmiths’ Assay Office.
Voted for by the industry, one KickStart designer will also win the chance to exhibit in the stylish IJL Design Gallery on their own stand in 2014.
The People’s Choice voting goes live on May 13th, running until May 31st. Details at: www.jewellerylondon.com/kickstartvote
IJL 2013 will run from 1 – 4 September 2013 at Earls Court, London