Brumani and Adolfo Courrier sign up to LUXURY by IJL 2014
Top Luxury Brands attracted to London – the “most fun and alive city in the world”
LONODON, March 2014 – LUXURY by IJL have announced two new vibrant exhibitors – Brumani and Adolfo Courrier – who join the growing number of luxury, high end jewellery brands opting to be in London at IJL this year.
This announcement is delivered in the wake of Suzy Menkes, Style Editor of the International New York Times, naming London “the New York of Europe” and Karl Lagerfeld declaring London as the “most fun and alive city in the world – even better than Paris”.
This is supported by the steady growth of luxury jewellery sales in the UK since 2007, which in 2012 hit £1.2 bn.
The latest forecast reveals that luxury jewellery and watches will continue to grow, with jewellery outperforming watches with consumer demand growing in the UK for high end pieces (Euromonitor May 2013).
Sam Willoughby, Event Director IJL and LUXURY by IJL, said, “2014 marks a real step forward for IJL with the launch of LUXURY by IJL.
“The timing for this new event is perfect as London takes centre stage in the world of luxury and fashion and will offer the definitive showcase for the finest in high end jewellery.
“At IJL, we are dedicated to delivering excellence and real commercial value – and it is great to see this recognised with the exhibitor list growing daily.
“We are excited by the move to the new venue at Olympia, and to having high profile designers and brands now on board – many returning after several years’ absence – all of which recognise IJL’s premier position and contribution to the industry”.
Luxury brands choosing LUXURY by IJL and IJL this September – the profiles of some exhibitors…
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Celebrity Glamour: Brumani
Brumani will be showcasing their vibrant jewellery collection that reflects the optimism and joy of the Brazilian soul combined with the well honed skills that can only be acquired through three generations of European based jewellers. The three Bruner brothers create exquisite pieces that are feminine, fresh and boast a serious red carpet following. This is glamorous jewellery for beautiful people. Jennifer Lopez is one who is especially fond of her pieces from the Brumani Looping Shine Collection. The intertwining loops represent the relationships, experiences and friendships that make up our lives. Graceful and elegant, these pendants, earrings and rings combine soft pink gold links, with bright translucent quartz and diamonds.
Sparkling Italian Style: Adolfo Courrier
Italian design duo Adolfo Courrier and Alessandra Zanchetta will be showcasing their Adolfo Courrier atelier. Inspired by Italian history and modern art, the pieces are all handmade in Italy using the highest standards of craftsmanship. Their new Adolfo Courrier POP collection, inspired by the Andy Warhol Pop Art movement, is made up of four stacking 18k gold rings handcrafted with enamel, gems and diamonds. Worn together these rings create their own stunning art form.
Raoul Sagal, General Manager of Leoro Ltd, says: “We are delighted to be able to present two of our luxury brands in such a beautiful and relevant location in London this September. We are also pleased to support Reed Exhibitions and the UK industry in this new venture which represents excellent value. And we are looking forward to meeting the top UK and international buyers who will be attending the show”.
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Fabulous Elegance: Fope
Italian goldsmiths Fope epitomise elegance and artisanal skills. The company, founded in 1929 and based in Vicenza, prides itself on its ‘100% Made in Italy’ (from conception to creation), product quality, originality of design and material innovation. Fope are the original creators of flexible, woven gold and the result is beautifully designed, handcrafted sinuous jewels. Fope will be showcasing new designs in their Flex’it line, made in 18-carat gold with and without diamonds.
Ecletic Beauty: Al Coro
Giuliano Corolli and his sons, Alexander and Daniel, look forward to unveiling the very best from two different cultures: the Italian zest for life and the German pleasure of forms and colours with entrepreneurial ambition, a key part of the German corporate culture. Al Coro will be showcasing the new beautiful Amalfi collection, a tribute to the picturesque coastline on the Gulf of Salerno. This brilliantly combines 18-carat white gold with crystal clear white diamonds, seduction in its most beautiful form. They will also be showing Mezzaluna, with its crystal clear duo of white gold and diamonds, and Gioia, which breathes new life into the traditional cabochon cut.
Innovative New Designs: Ponte Vecchio Gioielli
Based in Florence for over 40 years, Ponte Vecchio Gioielli creates designer jewellery that appeals to women who are looking for a more contemporary look, perfected by artisans working with light and colour with the most beautiful natural stones – diamonds, citrines, amethysts, aquamarines, green tourmalines and peridots. They will showcase new designs at IJL from collections including the Vega range which now offers the Octopus design in several stone varieties as well as 3 different sizes. The pieces are characterised by soft lines and warm tones, the purity of the stones and ideas, the lightness of the volumes, the transparency of the geometries.
Saunders Shepherd & Co will be exhibiting at IJL for the first time in over 5 years. The company will be showcasing all of their very well known branded collections, including, Fope, Al Coro and Ponte Vecchio. Also, for the first time in many years they will be re-launching their own handmade luxury jewellery made exclusively in the UK.
“IJL has always been an important trade show for the UK as it provides a wide range of companies with the opportunity to showcase their products. We are all very much looking forward to exhibiting this year at the new venue in Olympia and to showing all our new collections”, said Will Coupland, the Fope and Al Coro UK Brand Manager, Saunders Shepherd & Co Ltd.
US Inspiration: C H Hakimi
New York based, C H Hakimi, is a world renowned family business known for their collection of rare ‘One of a Kind’ gemstones. First time exhibitors at IJL London, C H Hakimi is looking forward to showcasing their very special semi-precious and precious ‘One of a Kind’ collections. These rare gemstones are sourced from countries that circle the globe. Each piece is hand crafted and designed with an array of fine diamonds that praise it’s splendour, helping to express each stones unique story of origin.
“We believe IJL will be especially important for C H Hakimi, as we plan to introduce our designs to an entirely new market, enhancing our global recognition”, comments Ryan Hakimi.
Dazzling Brides: Fei Liu
Fei Liu Fine Jewellery will be introducing his new bridal pieces this year. The Aurora ring is an ethereal design inspired by the movement of the Northern Lights and was recently named as winner of The Houlden Group’s Bridal Designer of the Year 2014.The illuminating swirls of polished platinum embrace the central diamond, bringing a modern feel to the classical round design. Other new collections on show will be Fei Liu’s Constellation – a range of pendants resembling the historical symbols that correspond to each individual star sign, Lily of the Valley, an 18 carat gold setting with pave diamonds, and Allure which has been created for the more commercial market.
“First of all IJL is THE jewellery show in this country, the major platform for any brand to showcase new collections and new designs. Based on our experience last year, IJL is great for our brand and we’re happy to be back! This year in particular should be a fantastic one, as IJL has changed its venue, and I think everyone’s hard work will make it a great show” commented Fei Liu.
Couture Paradis: Sarah Ho
The Sarah Ho Couture Paradis Earrings were honoured in IJL Editor’s Choice 2013 – and inspired Sarah to design a Paradis collection in 18ct white gold with white diamonds. This collection has been exceptionally popular with celebrity endorsement on the red carpet. Sarah has a passion for colour in jewellery, whether in the metal choice or the stones she uses. Her Paradis Collection in 18ct yellow gold with cognac diamonds, pink and yellow sapphires will be prominent at IJL 2014. Along with some more commercial pieces in 18ct gold and gemstones, but keeping the luxurious feel of the original Couture piece.
“Luxury is a very important part of our industry. A show like IJL is the perfect platform for designers to express themselves and their talent using one-off special masterpieces and new collections. It provides an exclusive environment where important buyers can see the wide variety of styles and talent under one roof. It is important to maintain the quality of designers and push the boundaries, to maintain IJL’s position as the respected show for the industry, both in the UK and internationally”, states Sarah Ho.
IJL 2014 will run from 31 August to 2 September 2014 at Olympia, London. LUXURY by IJL, The Ultimate in Luxury Jewellery, will run from 31 August to 1 September at Olympia, London.