NAJ Members Celebrate Awards Success
SOLIHULL, December 2018 – The National Association of Jewellers announced the winners of its annual awards programme on December 13th in conjunction with the Benevolent Society’s Christmas Ball.
Jewellery & Watch was Headline Sponsor of the charitable event.
The glittering get-together welcomed over 250 guests and the celebrations continued until the early hours.
And the winners are…
Bond Jewellery & Diamonds – Retailer of the Year sponsored by Hockley Mint
Bond Jewellery & Diamonds are the definition of a personal jeweller, passionate about creating exquisite, handcrafted pieces and delivering a unique and personalised service. With a luxurious showroom and workshops in the heart of Birmingham’s jewellery quarter, they pride themselves on crafting each piece in the UK.
London DE – Jewellery & Watch Supplier of the Year sponsored by Inhorgenta Munich
London DE is the UK’s leading supplier of certified diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphires and other coloured gemstones. They ethically source and supply loose stones and create bespoke items of handmade jewellery in their workshops in London’s Hatton Garden.
Clare Tyler, Purely Diamonds – Sales Person of the Year sponsored by Windiam
With an unrivalled knowledge of jewellery and the industry, Clare continues to ensure all customers’ needs are met. From sourcing diamonds of a particular quality to working with the design team for bespoke requests of jewellery, as time moves forward and the customer evolves, Clare is always one step ahead.
Cooksongold – Website of the Year sponsored by International Jewellery London
Cooksongold is dedicated to helping the jewellery making industry and has a range of over 18,000 products available to help you prosper. With products suitable for all stages of your journey, they are your one stop source for all things jewellery making!
FACETS – Service Provider of Year sponsored by Parify
FACETS is the only specialist jewellery and watch agency in the UK. They offer celebrity dressing, media buying, social media strategies and community management, influencer collaborations, contract publishing and event management.
Martine Gregory, Lumbers – Workshop Employee of the Year sponsored by Presman Mastermelt
After 37 years of experience, Martine has been the mainstay of the Lumbers workshop and embraces both repairs and bespoke manufacturing with relish. Being the entire workshop resource of a busy retail store is a challenge in itself; however, no matter how big or small the project Martine gets the job done.
Claudia Bradbury – Designer of the Year sponsored by Clogau
Designed in the UK for over 15 years, Claudia Bradby is a pearl jewellery specialist using highest quality freshwater pearls and rhodium plated silver. Claudia’s ambition is to make pearls accessible to all women, appropriate for all occasions, through thoughtful, modern and relevant design.
Hockley Mint – Member of the Year sponsored by T H March
Hockley Mint offers an award-winning selection of bridal mounts and wedding bands, Wedfit. They have mastered techniques, both old and new, making them a one-stop destination for the jewellery trade.
NAJ Chief Executive Simon Forrester said: “Huge thanks to all our sponsors and entrants for this year’s awards, without whom the night wouldn’t have been possible!
“Congratulations to all of our winners and finalists, and a huge thank you to the Benevolent Society for hosting our Awards once again. It was a fabulous evening for a very important industry cause.”
Jewellery Outlook Editor David Brough with Kirsty Broere, Event Manager of Jewellery & Watch, headline sponsor of the Benevolent Society Christmas Ball