New initiatives, exhibitors expected at IJL 2010
LONDON, February 19, 2010 – Several initiatives will be returning at International Jewellery London (IJL) 2010 following the enthusiastic response they received last year.
These include the KickStart stand, showcasing upcoming talent, and the VIP Diamond Club for top buyers and participants from leading retail jewellers throughout the UK, as nominated by the IJL Advisory Board.
The Editor’s Choice will also provide a valuable snapshot of the latest trends and groundbreaking exhibitors to watch out for, as selected by leading jewellery and luxury journalist Claire Adler.
“Everyone we speak to is already getting excited about the 2010 show. IJL is an excellent environment in which to do business and make valuable industry contacts, and each year the show goes from strength to strength,” said event manager, Syreeta Tranfield.
Shiny and new…
Brand new exhibitor Carrie Elspeth has been announced as one to watch for 2010.
“We are really delighted to be exhibiting at IJL for the first time this September. I can’t think of a better way to showcase the new Autumn Opulence Collection,” said creative director Carrie Shapiro.
“Opulence is aside from the mainstream Carrie Elspeth range. It’s a limited edition collection of indulgent designs using extravagant beads and sterling silver, all beautifully packaged.”
Contemporary jewellery from award-winning Gracie J will also be displayed for the first time at IJL 2010.
“As a Scottish-based jewellery designer with customers mainly based in the north of the country, I believe IJL will give me the platform I need to promote my growing business not only to buyers in the south, but also to potential customers from abroad,” said designer maker Jackie Selcraig.
Other cutting edge new exhibitors include SuShilla in the Design Gallery, an iconic destination at IJL, and Design CLD in the Jewellery Solutions zone.
Peter Cunningham, senior partner of Design CLD, identifies their reasons for coming to IJL: “We are exhibiting this year because we have designed some great shops for jewellery retailers and we want to make sure that other jewellers and jewellery brands can find out about the excellent service we offer.”
The entire Boulevard dazzled at last year’s event, and IJL have announced headline exhibitors, such as Shaun Leane, EMAGOLD, IBB, Antwerp Diamonds and Hans D Kreiger.
The Chamilia brand will be showcasing their designs on two stands near the Boulevard Bar, which is the lively centre point of the show.
Michael Flaherty, Vice President Business Development/Partner at Chamilia, said: “Chamilia considers the IJL 2010 London event to be the single most significant jewellery event within the UK and Ireland in 2010.
“The IJL event has historically provided Chamilia with the opportunity to meet face-to-face with our UK and Ireland retailers as well as attract a significant amount of new business during the event.”
For leading Danish company Aagaard, there was no doubt about whether to have a presence at IJL.
“We will present our latest fashion news within jewellery for Autumn/Winter 2010, meet existing and new accounts and other co-operation partners,” said Malene Taylor, export manager of Aagaard.
Eastern Mystic were introduced to IJL in 2009 as part of the new KickStart programme, and this led to new accounts within the UK and as far afield as Japan.
As a result, they are returning to the show in 2010 to exhibit.
“Being selected as part of the KickStart initiative definitely helped to get exposure to buyers across the globe,” said Sonal Talgeri-Bhaskaran of Eastern Mystic.
The IJL website is the place to go to for details about exhibitors as they sign up, and the site also highlights jewellery trends and news about the event:
International Jewellery London
5th-8th September 2010
Earls Court 2, London