Jewellery Week 2012 to host glittering events
LONDON, April 26, 2012 – Jewellery Week, which will take place from 11-17 June based in Somerset House, one of London’s historic venues, will host a series of events showcasing jewellery from traditional diamond engagement rings to the most cutting-edge contemporary fashion jewels.
Jewellery Week 2012 will provide an opulent setting for buyers and the media to view the launch of autumn/winter 2012 jewellery collections and to provide a first glimpse of ranges for spring/summer 2013.
When the eyes of the world will be on London for the Jubilee and Olympic celebrations, Jewellery Week will kick off with a number of trade events, including Pandora’s annual retailer conference, hosting 300 retail jewellers to launch their winter 2012 collections on Monday 11 June.
This will be followed on Tuesday 12 June by The Jewellery Show London, a new two-day trade show that will showcase an exclusive selection of the best international brands and British jewellery designers.
During The Jewellery Show London, there will be four catwalk shows a day, sponsored by Pandora, featuring models wearing jewellery from a range of designer brands. Pandora Jewellery UK is headline sponsor of The Jewellery Show London.
The intimate trade-only event will provide a sumptuous launch platform for 90 carefully selected collections from the best of British and international jewellery designers and brands, with a number of them launching key brands into the UK market exclusively at The Jewellery Show London.
Some of the hottest brands and cutting edge designers that visitors can see at the show include: Ti Sento, Alexander Davis, Babette Wasserman, Baccarat, Cindy Dennis Mangan, Clogau Gold, Leyla Abdollahi, Lovelinks by Aagaard, Rachel Galley, iKuria, SHO Fine Jewellery, Solitaire Gemmological Laboratories, William Cheshire, and Cornerstone.
The Cornerstone project is aimed at empowering disadvantaged and marginalised people, primarily from Africa. Paul Spurgeon, who was twice voted the UK Jewellery Designer of the Year, is the designer behind Cornerstone Jewellery.
The project, which employs artisans from disadvantaged communities, was founded in 2009 in Soweto, South Africa, by Spurgeon and Soweto-born jeweller Nqobile Nkosi.
Treasure, the contemporary jewellery showcase and a key event of Jewellery Week, will take place in Somerset House from 14 to 17 June.
Now in its fifth year, Treasure will be the largest event of this year’s Jewellery Week with over 150 jewellers presenting visionary design, cutting-edge technology and new talent.
The selling exhibition and centrepiece show brings together contemporary jewellers from across the UK and around the world to meet and sell directly to consumers and buyers.
Curated by Elizabeth Galton, this show will present the best in contemporary jewellery design.
This will include Essence, an ethical and sustainable jewellery pavilion, a new Bridal Trail and an afternoon tea Father’s Day Special on Sunday 17 June.
There will also be a series of talks from some of the industry leaders.
Jewellery Week and Old Spitalfields Market have again joined forces to present an innovative showcase of new jewellery designers, fabulous costume and vintage jewellery at the historic London site.
Called JewelEast, the event will take place from 15-17 June as part of Jewellery Week 2012 and will include workshops and demonstrations for the industry and public.
Della Tinsley, managing director of Jewellery Week, said, “These JewelEast events will not only satisfy the interests of jewellery lovers, but also provide an excellent opportunity for people considering embarking on a career in the industry.
“They’ll be able to discuss all aspects of the jewellery business and how they can get involved. Hopefully, we’ll be able to help launch the careers of some new stars into the jewellery world.”