London Jewellery Week 2010, Global gems, jewellery and diamonds news


London Jewellery Week to celebrate London’s diverse industry

LONDON, February 28, 2010 – London Jewellery Week 2010 will take place from 7 – 13 June in venues across London.
Celebrating London’s unique position in the world of jewellery design, production and as a retail destination, this year’s event is being led by the industry itself.
A group of cornerstone events will form the basis of a week of activities, encouraging visitors to experience and celebrate London’s diverse jewellery scene.
The full range of events, including special collection launches, exhibitions, receptions, seminars and fashion shows, will provide something for everyone.
The four cornerstone events of London Jewellery Week will support new designers, feature established names and give visitors a unique experience of two of London’s traditional jewellery quarters:
* Treasure: a one-of-a-kind selling exhibition to be held at Victoria House on Kingsway, featuring over 80 of the best contemporary designers showcasing their latest bespoke collections.
* The Goldsmiths’ Company: from the UK’s premier and oldest supporter of the jewellery trade, Goldsmiths’ Hall will be the venue for a number of special events during the week, including the launch party, a Salon Privé fashion show and its renowned Day of Knowledge
* Hatton Garden: one of the oldest jewellery quarters will host the family-friendly Hatton Garden Street Festival, featuring open-workshops, launches, activities for kids and opportunities to learn about diamonds, stones, jewellery and the history of the area.
* Green Street Jewellers’ Association: based in the heart of Newham, the GSJA represents the traditional centre for London’s Asian jewellery trade and will host a series of activities, including the launch of Discover, a new consumer jewellery magazine, and a sponsored prize draw.
Following hugely popular events in 2008 and 2009, the industry is driving forward London Jewellery Week with the support of the London Development Agency via the City Fringe Partnership.
Key industry participants have already indicated their intention to get involved, with the London Assay Office, British Jewellers’ Association, National Association of Goldsmiths, the Gemmological Institute of America and a host of others joining the cornerstone event organisers.
David Marshall and Pure Jewels are the first to sign up as Prestige Partners.
A new London Jewellery Week website, guide and advertising campaign will be launched to attract visitors to events throughout the week.
More events are being planned and participant Membership Packs are now available.