Shortlisted brands to present new collections at Jewellery & Watch London before UK Awards
LONDON, June 15, 2014 – Jewellery & Watch London will take place later this week as it welcomes over 100 leading brands – eight of which have been shortlisted for this year’s UK Watch and Jewellery Awards (UKWJA).
Organised by EMAP’s Retail Jeweller, the awards ceremony, which will be held this year on July 2, has held an esteemed position in the industry’s calendar for over 20 years.
Jewellery & Watch London is the only event for buyers to view and secure pieces from the UKWJA finalists ahead of the awards.
The latest collections from eight of the shortlisted brands will be presented to buyers at the Saatchi Gallery, from June 18-19, 2014.
Comprising 16 categories, the UKWJAs recognise the achievements of brands, retailers, designers, e-tailers, suppliers and marketing teams, covering all aspects of the jewellery and watch industry.
The winner of each category will be decided by a judging panel of 20 industry experts, including Mark Robinson, managing director of Citizen Watch; Adrian Buckley, founder and creative director of Buckley London; and Lucy Reece-Raybould, Membership Services Manager at the Company at Master Jewellers.
Together with only a few others in the category, Fei Liu Fine Jewellery and Rachel Galley Jewellery Design are both finalists for Bridal Collection of the Year.
Rachel Galley Jewellery Design, exhibiting for the first time at Jewellery & Watch London, is also shortlisted for Jewellery Designer of the Year alongside Lucy Q and Kirsten Goss, who are both returning exhibitors to Jewellery & Watch London.
Both Deakin & Francis and Clogau Gold are shortlisted for Jewellery Brand of the Year, while Clogau Gold is also in the running for a second award, Supplier of the Year.
British brands RUIFIER and V Jewellery are shortlisted for awards – New Designer of the Year and Marketing Campaign of the Year respectively – and will be making their debut at Jewellery & Watch London with their latest collections.
These brands join an impressive line-up of jewellery and watch brands confirmed to exhibit at the show, which has grown significantly since its inauguration in 2012.
Julie Driscoll, Portfolio Director for Jewellery & Watch London at i2i Events Group, said: “The quality of exhibitors at this year’s show is exceptional, reflected by the recognition of those shortlisted for the UK Watch and Jewellery Awards, who have chosen Jewellery & Watch London as a platform to reach both UK and international buyers alike.
“We are looking forward to previewing their collections at the show ahead of the awards ceremony on July 2.”
Other brands exhibiting at Jewellery & Watch London include: CHIMENTO, The Fifth Season by Roberto Coin, Luca Carati, Rosato, Amore & Baci, BIBIGI, Constantino Rota, Lalique, Gianfranco BIGLI, Aurum of Jersey, Heinz Mayer, Nomination, TUUM, Uno de 50, 5th Avenue Jewels, Roberto Giannotti, Chavin Jewellery, Pearl & Queenie, Kastur Jewels, Jerboa Jewellery, Heliopolis, Mark Milton, X by Trollbeads, Georgini, Lancaster Italy and Helveco.
The show will take place on June 18-19 at London’s Saatchi Gallery. For more information or to register to attend the show, visit www.jewelleryandwatchlondon.com