winners of the inaugural Leading Lights Awards have been announced today at a
special ceremony at International Jewellery London (IJL), on the first day of
awards, in association with Jewellery Outlook, is a new feature initiative for
IJL 2019, created to celebrate the innovation, craftsmanship, design and distribution
of fashion forward talent across the globe.
awarded Jeweller of the Year. The judges called Lucy “an inspiration to
other UK designers” who “has created a balance between superlative design and
manufacturing excellence in jewellery, to inspire a multiple stockist, Ernest
Fine Jeweller went
toBirmingham-based Domino for its “carefully planned production
process”, with the judges commenting “every stage, from training to marketing,
is carefully nurtured.” Birmingham got another win with Birmingham City
University School of Jewellery awarded Course Provider. The judges
said they are “the most professional and enthusiastic body, closely integrated
with the industry”.
Beers Group Industry Services won Best Use of Technology, with the
judges praising its “outstanding commercial relevance and accurate solutions to
tackle challenges in the industry for the ultimate benefit of the end consumer.”
was awarded to Kastur Jewels for directing “Indian inspiration to the
mainstream” and Indian-based blogger Preeta Agarwal Workroom (bejewelledfinds.com)
won the Blogger Award forher “informative and passionate
posts”. The judges were impressed with how she “takes the audience behind the
scenes, showcasing much more than beautiful jewellery from across the world”.
took home the Bright Young Gem Award crown, for “showing innovative use
of materials and settings” and “bringing opals to a new contemporary market”.
Morris, Events Director, International Jewellery London (IJL) said: “The winners of the inaugural
Leading Lights Awards show the incredible innovation, creativity and dedication
of the jewellery and watch industry today – from designers, to education, to
technology, they all add so much IJL is
so pleased to be able to shine a light all the winners’ amazing achievements. Congratulations
Brough, Editor of Jewellery Outlook, said: “”The judges were extremely impressed by the
high standard and wide variety of applicants in the inaugural Leading Lights
awards. We were delighted to see such fabulous talent and professional
commitment across the categories.”
The full list of the
inaugural Leading Lights winners is below:
Use of Technology
Beers Group Industry Services
Birmingham City University School of Jewellery
of the Year
Bright Young Gem
Award (sponsored by NAJ)
Agarwal Workroom – bejewelledfinds.com
is an unrivalled opportunity for the international jewellery trade to network
and find out about the latest industry trends and market developments which
will help retailers and suppliers make the right commercial decisions.
buyers, the show is the once-in-a-year chance to shop for the widest range of
gems, jewellery, packaging and services, and to find out about the most topical
issues in the industry. IJL also offers buyers the largest variety of gemstones
under one roof in Britain today.
IJL is sponsored by the NAJ and supported by the
GIA, Gem-A, The Houlden Group, The Company of Master Jewellers, and the
Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council.