IJL Issues Bright Young Gems Deadline Alert

IJL Issues Bright Young Gems Deadline Alert


With the imminent start of the Summer term, International Jewellery London (IJL) are calling all jewellery college and university course directors to encourage their students to submit their entries for Bright Young Gems 2018, the game-changing, industry-recognised opportunity for new young talented designers.

This unique initiative offers four winning designers the chance to exhibit as part of a high profile group on a complementary stand at the show in September, as well as attend a one-day mentoring workshop with leading jewellery experts in June. This workshop will help the winners maximise their IJL experience and reap the benefits of showcasing their work at the UK’s premier jewellery industry show.

Applications will be judged by Hilary Alexander OBE, Editor-at-Large Hello Fashion Monthly; Annabel Davidson, Editor of Vanity Fair on Jewellery; Alice Edwards, Jewellery Editor for Sunday Times Style and The Times LUXX magazine; Liza Urla, influencer and founder of Gemologue and guest judge Henry Graham, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Wolf & Badger.

Sarah Kitley-Spencer, IJL Event Manager, comments: “It is always exciting when the Bright Young Gems applications start to come in. Their work is all uniquely different and yet there is a common thread of fresh talent testing the conventions of design. I always encourage graduates and final year students to apply – everyone deserves a helping hand and it might just be you!”

Final year students at colleges and universities across the UK as well as graduates who are one to two years out of college can apply now. Details of how to apply can be found at http://www.jewellerylondon.com/brightyounggems. The closing date for Bright Young Gems 2018 is May 9.


Notes to Editors

For more information about Bright Young Gems at IJL 2018 please contact: Jennifer Hall-Thompson or Suzanna Hammond: +44 (0) 7770 802442 suzanna@hammondpr.co.uk

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