International jewellery London 2019 is open! Jewellery professionals filled the halls all looking to be inspired and discover the latest trends from the best of British fine jewellery and the leading brands from around the globe.
Here is a look at just some of the best bits from day 1 at #IJL2019.
Beautiful timepieces made for the extreme…
If you thought extreme outdoor watches couldn’t be tough AND beautiful, think again. Earlier today we caught up with Elliot Brown Watches (stand D21a) to hear more about their amazing timepieces that tick both boxes. Co-founder Ian Elliot was on hand to tell us more about their watches and their brand-new products they are launching in collaboration with Mountain Rescue and RNLI here at #IJL2019.
And the winner is…
Did you catch the 2019 Gem Empathy Awards today? If not, don’t worry we caught up with Elaine Ruddie of Gem-A following. Elaine told us more about the awards and this year’s worthy winner Bingjie Zhao who’s entry was “a standout piece and a unanimous decision”.
Sheffield’s jewellery history…
Have you checked out this year’s Spotlight on Sheffield yet? If not, don’t forget to stop by stand U21B this week to learn more about their city and its extensive Jewellery heritage. Earlier today we were joined by The Lord Mayor of Sheffield who told us more about the showcase and Sheffield’s unique history.
Jewellery’s Leading Lights…
We announced the IJL and Jewellery Outlook Leading Lights Awards winners. The winners were:
Best Use of Technology: De Beers Group Industry Services
Fashion Fusion Award: Kastur Jewels
Best Jewellery Course Provider: Birmingham City University: School of Jewellery
Best Bright Young Gem: Lingjun Sun
International Jeweller of the Year: Lucy Quartermaine
Fine Jeweller of the Year: Domino Jewellery
Blogger of the Year: Preeta Agarwal Workroom
More to come tomorrow…
That covers just some of day one at #IJL2019, there are still two more packed days to come!
Thanks to those who attended on day 1, we look forward to seeing you again over the next 2 days. For those who didn’t attend, if you haven’t already, you can still register onsite.
For more from today and throughout #IJL2019, join us on Social Media for all the latest updates and insight live from the show floor.
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