The winners will be announced at the UK’s Leading Jewellery Trade Event.
International Jewellery London (IJL), the global meeting place for the jewellery industry, has today announced the shortlist for its Leading Lights Awards, a new feature initiative for IJL 2019, created to celebrate the innovation, craftsmanship, design and distribution of fashion forward talent across the globe.
IJL has teamed up with the respected publication, Jewellery Outlook, to offer the opportunity of gaining recognition for contributions to a forward-looking global jewellery industry.
There are eight categories, with entries submitted by organisations or individuals themselves, or nominated by a third party. The winners will be announced in a special ceremony at IJL 2019.
Katie Morris, Events Director, International Jewellery London (IJL) said: “IJL is very excited to launch this new set of awards for IJL 2019. We know there is a huge amount of innovation, creativity, and outstanding educators in the industry and we want to recognise these as movers and shakers, future proofers and stars of their sector. As with many industries, jewellery and watches as verticals are experiencing new challenges and opportunities and showcasing those who are embracing change and innovating through it is vital if we’re to inspire the next generation of jewellers and keep the industry performing at its optimum. A huge congratulations to everyone on this fantastic shortlist!”
David Brough, Editor of Jewellery Outlook, said: “The quality of the applicants was extremely high. We look forward very much to the announcement of the winners at IJL.”
The Shortlist are:
Best Use of Technology
- De Beers Group Industry Services
- Kastur Jewels
- LeSter Jewellery
- SoftDream by Laura Galasso
- Birmingham City University School of Jewellery
- British Academy of Jewellery
- De Beers Group Institute of Diamonds
International Jeweller of the Year
- Isabella Liu
- ORA Pearls
- Lucy Quartermaine
Best Bright Young Gem
- Aurelie Dellasanta
- Isla Gilham
- Lingjun Sun
Best Fine Jeweller
- Domino Jewellery
- Raw Pearls
- BLINGSIS – blingsis.com
- GEMOLOGUE – gemologue.com
- Preeta Agarwal Workroom – bejewelledfinds.com
IJL 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.
For 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.