The annual National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) Awards offer an exciting opportunity for our KickStarters to be recognised for their hardwork, commitment and creative potential.
Every emerging designer-maker and brand who started their IJL Journey with our leading KickStart scheme in 2017 were automatically entered into the ‘KickStarter of the Year’ category at the NAJ Awards 2017. The lucky winner was named on the evening of December 7 at a glittering evening event.
Created by IJL and supported by the NAJ, KickStart is a ground-breaking initiative that gives emerging UK-based designer jewellers and up-and-coming international brands the chance to launch their concepts in the most dynamic way possible. Find out more here.
NAJ AWARDS 2017: KICKSTARTER OF THE YEAR
Farrah Al-Dujaili, Oddical – WINNER
Lucy Spink Jewellery
Ana Simoes, Muscari Jewellery
It has been a fantastic year for Farrah Al-Dujaili, who was also the recipient of the IJL Editors’ Choice Award in the Designer to Watch category. Farrah is the founder of Oddical – an emerging British jewellery brand that adores the quirky and the individual, with the mantra ‘Wear Oddical. Be Oddical’.
The debut collection takes inspiration from plant and skeletal structures to create eye-catching statement earrings that have the appearance of being made in precious metals, without the weight. Each pair of quirky, lightweight earrings are 3D printed in nylon, plated in 22ct gold and finished with hand painted details.
What is the IJL Journey?
Blazing a path from Bright Young Gems, to KickStart to Design Gallery Exhibitor
As part of our IJL 365 approach, the IJL Journey extends far beyond our three-day trade event. It offers myriad career-boosting benefits, including a mentoring package, workshop days, ongoing pricing, branding and marketing support, and introductions to key industry figures.
This invaluable advice prepares each Bright Young Gem, KickStarter and Design Gallery Exhibitor to meet the 9,000 strong jewellery audience at IJL 2018, from September 2-4.
IJL is #withyou offering career opportunities and the chance to grow your jewellery business, whether you are a student, recent graduate, emerging brand or established player. Speak to our team to find out more.