Back in September at IJL, we presented five winners with the F. Hinds High Street by Design Award. During the presentation press call at IJL, we had the opportunity to meet the faces behind the designs.

Myself along with the other judges are always impressed with the quality and quantity of entries we receive each year. Life is busy and to find the time to design a specific jewellery piece for a high street multiple takes time, energy and great dedication.

IJL has supported the F. Hinds High Street by Design Award since 2010. As a privileged judge on the panel my favourite category has to be ‘Jewellery Lover – Up to the age of 18’! Each year the standard just gets better! I believe presentation plays 90% of the part of showcasing an idea and I know my fellow judges will agree when I say the entrants in the Under 18 category excel in this and put some of the others to shame.

For example Adeen,  just 11 years old and one of our winners from Wakefield created the ‘Friendship is Forever’ pendent. What an inspiration! From initial design to her previous creations, some of which she has sold, she is the future talent of the jewellery industry!

It’s great to see multiples such as F Hinds along with the judges including Designer  Sarah Jordan, Manufacturer Bob Morrish and the F Hinds Team  supporting, mentoring and rewarding such great work.

Long may our partnership continue.

To enter the 2016 F.Hinds Awards, please click here.

By Sarah Kitley-Spencer, Marketing Manager for IJL

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