Collections of the Year 2018 nominations now open

Professional Jeweller is excited to announce the opening of the fifth annual Collections of the Year awards, showcasing the best ranges launched in 2018 across 10 exciting categories

Perfectly placed to mark the close of 2018, the Collections of the Year celebrates the best-selling ranges in the UK, from the past 12 months. The project takes into account the opinions of knowledgeable jewellery retail buyers, brand managers and key figures from the UK jewellery industry, rather than the end consumer, providing a clear guide of the most inspiring and commercial pieces of 2018.

Deciding the finalists and overall winner across 10 categories is a two part process which allows the entire trade to get involved. The first part of the process is to invite all industry professionals to have their say on which collections should be recognised across the following 10 categories:

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Fine Jewellery

Fashion Jewellery

Bridal Jewellery

Silver Jewellery

Men’s Jewellery

Pearl Jewellery

Personalised Jewellery

Designer-Makers

Emerging Brands

Ethical Jewellery

This process is open to all members of the industry, with retailers encouraged to highlight their bestselling collections of 2018 by nominating a range for each of the 10 categories applicable to their business. Similarly, brands and designer-makers will be able to nominate their own collections and those launched by their peers.

PLEASE DOWNLOAD THIS FORM TO NOMINATE: Collections of the Year 2018

The Designer-Maker and Emerging Brands category have been added this year to celebrate pieces created by emerging and established talents in the UK, and ranges launched by brands that have entered the UK market over the last two years.

In each category, Professional Jeweller seeks to showcase cohesive collections that span a variety of pieces, including rings, earrings, necklaces, pendants and bracelets.

Editor Stacey Hailes comments: “The team were overwhelmed with nominations last year and we are really looking forward to seeing what collections are recommended for 2018 as it has certainly been an exciting year for jewellery designs.

“If a collection has caught your eye at any of the trade shows taking place in the UK and internationally, and you want to sing its praises, now is the time to show your appreciation by nominating your favourite or bestselling ranges of the year. The nominations are open to all types of brands, from catwalk-centered and contemporary collections, to unbranded lines.

“We also want to hear which ranges have been your top-performing collections in the past 12 months.”

To have your say simply download and fill out this form: Collections of the Year form

Once filled in, the completed form can be emailed to Professional Jeweller’s editor at stacey.hailes@itppromedia.com.

If possible please include a high res image of the collections.

The deadline for entries is Friday October 26 2018, giving all interested parties ample time to send their nominations to the team.

Collections that launched prior to January 1 2018 will not be considered.

After the deadline the Professional Jeweller team will analyse the results, and then posts the finalists online in November. The industry will then be asked to vote for the overall winners in a private survey.

VIEW LAST YEAR’S WINNERS AND HIGHLY COMMENDED HERE

If you have any questions please contact the Professional Jeweller editorial team.

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