Independent jeweller EC One held its annual Open Call event on June 26.
The event, which invites jewellery designers to meet the team, for one day only, to seek advice and a professional opinion on their work, had its first designers knocking on the door before the store even opened.
Whether established jewellers showing fully formed collections or part-time designers working out where they sit in the market, each designer had a short appointment with both of EC One’s buyers Alison and Charlotte, and a second appointment with the store’s head Goldsmith, Jude Huntley.
During these appointments designers received one to one mentoring on everything from how to finesse the manufacture of their work to price points, customer bases and wearability.
Designers came away from the event with a real excitement for jewellery. The EC One team couldn’t help but be swept up by their enthusiasm.