Professional Jeweller is delighted to announce the finalists in the Fine Jewellery Brand of the Year category of the 2017 Professional Jeweller Awards.
The finalists are fine jewellery brands (producing items crafted from gold and platinum, and adorned with gemstones and diamonds) operating in the UK that have demonstrated they have the best products, sales, support, service, and marketing this year.
The finalists in the Professional Jeweller Awards Fine Jewellery Brand of the Year category are:
Italian luxury jewellery brand Chimento has had an excellent start to the year, with like-for-like sales significantly increasing compared to the same period last year. Yellow gold has been performing the strongest, with its classic iconic Bamboo and Stretch collections still holding the fort as bestsellers. With accessible price points and exceptional quality, Chimento has been performing well in the UK.
Deakin & Francis
A truly British brand, the last 12 months has seen the company celebrate 230 years of craftsmanship and show the industry that when it comes to producing cufflinks, inspiration for creative innovations are limitless. With an eclectic range of cufflinks and fine accessories, the company prides themselves on offering something for every personality and passion. As such, the brand has filled many retailer’s windows with quirky designs.
Domino has been at the forefront of bridal jewellery, with a wide range of new designs being launched on a regular basis. Taking wedding bands to the next level, Domino offers an unparallel range of styles, and has the exclusive rights to a new alloy called platinum gold. On the bridal jewellery front, the company uses its innovative design skills to regularly introduce new pieces adorned with unusual gemstones, bold colours and intricate details.
Fope reported a upbeat first quarter, with the brand performing beyond its expectations. Retailers across the UK has been singing its praises, as consumers have been investing in the brand and adding new designs to existing pieces. The Flex-it ranges continue to soar for Fope, with the new thinner and lighter designs launched at Basel receiving a particularly positive response from retailers.
f there has been one fine jewellery brand constantly mentioned to Professional Jeweller for its success, it would be Marco Bicego. Stocked by a mixture of independent jewellers, multiples and department stores, the Italian brand has been making a name for itself in the UK for offering quality pieces unlike any other brand in the market. Distributed by PJ Watson, retailers have a reliable point of contact for any product requests and queries.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Picchiotti has had a fantastic start in the UK market with the successful launch of its Xpandable collection. The unique design concept of expandable rings and bracelets has show the Picchiotti at the forefront of cutting edge technology and pushing boundaries in the industry. Retailers have enjoyed the flexibility the range gives for consumers not wanting to be confined to one size.