On exhibiting in Las Vegas and winning Net-a-Porter as a stockist.
As we look forward to the reveal of the Professional Jeweller Hot 100 2013 on September 3 we hear from 2012’s NexGems about being part of the Hot 100, what it means for business and what’s next for the jewellery brands. Today we hear from Brazilian jeweller Fernando Jorge, a man who is making his mark on the UK jewellery scene with his sensuous 18ct gold and gemstone collections.
Professional Jeweller: You were named a Professional Jeweller Hot 100 NexGem in 2012 – what did this mean for your business?
Fernando Jorge: 2012 was a great year for my business, establishing my business within the UK and further. Being included in the Hot 100 was definitely a highlight on this journey, which also brought huge personal satisfaction.
PJ: Tell us about the year since the Hot 100, how has business evolved?
FJ: I have grown my presence in the UK, had a successful debut in Valery Demure’s fine jewellery showroom in Paris and in Las Vegas at the Couture Show with the BFC’s Rock Vault hosted by Stephen Webster. As a result my work will be launched in important stores such as Barneys in New York and Los Angeles and Net-a-Porter.
PJ: What can we expect next from the brand?
FJ: I hope to continue with consistent growth and exciting new collections.
To discover more about the Hot 100 NexGems 2012, click here.