Professional Jeweller is delighted to announce the finalists in the Independent Fine Jewellery Retailer of the Year (5 stores or less) category of the 2017 Professional Jeweller Awards.
Retailers in this category must be destination jewellery boutique businesses with fewer than five stores, that excel in sales of fine jewellery priced at over £1,000.
The finalists in the Professional Jeweller Awards Independent Fine Jewellery Retailer of the Year category are:
Founded in 1954, George Pragnell Jewellers has made a name for itself as a destination boutique in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Inside the walls of the historic sixteenth-century building lies a large selection of fine jewellery, including engagement rings, antique designs and a selection of masterpieces adorned with rare and eye-catching stones as the jeweller caters for today’s discerning customer.
Laing the Jeweller
Laing the Jeweller has been going from strength to strength, experiencing growth year-on-year and constantly evolving the business to strive amid challenging market conditions. Last year in Edinburgh the company opened the largest jewellery store outside of London, and this year it has made moves to optimise its business, refresh and refurbish boutiques, and move its Hampshire store to a prime position.
When Professional Jeweller arrived in Northern Ireland to meet the city’s jewellers, everyone had nothing but high praises to sing about Lunn’s Jewellers, which has two stores in Belfast and one in Londonderry. Offering a mixture of fine jewellery crafted in-house, luxury fashion brands, prestigious watches and its very own diamond brand, Lunn’s dominates the luxury jewellery market in its locations and has crafted a customer service and experience which goes the extra mile.
Mallory Jewellers is renowned in Bath. First established in 1898, the independent retailer has stood the test of time and now spans across six units and three floors offering consumers a wide variety of fine jewellery brands and Swiss watches. With a rich heritage and wealth of knowledge, Mallory secures exclusive brands and has become a destination jeweller for locals and people residing in neighbouring towns.
Bringing the luxury of Bond Street to the South West of England, Michael Spiers has worked hard to secure the exclusive rights to prestigious watch brands, and make sure its fine jewellery offering meets the same standards in design, presentation and service. Celebrating its 60th anniversary, the family-run business has experienced growth throughout its stores and sales between watches and jewellery remain 50-50, as the jeweller holds strong to its diamond roots.
W E Clark & Son
When W E Clark & Son made the big decision to withdraw from Pandora and focus on its own brand and fine jewellery offering, the family retailer knew it was taking a leap of faith. While the transition may not have been easy, it has certainly paid off, and now the Sussex jeweller is selling a good number of pieces between the £5K and £20K mark, which used to be a real exception. With its re-focus, the store has become known for its luxury offering and high quality jewels.