Katie Rowland turns a bad situation on its head

Disastrous start to Jewellery Show creates unique sculptural display.

Katie Rowland has turned a bad situation into a clever stand design at The Jewellery Show, which opened this morning at the NEC in Birmingham.

After discovering at short notice that her original displays had been damaged, Rowland drafted in her brother to help, who provided her with some of his sculptures to drape her jewellery on.

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The sculptures are shiny black objects that were once plastic bags. The unplanned displays create a visually stunning effect, setting off Rowland’s jewellery beautifully.

Rowland has suffered a series of mishaps at her first appearance at The Jewellery Show. After her stand was wrongly branded with Zelda Wong’s name, and exhibition bosses failed to correct it before opening day, she was also initially unable to illuminate her cabinets after the plug she was provided with was too far away from her cabinets.

The Professional Jeweller Hot 100 Nexgem is using The Jewellery Show to launch her first fine collection, Satroi. The collection is made using 18ct rose gold with natural diamonds, creating "striking but not obvious feminine pieces". The collection of diamond earrings, pendants and rings is described as encapsulating elegant luxury while challenging modern conventions of beauty.

Two rings and two pendants from the collection are on show at Rowland’s stand in the Design Quarter within the show.



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