This year’s 10 jewellers also win free hallmarking package.
IJL’s 2013 KickStarters are set to preview their jewellery at the Goldsmiths’ Company’s Pavilion, which takes place at Somerset House at the end of June.
The 10 designers, named recently as Kattri, Anna Byers Jewellery, Annabelle Lucilla Jewellery, Catherine Budd, Chistiana Christoforou, Jenny Llewellyn, Katie Jamieson, Rosie Sanders, Phoebe Jewellery and Sarah Gunn, will showcase their work to consumer buyers on June 27, during the Goldsmiths’ Pavilion.
They will also take part in a champagne reception for VIP guests on the same day, meeting key consumer press and IJL Diamond Club members.
IJL event director Sam Willoughby said: “The Goldsmiths’ Company Pavilion provides a fantastic opportunity to preview the KickStarters at a London event before their main International Jewellery London debut this September. Both exhibitions are prestigious, and hot dates in the jewellery calendar."
The Goldsmiths’ Pavilion, which runs from June 26 to 29, will be used a soft launch for the KickStarters exhibiting their jewellery, along with the recently announced special regional IJL previews in Leeds and Edinburgh.
Paul Dyson, director of promotions at the Goldsmiths’ Company, said: “The Goldsmiths’ Company as touchstone for the trade always takes pleasure in helping and investing in the careers of future generations of craftsmen.
"This new association with IJL KickStarters allows us to introduce a purchasing clientele to these special makers at the start of their careers. We are hopeful this exposure will help them on their way to every possible success.”
Along with mentoring support pre- and post-show, this year’s KickStarters will now also receive a free hallmarking package from the Goldsmiths’ Assay Office.