PJ AWARDS: Guide to each category

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With seven weeks left to nominate retailer and suppliers for the inaugural Professional Jeweller Awards, we have provided further insight into the categories of the event.

Taking place the second night of International Jewellery London – Monday, September 4 – the Professional Jeweller Awards will honour the business achievements of the brands and retailers that are lighting up the British jewellery industry.

The Professional Jeweller Awards will honour the accomplishments of jewellery retailers from all over the UK, with separate categories dedicated to fashion and luxury. We will also applaud online-only retailers as well as those making a success of multiple channels and department stores.

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Innovative jewellery brands will be praised, as will the people behind them driving marketing and sales. There will also be awards available for British jewellery designers to scoop.

Splitting the categories into awards for retailers and awards for suppliers, the detail for the 15 categories for the inaugural Professional Jeweller Awards are as follows:

RETAILER CATEGORIES:

Independent Fashion Jewellery Retailer of the Year (fewer than 10 stores)

Retailers in this category have to be independently owned, operate ten or fewer stores, and trade mainly in fashion and lifestyle jewellery brands priced at under £1,000.

Independent Fine Jewellery Retailer of the Year (fewer than 5 stores)

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.

Multiple Fashion Jewellery Retailer of the Year (more than 10 stores)

Retailers in this category have more than 10 stores, and trade mainly in fashion and lifestyle jewellery brands priced at under £1,000.

Multiple Luxury Jewellery Retailer of the Year (more than 5 stores)

Retailers in this category must be destination jewellery boutique businesses with more than five stores that excel in sales of fine jewellery priced at over £1,000.

Branded Jewellery Boutique of the Year

Finalists in this category present the essence of their brand in their own physical stores.

Designer-maker jewellery boutique of the Year

Finalists in this category are designer-makers showcasing their pieces within their own boutique.

Omnichannel Jewellery Retailer of the Year

Retailers in this category must operate physical and online stores.

Online-only Jewellery Retailer of the Year

Retailers in this category must be pure play e-commerce retailers with no physical stores.

Department store Jewellery Retailer of the Year

Retailers in this category must be independent or national department stores with specialist jewellery zones.

 

Supplier categories:

Fine Jewellery Brand of the Year

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.

Fashion Jewellery Brand of the Year

The finalists are fashion jewellery brands operating in the UK that have demonstrated they have the best products, sales, support, service, and marketing this year.

Jewellery Industry Supplier of the Year

This category is for jewellery industry suppliers operating in the UK that have demonstrated they have the best products, sales, support and service this year.

Sales & Marketing Team of the Year

The finalists are teams that have demonstrated outstanding salesmanship and support to sell-through with their retail partners in the past year.

Executive Leadership Team of the Year

The finalists are teams that have demonstrated outstanding service to their companies, suppliers and retail partners in the past year.

Jewellery Designer of the Year

Finalists in this category are jewellery designers  operating in the UK that have caught the industry’s attention with innovative designs.

Young Jewellery Designer of the Year (under 30)

The finalist in this category are young designers/ emerging designers under 30 years old, operating in the UK and producing innovative products.

The Awards have been designed for the industry and will be voted by the industry. Click here for information on the nomination process.

If you have any questions about the awards please email our editor, Stacey Hailes, at stacey.hailes@itppromedia.com

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