Rox appoints first head of jewellery design

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Ailsa Mackie returns to Scottish roots after time with Asprey.

Scottish jewellery retailer Rox has hired Ailsa Mackie as its first ever head of jewellery design – a newly created position at the fine jewellery retailer.

Mackie, who studied at Edinburgh College of Art, has more than 20 years’ experience in the jewellery sector, previously working with Asprey and consulting for De Beers.

She will now oversee the design of all Rox’s own-brand jewellery, along with its new giftware and small leather goods offer, currently in development.

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The company is also planning a move into jewellery wholesale of its own-name collections, with plans to secure luxury department stores in the UK and overseas during the second half of 2014.

During her time at Asprey, Mackie designed both classic and bespoke pieces, and was involved in The Diamond Queen collaboration with light artist Chris for the Diamond Jubilee in 2012. As a freelance jewellery designer, she has consulted for De Beers, LV and high-end luxury jewellers.

ROX managing director Kyron Keogh said: “After a two year search we are so pleased that Ailsa has joined the team at Rox as head of jewellery design. As a company, we’ve always had a fashion-forward, design-led focus so when we met Ailsa we were impressed by her passion for jewellery and attention to detail. We look forward to working with Ailsa on our exclusive Rox collections, further differentiating our diamond and silver jewellery in a way that will thrill our customers."

 

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