Treasure opens at Somerset House to bustling crowd

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Public-facing show opens with more than 150 exhibitors.

The Treasure jewellery show at Jewellery Week opened last night to bustling crowds in a new location at Somerset House – the same exhibition space used at this week’s inaugural Jewellery Show London.

Treasure opened to the press at a preview evening last night, with designers on show including Professional Jeweller Treasure competition winners Claire English, Clarice Price-Thomas and OAK.

Other designers exhibiting at the show, which takes place over the next three days, include Tina Lilienthal, Allumer, Rachel Galley, Tatty Devine, Sian Bostwick, Yunus & Eliza, Jessica de Lotz and Gina Melosi.

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Emerging jewellers such as Lestie Lee, Beau and Arrow, Jessica Flinn, Ikuria, Taylor Black and Viva Le Vita will also be on show among the 150 designers taking part.

The new venue has already been lauded a success by exhibitors, with many saying it was a vast improvement on Treasure’s previous location at Victoria House in Bloomsbury.

Several of the brands that has shown at the Jewellery Show London had also stayed on for Treasure, including Rachel Galley, Mark Milton, Paul Spurgeon and Kastur Jewels.

This year’s show has been curated by Elizabeth Galton, founder of online jewellery retailer EG Studio and former creative director of Links of London.

At the launch last night Professional Jeweller Treasure competition winner Clarice Price-Thomas scooped the Elizabeth Galton Innovation award for her watchmaking-inspired jewellery collections.

The space at Somerset House also features the Essence area, dedicated to ethical jewellery brands, and a Bridal Trail, where shoppers the various brands making wedding jewellery.

Jewellery Week director Della Tinsley said of the show’s new location: "Treasure has always been in inspirational venues since the first show in 2008 at the Tower of London, so [Somerset House] is the right move for Jewellery Week and Treasure."

On Sunday a special Father’s Day afternoon tea will be held, while dedicated jewellery talks, the Treasure Beauty Room and the Treasure photo booth will provide entertainment for visitors and exhibitors.
 

 

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