The UK jewellery industry has two weeks left to nominate for the Collections of the Year 2017, which recognises the best-selling ranges in the UK from the past 12 months.
Nominations have already been flooding in with retailers, brands and designers telling Professional Jeweller which collections they feel need to be recognised in the second annual Collections of the Year event.
Perfectly placed to mark the close of 2017, the Collections of the Year celebrates the best-selling ranges in the UK, from the past 12 months. The project takes into account the opinions of knowledgeable jewellery retail buyers, brand managers and key tastemakers from the UK jewellery industry, rather than the end consumer, providing a clear guide of inspiring designs and which collections have been selling strongly in stores.
Deciding the finalists and overal winner across 10 categories is a two part process which allows the entire trade to get involved. The first part of the process is to invite all industry professionals to have their say on which collections should be crowned winners and finalists across the following 10 categories:
Accessible Fine Jewellery
This process is open to all members of the industry, with retailers encouraged to highlight their bestselling collections of 2016 by nominating a range for each of the 10 categories. Similarly, brands and designer-makers will be able to nominate their own collections and those launched by their peers.
To have your say please download this form to nominate: Collections of the Year form
Once filled in, the completed form can be emailed to Professional Jeweller’s editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, trade professionals can send nominations over email without filling out the form, as long as it is clear what category the collection is being nominated for and gives a reason for the vote. We ask that entrants just nominate one collection per category, however it is possible to vote the same brand or designer for multiple categories as long as they have a dedicated collection that suits the conditions of the category.
Collections that launched prior to January 1 2016 will not be considered. Collections chosen as overall winners and finalists will not necessarily be based on overall sales and as such we encourage independent designer-makers to put forward their designs.
The deadline for entries is Friday October 27 2017, giving all interested parties ample time to send their nominations to the team.
After the deadline the Professional Jeweller team will analyse the results, and then posts the finalists online in November. The industry will then be asked to vote for the overall winners in a private survey.
Any questions, please email the Professional Jeweller editorial team who will be happy to assist.