Show’s second year promises to be bigger and better than 2012 debut.
The Jewellery Show London opens at Somerset House tomorrow, promising a show that will be bigger and better than its debut event in 2012.
More than 140 jewellery and watch brands are set to appear at the show with brand new collections, while a number of seminars and trend-led catwalk shows will take place over the two days.
The catwalk shows will take place four times a day at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 4pm featuring jewellery from brands including Amrapali Jewels, Lalique, Fei Liu, Tomasz Donocik, Fope and Hulchi Belluni.
The daily seminars will be feature viewpoints from more than 40 industry members, covering topics such as business development, sales and marketing, jewellery trends, designs and innovative technologies.
Highlights will include an overview of the jewellery industry led by Michael Allchin of the Birmingham Assay Office who will ask "Where is the market headed?", taking a closer look at the latest trade figures and the new opportunities for retailers over the coming year.
Juliet Hutton-Squire of jewellery of jewellery trend analysis and market intelligence agency Adorn Insight will host a seminar focused on the relevance of trends to a commercial business and their impact on decision making with a view to growth. The seminar will include interviews with a panel of industry movers and shakers about the relevance of trends to a commercial business.
This year’s Jewellery Show London will also feature a new loose gems and diamond area with diamonds exhibitors including Windiam, Nasielski Diamonds, Arcadia Diamonds, HRA Group, Henig Diamonds, Blooming Star and Divine Gems.
The loose gems area has expanded to feature stones from companies including RM Shah, Antwerp Coloured Gems, Marcia Lanyon and Prabhu. In addition loose gems exhibitor Di Perle will have its own showroom at the event.
A number of brands will also unveil brand new collections or will be exhibiting for the first time. LA-based jewellery brand Mantis 7 will be exhibiting at the show this season with edgy designs featuring multi-coloured diamonds, sapphires, rose gold and baroque pearls.
Italian brand Soha Sardinia will also launch at the show with handmade filigree jewellery with a contemporary twist, while Belgian Jewellery brand Gianfranco Bigli will unveil its latest collection of colourful, modern Jewellery at the show.
Emerging British jewellery designer Dominique Lucas, who started her jewellery brand in 2010, will make her show debut.
Fine jeweller Fei Liu will bring a collection of bespoke high jewellery pieces to the show alongside Clogau Gold which will exhibit its new 2013 Fairytale campaign.
French luxury brand Lalique will use the Jewellery Show London as a platform to unveil its latest collection in the UK for the first time, as will Italian jewellery brand Fope, which will showcase its brand new high-end jewellery line Mia Luce to a wider UK audience for the first time.