Professional Jeweller is delighted to announce the finalists of the Young Jewellery Designer of the Year (under 30) category of the 2017 Professional Jeweller Awards.
The finalist in this category are young designers/ emerging designers under 30 years old, operating in the UK and producing innovative products.
The finalists in the Professional Jeweller Awards Young Jewellery Designer of the Year (under 30) category are:
Farrah Al-Dujaili, Oddical
Farrah Al-Dujaili has created her own jewellery brand called Oddical. With the mantra ‘Wear Oddical, Be Oddical’ Oddical’, Al-Dujaili creates quirky and unique pieces, with a debut range which takes inspiration from plant and skeletal structures. Catching the eye of the industry, the young designer has won a spot as a 2017 Kickstarter at IJL, and will be introducing her lightweight designs to UK retailers.
Kaylie Drennan, Flawless Jewellery
Kaylie Drennan is the manager and designer at Flawless Jewellery, where she has flourished as the creative mind behind the retailer’s innovative and bespoke pieces. With an amazing eye for spotting best quality stones, Drennan plays with unusual cuts and colours to create pieces not found in the average high street store.
Joanne King, Buckley London
Having worked at fashion jewellery brand Buckley London for little over a year, Joanne King has already shown clear talent as a designer and proved to be a pivotal member of the team. Following a highly successful start with the business, Buckley London has entrusted King with large projects and she has quickly been promoted from assistant designer to designer.
Sophie Lomax, 77 Diamonds
77 Diamonds head of design Sophie Lomax has a wealth of experience with prestigious jewellery brands and now she works closely with the online retailer’s managing director to achieve his ambition of becoming a 21st century Tiffany & Co. Since Lomax joined 77 Diamonds the bespoke side of the business has grown, and her Valentine’s range quickly became one of the most popular collections.
Rhona McCallum, Rhona McCallum Jewellery
As one of 10 emerging UK designers selected for IJL’s Kickstart 2017, Rhona McCallum has been recognised as a rising star. Just last year, the designer had a piece selected for Erin O’Connor’s showcase at the 2016 Goldsmiths’ Fair, where McCallum has been invited to exhibit for the third consecutive year.