THE CATWALK SHOW: Since launching a couple of years ago at the Birmingham faction of The Jewellery Show, this glitzy feature has become a favourite of visitors. The glam girls in jewels will now make their way to the London show and the catwalk will once again be sponsored by Pandora and will use exhibitors jewellery to showcase trends picked out by forecaster WGSN. JEWELLERY DESIGNED AND MADE IN BRITAIN: As we celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympics the world has gone crazy for all things British, the Brits themselves included. Why not take this peak of patriotism to introduce your shoppers to the joys of jewellery made in the UK from brands such as Brown & Newirth, Leyla Abdollahi, Alexander Davis, Portfolio of Fine Diamonds and Rachel Galley. GALACTIC CUFFLINKS: CW Sellors is famous for its use of British materials such as Whitby Jet but a new design of cufflinks has led the family-run jewellery business to opt for a stone that is not only out of this country, its out of this world. These silver cufflinks frame slices of meteorite that fell to earth in 1947 during a meteor shower, which were sourced from Siberia. Each piece features individual thumbprint-like depressions and ragged, distorted surfaces created by a violent explosion at low altitude that caused the meteor to break up. A DIAMOND SEMINAR: If your Four Cs are a bit rusty or you have a new member of staff yet to learn about the intricacies of diamonds then there is probably nobody better to be in a room with than GIA director Edward Johnston. The diamond expert will be hosting a seminar on the Tuesday of The Jewellery Show London at 1.30pm that will deliver a confidence-boosting guide on how to sell diamonds ethically, knowledgeably and effectively in the Seminar Theatre. PAUL SPURGEON AND HIS ETHICAL BRAND CORNERSTONE: If you missed the chance to see Cornerstone on Weston Beamors stand at The Jewellery Show in February then dont make the same mistake this month when the brand comes to Somerset House. The collaboration between designer Paul Spurgeon and Soweto-born Nqobile Nkosi works with African communities to train them in jewellery making, and the designs are stunning. JUBILEE AND OLYMPIC LIMITED EDITIONS: Jewellery designers and brands have picked up the Diamond Jubilee and Olympics theme and run with it. The Jewellery Show will be packed with limited-edition designs and one-off pieces created to tap into the Great British fever sweeping the nation. Stands that will be feature such designs include Alexander Davis (pictured), Alfred Terry and Clogau Gold. TIPS ON CHINA FROM FEI LUI: Fei Liu has been working to promote British jewellery talent in China over the past few years, the market every luxury goods business is lusting after. At The Jewellery Show London he will give a talk to share some of his insights into the market and give others the benefit of his experience in The Seminar Theatre.
Our tips on what to see if you’re heading to Somerset House next week.