Accessible contemporary designs, and high-end pieces with striking stones are the order of the day in the fine jewellery market.
View the winner and finalists below:
WINNER: River Mounts – 2020 Vintage Collection
River Mounts has seen a meteoric rise since it entered the UK market only 15 years ago. Then a two-person operation, it now boasts trade counters in both the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter and London’s Hatton Garden. It also trades across Europe via its Antwerp offices. The company believes it has one of the largest catalogues of diamond-set ring mounts, fully-set eternity rings, earrings and pendants stocked anywhere in the UK.
Inspired by the rich ornamental details of Art Nouveau, the company’s spring and summer 2020 collection is set with sparkling diamonds surrounded by delicate milgrain in a beautiful floral motif. It also includes an open fretwork design dotted with sparkling diamonds, which really helped the collection stand out from the crowd among voters this year.
Domino Jewellery – Anthology
The Anthology collection gives the retailer and customer complete choice in style and price point. With inspiration from nature, astrology and vintage eras, it includes statement necklaces, pendants and earrings, as well as bangles and rings. Many pieces are available in a choice of 18ct gold colours and different diamond and gemstone combinations.
Gecko Jewellery – Elements Gold – The Luxury of Time
The Elements Gold collection is a mix of modern and classic, made with luxury in mind. The pieces have a range of colourful and clear diamonds and gemstones, with 9ct gold and rhodium plating. Gecko hopes fans will treasure the collection for a lifetime, calling it a sustainable option for generations to come.
Hockley Mint – The Bespoke Collection
Created earlier this year and designed exclusively for independent retailers, the Bespoke Collection is a range of fully finished pieces that gives the opportunity to stock statement pieces. This means sapphires, rubies, emeralds and diamonds set in platinum or 18ct gold, as well as elaborate mounts..