Professional Jeweller is delighted to announce the finalists for the Designer-Maker Jewellery Boutique of the Year category of the 2017 Professional Jeweller Awards.
Finalists in this category are designer-makers showcasing their pieces within their own boutique.
The finalists in the Professional Jeweller Awards Designer-Maker Jewellery Boutique of the Year category are:
Jewellery designer Daniella Draper has been expanding her store presence rapidly in recent years, with a fourth boutique opening in Bowness-on-Windermere in March. All Daniella Draper boutiques feature a contemporary interior, unique to the designer, and showcases a selection of fashion and fine jewellery pieces, many of which can be personalised. When visiting the Lincoln store it is clear to see that every member of staff is passionate about the product and has all the knowledge needed to satisfy everyone who visits.
Erin Cox Jewellery
In the city of Exeter, Erin Cox showcases her distinctive and beautifully crafted jewellery designs inside a modern showroom, complete with an on-site workshop. Known throughout the city for her unique and contemporary style and ability to produce striking engagement rings, many customers visit the boutique for bespoke consultations, and those looking for something different in Exeter to self-purchase know to head straight to the designer’s shop.
Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery
Named HSBC Retail Businesswomen of the Year at the Forward Ladies Women in Business Award 2016, it is no wonder Harriet Kelsall’s boutique has been praised within the industry for its professionalism and individualism when such a trailblazer from the trade is behind it. Championing ethical practices, the environment, and education, Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery has won over 20 UK and international awards for design, business, ethics and innovation.
In a prime location in front of the Abbey in Bath, Jody Cory presents domestic and international visitors with a range of jewellery created by herself and contemporary designers. Born out of a desire to educate consumers in jewellery, the store prides itself on putting the customer experience above sales. With a workshop on site, Jody Cory also offers a popular bespoke service.
Luxury jewellery designer Kat Florence opened the doors to a modern Mayfair boutique, which is like no other store in the area. Specialising in work with rare gemstones, in a rainbow of vibrant colours, the London store showcases the unique and vivid Kat Florence style in a fresh and original space. The store has the feel of an atelier, where customers are invited to learn about the process that transforms rough gems into designs.
Jewellery designer Nicholas Wylde has come a long way since opening the doors to his first store 30 years ago at 24-years-old. Now he has two – one in Bath and Bristol – and has mastered the art of coming up with creative innovations to increase footfall and promote the brand in the cities it resides. The boutique has a distinct style, which is expressed even in the store’s wallpaper which was designed by the founder, and the business has a secret weapon — the Wylde Flower Diamond, a cut, unique to the jeweller.