Professional Jeweller is delighted to announce the finalists in the Fine Jewellery Brand of the Year category of the 2019 Professional Jeweller Awards.
The finalists are fine jewellery brands (producing items crafted from gold and platinum, and adorned with gemstones and diamonds) operating in the UK that have demonstrated they have the best products, sales, support, service, and marketing this year.
The finalists in the Professional Jeweller Awards Fine Jewellery Brand of the Year category are:
Bloch & Co
Belgian jewellery manufacturer Bloch & Co has become known for its classic collections with exceptional diamonds and precious gemstones. By placing quality first, jewellers know they are getting the very best when they partner with Bloch & Co, and the confidence they have in their products can be extended to the customer support too. 2019 got off to a positive start for Bloch & Co’s UK ambitions, with its unique products catching the eye of new stockists.
Domino Jewellery is one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of fine jewellery, creating traditional and contemporary pieces, which push boundaries and respond to retailer demand. Domino has always taken a partnership approach to working with its retailers as the Birmingham-based fine jewellery manufacturer prides itself on providing customers with the tools that they need, so that they can focus on running their businesses effectively.
Italian fine jewellery brand Fope is commemorating its 90th anniversary this year, and the business certainly has a lot to celebrate. Since its launch, Fope has transformed from a goldsmiths workshop with 20 employees, to a highly-respected global fine jewellery brand. Growth in the UK over the last ten years has been nothing short of extraordinary, and today Fope is stocked in 110 doors, with sales in the area representing 20% of the firm’s overall turnover.
Georg Jensen has been experiencing exceptional year-on-year sales growth across its network over the last 12 months, with many independent jewellers reporting a 20-30% lift in turnover. The brand continues to encourage consumer engagement by keeping its visual merchandising fresh throughout the year, and an expansion of its sales team has seen retailers receive a more dedicated service in the UK, and add new stockists to its portfolio.
Ntinga ended last year making a toast its best full-year in business since 2015, and the start of 2019 has given them just as much reason to celebrate. The company attributes its success to great responses to new collections, with retailers remarking that Ntinga offers unique products that provide them with a competitive edge. Furthermore, Ntinga supports partners with innovative marketing materials.
Italian jewellery brand Picchiotti is leading the way with innovative products, and on-trend designs, which cater to the discerning British consumer. In the UK market the brand’s Xpandable collection continues to win sales, with Picchiotti supporting demand by regularly introducing new additions to this popular line. In a time where consumers want products that will last a lifetime, they are turning to Picchiotti’s heritage and craftsmanship to deliver just that.