Professional Jeweller is delighted to announce the finalists in the Fine Jewellery Brand of the Year category of the 2018 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:
Charles Green has long supplied jewellers with exceptional bridal designs created and crafted at its facilities in Birmingham. While its premium collection of bridal rings have pulled in sales for the manufacturer, it’s the bespoke arm of the business that has been truly boosting business. Now, Charles Green has unlocked new potential with a range of luxury lockets, which was snapped up by 14 jewellers in the UK before even officially launching.
Italian luxury jewellery brand Chimento continues to win sales in the UK, especially as retailers look to fill their windows with gold-based brands. Most significantly, in the last 12 months Chimento signed a deal with Fraser Hart, and has sold really well in the national jeweller’s transformed Brent Cross store. This year has also seen the brand ramp up it marketing strategy, and introduce striking new designs.
Fope secured the title of Fine Jewellery Brand of the Year during the inaugural Professional Jeweller awards, and now it is looking to retain its title for a second year . From delicate collections, which consumers love to collect, to signature pieces, such as the Flex It’ range now celebrating ten years, the Italian jewellery brands offers something for everyone, with retailers commending its appeal to a mixture of ages.
Gemex has almost become a buzzword in the industry, with jewellers stocking its pieces constantly singing its praises. Why? Because Gemex not only offers retailers high-quality bridal jewellery, but it completes its service with a state-of-the-art online app, which allows shop floor staff to create designs not available on the shelf (playing with quality of stones and metal colours) and present customers with bespoke pieces, live pricing and instant digital images of what they are creating.
When visiting jewellers stocking fine and high jewellery brands, Messika is constantly mentioned as a highlight, with the Parisian brand winning sales for independents up and down the country. Now in its 11th year, Messika continues to provide jewellers with an elegant diamond jewellery brand, which combines high-quality, innovation, and modern design. UK consumers particularly love the brand’s iconic Move collection, which features moving loose stones in each piece.
From luxury designs to affordable pieces, Yoko London champions pearl jewellery in the UK. At International Jewellery London the brand introduced Halo, an accessible collection, which won highly commended in Professional Jeweller’s Pearl Jewellery Collection of the Year, following nominations from retailers. Today, the British brand is stocked in national and independent jewellers, with customers lapping up its high quality and modern touches.