A very popular new silver line made this jewellery designer a NexGem.
Who has made it into the Professional Jeweller Hot 100 2012 in association with The Company of Master Jewellers and supported by gold partners Ti Sento, IJL and Tresor Paris won’t be unveiled until Tuesday night, so until then we are looking back to the leading lights of the jewellery industry who made it into the Hot 100 2011. Today is the turn of Swarovski NexGem Cindy Dennis Mangan.
Cindy Dennis Mangan has built herself an enviable reputation in the platinum sector of the trade with her brand Dennis & Lavery, which has been making jewellery in the precious metal for the past five years, but this year the Australian-born jeweller has made a leap into a completely new product sector, designing silver collections under her own name.
Although Cindy has only released one silver collection – the Princess and the Python – which was first seen at Treasure during London Jewellery Week in June, it has been so well received that she has been approached by CarbonNeutral pearl brand Jersey Pearl to create a pearl-studded spin-off version of the range exclusively for the brand.
The Princess and the Python collection has been crafted in silver and 18ct gold vermeil, creating what Cindy likes to call “fashion-fine” products.
While she has been focusing much of her energy on her silver collections, Cindy has not slowed down her work in platinum. After creating a one-off piece in platinum for London retailer PureJewels for its Platinum Heritage collection last year, she is now working with the retailer on a diffusion line.
And in her spare time, when she’s not working on either of her brands, designing for other brands or spending quality time with her small son Whittaker and her husband, Cindy devotes her time to running jewellery collective JeDeCo.
This interview was taken from the Professional Jeweller Hot 100 2011. This year’s list and photographs will be unveiled at an exclusive invite-only party at The Freemason’s Hall in London on September 4. To find out how you can get tickets email firstname.lastname@example.org.