Professional Jeweller’s annual celebration already booming.

Nominations for this year’s Professional Jeweller Hot 100 are growing by the day as brands, designers and retailers send through their nominations for this year’s round up of the best individuals and companies in the UK jewellery industry.

Professional Jeweller has been inundated with nominations over the past seven days, and is encouraging the industry to keep their nominations coming, with the calibre of nominee already outstanding.


The high quality of nominees this year will mean that the Hot 100 will be a tough decision for Professional Jeweller’s editor-in-chief Rachael Taylor and deputy editor Kathryn Bishop, who oversee the selection of list.

We are encouraging members of the jewellery industry to put forward the names of the companies and individuals they think have been the most innovative, forward-thinking and business savvy of the past year.

The nominations process can be used to put forward yourself or someone else from your own company, or to nominate a person or people in the trade that you admire or have feel have achieved that something extra special in the past year.

Nominations can be made by email directly to the editorial team at Professional Jeweller, who will be determining this year’s list. The Professional Jeweller Hot 100 2012 in association with the Company of Master Jewellers and supported by gold partner Ti Sento will be revealed at an exclusive invite-only party in London in September.

The Hot 100 celebrations will also include the revelation of the Hot 100 book, a celebratory publication filled with intimate interviews and original photography shot by leading fashion photographers who have worked on titles such as Harpers Bazaar, L’Officiel, Esquire and Time Out.

To nominate yourself or another for the Professional Jeweller Hot 100 2012 please email a Word document to with the subject line HOT 100 NOMINATION that contains the following:

• Name/s of those individual/s being nominated
• Job title/s and company name
• A bullet point list of reasons why they should be considered for this year’s Hot 100. For example: business growth, store expansion, product development, effective new strategies, personal contribution to the jewellery industry, etc, from the past year.

Akin to the previous nomination processes, the nominations are not vote-based so you will only need to enter your nomination document once, and all nominations will be considered by the Professional Jeweller editorial team which retains the right to the final decision.

The Professional Jeweller Hot 100 is now in its third year and is a list of the 100 most influential, forward-thinking and innovative individuals and retail businesses in the UK jewellery industry. The Hot 100 2012 will be kept secret until the unveiling in September.

To view last year’s Hot 100, head to our mini-site, here.