IJL 2016

International Jewellery London has announced the inclusion of new categories and a new format for this year’s Editors’ Choice Awards.

In its ninth year, IJL’s competition will aim to reflect the breadth of innovative and commercial talent across all sectors of the show.

Four awards will be judged pre-show with the winners revealed in June, followed by a further four new categories judged during IJL by an extended panel of industry media editors.


The pre-show Editors’ Choice competition is now open for entries, with IJL exhibitors able to nominate their pieces and collections for any of the four categories. Judging will take place in May by Claire Adler, the high profile, luxury communications consultant and Financial Times contributor, and event director, Sam Willoughby.

Sam Willoughby said: “Always a high point of the event, these very competitive Awards carry considerable kudos with both exhibitors and visitors alike. The new format and categories at the show give every level of exhibitor an even greater chance to shine, both before and during IJL – from new to returning brands, from young to established designers. The benefits of winning are considerable, attracting valuable recognition within the industry, as well as great PR. And what is particularly gratifying is that so many of the winners go on to receive yet more accolades within the sector.”

The Editors’ Choice Award categories now include:

  • Technical Trailblazer
  • Trend Vision
  • Creative Originality
  • Commercial Mastermind
  • Designer to Watch
  • Show Stopper
  • Visual Excellence
  • IJL Exhibitor of the Year