Professional Jeweller is delighted to announce the finalists in the Independent Fine Jewellery Retailer of the Year (5 stores or less) category of the 2019 Professional Jeweller Awards.
Retailers in this category must be destination jewellery boutique businesses with fewer than five stores, that excel in sales of fine jewellery priced at over £1,000.
This category has been sponsored by leading supplier, Curteis.
The finalists in the Professional Jeweller Awards Independent Fine Jewellery Retailer of the Year category are:
Anja Potze Fine Jewellery
Based in the heart of Worcester, Anja Potze Fine Jewellery has become a destination boutique for shoppers looking for beautifully-made fine jewels. Alongside stocking some of the nation’s leading brands, this independent jeweller has a wide breadth of unique jewellery to its name, with in-house collections adorned with diamonds, pearls, and colourful gemstones, to bespoke pieces designed and brought to life in-house.
Jacobs the Jewellers
Jacobs the Jewellers is a prime example of a business being deeply rooted in the community. The independent jeweller doesn’t just ‘talk the talk’, but truly gives back to Reading, the community it resides in. As proof of this, Jacobs the Jewellers centred its 70th anniversary celebrations on raising an ambitious amount of money for a local charity — a figure the jeweller was able to smash because staff and customers were more than happy to support a business that supports them.
As one of the north west of England’s oldest jewellery retail firms, Leonard Dew Jewellers in Blackpool really has stood the test of time, with the directors taking every challenge as an opportunity to evolve. Most recently, the business has weathered the storm of losing a high-turnover brand by investing and concentrating on the strengths of the company, rather than folding under the pressures. Now the jeweller is looking to expand the business and lift the high street’s profile.
Becoming a household name is not easy to achieve, but Leicester-based Lumbers has managed to do just that in its local area. From its impressive multi-storey building on the high street, this independent jeweller knows how to make an impression on consumers. From hosting memorable events, to inviting them to enjoy a glass of bubbly while they browse, Lumbers makes each and every shopper feel special, with the owner placing an emphasis on experiential retail.
Martin & Co
County jeweller Martin & Co has been quietly securing some of the UK’s leading jewellery brands, without all the headline attention, but its suppliers wanted to place the business in the spotlight. Established over 200 years ago, Martin & Co has forged relationships with some of the best brands, goldsmiths, and silversmiths in the UK to offer clients the highest quality of jewellery, alongside a sparkling service to match.
Wongs Jewellers completed its transition away from branded goods with the launch of its very first in-house fine jewellery collection. The store is very much loved in the local area, with the team scooping ‘Independent Retailer of the Year’ for the third time at the Liverpool BID mystery shop awards. Furthermore, a new website has seen a lift in sales, while a bar service in-store has boosted the customer experience.