The island of Jersey can look forward to very first jewellery festival later this month, the Brilliance Jersey Jewellery and Watch Festival.
The idea for the festival was conceived by Julia Williams, director at Jersey Pearl, and Melanie Mayer-Davies, director at Rivoli.
More than 15 local jewellers and support partners have created a series of events to exhibit Jersey’s jewellery and watch industry.
Each jeweller will host exclusive events including demonstrations, showcases, product launches and meet-the-maker sessions in their stores.
Event highlights include a Swarovski styling session at Story by Rivoli, a ‘toolbox tour’ with local designer-maker Lisa Le Brocq and more.
Williams commented: “We realised how lucky as an island we are to have so many jewellery and watch professionals and wanted to highlight this to locals and visitors alike.
“We wanted to present our industry as a whole array of businesses, some local multi-generational, family owned and possessors of skills honed after many decades in business, some are fresh and new and adding diversity to our profession.”
Mayer-Davies added: “Jersey has seen generations of locals and visitors celebrate their most memorable moments, holidays, celebrations with our beautiful jewellery and watches, it’s about highlighting to customers past, current and future we are here, better than ever and open for business after such a turbulent year.”
The full list of participating jewellers includes: Aurum; Catherine Best; Diamondology; Harbour Gallery Exhibiting Genuine Jersey designer makers, Victoria Liddell, Shaped by the Ocean, Victoria’s sea glass, Emily Claire, Christine Witham and Vanessa Linden; Hettich; Infiniti; Jersey Gems; Jersey Pearl; Lisa Le Brocq; Pearl Poetry; Rivoli; Story by Rivoli; and Voisins.