J&WB confirms over 30 new brands for the Design Quarter

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Industry trade show Jewellery & Watch Birmingham has announced over 30 new names are confirmed for the Design Quarter at the upcoming event.

With the launch of British Born & Made, an all-new curated area dedicated to showcasing the best of British jewellery design, the Design Quarter is set to showcase a strong desire for both ‘home grown’ and new collections at the show.

Among the confirmed line-up is Harsh & Sweet, who will be bringing its Stars and The Waves collection to the show. The Stars offers semi-precious stones suspended in coils of sterling silver, while The Waves adopts the ever-changing shapes of water and turn them into contemporary jewellery. The ear cuffs of this collection are little dewdrops which envelope the earlobe.

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Claire Troughton returns to Jewellery & Watch after a number of years’ absence with a rebrand to celebrate her 20th anniversary in the industry. Specialising in bespoke wedding and engagement ring designs, Troughton will be launching her ‘Forest Ferns’ jewellery collection in sterling silver with rose gold plating. She will also showcase her iconic ‘Bouquet’ ring collection, inspired by the gentle movement of water, complimented with 18ct gold and diamonds.

Adding to the offering will be Kattri, presenting its new fine jewellery range – Asymmetry. This collection features white and lavender freshwater and black tahitian pearls set in 18ct yellow and rose gold, finished with diamonds. Inspiration taken from the Art Deco movement, a touch of elegant style has been paired with modernism and architectural form to bring this beautiful new collection together.

Launching at Jewellery & Watch this year is British brand Cornerstone Creations, a collection of classic wear-ability and contemporary flair. It is a jewellery range which varies from very commercial to striking sculptural forms. Designer Paul Spurgeon runs The Cornerstone Creations Project in South Africa, based on empowerment through the dignity of work and a sense of belonging. Cornerstone’s heart is rooted in touching people’s lives through a spirit of collaboration and encouragement to better themselves and ultimately their community.

Offering buyers to Jewellery & Watch new and inspiring collections from the best of British and international designers, The Design Quarter will welcome a wealth of new names for 2016.

Others confirmed include: Slate & Silver, Zalisander, Muscari Jewellery, Tom Bramwell Designs, ContaryMary Designs, Aurum by Gudbjorg, Badger & Baird, Barbara Yarde Jewellery, Byos by Melissa Curry, Christelle Dimar Ltd, Clare Hawley Jewellery, GFG Jewellery, Glenna Jewellery, Isabel Moore, The Jewelry Store, Jules Jules, Julia Davenport Jewellery, Kat B London, Lime Tree Design, Lisa Marsella Jewellery, Marmoo by Amanda Cope, McMaster and Tingley, Rhiannon Lewis Jewellery, Rossella Ugolini, Simon Kemp Jewellers, Stelios Karantonas, and Yulan Jewellery Ltd.

Kirsty Broere, event manager for Jewellery & Watch at i2i Events Group, comments: “We are extremely excited to be introducing such a wide range of new brands for the Design Quarter, and the show overall. The collections will sit beautifully alongside our new British Born and Made section, welcoming exclusive and inspirational jewellery and watch collections.”

Jewellery & Watch will take place from February 7-11 2016 at the NEC, Birmingham, co-located with Spring Fair.

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