French jewellery brand Les Georgettes and British designer brand Amulette scooped awards this weekend at CMJ’s spring trade event.
A selected panel of independent retailers within CMJ, who attended the buying group’s event, were asked to vote and CMJ trophies were handed to Amulette for Best Collection and Les Georgettes for Best Stand.
Amulette, which was showing in the National Association of Jewellers Designer Maker Area, specialises in personalised charm rings in silver and gold vermeil, with retail prices from £20 to £600. Designer and founder Lisa Harris said she was shocked when her name was announced at the trade event Sunday evening dinner by CMJ chairman Stephen Hughes. She remarks: “It was a really amazing moment. What makes it all the more wonderful is that the award was voted for by retailers.”
The Les Georgettes stand was praised for its clear merchandising and video telling the story of the French brand. On winning the award for Best Stand, sales director Mark Faulkner comments: “We are absolutely delighted and look forward to continuing to support the CMJ, which continues to work with the premier retailers in the UK.”
Also shortlisted for the Best Collection award were Chalfen of London, Clogau, Remane and Tivon, while Bronzallure, Dollie Jewellery and Jolyon Marshall were also finalists for the Best Stand award.
The awards for Best Collection and Best Stand are given out at each of CMJ’s two Trade Events, open to all CMJ retail members and approved suppliers.