2012 events and Treasure will take place at home of Fashion Week.
London Jewellery Week (LJW) will celebrate its fifth year with a move to a new location, Somerset House, home to London Fashion Week, the Tiffany-sponsored winter ice rink and numerous exhibitions.
The changes for 2012 will offer an exciting new direction for the week, where both consumers and the trade can enjoy exclusive launches, designer showcases, jewellery fashion shows, emerging designer platforms, open workshops and talks by some of the biggest names in the British jewellery industry.
Next year’s LJW will take place a week later than previous years to incorporate the 2012 social and jewellery calendars, running from Monday June 11 to Sunday June 17.
The location move to Somerset House has been described as perfect for London Jewellery Week. Somerset House will be host to various events during the week including the Treasure selling show, one of LJW’s cornerstone events.
Della Tinsley, director of London Jewellery Week said of the news: “We are proud to be invited to host the centrepiece of London Jewellery Week at Somerset House. Treasure has always been in inspirational venues since the first show in 2008 at the Tower of London, so this is the right move for London Jewellery Week and Treasure.
“The new venue will enable us to expand Essence the ethical jewellery pavilion further and create other specialist pavilions, alongside the exciting introduction of the trade days,” Tinsley added.
The Jewellery Show has been officially chosen as the 2012 trade partner of London Jewellery Week and will host a two-day trade event taking place on June 12 and 13, also held at Somerset House.
The show will be followed directly by the consumer show Treasure, with several designers and brands set to exhibit at both events.
“Our challenge is to continue to build on what we have achieved to date,” explained Tinsley. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that was involved in 2011 and to invite you to support and work with us to create an outstanding London Jewellery Week 2012, a year where the focus of the world will be on London.”