Alice Barnes Returns
Having received the coveted ‘KickStart Industry’s Choice Award’ at last year’s International Jewellery London, Alice Barnes is set to return to the show this September with new additions to her Pleated collection. Following on from the success of the rings she launched at last year’s show, Barnes has is added new gem set designs in bold colour ways. The new pieces continue the theme of paper inspired pleats and folds, with a dash of art deco styling and a contemporary edge to suit vintage lovers and geometric devotees alike.
Lots of new for Anchor & Crew
Anchor & Crew will be showcasing over 300 new pieces at this year’s International Jewellery London, with the brand also exhibiting the entire relaunch of its women’s collection, alongside further additions to core ranges. The new women’s collection features fun and colourful designs, including silver bangles, tropical-inspired leather colour-ways and various happy-go-life designs. Elsewhere, the popular customisable Custom line will introduce natural stones,
Ania Haie adds tropics and twists
Inspired by the latest catwalk trends, Ania Haie creates everyday jewels for fashion conscious consumers. Launched in the UK earlier this year, the brand has had an unbelievable response from UK retailers, and has made it as a finalist in the Emerging Jewellery Brand Category of the PJ Awards. At IJL, the brand will showcase its original nine collections, alongside two new ranges: Tropic Thunder and Twist. Tropic Thunder nods to bohemian aesthetics, while Twister features pieces set to become everyday favourites.
Astra makes adjustments
The last 12 months have been tremendously successful for Astra in the UK and Irish markets and now the New Zealand-based brand have made some adjustments to further enhance its commercial appeal. For AW18, Astra will be dividing its offering into six central themes of Love, Family, Anniversary, Birthday, Faith/Luck and Hobby. This will bring a fresh clarity for both retail partners and the end consumer alike. The brand will be re-merchandising all existing accounts to display the collection in this new scheme adding more presence to the in store display and simplifying Astra’s central gifting philosophy for the festive season. The AW18 range will also feature new designs across the gifting categories as well as new size and colour options for the bestselling pendants. Astra will also be debuting a new wedding collection that will bring a distinctive approach and splash of colour to the bridal gifting market.
The wilder side of Aurum by Guðbjörg
Icelandic jeweller Aurum by Guðbjörg will be launching a new collection called Sindur at its stand in Olympia this month. The Sindur range aims to connect the wild and the sophisticated in a series of jewellery designs. As such, the new collection has an organic feel and feature finely crafted earrings, bracelets and necklaces in both gold plated sterling silver and sterling silver. Gemstones used in the range include pearls, spinel, and topaz, alongside Swarovski crystals.
Ryan Edkins will officially release his book ‘The Digital Jeweller’ at IJL. Designed as a practical book for industry professionals, The Digital Jeweller provides a four step method for building a thriving jewellery retail business both online and in store. With easy-to-follow advice, it promises to help industry professionals navigate the ongoing digital disruption that is hitting the market. Keep an eye out at the show for a special offer.
Bloch Fine Jewellery sparkles in platinum
Belgian jewellery manufacturer Bloch will be back at International Jewellery London this year with an extraordinary line crafted in platinum. The company has become known for its classic collection with exceptional diamonds and precious gemstones. Bloch’s timeless yet stylish pieces will be available to view at the stand.
Cadfolio offers new solutions
Cadfolio is set to launch its ground breaking ecommerce solution at this year’s edition, which promises to change the way retailers sell jewellery online. With jewellery retailers struggling to find the time to continually update product prices and add new collections to their website, Cadfolio has come up with a fix to allow jewellers to add hundreds, even thousands of products with just a few clicks, and the prices are updated for them automatically.
Cara Tonkin Circles
Initially inspired by a scene from the 1927 silent film Metropolis, the new Catena collection by jewellery designer Cara Tonkin explores the geometric style of the Bauhaus art movement which informed the films staging design. In an eye-catching range, concentric circles are linked together to form handcrafted flowing chains with a structural yet delicate aesthetic.
Charles Green demonstrates craftsmanship
Following considerable investment in R&D, Charles Green will be exclusively launching a range of luxury channel set diamond bands that have been produced using a state of the art CNC machine. The collection also comprises a small number of pieces that feature mixed channel set and micro set diamonds. Charles Green’s collection of lockets will be on display for new and existing stockists to view, alongside new additions to existing ranges and a preview of 2019 designs.
Charlotte Lowe’s says I do to bridal
Known well for her sentimental collections of silver jewellery, this year well-respected designer Charlotte Lowe is introducing gold and platinum additions to her collections with a unique new range of wedding and engagement rings. At a glance, the bridal features stylish and contemporary textured bands, but looking a little closer reveals intricate little images within the metal. Discover the range at IJL, where it will officially launch.
Charlotte’s Webb adds Colour
Fashion jewellery brand Charlotte’s Webb will showcase two collections, alongside new spinning rings at IJL. The magical Holi collection is inspired by the Indian festival of colour, and as such, features vibrant pieces adorned with good-vibe gemstones which can be stacked and styled by consumers. Alternatively, the Holo Radiance range centres around pave set turquoise, which is known for its healing and soothing qualities.
Clogau enchants with Welsh gold
For AW18 Clogau has turned to nature for inspiration. As autumn begins and the chill of winter draws near, Clogau’s mesmerising new pieces invite consumers to experience the fragile beauty of the Welsh flora and fauna. Elsewhere, a new collection, Stargazer – The Lyra nods to the night’s sky, while Meander nods to the river it’s named after. New pieces have also been added to bestselling collections.
C W Sellors revives
C W Sellors will introduce the Chatsworth Renewed collection, which builds on the success of the company’s recent Chatsworth House Style range. Over the last decade Chatsworth has been fully restored and made ready for the next century. From rebuilding the Belvedere turrets to replacing vast tracts of lead on the roof; carving the tiniest details in stone using dentistry tools to replacing huge blocks in the walls; careful restoration of priceless artworks to the renovation of famous water features in the garden. The brand’s Chatsworth Renewed range takes inspiration from the building’s architecture and materials used throughout the house. For example keys that once opened doors and turrets that line the front of the house have been made into pendants.
Diamonfire debuts on Gecko stand
2018 marks the first International Jewellery London where Gecko will present CZ adorned sterling silver brand Diamonfire. Gecko sees huge opportunities for the brand in the occasion and jeweller markets. Diamonfires’ USP is that every CZ stone has been cut with 57 facets, the same number as a brilliant cut diamond, and all pieces are crafted in triple plated sterling silver, guaranteeing a lifelong tarnish free protection. At the show visitors will be able to view the full 220 piece range, including the popular solitaire offering.
Domino refreshes and revitalises
Domino Jewellery will launch a refreshed, extended Anthology collection at IJL 2018, including four new stories and covering a breadth of contemporary and traditional design styles. Offering an innovative approach to selling fine jewellery and in response to current consumer appetite and jewellery trends, the range now comprises a total of 12 ‘curated collections’, each inspired by its own story- varying from floral motifs to art deco inspired designs. In addition, the Birmingham-based company will showcase a revitalised Rosabella range, covering a wide range of key carat weights and price points, incorporating both classic and design-led pieces.
Elements sparkles in colour
The new Elements silver collection of 100 brand new designs for AW18 will be presented for the first time at IJL. This new launch sees Gecko build on the brand’s current collection strengths, including a striking new assortment of Swarovski adorned that offer both statement and delicate designs. Elements promises to add a breadth of colour to the show.
An Ellie Air Exclusive
Giugno, the new collection from Ellie Air Jewellery, launches exclusively at IJL 2018. Exploring the balance between happy and sad, the new range takes inspiration from the designer’s adventures across America, and the palm trees that lined her route to new destinations, and the emotions felt when she lost her Grandma, June. Named after vthe Italian word for ‘June’, each piece is crafted by hand in 9ct or 18ct gold to create a contemporary heirloom, adorned with diamonds and emeralds, featuring the signature Ellie Air diamond shape.
Stylish Euro Pearls
Euro Pearls, Europe’s largest pearl company, will offer retailers a new collection of stylish jewellery as it launches its Trend collection at the IJL. The new range comprises a total of 78 highly commercial pieces, with some entry-level price points to appeal to a range of jewellers. The collection includes simple, elegant drop earrings, studs and necklaces, which see the highest-quality freshwater pearls partnered with diamonds in 18ct gold.
Fei Liu Fine Jewellery offers exclusivity
British brand Fei Liu Fine Jewellery has taken the natural beauty of the cat’s eye gemstone to offer a capsule range, which will be exclusive to its retailer partners. The Magnolia collection is a modern take on the namesake oriental flower. Floral motifs are largely epitomised across the eponymous designer Fei Liu’s jewellery. For this collection Liu sought inspiration from his art background and his love of oriental flowers. The new silver range debuts with several pieces at modest prices to help introduce new customers to the brand’s luxury jewellery.
Fred Bennett will launch a new selection of jewellery and accessories at the show, presenting a striking new range of sterling silver designs including tactile chains, plait details and oxidised cuff styles. In addition Gecko has focussed this season on building its leather bracelet offer, which is supported by a new bracelet tray that retailers can add to their existing point of sale displays.
This season Gemex will be presenting diamond set halos, shoulders and trilogy ring platinum engagement rings, which have been really popular this year. Extended and exclusive ranges will be unveiled at IJL for the first time, adorned with either GIA or IGI certified centre stones starting from 0.25 carats to 1.00 and beyond.
Tropical designs shine for Henryka
At IJL retailers will have the chance to view Henryka’s Exotic Palm collection, which comes complete with an array of new marketing materials to support retailers. New for 2018, Exotic Palm captures the shape of tropical leaves and palms in sterling silver, and marks a new design direction for Henryka. At the heart of the collection is the eye-catching Areca Palm Leaf earrings, available in both small and large sizes. These are complemented by daintier pieces.
Hockley Mint’s bridal boost
Hockley Mint will showcase an extensive collection of new diamond jewellery pieces at this year’s show. The main focus will appeal to retailers looking for high-quality, British-made bridal jewellery, with a new range that includes 36 single-stone engagement ring designs, as well as a large selection of multi-stone diamond rings, pendants and earrings. For the first time, the show will also see Hockley Mint offer pieces from its Mari Me bridal collection available to order as mounts. The manufacturer will also be launching its exclusive ‘Magnificent Seven’ diamond-set wedding band package.
Industry first by Cooksongold
Cooksongold will be exhibiting its PRECIOUS M 080 system – the first Direct Precious Metal 3D Printing system designed exclusively for the jewellery, watch and precious metals industries, which is jointly optimised by Cooksongold and EOS GmbH (Electro Optical Systems). The system expands upon the technology created by EOS to provide jewellery makers with the power and freedom to create complex jewellery in a matter of hours. The technology frees designers from the constraints of conventional manufacturing processes and enables the creation of complex and beautiful parts that are ready to finish in a matter of hours.
IIDGR, part of the De Beers Group of Companies, will return to IJL for 2018. On show this year will be the recently launched IIDGR Diamond Foundation Course. Specifically aimed at providing young and new jewellery industry entrants online access to understanding the world of diamonds, IIDGR’s Diamond Foundation Course explains the route from mine to finger, incorporating an introductory look at how rough diamonds are sorted, priced, cut, polished and brought to market in stunning pieces of jewellery. The Diamond Foundation Course will be available to all IJL visitors at a discounted rate for the duration of the show only. Visitors are also invited to bring their own items of jewellery to see IIDGR’s new synthetic diamond detection equipment in operation. The “SynthDetect” can easily analyse both loose diamonds and finished jewellery to detect synthetic, treated or diamond simulants.
Jos Von Arx celebrates
Jos Von Arx is marking its 10th year in the UK and Ireland this AW18, and as a thank you to new and existing customers the company will be offering a six month instalment programme, only available for orders placed at this season’s trade shows. At IJL, Jos Von Arx will also introduce new exciting gifts and accessories for men, including more engravable and stylish cufflinks and pens, alongside wallets with RFID blocking lining to protect consumer’s data. Furthermore, the brand has added new styles to its men’s jewellery offering.