Professional Jeweller finds out what some of the jewellery companies will be showcasing throughout the five-day event…
Guardian Brands, the exclusive distributor of Angel Whisperer from Englesrufer in the UK and Irish market, will reintroduce the brand to the market at Jewellery & Watch 2020. Previously known as Englesrufer, the refreshed Angel Whisperer brand has a new, contemporary look-and-feel, refreshed point of sale materials and a renewed focus on the sentimental meanings behind each range, such as Tear of Heaven, Guardian Angel and Dreamcatcher. New products launched at the show nod to current trends, whilst also signalling that the brand has something unique to offer. The latest products include trio heart designs and rainbow colourways.
After years designing for everyone from Accessorize to Zara, Naomi Stacey decided it was time to try something a little different and more personal, so in September, Bamboo Vera was born. The debut line presents menagerie – “A curious collection of exotic creatures, cherished charms and unusual things…” The collection also includes handpainted enamel options to sit alongside the intricately carved animal figurines and good fortune charms. With a cleverly considered mix of brass, sterling silver and zinc, as well pure silver options, designs are stylish and prices are accessible. Each and every piece of Bamboo Vera jewellery comes presented in a keepsake box along with a velveteen pouch, both included in the wholesale price.
Retailers can set their marketing apart with a range of bespoke products now on offer from Connoisseurs UK. The market-leading service provider has added a range of bespoke cloth designs to its offering and visitors to Jewellery and Watch 2020 are invited to discuss the unique opportunities available. Using the same high-quality formula and two-ply cleaning system as its Jewellery Beauty Buffs range, the Connoisseurs cloths can now be created with a custom logo and pantone colour match. Partners also have the option of creating unique packaging to complement the cloths.
Long-standing exhibitor HS Walsh will be exhibiting some new items at Jewellery & Watch 2020 as well as some of its ever-popular traditional products. Focusing on precision technology and high quality equipment, the firm’s new, larger size stand will incorporate and demonstrate. the latest portable lab grown diamond detector from Gemometrics, CAD Design software from 3Design, Orion laser and pulse arc welders from sunstone engineering and specialist jewellery cleaning machinery from Eitan Industries. Along with these working items HS Walsh will have a range of other high quality equipment and advisors on hand for visitors to see, alongside GRS pnuematic stone setting and engraving equipment ready for people to try.
Following a successful debut into the UK market last year, one of the world’s safest and gentlest ear-piercing systems, Inverness, will be showcasing at Jewellery & Watch. UK jewellers can now pierce ears with ease thanks to Inverness signing a UK distribution deal with Goodman Bros (Connoisseurs UK). Over the past 40 years, more than 200 million people around the world have been pierced with the Inverness ear piercing system, and now jewellery retailers can capitalise on the growing trend for multiple ear piercings and offer an easy-to-use service which will encourage consumer loyalty and add a new dimension to stores. Visitors can watch Inverness in action at the show, with demonstrations that prove it can pierce ears in three easy steps.
Inventors of the secure earring back and earring hygiene seal, Lox, has new additions to showcase at Jewellery & Watch New lines have been added to the hygiene seal, which provides integrity seals for jewellery and watches (same principal as clothing) so jewellers know if the watch or jewellery has been worn, adding security for retailer and consumer. Consumers can now buy with confidence and sellers can determine if the jewellery, watches or earrings have been worn. A better buying experience for the consumer, which is hassle free and transparent, has seen leading jeweller report a lift in sales, especially with earrings due to hygiene law, and a reduction in the amount of returns. On the earring back side, rose gold tone options have been added due to popular demand.
British fashion jewellery supplier Midhaven will continue to expand in the growing men’s jewellery market at Jewellery & Watch 2020 . The long-term exhibitor will unveil its Tribal Silver Mascots collection, centred on a mix-and-match bracelet system that can be personalised by or for the wearer. The collection includes a range of bracelets in leather, lava beads and rubber, with interchangeable silver ‘mascot’ clasps that are associated with positive meanings, emotions or gifting occasions. More than 70 choices will be showcased to visiting buyers, including iconic motifs from nature, wellbeing, animals and nautical themes.
REEVES & REEVES
Dorset-based Reeves & Reeves creates an array of exclusive jewellery collections that are contemporary in style with a unique fashion edge, at very competitive prices with no compromise on quality. The brand’s innovative creative ability and empathy with its customers is a very unique selling point. Utilising sterling silver, 18ct yellow and rose gold vermeil, and a scattering of eye-popping stones, new collections for 2020 are unique and eye-catching. Fresh pieces include charming sterling silver dog pendants, from labradors to poodles, bulldogs to scotties, these necklaces will be loved by man’s best friends, young and old. There is also a new Beetle collection for consumers to enjoy.
Sea Gems, a family-run company with over 35 years’ experience in design- led jewellery and gifts, is launching brand new collections for SS20. Designed in Cornwall, the firm has created unique silver jewellery and gift collections that capture the essence of its hometown’s iconic landscape, nature, wildlife and heritage. The Silver Origins boutique jewellery line features contemporary handcrafted sterling silver, cleverly combining high polished and textured surfaces together with gold vermeil or semi-precious stones enhancing the spirit and story of each piece. Inspired by the company’s roots here in Cornwall, you will discover striking organic designs, the intricate beachcomber range, delicate botanical and wildlife designs and fun, whimsical motifs that celebrate love and life. Elsewhere, the Celtic Lands collection celebrates Sea Gem’s rich heritage with timeless motifs and elaborate knot work.
Smile Jewellery is back at Spring Fair and has lots of new lines for 2020. Specialising in plain sterling silver jewellery, at affordable prices, bestsellers for the brand include little studs, which sell well with kids, teenagers and adults alike! Smile Jewellery will be introducing more coastal themed jewellery, with new seahorse and starfish designs as well as new ocean wave bracelets and necklaces for visitors to view at the show.
Aptly named Under the Mediterranean Sun, Ti Sent has a tropical offer for SS20. Broken down into three stories, designs nod to warmer days. Coral Haven offers luxurious designs, inspired by the hidden treasures of the Mediterranean seabed, while Infinite Blue provides aqua green, dark blues and bright turquoise hues, which fuse together to create a new, vibrant range. Elsewhere, Garden Secrets nods to fields of colourful flowerbeds and scented primroses. Industry buyers can discover the brand’s seasonal offer at Jewellery & Watch.
UNIQUE & CO SILVER
The natural world inspires Unique & Co’s sterling silver collection this SS20 with a focus on an English garden. The supplier has pared back lines and details from iconic garden scenes to create pieces that have a minimalist feel yet retain the beauty of the motif. The bee and rose designs provide a playful mix of platings and stones that capture the essence of an English garden with eye-catching simplicity.
WEDDS AND CO
British manufacturer Wedds & Co will be unveiling a new website at this year’s Jewellery & Watch. On the new system, retailers will be able to personalise the website with their own logo to promote their brand – ultimately widening their in-store offer without the need for vast investment. The company will also be showcasing its new millennials collection of engagement rings with the option of mix and match plains, diamonds and wedding/eternity bands for the 2020 bridal season. All rings are manufactured by Wedds & Co at its Birmingham factory.