Professional Jeweller is delighted to announce the finalists of the Jewellery Designer of the Year category of the 2017 Professional Jeweller Awards.
Finalists in this category are jewellery designers operating in the UK that have caught the industry’s attention with innovative designs.
The finalists in the Professional Jeweller Awards Jewellery Designer of the Year category are:
Alex Monroe is celebrating 30 years in business, and shows no signs of slowing down. This year he added Disney to the brand’s list of collaborations and has marked the anniversary with a collection which captures the true essence of his design style.
Amy Burton, the daughter of Hancock London’s current owners, launched her own fine jewellery brand last year, showcasing her ability to produce unusual but wearable jewels. Burton draws on her gemstone studies to adorn each piece. Her motto is to make each jewel a “tiny masterpiece”.
Ekanayake is a multi-award winning jewellery designer who has a flurry of celebrities wearing his designs. As the creative director for his own brand, and the head designer for Hot Diamonds, he has shown his ability to create a variety of pieces — from commercial feminine designs, to striking innovations.
The last 12 months have been fantastic for Lucy Quartermaine, who continues to be at the forefront of British silver design. The designer has created a style which is instantly recognisable and adored by consumers and industry professionals alike. Quality and customer service is also paramount, with the designer keeping in close contact with clients.
Rebecca Sellors has achieved many accolades during her time as a designer and most recently she successfully led the C W Sellors team in a project to recreate famous jewels worn by residents of Chatsworth House. This was no easy task as they only had a single old sepia photo to work from, but Sellors and the company’s designers embraced it with striking results.
Vanessa Chilton is one of the three partners of Robinson Pelham. The trio, Zoe Benyon and Kate Pelham Burn and Vanessa have gone from strength to strength and were entrusted with the task of creating bespoke pieces for Pippa Middleton’s much awaited wedding day. Robinson Pelham is expanding internationally and enjoys a loyal following in Japan and the UK from celebrities and fashionable fans.