Professional Jeweller is delighted to announce the finalists of the Jewellery Designer of the Year category of the 2018 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:
Through her brand, Chupi, Sweetman offers eye-catching jewels, and as a personality herself, has scooped awards in her hometown, Ireland. Chupi has grown its presence in the UK over the last 12 months, opening significant accounts in the industry. This focus has led to a 92% increase in sales year-on-year.
Pearl specialist jewellery brand Claudia Bradby has been witnessing a spike in sales, citing a 45% year-in-year growth in wholesale figures for the first quarter of the year. The company credits the buoyant figures to the popularity of two new collections launched for 2018: Signature Hearts and Cirque.
Taking inspiration from her Swedish roots, Faurschou fuses minimalistic Swedish design with an edgy London twist to create jewels for any occasion to empower people under her brand Phine. Looking to make a difference, provenance is important to the designer.
2017 was another excellent year for Lucy Quartermaine. Her rebranding in 2016, reverting to the Lucy Quartermaine name to highlight the quality of her collections, was the springboard for last year’s success, with the designer’s jewellery now being stocked in 100 stores in the UK.
Nilufer Kizilkaya is the creative director and founder of GFG Jewellery. This year has been a big one for the designer who has secured new doors and gained traction internationally. Waving the flag for British design, Kizilkaya champions creations which are trendy, unique, and easy to wear.
Having spent just over a decade working with De Beers, Satta Matturi is an expert in diamonds and gemstones, and uses her knowledge to create the most intricate and striking fine jewellery designers under ‘Satta Matturi Fine Jewellery’. Being British and West African, Matturi combines deep-felt traditions and heritage from Africa with a global view of trends to create high-end creations.