Professional Jeweller is delighted to announce the finalists of the Jewellery Designer of the Year category of the 2019 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:
Amina Ghali – Azza Fahmy
Luxury jewellery brand Azza Fahmy’s designer is someone who knows what women want and how they want to wear it. Not only does Amina Ghali pay great attention to detail, often creating pieces with hidden aspects for the wearer, she designs with the modern woman’s lifestyle in mind – ensuring pieces can be worn effortlessly throughout the day. These are the qualities that have helped grow Azza Fahmy in the UK, with the brand recently being invited to showcase in Harrods.
Arabel Lebrusan – Arabel Lebrusan
Arabel Lebrusan is a pioneer of ethical jewellery, creating jewels that have no hidden costs along the supply chain. Lebrusan was one of the first UK jewellers to embrace Fairtrade gold and remains a passionate advocate for responsible jewellery. She is influencing the way industry and consumers view jewellery – using her designs to help change the world one piece at a time, and she does so in style. Lebrusan creates pieces that are intricate, innovative, and distinctive.
Fei Liu – Fei Liu Fine Jewellery
Fei Liu has long been admired by British jewellers and consumers alike, and continues to create products that appeal to today’s market. In order to keep the brand active, Fei Liu launches new collections for spring and autumn, which often meet a variety of price points. His Magnolia collection, which was launched at IJL last year, has become one of the designer’s strongest selling lines, while the iconic Cascade range has been a top seller in the UK for many years.
Lucy Quartermaine – Lucy Quartermaine
Lucy Quartermaine is an innovative designer expressing a passion that, ‘Life is too short to wear boring jewellery’. Her products are all unique, yet instantly recognisable. Over the last 12 months the designer has introduced new collections including Petal and Teardrop. Petal took her retail partners by storm, launching into 45% of stores within the first month. 2019 has also seen he designer secure Ernest Jones as a stockist.
Mandy Morris – TCJ Designs
Now in her 20th year of jewellery designing, Mandy Morris has designed for well-known companies such as Abbeycrest and Azendi, and for the last seven years has been making clients happy with bespoke commissions from her shop in York. During this time Morris has won awards for her talent, including three silver and two gold awards at the Jewellery Oscars (GCDC). Morris believes that great jewellery design is not just about creating collections, but meeting individual’s needs with custom-made products.
Marisa Hordern – Missoma
Marisa Horden has come a long way from the day she started creating jewellery from her kitchen table. Back then she never dreamed her pieces would be worn by royalty, let alone today’s most influential style icon — the Duchess of Sussex. While the royal seal of approval has helped bolster business, credit has to be given to the designs that appeal to the modern woman. Whether a personalised piece of jewellery, or a design centred on a striking gemstones, Hordern stays ahead of the curve and caters to a variety of style.