The Inspiring Independents category allows us to shine a light on the individuals playing their part to drive business on the British high street.

The Inspiring Independents category is sponsored by Giovanni Raspini, an Italian jewellery brand with a rich history of making unique and desirable jewellery creations. The brand has reached a significant level of awareness and loyalty from customers in Italy in the last decades, building a structured network of retailers and opening 16 flagship stores including Montecarlo, Moscow, Milan and Rome. In 2017 the brand opened a store on London’s fashionable and iconic South Molton Street. Now the brand is looking to expand even further in the UK by working closely with retail partners up and down the country.

Giovanni Raspini is an identifiable jewellery brand, which offers consumers contemporary designs made by skilled craftsman in Italy. The strong naturalistic, non-geometric mark, and the plasticity of the design make the jewels by Giovanni Raspini absolutely recognisable and give personality to the bold and independent woman.


Ideas, matter, and work are key words that Giovanni Raspini, an architect and designer, knows how to translate into silver jewellery as well as objects for the home. All creations are designed with the love of the artisan and produced with the dedication of the craftsman, thanks to the ancient technique of lost-wax casting.

Giovanni Raspini offers excellence in workmanship, and an end product that denotes contemporary beauty.

Adam Jacobs, owner, Jacobs the Jewellers
Dominic Gomersall, managing director, Lumbers
Emelie and Stephanie Tyler, managing director and sales director, Purely Diamonds
Harriet France, director, Jeremy France Jewellers
Harriet Kelsall, founder, Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery
Michael Hyman, managing director, Leonard Dews Jewellers