Meet the industry’s leading ladies in our Jewellery Girls Rule issue.
The July issue of Professional Jeweller magazine is now available to read online, dedicated to the women making their mark in the UK jewellery industry.
This month’s issue, Jewellery Girls Rule, is all about those leading ladies in the UK jewellery industry; those that have fulfiled influential leadership roles in the UK industry, from tutors at the various jewellery schools in the UK through to managing directors of companies and retail stores, and inspiring brand leaders.
We speak with the likes of Aurum creative director Elizabeth Galton, Tatty Devine founders Harriet Vine and Rosie Wolfenden, Kiki McDonough, Katie Rowland and Central Saint Martin’s tutor Caroline Broadhead among others, who share their views on what it means to be a woman in today’s jewellery industry.
This month’s issue also features an in-depth interview with Astley Clarke founder Bec Astley Clarke, the pioneer of luxury online jewellery retail who was recently awarded an MBE for her services to the jewellery industry. She talks about Astley Clarke’s move into jewellery wholesale in the UK and it plans to work with key, high-end retailers.
WB The Creative Jewellery Group’s creative director Naomi Newton-Sherlock is the subject of our second interview this month, telling her story from language student to bridal jewellery trendsetter at Domino and why it is time to give back to the industry through work with interns.
Our Showcase this month is dedicated to new trends, with a closer look at Swarovski’s Gem Visions for 2014 and the four key gemstone and design trends set to influence designers and buyers across the world.
Jessica Knowles pens this month’s trends feature, Baroque’n’Roll, all about the new take on gothic jewels as design sheds the studs and embraces crucifixes and swirling, renaissance-inspired motifs.
Don’t forget this month’s gorgeous new products, with fine new jewellery from a host of female designers or female-founded brands including Gwyneth Harris, Messika and Armenta as well as on-trend pearl and leather bangles by Misaki, chunky green agate bracelets from The Branch and men’s jewellery by Smith/Grey.
Finally be sure to check out our Social Lite page to see if you were papped at jewellery events last month.
A big thank you to CMJ Media’s Katharine Realff for coining the Jewellery Girls Rule hashtag.