Tag Archives: Collections of the Year 2015

Hot Diamonds makes key appointments to drive retail growth

Hot Diamonds makes key appointments to drive retail growth

Hot Diamonds has announced the promotion of two employees in a bid to drive retail growth in the independents sector. Andrew Mills has been promoted from brand manager to head of independent sales, while Makala McAuley has been bought over from customer services and appointed as brand ambassador administrator. Head of commerce, Adryan Cresswell, explains:

Thomas Sabo enjoys Love Bridge success over Christmas

Fashion jewellery brand Thomas Sabo has revealed that across the board, owned retail and wholesale customers, sold out of selected styles in the new Love Bridge collection. All Love Bridge products can be instantly engraved in store at time of purchase, something which has proven to attract consumers during a time when personalisation is a

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Emerging Designer PJ COTY 2015, Ellie Air for Firma

The name of the Firma collection is taken from the Italian word for signature, and has been created by Lauren Rowden, who has been designing under the brand name Ellie Air since 2003. Rather than referring to engravings or lettering in some way, the 9ct gold jewellery collection actually pays homage to an antique ring

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Emerging Designer PJ COTY 2015, Anakao for Devoted

New jewellery brand Anakao, which launched earlier this year, takes its name from a small fishing village in Madagascar, which founder Vinay Soudakar describes as “virtually untouched by modernity”. This stretch of white beach and turquoise ocean with its breath-taking sunsets was not just a Instagram-ready moment from an adventurous travelling holiday for Soudakar; Madagascar

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Emerging Designer PJ COTY 2015, Flora Bhattachary for Baoli

The geometric lines of the Baoli jewellery collection by Flora Bhattachary create a strongly modern aesthetic, yet the inspiration behind the designs is ancient. Bhattachary was inspired by the linear architecture of historic Indian water temples, known as baolis, which were often decorated with elaborate carvings. Bhattachary has brought this theme to jewellery with a

WINNER: Emerging Designer PJ COTY 2015, Liz Earle for Botany

Liz Earle is a newcomer to the jewellery industry, but she is no beginner in business. Her ethical beauty brand of the same name, which changed hands from Avon to Walgreens Boots Alliance for £140 million in July, has been serving up ethically created skincare products since 1995. She is now bringing her passion for

Collections of the Year: Emerging Designer

Professional Jeweller is excited to reveal to you the winners and highly commended in this year’s Collections of the Year Emerging Designer category. New designers have been getting noticed with collections inspired by the past, present and the eternal power of gold. From floral motifs to moving designs, please click on the individual links below to see

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Fashion Jewellery PJ COTY 2015, Michael Kors for AW15

Michael Kors’ jewellery range went from strength to strength in 2015 as it continued to expand and adapt its offering according to current market trends. Michael Kors’ AW15 collection incorporated rose, yellow and silver tones with semi-precious stone accents. Inspired by the city skyline, the new range centred on the use of black agate contrasted

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Fashion Jewellery PJ COTY 2015, Fiorelli Costume for Chroma

For AW15 Fiorelli Costume took inspiration from designs that have previously sold well for the brand. Chroma features geometric forms, which was a big trend in the UK jewellery industry over the past 12 months. Highlights from the Chroma collection include statement necklaces, large cuffs and stand-out earrings in hues of deep red, emerald green

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Fashion Jewellery PJ COTY 2015, Pandora for Rose

It has been another incredible year for fashionable jewellery brand Pandora. Alongside its seasonal launch of charms and jewellery collections, the brand invested in a major launch for Pandora Rose. The jewels – based on Pandora’s bestselling designs – are made from a rosy-coloured mixed-metal alloy that is then plated with rose gold. Highlights include

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