Tag Archives: Designer Jewellery

Lucy Quartermaine unveils first collection designed exclusively for new brand

Lucy Quartermaine has launched the very first collection exclusively for her new, jewellery brand ‘Qucy Jewels’. Earlier this year Professional Jeweller exclusively revealed the award winning designer had launched a new brand targeting young consumers with stylish designs at accessible price points. Phase one of Qucy Jewels saw the brand launch with back-catalogue pieces from

The Collections of the Year 2015 categories

Following the success of last year’s debut, Professional Jeweller is excited to have nominations open for the second annual Collections of the Year awards, showcasing the best ranges launched in 2015 across 10 exciting categories. With the world’s major jewellery exhibitions behind us, it is time to reflect on all the new jewellery ranges launched this

INTERVIEW: Jessica Flinn takes the retail route

The British jewellery designer with the hunger to grow business. Her business is only four years old, but in that time Jessica Flinn has carved an enviable path as a British designer with collections sold through independent retailers, galleries, House of Fraser and now her own multi-brand shop in Sheffield. She tells Kathryn Bishop about

Style vs. sensibility: apprehensions of a designer

Laura Vann on balancing business with contemporary branding. By Laura Vann, creative director, V Jewellery As I see it, there are three kinds of people in the jewellery industry – not one is right or wrong. There are those who reject the mainstream, choosing voluntary poverty in the name of perfecting their craft – the

Zac Posen bridal ranges launch at Blue Nile

Truly and ZAC collections created by American fashion designer. Two wedding and bridal jewellery collections designed by American fashion designer Zac Posen have been launched by online retailer Blue Nile. Truly Zac Posen features an array of engagement rings and bridal bands, across three style categories; Glamour, Deco, and Metropolitan. Glamour hints at classic Hollywood

Temporary engagement rings on the rise for brides

15,000 UK women expected to receive fail safe ‘buffer rings’. A new study by investment and insurance company AXA has discovered that 15,000 UK women will receive a temporary engagement ring – or ‘buffer ring’ – from their partners who wish to avoid disappointing them with the wrong choice. The report highlights the trend for

Ros Millar’s Meteor lines land at Harvey Nichols

NexGem focused on increasing wholesale accounts in 2014. Jewellery designer Ros Millar has launched in Harvey Nichols, describing the Knightsbridge fashion retailer as her largest retail presence to date. The designer’s Meteor and Meteor II collections went ‘live’ in store last week, bringing her total number of stockists to 12 across the UK, Belgium, Hong

The Cut’s bespoke ring service turnover climbs 53%

Business plans to expand into B2B consultation for jewellery industry. The Cut’s bespoke engagement ring service has reported a 53% increase in turnover in 2013, following its launch in 2012. The service is run by jewellery blogger and designer Kate Baxter, who saw a gap in the market for linking couples or individuals seeking a