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IJL unveils start-studded judging line-up for Bright Young Gems 2018

IJL unveils start-studded judging line-up for Bright Young Gems 2018

As part of its celebration of emerging jeweller designers, International Jewellery London has revealed the judges joining the Bright Young Gems panel. Two new judges have been appointed to join the panel for its initiative, which offers emerging designers the opportunity of featuring at IJL 2018 this September, as well as awarding pre-show mentoring. Event

Tessa Packard hopes to find success with diverse new collection

Fine-jeweller Tessa Packard is hoping its new Lost & Found collection will prove a success with consumers and through its retail partners. The diverse collection, stocked on its ecommerce site and with partners, 1stdibs.com and style.com, features a range of price points (£375 – £14,000), adding to its wide appeal. The firm anticipates that the

Hockley Mint to nurture next generation of jewellery designers

Hockley Mint has launched a jewellery design competition in an effort to support of young talent in the industry. The launch is to mark the company’s 25th anniversary and will see jewellery designers invited to design a unique, statement piece of silver jewellery that “represents Hockley Mint’s standing in the industry”. The competition will officially

Brazilian designer secures news stockists La Maison Couture and Harvey Nichols

Brazilian born fine jewellery designer Lily Gabriella Ells has announced a new partnership with online luxury jewellery retailers La Maison Couture and Harvey Nichols. Founded by Tania McNab in 2006 the site features high end jewellery from fashion forward and leading brands such as Shaun Leane, Imogen Belfield and now Lily Gabriella. La Maison Couture

Q&A: Victoria Leyshon on launching Little Star

Former Gecko jewellery designer, Victoria Leyshon, shares with Professional Jeweller the journey of creating Little Star, and her vision for the brand. How did your time working for other jewellery brands prepare you for the launch of Little Star?  What better preparation could there be than working for many years for a great company like Gecko

Former Gecko designer launches new children’s jewellery brand

Former head of design and product development at Gecko, Victoria Leyshon, has launched a new children’s jewellery brand called Little Star. Leyshon has over 20 years experience designing market leading children’s jewellery but this is the very first time the designer has embarked on creating her very own brand. The designer has developed the new

Engineer turned jewellery designer wins Unsigned Award

Anissa Kermiche has been unveiled as the winner of E.C. One’s annual Unsigned Award, at a ceremony held at E.C. One’s Exmouth Market store yesterday. Paris-born Anissa Kermiche changed from a successful career in engineering to a new path in jewellery design. Launching her eponymous brand earlier this year, Kermiche spent three years prior studying

Q&A: Alyssa Smith on rapid growth and pushing boundaries

Jewellery designers Alyssa Smith talks to Professional Jeweller about her rapid year of growth, what makes Alyssa Smith Jewellery stand out from other brands and how it feels to be named an ‘inspiring female entrepreneur’… What innovations have you been pushing this year? We’ve definitely been pushing the boundaries on what jewellery can be this year


Emily Gore’s graduate collection was awarded Goldsmiths’ Talent Spotted 2015 at New Designers. Taking inspiration from the geometric nature of contemporary architecture, Gore explores the bold shapes, patterns and textures of modern buildings in her work. Gore predominately uses tubing with connections clearly visible. Integral to her design aesthetics is the control of the moving