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Hot 100 2014: Kristjan Eyjolfsson

Hot 100 2014: Kristjan Eyjolfsson

Kristjan Eyjolfsson might feel like a designer on the rise in the UK industry, but truthfully he has been creating jewellery for 20 years. What sets him apart, however, has been his drive to push his own name to the very forefront of contemporary jewellery design in the UK. His list of recent achievements is

Rosie Sanders updates range with tropical hardwood

NexGem Rose Sanders adds Afromosia to top-selling Neoclassical range. Professional Jeweller Hot 100 2014 NexGem Rosie Sanders has added an extra twist to her best-selling Neoclassical Couture jewellery ranges with tropical hardwood Afromosia. The unique suite, including bracelets and necklaces, uses reclaimed Afromosia – a rare and endangered tropical hardwood – alongside Sanders’ signature swirling

Hot 100 2014: Jenny Llewellyn

How does Jenny Llewellyn describe her silicone jewellery designs? “A bit like pick’n’mix in a sweetie shop,” she says brightly. Indeed, these colourful creations have caught the eye of the industry, scooping her a place on the KickStart line-up in 2013, and the initiative’s overall People’s Choice accolade. In the past year, Jenny has moved

Hot 100 2014: Richard Burton, Rich-Jewellery

Designer talks gold jewellery, CAD skills and carpentry. Sitting in the colourful, kitsch surrounds of an amusement arcade, Richard Burton (yes, that really is his name), ponders his inspirations. “I don’t have a favourite designer but my inspiration always goes back to when I was growing up — in particular I love the over-the-top, old

Hot 100 2014: Cheryl Adamson & Perri Lewis

Duo behind jewellery education platform Mastered named Trailblazers. Steering an on-demand jewellery education platform for emerging designers or those wishing to improve their skills is undoubtedly a challenge, but when a former journalist and city lawyer come together it seems nothing is impossible. Starting her career as a writer for The Guardian, The Telegraph and

Hot 100 2014: Kate Baxter, The Cut London

Jewellery blog founder talks exhibitions and graduate events. You might have seen Kate Baxter this year, hunting around jewellery trade shows, exhibitions and graduate events with her baby in tow. Never one to sit still, Kate’s method of accumulating knowledge about the industry is to get out there and savour all that’s new, fresh and

Hot 100 2014: Glen Day & Ed Hole, Weston Beamor

Business manager and head of 3D printing on their optimistic approach. The intrigue roused by 3D printing and CAD design has made a marked impact on the UK jewellery industry in recent years. Whether jewellery graduates presenting skilfully-crafted final projects produced using CAD or larger brands daring to venture into the realms of printing in

Hot 100 2014: Michael Hyman, Leonard Dews

With a near 140-year history behind it, Leonard Dews Jewellers has become one of the UK’s leading independent luxury retailers, offering elegant diamond jewellery, Swiss watch brands and a host of British designers including Andrew Geoghegan, Yoko London and SHO Fine Jewellery. This past year, managing director Michael Hyman has faced the kind of challenges