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HOT 100 2015 NEXGEMS: Vinay Soudakar

HOT 100 2015 NEXGEMS: Vinay Soudakar

Vinay Soudakar made his first piece of jewellery at 14-years-old in his grandfather’s workshop. Coming from a family of jewellers (fi ve generations and 30 years in the UK jewellery retail market) Vinay was destined to follow the family business from a young age. Manja has only been trading 18 months, but Vinay’s positive attitude

HOT 100 2015 NEXGEMS: Jennifer Saker

Last year’s Goldsmiths’ Fair was particularly important for Jennifer Saker who presented her collection to the public for the very first time. Saker’s 22ct yellow gold ring was even one of the 20 pieces hand-selected by guest curator and renowned architect, Zaha Hadid at the event. “Being selected by Zaha Hadid as her personal highlight

HOT 100 2015 NEXGEMS: Flora Bhattachary

“Being selected for the Professional Jeweller Hot 100 is an acknowledgment from the trade of all the hard work I’ve put into my business over the past year,” explains Flora, whose fine jewellery designs with exquisite carved gemstones and pearls have certainly captured our attention this year. She continues: “Winning the EC One Unsigned Award

HOT 100 2015 NEXGEMS: Laura Parra

Laura Parra proves that it is never too late to pursue your dreams. Swapping gilding for gold, at 42-years-old Laura decided to change career and become a goldsmith. “Being Spanish, my challenge to study in England has been one of the hardest to date, so I was extremely proud to graduate last year in the

HOT 100 2015 NEXGEMS: Satbir and Shikha Tamber

Husband-and-wife team Satbir and Shikha Tamber officially launched their brand Esoteric Luxury at Jewellery and Watch last year. Since then they have gone from new kids on the block to emerging brand to watch with their unique designs and can-do attitude. As the brand continued to make waves its Luna Estrella collection was named as

HOT 100 2015 TRENDSETTERS: Marisa Hordern

Marisa Hordern was crowned a Trendsetter in Professional Jeweller’s Hot 100 2011 following the successful relaunch of her brand Missoma. Fast forward four years and here she is in our Trendsetter category again; continuing to push boundaries and create covetable fashion-forward jewels. Missoma’s collaboration with blogger Lucy Williams from Fashion Me Now exceeded the company’s

HOT 100 2015 TRENDSETTERS: Ivonna Poplanska

There aren’t many people in the jewellery trade as universally liked as Ivonna Poplanska, who shot to industry fame when her Eternal Dove brooch was worn by the Queen in 2012. Cut forward a few years and Ivonna has been busy working as the creative director for fine diamond and gemstone jewellery company, UJT Ltd.

HOT 100 2015 TRENDSETTERS: Fei Liu

This year marks designer Fei Liu’s 10th year in the jewellery industry and what a stellar decade it’s been. To mark the occasion Fei presented some of his most show-stopping bespoke high-jewellery designs to a crowd of press, friends, family and industry insiders in London earlier this year; highlighting just how multi-talented this trendsetter really

HOT 100 TRENDSETTERS 2015: Sara Prentice

Bond Street has been Sara Prentice’s home away from home for the past 21 years where she has worked in some of the UK’s most renowned high jewellery houses including Cartier, Graff, Fabergé and now Garrard. So when it came to choosing somewhere to shoot her profile picture, it is no wonder she chose the