Designers still need votes – place them on Professional Jeweller site.

Only two days remain to vote for the JL and BJA 2014 KickStart designers People’s Choice award, giving one of the 10 designers the chance to show at IJL 2015 for free.

The voting for this year’s People’s Choice award closes on Friday June 6, with the 10 designers still in need of votes to win a free stand and mentoring for IJL 2015.


Of the 10 designers vying for votes in the People’s Choice award, a number have forged ahead in terms of votes, with Kristjan Eyjolfsson still in the lead with a total 42% of the votes, closely followed by Majdan Rocks (33.2%) and Cardinal of London, which has overtaken Sophie Alice Hirsch with 5.3% of total votes to date.

This year’s KickStart 2014 line-up also includes Cara Tonkin, Charlotte Valkeniers, Tom Blake, Rosie May Hoffman, Jeanne Marell and Agnieszka Maksymiuk Jewellery. The designers will showcase their work as part of a British Jewellers’ Association (BJA) supported stand at IJL at Olympia in London, which opens at the end of August for three days.

The designers are in contest to win the free stand, with votes cast via the Professional Jeweller home page, through the IJL website and via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Those wishing to vote using social media can tweet the name of the KickStarter they’d like to vote for with the hashtag #KickStartVote, while Instagram users can post a picture of their favourite KickStarter or a piece of their jewellery, with the same #KickStartVote hashtag. Facebook users can cast their votes via a poll hosted on the IJL Facebook page.

Only two days remain until the vote closes, with designers Rosie May Jewellery, Agnieszka Maksymiuk Jewellery and Cara Tonkin still in need of votes to boost their chances of winning the stand.

Each KickStarter will receive mentoring in the run up to the show, with the lucky People’s Choice winner announced during the show from a culmination of votes places through the IJL and PJ sites and social media.