Brands, designers and retailers honoured at annual event.
The winners of the UK Jewellery Awards were announced last night at an event at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, with 16 awards given out at the annual industry event.
An independent panel of judges helped judge the competition this year, with one describing the finalists as “a fantastic reflection of the multitude of talent and skill in the trade.”
The range of winners was vast and varied, representing British-based talent. While a number of companies were repeat winners, many new names appeared in the finalists list this year, with a surprise winner in the Jewellery Designer of the Year category in the form of Danila Tarcinale, who beat off competition including Fei Liu, Jessica de Lotz and Leyla Abdollahi.
The winners of the 2012 UK Jewellery Awards
Marketing Campaign of the year
Winner: Tresor Paris Arrives!
Catwalk Jewels of the Year
Winner: Rachel Galley Jewellery Design
Independent Retailer of the Year
Jewellery Brand of the Year
Jewellery Designer of the Year
Winner: Danila Tarcinale
Highly Commended: Jessica de Lotz
Etailer of the Year
Luxury Watch brand of the Year
Winner: Bremont Watch Company
Highly Commended: Nomos
Multiple Retailer of the Year
Winner: Chisholm Hunter
Platinum Bridal Collection of the Year
Retail Star of the Year
Winner: Kirsty Rennie, Fraser Hart
Retail Employer of the Year
Supplier of the Year
New Designer of the Year
Winner: Jayce Wong
Watch Brand of the Year
Boutique Retailer of the Year
Winner: Baroque Bespoke Jewellery
Outstanding Contribution to the Industry
Winner: Jason Holt, CEO Holt’s Group