Professional Jeweller is delighted to announce the finalists of the Young Jewellery Designer of the Year (under 30) category of the 2019 Professional Jeweller Awards.
The finalist in this category are young designers/ emerging designers under 30 years old, operating in the UK and producing innovative products.
The finalists in the Professional Jeweller Awards Young Jewellery Designer of the Year (under 30) category are:
Adrien Leroux – Diamond Centre Wales
With a keen eye for fashion trends coupled with over seven years of experience in the jewellery industry, Adrien Leroux is a creative driving force within Diamond Centre Wales. Leroux’s multicultural heritage has been a source of new inspiration to the manufacturer with the introduction of many innovative jewellery designs. His outgoing personality has injected vibrancy into the firm’s engagement rings offer including the development of a new best seller.
Becca Macdonald – Becca Macdonald Studio
A background in textiles, ceramics and sculpture influences Becca Macdonald’s jewellery practice. A common theme throughout her work is documenting the ‘evidence of presence’ and human traces. With an interest in both fluid movement and organic shape, she explores the space where liquid becomes solid and hard meets soft. Due to the transient nature of her making process, every piece of jewellery is totally unique. Creating unique pieces of wearable art has secured Macdonald a place in this year’s IJL Kickstarter programme.
Rachel Morgan – Domino Jewellery
Rachel Morgan joined the Domino design team almost four years ago. Morgan is an integral member of the team, who, as ring designer, is incredibly tenacious and creative. Working closely with Domino’s in-house manufacturing team, she has overseen the introduction of British made semi-set ring mounts, introducing over 100 micro-set designs to Domino’s UK portfolio. Not only has she brought her creative skills to the project ensuring the pieces are contemporary and on trend, but she has kept commerciality at the centre of this transition.
Roseanna Croft – Roseanna Croft Jewellery
Roseanna Croft has enjoyed an exciting career so far. Accomplishments include being recognised as a young entrepreneur and being invited to Buckingham Palace as a young ambassador of the Prince’s Trust for Prince Charles’ 70th birthday party. Design wise, Croft has been pushing boundaries and using her skills to empower women at a time that is more poignant than ever. Moreover, in the last 12 months she has substantially grown the turnover of her business by 40%.
Simeï Iréne Snyman – Taylor & Hart
Since joining the team at Taylor & Hart, Simeï Iréne has created some outstanding designs. This is evident by the glowing reviews from anyone who receives a finished jewellery piece designed by the young designer, along with the smiles on their face when they see their design brought to life for the very first time. Aside from her striking sketches and gouache paint-ups, Iréne has a gifted talent in tailoring her imagination towards an individual’s tastes and story.
Susannah King – Susannah King Jewels
At just 21-years-old, Susannah King has already secured stockists across the UK and made her mark on press (including British Vogue) with distinctive handmade jewellery designs. As a third generation goldsmith, all pieces are designed and created by King from beginning to end. Pieces often celebrate the stone that’s centre stage, with collections featuring vibrant gemstones of different shapes and colours.