Professional Jeweller is delighted to announce the finalists of the Young Jewellery Designer of the Year (under 30) category of the 2018 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:
Ellis Mhairi Cameron
Jewellery designer Ellis Mhairi Cameron continues to command the attention of consumers and the industry with her unique designs and use of unusual gemstones. Since launching her brand in June last year, Cameron has secured nine stockists in the UK and Europe, and continues to grow through exhibiting at trade shows such as International Jewellery London, Desire, and London Fashion Week.
In 2014, Isabella Liu created her namesake brand with three key words at the heart of it: professional, power and passion. Liu attributes her success to these foundations, which have seen her win major international awards for her collections, and help bridge China and Britain together through jewellery.
During the past 12 months Lauren Davidson (nee Rowden) has gone full-time with her brand Ellie Air, building the company to the point where she now needs extra staff. Year-on-year the business has grown as the young jewellery designer continues to expand and develop in key areas of handmade bespoke jewellery commissions.
Despite only launching her brand a little over a year ago, Natalie Ball has already secured doors, showcased at London Fashion Week, won Professional Jeweller’s ‘Ethical Jewellery Collection of the Year’ , and been announced as one of International Jewellery London’s kickstarters for 2018. Through her brand Natalie Perry Fine Jewellery, the young designer creates ethical and sustainable jewels inspired by her travels.
Ruth Chipperfield has enjoyed a successful career as a jewellery designer. Last year she was recognised by The Guardian in its ‘Top 100 Small Business’ feature, which led the young designer to a celebratory event at 10 Downing Street, and this year she has secured a position in IJL’s Kickstart line-up, and scooped several other accolades in the last few months. Chipperfield creates unique pieces, which offer a metal twist on traditional lace.