The NAJ has received a tremendous response to the first ever NAJ Awards. Entries came from a broad cross-section of member companies drawn from across the jewellery supply chain and have resulted in the selection of some very worthy winners who all received specially designed Rebecca Joselyn trophies at the sparkling event.
NAJ Service Supplier of the year – Sponsored by Hockley Mint
Winner: Maker Mends
Maker Mends Ltdis now the largest jewellery repair company and bespoke service provider in Europe. It was developed to meet the needs of modern day jewellery retailing and uses the latest systems to support the high volumes of work that are created by High Street jewellers.
NAJ Jewellery & Watch Supplier of the year – Sponsored by The Company of Master Jewellers
Gecko jewellery is a UK-based, trade-only jewellery design and distribution company specialising in silver, 9ct gold and costume jewellery. About to enter their 25th year of trading, Gecko Jewellery continues to offer outstanding customer service and support to provide a frustration-free, efficient, friendly and innovative trading experience to many satisfied customers.
NAJ Retailer of the year – Sponsored by Treasure House
Winner: Jacobs The Jewellers
Award-winning Jacobs the Jewellers is a third generation, independent family business, established over 65 years ago. The shop specialisesin diamond, precious and coloured gemstone jewelleryas well as prestigious watch brands, alongside associated services for a whole range of customers in one comfortable and welcoming location.
NAJ E – tailer of the year – Sponsored by WB The Creative Jewellery Group
Gemporia, part of the hugely successful Gems TV group, is a family-run business, that believes that beautiful jewellery shouldn’t cost the earth, nor should it be mass-produced or run-of-the-mill. It should, however, leave a legacy for those who wear it and those who help to make it.
NAJ Designer of the year – Sponsored byClogau
Winner: Babette Wasserman
Babette Wasserman London is a British luxury jewellery brand recognised for its unique designs of semi-precious women’s jewellery and men’s accessories. Crafted entirely from the finest 925 silver, each piece combines fine jewellery techniques with fashion flair. The men’s collection of cufflinks, lapel pins and tie bars are rhodium plated or sterling silver and have a truly British twist. Established in 1997, the brand is now sold in over 200 stores, including some of the most exclusive department stores in London, Paris, New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Istanbul and across 30 countries. ‘Babette Wasserman Jewellery is a perfect expression of everyday luxury.’
NAJ Member of the year – Sponsored by Presman Mastermelt
Winner: CW Sellors
Established in 1979, C W Sellors has over 30 years of invaluable experience, and plays a leading role within the UK 's jewellery retail and manufacturing sectors. Renowned for Rebecca Sellors’ designs of innovative, striking jewellery, CW Sellors has remained a family business now into its second generation, with a dedicated team of over 90 employees, to cover both its own retail boutiques and an additional 300 active independent jewellery outlets across the UK.
Many thanks to all of our additional sponsors who helped with the trophies, booklet printing and event photography - Argex, Sheffield Assay Office, Business Solutions, and Coneyl Jay Photography. As well as to the awards headline sponsors Continental Jewellery.
Finally the Association could not stage this event without the industry’s support and we would like to thank the many hundreds of you who entered the many thousands who cast their votes and everyone who attended to celebrate the outcome and gave so generously to the charity.
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