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International Jewellery London Announces New Leading Lights Awards Shortlist

15 Aug 2019

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International Jewellery London (IJL), the global meeting place for the jewellery industry, has today announced the shortlist for its Leading Lights Awards, a new feature initiative for IJL 2019, created to celebrate the innovation, craftsmanship, design and distribution of fashion forward talent across the globe.

IJL has teamed up with the respected publication, Jewellery Outlook, to offer the opportunity of gaining recognition for contributions to a forward-looking global jewellery industry.

There are eight categories, with entries submitted by organisations or individuals themselves, or nominated by a third party. The winners will be announced in a special ceremony at IJL 2019.

Katie Morris, Events Director, International Jewellery London said: “IJL is very excited to launch this new set of awards for IJL 2019. We know there is a huge amount of innovation, creativity, and outstanding educators in the industry and we want to recognise these as movers and shakers, future proofers and stars of their sector. As with many industries, jewellery and watches as verticals are experiencing new challenges and opportunities and showcasing those who are embracing change and innovating through it is vital if we’re to inspire the next generation of jewellers and keep the industry performing at its optimum. A huge congratulations to everyone on this fantastic shortlist!”

David Brough, Editor of Jewellery Outlook, said: "The quality of the applicants was extremely high. We look forward very much to the announcement of the winners at IJL."

The Shortlist for the Leading Lights Awards are:

Best Use of Technology
De Beers
Everledger
PureJewels

Fashion Fusion
Kastur Jewels
LeSter Jewellery
SoftDream by Laura Galasso

Course Provider
Birmingham City University School of Jewellery
British Academy of Jewellery
De Beers Group Institute of Diamonds

International Jeweller of the Year
Isabella Liu
ORA Pearls
Lucy Quartermaine

Best Bright Young Gem
Aurelie Dellasanta
Isla Gilham
Lingjun Sun

Best Fine Jeweller
Clogau
Domino Jewellery
Raw Pearls

Blogger Award
BLINGSIS - blingsis.com 
GEMOLOGUE - gemologue.com
Preeta Agarwal Workroom - bejewelledfinds.com

IJL is sponsored by the NAJ and supported by the GIA, Gem-A, The Houlden Group, The Company of Master Jewellers, and the Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council.

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