Retail Jeweller held its annual Inspiring Independents awards in association with the Company of Master Jewellers at the Grange City Hotel in London on Friday (October 14).
Other sponsors included Brown & Newirth Boutiques, ChloBo, Coeur de Lion and Pursuit.
The ceremony was attended by 150 people, most of who made up the 2016 list of the most Inspiring Independent retail jewellers in the UK and Ireland.
The event saw five highly commended regional winners recognised including Laing, Edinburgh, Hugh Rice, Lumbers, Swag and Drakes. Separate awards were also given to Baroque Bespoke Jewellery for Boutique Retailer of the Year, Mococo for Branded Jewellery Retailer of the Year and Ed Ferris of Swag for Business Owner of the Year.
The overall award for the most Inspiring Independent 2016 was presented to Drakes.
Here Retail Jeweller rounds-up some of the action from the afternoon in pictures.