Winner: Clogau, Clogau Compose
This category was open to designers, manufacturers or suppliers that have launched a new bridal jewellery collection in the 12 months prior to the closing date. Judges believed Clogau’s bridal jewellery collection Clogau Compose showcased an accomplished suite of jewellery. Family sentiments, majestic filigree and Welsh gold encapsulate the design concepts behind Clogau Compose. One judge commented: “It is the complete middle-market package, making it easy to sell by offering a full package for the retailer.” Another judge added: “This collection is a winner for me, because Clogau is trying to be different, but still commercial.”
Standing for nature and narrative, Arabel Lebrusan’s ring collection is inspired by secret gardens. Judges thought the placement of the irregular setting of diamonds on the mount offered an interesting, modern twist.
Conka, Interlocking Metamorphosis Bridal set
The judges enjoyed seeing the modern, trend-led interlocking ring element being applied to traditional bridal design and agreed that it had good commercial appeal.
Diamond by Appointment
Noted for the breadth of design offerings and finishes, Diamond by Appointment was heavily complimented by a number of judges for its approach to subtle variety within a core framework of designs.
Emma-Kate Francis, Calla Lily Collection
The range of design options, from affordable sterling silver, rose gold vermeil and freshwater pearls to top-end options including gold, platinum and diamonds, was a highlight for judges.
Quality finish and classic design were both compliments given to Hockley Mint’s collection of wedding bands and engagement rings, which took design inspiration from the company’s first catalogue in 1994.
Lewis Malka London
The ring collection from Lewis Malka London was picked out for the refinement of design and the quality flow of the handmade designs. Judges admired the comfort and elegance of the designs in particular.
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