The BJA has once again received a tremendous response to this annual competition. 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.
And the winners were:
E-tailer of the year–Sponsored by Continental Jewellery
Gemporia – Part of the hugely successful Gems TV group, offers the very best in stylish, affordable and responsibly made jewellery only using genuine gemstones and precious metals to make its jewellery in limited runs.
Newcomer of the year- Sponsored by Presman Mastermelts
Rare Pink (Now Taylor & Hart as of March 2017) – Online retailer of British-made, custom-designed diamond engagement rings and jewellery
BJA Retailer of the Year – Sponsored by NTR Metals
H&Y Jewellery – This luxury boutique situated in Beauchamp Place, Knightsbridge specialises in rare and limited edition watches but also stocks a broad selection of beautiful Italian designed and branded jewellery.
BJA Designer of the Year – Sponsored by Clogau
Collette Waudby – Collette has been designing and selling jewellery since 1996.
BJA Supplier of the Year – Sponsored by National Association of Goldsmiths
Magpie – Magpie Ltd is the UK manufacturer of the ‘GemTAGS’ brand of jewellery labels
BJA Member of the Year – Sponsored by Hockley Mint
Presman Mastermelts – Provides a wide range of recycling services to the jewellery and silverware industry from its offices in London’s Hatton Garden and in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.
As well as to the awards headline sponsors The Genuine Gemstone Company and Steve Bennett co founder and co owner of opened the event by encouraging firms to introduce CSR into their businesses and his own work with The Equal World Foundation – an independent charity that works to deliver long-term, sustainable benefits to communities through education, health and environmental projects.
The BJA Association could not stage this event without the industry’s support and they would like to thank the many hundreds of people who entered, the many thousands who cast their votes and everyone who attended to celebrate the outcome and gave so generously to the charity raising almost £30,000!
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