Editor's Choice

  • Editor's Choice





    Editor’s Choice recognises and showcases jewellery designers who exhibit the most creative and cutting edge jewellery at IJL. Pieces are judged and winners selected by Claire Adler, Jewellery and Luxury Journalist and Sam Willoughby, Event Director IJL.


    Specially created to celebrate IJL's Diamond Jubilee Edition – ‘Diamonds in Design' was introduced as a new category to recognise a head-turning diamond piece of jewellery designed in a spirit of celebration for IJL's special year.

    Find out more about the 2015 Winners (pictured below) in the latest Press Release

  • Diamonds in Design


    Sarah Ho

    Numerati ‘60’

    To celebrate the 60th anniversary of IJL, Sarah Ho has created two rings that show the number 60 in18ct rose gold and diamonds. The inspiration comes from her latest Numerati Collection, a suite of nine lucky number rings from 1-9, launched in May 2015. The diamonds elegantly twist and turn to show the numbers but, when worn they become a hidden secret. In honour of IJL’s 60th anniversary, Sarah has designed an exclusive diamond ‘0’ to go with the number ‘6’ to add a special sparkle to the celebrations.

  • In Stile Italiano


    Cesari Diffusione Di Simone Cesari

    Alla Schiava Bracelet

    The Cesari family jewellers have been creating jewellery since 1919. In 1994 Simone Cesari, the fourth generation, introduced a new company making luxury accessories which combine gold, sterling silver, diamonds and precious stones with precious materials such as reptile skin or the finest leather from Florence. As a result, Cesari created a synthesis between two characteristic Italian artisanal skills: jewellery and leather manufacture. The collection is mostly bracelets in four different widths for both women and men.  “Alla Schiava” is the ancient name of the bracelets that the ladies of the Roman Empire used to wear, inspired by those used to manacle the slaves and the gladiators. The winning piece is a rigid open bracelet covered with light blue lizard skin, decorated with 18 kt yellow gold, drops in natural turquoise and a small yellow sapphire.

  • Most Innovative New Collection



    Mirka Janeckova Jewellery

    White Collection

    Mirka Janeckova  uses exclusively white materials – such as porcelain and sterling silver – for her ‘White Collection’  which is inspired by the meaning of the colour white, surrealism and the deep sea. Her techniques are a mixture of traditional goldsmithing as well as new ones which cast the porcelain in place. This technique creates a flowing connection between the ceramic and metal parts and gives an individual uniqueness to her rings. Porcelain pieces appear fragile but they are surprisingly durable with hardness 7 on the Mohs scale – the same as most semi-precious stones. Mirka, who designs for women who are free of convention and not afraid to dream, will introduce a new collection at IJL which incorporates pearls in the design.

  • Visual Impact


    Fei Liu

    Bespoke Necklace

    Fei Liu cleverly combines his client’s vision with his expertise to create his masterpiece bespoke designs. With his studio of highly skilled craftsmen, Fei created this stunning necklace featuring 45 varying sized of spherical green tourmaline beads, with a combined weight of 509 carats; as well as 84g of 18ct white gold, 17.7 carats of diamonds and 19.6 carats of garnets. The feather centrepiece can also be detached from the beaded neckpiece and worn as a large dramatic brooch.

  • Commercial Vision


    Dower & Hall

    Cherish Collection

    Cherish is an innovative range of lockets that encapsulates the current trend and demand for personalised modern-day heirlooms.

    Cherish enables the wearer to tell their own story, as the lockets can forever be adapted by exchanging photographs and Treasure combinations. Extremely hard-wearing sapphire crystal glass creates the unique dual window lockets, allowing the contents to be visible from both sides. The wearer can choose to fill their locket from a variety of meaningful keepsake and birthstone Treasures, the addition of a sentimental photograph and engraving of their choice makes the overall piece truly personal. Catering for the layered look, the lockets are available in 3 sizes and on varying chain lengths; each design is offered in a range of metal hues - 18ct yellow and rose gold vermeil, sterling silver and for the lovers of luxury, 9ct yellow gold with pave set diamonds.

    Dower & Hall have created cohesive POS material and packaging, and will run separate social media platforms to engage retailers and consumers as part of their comprehensive pro-active marketing campaign. The launch coincides with the celebration of Dower & Hall’s 25th anniversary and the Treasures have been selected from iconic past collections to highlight this further.

  • Technical Excellence


    Andrew Geoghegan


    The Renaissance is a truly innovative take on a classic design and also boasts an exquisite form of stone setting. Classic designs are usually described as such because of their aesthetics, longevity and style. It is essential that when a designer is developing ideas based on classics, they retain respect for them and are very sensitive as to how they are reinvented or adapted. When viewed from the top, the Renaissance is a delightful cluster and perhaps the only distinguishing feature is the elongated and dynamic centre stone claws. However, when the ring is rotated, the real magic of the piece emerges. Many of Andrew’s designs have ‘fluidity’ as an underlying theme and this ring is no exception. The centre claws appear to travel through the surround setting, morph into the shank and then flow seamlessly into the surround setting – representing a highly complicated skilled feat in terms of CAD, goldsmithing and the setting of the surround stones.

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