IJL Blogs

  • The inside scoop from a KickStarter

    08 Dec 2015 09:16

    The application process for IJL’s 2016 prestigious KickStart is open!As we start the search for emerging UK designers to mentor and help take their business to the next level, we spoke to Laura Parra, one of last year’s finalists and the People’s...

  • IJL Raises a Christmas toast to its Advisory Board Members

    08 Dec 2015 09:03

    The IJL Advisory Board met at Gordon Ramsey’s townhouse, the York & Albany, for a festive toast to the success of an amazing 60th Anniversary Edition of IJL 2015.  The perfect place for a Yuletide get-together, Advisory Board Members Stella Layton,...

  • In celebration of…cake!

    26 Nov 2015 09:30

    Today is World Cake Day, and here at IJL Towers, thats all the encouragement we need to start thinking about all things baked!So in celebration of this day, we thought we’d share with you some of our favourite cake inspired pieces from a selection of...

  • What makes a Jewellery Lover?

    24 Nov 2015 15:00

    Back in September at IJL, we presented five winners with the F. Hinds High Street by Design Award. During the presentation press call at IJL, we had the opportunity to meet the faces behind the designs. Myself along with the other judges are always impressed...

  • Top Jewellery Blogs of 2015

    08 Oct 2015 15:00

    Here at IJL Towers we believe blogs are an excellent resource for staying up-to-date with the jewellery industry and fashion trends. As we start to see more jewellery specific blogs come to life, the more we discover, learn and become inspired....

  • Domino Jewellery - A truly British talent at IJL 2015…

    02 Sep 2015 09:00

    Home-grown British jewellery talent has never been more in demand as buyers focus their attentions on the plethora of designers, manufacturers and suppliers found spread across the British Isles. However when it comes to epitomising the best of British, you don’t need to look much further...

  • Thienot celebrates turning 30!

    24 Aug 2015 10:00

    The youngest family-owned Champagne House is celebrating its 30th birthday! Father and founder Alain Thiénot has nurtured this house in the last 30 years and seen it grow into the little jewel it is today. Alain is dearly esteemed and admired by everyone...

  • Instagram Accounts That Every Jewellery Aficionado Should Follow

    24 Aug 2015 10:00

    Whether you are a jewellery connoisseur or just want to feast your eyes upon some beautiful jewels and gems, there are 5 Instagram accounts that can be your daily dose of sparkle. You might follow them already but if not, you certainly should. Why? See...

  • The Rise of Affordable Luxury in Real Jewellery

    14 Aug 2015 13:00

    Written by Chloe Wu, Industry Analyst, Euromonitor International    The gap between the prices of real and costume jewellery is widening. Prices of real jewellery, or fine jewellery made of precious metals and/or gemstones, are rising....

  • Vivienne Becker of the Financial Times – How To Spend It Magazine

    08 Jul 2015 09:00

    Vivienne Becker of the Financial Times – How To Spend It Magazine is sitting on the prestigious IJl Bright Young Gems panel this year, alongside fellow judges Hilary Alexander, OBE: Editor at Large Hello Fashion Monthly magazine, Claudia Mahoney: Executive Fashion and Beauty Director of...

  • Editor’s Choice Blog Questions

    25 Jun 2015 09:00

    1. What do you feel distinguishes Editor's Choice from other industry awards? Editor’s Choice is open to any jeweller who exhibits at IJL. That’s a huge gamut of jewellers from a wide variety of countries. And it’s why previous winners have ranged from a 20 year old...

  • IJL has seen huge expansion and innovation 60 years on

    09 Jun 2015 09:00

    International Jewellery London has seen vast changes in its first 60 years, expanding hugely from its modest beginnings in the Royal Albert Hall when it was mainly a watches fair, and is now a leading industry showcase for innovation. Now IJL, which takes place in...

  • Sarah Kitley-Spencer, Marketing Manager of IJL, spends a day in the life of……

    27 May 2015 09:00

    ...a silver jewellery designer. I’m the first to admit I’ll give anything a go, even though I’m not the most creative individual! From cupcake making to card making, it takes calm, patience and dedication to produce a reasonable end product. I won’t pretend, I was feeling...

  • Social Media and a Mega Star

    01 May 2015 16:26

    When I signed a long term agreement with Jennifer Lopez, the intention was pretty clear – and obvious. As a new, ambitious jewellery company with the goal to become a major player in the business, Endless Jewelry needed to speed up the brand recognition...

  • Chocolates for the Lady?

    29 Apr 2015 11:30

    For a good few years now two types of ring creations have dominated our offering - bridal and cocktail. Although I am delighted to design both, the beauty of the cocktail genre really does give me a chance to show off and express myself! It is as if I can...

  • Watch out!

    09 Apr 2015 11:30

    Did you know that the most common time for a watch to stop is at 10 after 2? ...Neither did we! UK watch sales are significantly on the increase which is why IJL are introducing the Watch Trail for 2015 to allow visitors to easily discover watch manufacturers and...

  • Spring has sprung!

    31 Mar 2015 13:30

    We believe every occasion should be celebrated with jewels, Easter being no exception! So whether you want to don yourself in cute animals, Easter eggs, or a spiritual cross, save yourself the Easter (egg) jewellery hunt and have a look at our collection of our...

  • Wedding Spend

    06 Mar 2015 11:59

  • Our meeting with Geoff Young from Christies

    24 Feb 2015 09:00

    Ahead of the March sale at Christies, South Kensington, we caught up with Geoff Young, Director and Head of Department for Jewellery. The March sale will be held at Christies, South Kensington on the 4th March 2015.              An 18ct gold 'Crash' wristwatch, by Cartier Estimate: £6,000 -...

  • Valentine's Day Jewellery Inspiration

    13 Feb 2015 11:30

    Jewellery makes an excellent Valentine’s Day gift – a romantic gesture which lasts forever! However, the pressure to choose something ‘timeless’ and  be romantic makes it a very difficult decision! So we thought what better way to get inspiration than to inspect the Mecca of style and sophistication – the...

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