Bright Young Gems

  • The Bright Young Gems initiative is renowned in the industry for unveiling future stars in the contemporary jewellery world, providing five young designers with an outstanding commercial platform and excellent exposure.

    BYG’s are selected from final year students and students who have graduated from colleges and universities in the past 2 years across the UK by a prestigious panel - comprising Hilary Alexander, OBE: Editor at Large Hello! Fashion Monthly Magazine; Annabel Davidson: Editor of Vanity Fair on Jewellery; Shaun Leane: British Luxury Fine Jewellery Designer; Charlie Boyd: Executive Fashion & Jewellery Editor Harper’s Bazaar and Town & Country; Alice Edwards: Jewellery Editor, Sunday Times Style and The Times LUXX magazine.

    We are also delighted to announce that The Benevolent Society will be providing each BYG winner with a £200 travel and accomodation grant!

    Bright Young Gems has now closed!

  •  Meet the Judges:

    Shaun Leane

    Award-winning British jeweller, Shaun Leane.

    "Platforms such as Bright Young Gems are essential. They allow our flourishing young designers to grow in all areas of their careers. It is so important that we nurture their talents and aspirations as they are the future of our industry."

    Photo By Nicky Emmerson

    Hilary Alexander OBE

    Hilary Alexander OBE, Editor-at-Large Hello Fashion Monthly

    "The Bright Young Gems initiative safeguards the future of the jewellery industry by showcasing the most exciting and innovative young designers of today."

    Annabel Davidson

     Annabel Davidson, Editor of Vanity Fair on Jewellery.

    "Seeing the excitement and nerves on the faces of graduate jewellers each year at Bright Young Gems gives me such a thrill, and I'm thankful that they have the opportunity to showcase their work at such an esteemed industry event."

  • Alice Edwards

    Alice Edwards is Jewellery Editor for the Sunday Times Style, also Jewellery Editor for The Times LUXX magazine, prior to that she was Jewellery Editor for Tatler Magazine.

    “Initiatives such as Bright Young Gems are essential to promoting and championing Britain’s long history of talented jewellery designers. I’m very excited to see who we find this year.”

    Charlie Boyd

    Charlie Boyd is the Executive Fashion and Jewellery Editor at both Harper's Bazaar and Town & Country.

    “The jewellery industry has a wealth of very experienced designers and well-established brands, but it is crucial that we safeguard its future by promoting young talent, and by offering them a supportive platform so that they can continue to innovate.”

    Read the Press Release

    Discover more about Bright Young Gems and read the press release; Who are the five famous jewellers of the future?

    Read the Press Release

  • The IJL Journey - where can IJL take me?

    From Bright Young Gem to Industry Champion- work your way up the ladder and turn your passion for jewellery into a successful business with IJL!

    If you’re ready to turn your passion into a career, you’ll need to start at the beginning. At International Jewellery London this isn’t just the first rung on the ladder – it’s one of the most exciting opportunities in the international jewellery market, spearheaded by fashion and design talents that really know how to inspire.

    Read the IJL Journey

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