KickStart is aimed at emerging UK designers looking to take their business to the next level!

    10 up-and-coming designers were selected by the National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) and IJL to have the unique opportunity to showcase their jewellery at IJL 2016 on a group stand in the prestigious Design Gallery. With exposure to a 10,000+ trade audience and leading industry experts at the show, the winners were offered the opportunity to attend a special training day before the event, covering all aspects of brand promotion. The NAJ will also provide mentoring following IJL.


    IJL are pleased to announce that Marina Skia is the winner of the much coveted eighth People's Choice Award. Currently in residence at London Metropolitan University, Marina ran a very successful social media campaign.

    Sam Willoughby, Event Director commented: 'Many congratulations to Marina who mounted a very successful social media campaign. A big thank you also to the industry for their considerable support which has helped promote all of this year's KickStarters. We are all looking forward to seeing their work at IJL2016.'

    As part of her prize, Marina will receive a stand free of charge at IJL2016 providing exposure to 10,000+ trade audience and leading industry experts, along with high quality cloths personalised with her branding- courtesy of Town Talk Polish & Co.

    Find out more about our KickStarter finalists

    Click here to learn more about Town Talk Polish & Co


  • Marina Skia

    Marina Skia

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    Marina is a Greek jeweller who designs and creates elegant fashion jewellery in brass and silver. For her work Marina draws on the beauty of the natural world and in particular the sea and the motion of water is one of the strongest sources of inspiration. Her work is graphic, with emphasis placed on forms and structures and characterized by bold geometry, clean lines, and emphasis on details.


  • Addalit


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    Addalit was born out of the mutual passion for fine jewellery of its founders, Jonna Jarvenpaa and Laura Vilppula, both raised in Finland and currently residing in London. Addalit focuses on limited edition pieces and offers its customers a demi bespoke service, which allows the client to personalise any of Addalit’s designs. All their jewellery is handmade in London.

    Twitter Handle: @Addalit

  • Emma Calvert

    Emma Calvert

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    Trained at Central St. Martins in Woven Textiles, Emma developed and explored three-dimensional form through weaving, folding and knotting. These evolved into her signature textile jewellery in which she creates solid geometric forms entirely by hand, integrating colour and texture into sculptural jewellery. Drawing inspiration from architecture, fashion and history, the collection received much recognition.

    Twitter Handle: @em_calvert

  • Joanna Bury

    Joanna Bury

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    Joanna Bury specialises in contemporary ‘statement’ jewellery pieces formed in materials such as sand-blasted glass-like acrylic and precious metals. Joanna’s design style is distinct and clearly links back to her training and previous career as a lingerie designer. She uses lace like textures and uses the body as a blank canvas; sometimes the body is used to form the jewellery designs and sometimes the body is used to contradict the form.

    Twitter Handle: @Joanna_Bury

  • Sammie Jo Coxon

    Sammie Jo Coxon

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    Sammie Jo Coxon, fine jewellery designer, has worked for the likes of Stella McCartney, Matthew Williamson and Katie Hillier. Inspired by working on her father’s farm during harvest time, she designed Demeter, meaning ‘goddess of harvest.’ Demeter’s aesthetic is rich in graceful, geometric forms that gives a sense of strength to the wearer. Sammie’s intention to make pearl jewellery more stylish, sleek and sexy for the style savy woman of today.

    Twitter handle: @SJClondon

  • Tiki by Cécile Gilbert

    Tiki by Cécile Gilbert

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    Originally from France, Cécile Gilbert is a jeweller living and working in Brighton, UK. She launched Tiki in 2012. Her main medium is polyester resin, which she combines with oxidised Sterling silver. Inspired by Bakelite jewellery of the 1920s and mid 20th century design, she has created a range of contemporary jewellery that reflects those qualities, whilst adding a 21st century sophistication.

    Twitter Handle: @tikibrighton

  • Vicky Lew London

    Vicky Lew London

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    A native of Kuala Lumpur, Vicky Lew graduated from Central Saint Martins. Experience with industry giants Cartier and Swarovski during her time at university have honed Vicky's skills. Unveiling at IJL Kickstart is Vicky’s début collection FLIGHT. Living in close proximity to Hyde Park heightened her appreciation for the beauty of nature, particularly that of birds in flight. Her aspirations were to capture the drama and majesty of this transient moment in pieces of fine jewellery.

    Twitter Handle: @vickylewlondon

  • Lucas Alexander Jewellery by Lucas Mitchell

    Lucas Alexander Jewellery by Lucas Mitchell

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    Lucas Mitchell's debut collection named ‘Colours’ is a demonstration of his innovative and playful style. The array of colorful stacking bangles and rings were designed to create a fun and exciting atmospheric experience allowing everyone to express their own personality through their jewellery. With inspiration drawn from life’s surroundings providing its on unique array of colours.


  • Emily Richardson Jewellery

    Emily Richardson Jewellery

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    Emily Richardson Jewellery is a luxury British brand creating unique modern designs with an effortless sense of style. Emily draws her inspiration from dramatic icons, fantastical film, literature and the arts.  She has a passion for creating timeless sophisticated treasures, fusing simplicity with ultimate attention to unique details.  Emily endeavours to blend creative expression with wearable design, seeking to evoke a personal connection with the jewellery’s beauty and narrative.


  • CF Concept by Charlotte Scott Moncrieff

    CF Concept by Charlotte Scott Moncrieff

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    In conceiving her unique pieces, Charlotte draws on her background spent living in the singular beauty of northern Denmark. The CF Concept aesthetic is characterised by effortless clean lines and striking silhouettes. From iconic furniture to exquisite lighting pieces, Charlotte is a passionate advocate for Danish design and works to incorporate this ethos and discipline throughout her jewellery.

    Twitter handle: @CFConcept

  • The IJL Journey - where can IJL take me?

    From KickStart 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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