Editor's Choice Award

  • 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.

    • Visual Impact - a show stopping piece or collection most likely to be picked up by press because it photographs brilliantly and will look great in a magazine.
    • Technical Excellence - a piece or collection that boasts an impressive technical innovation or rarely used technique, resulting in a thought provoking jewel.
    • Overall Originality - a piece or collection that celebrates individualistic style and shows off the unique talents of the designer.
    • Commercial Vision - a piece or collection being produced in volume that demonstrates thorough research of the target market and trends and is likely to fly off the shelves.
    • NEW FOR 2016 - German Style - ajewellery piece from a German exhibitor at IJL evoking impeccable German craftsmanship and design.


  • Visual Impact

    Winner - David Miracca

    Stand C29

    Eccentric Amethyst Ring

    David Miracca creates timeless jewellery with definite influences from the great British and European jewellery houses; a flair he developed during his early training in London and Geneva. The piece, worked in titanium, with true craftsmanship and is finished to an impeccable standard, with a beautiful colour and the stones have been set to perfection.


  • German Style

    Winner - Tezer

    Stand Q100

    Tezer Design is based in Frankfurt, Germany: distinctive Jewellery - handmade - emphasizing elegance and harmony. A contemporary line for women who wish to underline their own personal style with a piece of Jewellery that grows into their hearts as a personal classic.

  • Commercial Vision

    Winner - Samsares

    Stand Q90G

    Floral folklore is the signature of this Swiss based brand, known for their playfully elegant, contemporary fine jewellery created in sustainably sourced 18K gold. This company is dedicated to sustainable sourcing of raw materials and compliance to the standards of excellence for all manufacturing processes. Their gold is recycled in specialized Swiss refineries which meet the most stringent norms of environmental protection.

  • Overall Originality

    Winner - Vicky Lew London

    The Flight Collection

    Stand T10A

    FLIGHT is Vicky Lew’s début collection, fuelled by nature-inspired forms and the juxtaposition of these forms on the human body.  Employing a traditional pavé-setting method, the instantaneous moment of take-off is alluded to through the use of perspective-localized angles, whereby the birds are only revealed from certain angles. As a result, a fleeting moment is afforded to the audience, giving the gem-set birds movement as the wearer moves. Pieces from this collection are made with Swarovski Gemstones, pavé-set in palladium and 18ct yellow gold.

  • Technical Excellence

    Winner - John Moore

    Diamond Verto Necklace

    Stand T50

    Winner of The Goldsmiths’ Company Award 2016, artist John Moore, is known for his distinctive designs with fluid movement and use of colour. Materials including anodised aluminium, silver, steel, wood, silicone and gold, are engineered to create unique specimens. Clever use of a silicon cord enables the individual discs to take their place in the composition of the necklace without losing their flexibility in relation to each other. The technical execution ensures a controlled movement, giving the wearer the opportunity to interact with the piece, without losing the makers visual and conceptual intention.

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