Editors' Choice Awards

  • Introducing the IJL Editors' Choice Awards 2018

    Our long-standing Editors’ Choice Awards have recognised excellence, originality and creativity among our exhibitors for years, but what about the many retailers, Diamond Club members and visitors who make IJL great?

    For IJL 2018, we are thrilled to announce the very first Editors’ Choice Awards that will spotlight the very best in our sparkling industry.

    Exhibitors and visitors are invited to nominate themselves, or others, for six prestigious awards. A shortlist will then be presided over by an esteemed panel of magazine and digital editors from the UK jewellery industry, before being passed to IJL Event Manager, Sarah Kitley-Spencer and Diamond Club Manager, Laura Heather, for the final vote.

    Winners will be notified ahead of IJL 2018 and will be formally announced at the IJL Party on the evening of Sunday, September 2. Find out more and enter below.

  • Nominations

    Be in with a chance of winning by nominating a brand or business in six categories. We also welcome self-nominations, so there is no reason not to get involved. Find out how to enter and all the essential deadlines, below.

    Shortlist

    A shortlist of the best entries in each category will be announced in TBC. It will then be handed to a panel of industry editors for their crucial opinions on worthy winners, before being presided over by the IJL team.

    Announcement

    The lucky winners in each category will be told ahead of IJL but won’t be formally unveiled until the evening of Sunday, September 2, at IJL’s annual party. This lively event is the ideal occasion to celebrate with a glass of champagne.

  • The Editors' Choice Awards categories

  • For IJL 2018 Brands and Designers:

    Designer to Watch

    IJL 2018 exhibitors in the Design Gallery and Designer Brands areas are invited to apply for this prestigious award. Judges will look for creativity, passion and an awareness of commercial appeal, while also considering uniqueness and innovative approaches to design.

    Innovator 2018

    Is your brand using interesting materials in new and unusual ways? Are your design ideas reliant on forward-thinking techniques, skilled craftsmanship or unusual settings? Individuals, companies and brands exhibiting at IJL 2018 are encouraged to pursue this impressive award.

    Overall Excellence

    For leading lights, fast-growing brands and exceptional suppliers, our Overall Excellence award will celebrate the IJL 2018 exhibitor that has shown a dedication to market-leading performance over recent months. Judges will look for evidence of sales and success.

  • For Retailers:

    Digital Leader

    For e-commerce giants, emerging e-commerce stores and retailers making their mark in a digital world, the Digital Leader award captures what it means to be a competitive jeweller in 2018. Enter if you’ve seen strong growth or continue to make digital strides.

    Retail Star

    This hotly-anticipated award will honour the multiple or independent that has overcome obstacles to become a force to be reckoned with on the High Street. Simply share what has kept your customers loyal to be in with a chance of winning.

    Diamond Club Member of the Year

    Our iconic Diamond Club continues to welcome the most forward-thinking and engaging buyers, retailers and e-commerce specialists from across the UK and beyond. Nominate yourself or another Diamond Club Member to highlight a continued commitment to our sparkling trade.

  •  Thank you to our judges!

    Laura Sutherland

    Editor for Attire Accessories, Fashion Editor, County Wedding Magazines, Features Editor, Gift Focus
    “Attire Accessories has been one of IJL's media partners for three years now, and every year, the design innovation and originality of the show surpasses all expectations. The qualities I'll be looking for are pieces with a real visual impact, a strong concept and exciting design processes - with the advent of laser technology and 3D printing, the future of jewellery is limitless.”

    Stacey Hailes

     Editor, Professional Jeweller
    "Professional Jeweller has been working as a media partner for IJL for a very long time and it is an event we look forward to every year. I love gathering with fellow members of the jewellery trade for three days of networking and discovering new collections. For me, I'm always on the lookout for innovative designs, emerging designers and unusual gemstones. It's also a great place to spot seasonal trends."

    Ruth Faulker

     Editor, Retail Jeweller
    “Retail Jeweller enjoys a strong ongoing relationship with International Jewellery London through its involvement as an official trade media partner of the show. The event brings together the very best in UK and international jewellery brands over what is always an exciting and inspiring event and I am delighted to have been asked this year to assist with judging the Editor’s Choice award as part of the show.”

  • Belinda Morris

    Editor, The Jeweller
    "As editor of The Jeweller magazine I have been attending IJL for the past 10 years or more – it's a must-attend  show for me, an invaluable chance to check trends, discover unfamiliar brands and collections, catch up on industry news... and network of course. I look at jewellery with two heads on – as a communicator, but also as a consumer. I want to be excited by newness, quality and beauty... I want to go shopping!"

    David Brough

    Co-founder and Editor, Jewellery Outlook, Precious Metals and Gems Editor, IJL
    "IJL is a fabulous showcase for new design talent, as well as for designer brands from around the world. For talented new designers who graduated from Britain's world-recognised jewellery schools, IJL presents a great opportunity to launch one's own brand and to sound out retailers and press."

    Michael Northcott

    Michael Nortcott, Editor, Jewellery Focus

    Jewellery Focus has been an official media partner with IJL since the magazine was founded 11 years ago. It is, in our view, the best UK jewellery show - the sheer variety of up-and-coming designers, established manufacturers displaying their latest innovations, and a seminar programme filled with genuinely insightful sessions make it an unmissable event for the trade. The organisers make a special effort to shine a light on those trying to break into this competitive field and we think that's a great contribution to an industry which needs a constant stream of new talent joining its ranks.

  • The Final Vote

    IJL Event Manager, Sarah Kitley-Spencer

    “The Editors’ Choice Awards give you the chance to get involved and see your achievements and collections applauded by the entire IJL community. Whether you are a 2018 exhibitor, Diamond Club member or retail visitor, this is a fantastic opportunity to get noticed.”

    IJL Diamond Club Manager, Laura Heather

    "The Diamond Club is made up of 500 UK and international jewellery buyers, so selecting a Diamond Club Member of the Year will be no mean feat. We welcome self and third-party nominations to discover who deserves extra recognition in 2018.

  • How to enter

    Nominations are open NOW and close on XXX. To enter simply complete either the Brand/Designer form or Retailers form below. Please contact us for more information.

    Please note:You can only enter a brand/business once per category, but you can nominate the same brand/business in multiple different categories.

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