London Jewellery Week is the capital’s annual celebration of jewellery in all its styles and forms. With events and activities planned across London, LJW 2011 will be the biggest and best ever with opportunities for both the public and trade to engage with London’s world-class jewellery sector at every level – from the must have high street brands and rarified world of bespoke design, to the craft, production and glamour of high-profile fashion jewellery houses.


Throughout the week on-line, high street, boutique retailers and galleries across the capital will be engaging the public in a multitude of ways: champagne receptions, seminars, exhibitions, collection launches, jewellery trails, open workshops, free consultations, competitions, trade events, catwalk shows, and the annual Hatton Garden Festival.

The range of top-quality jewellery designers available for the connoisseur in London is stunning.  What’s more, traditional manufacturing and finishing skills are still very much alive in London.  Top design schools ensure that stunning collections produced by the next generation of jewellery designers, goldsmiths and silversmiths maintain the absolute highest standards.  

It’s for these reasons that after only four years, London Jewellery Week has generated headlines around the world as an amazing showcase for the best and brightest jewellers anywhere.

This year London Jewellery Week builds on its success as a consumer event by opening up to trade buyers as well. The first day of Treasure, the Contemporary Jewellery Show at the heart of London Jewellery Week, is an exclusive trade day for domestic and international buyers to view collections and meet jewellers who they may want to stock in the future.  As London Jewellery Week evolves, there will be even more opportunities for jewellers to build their profile with buyers and increase their sales though mutually beneficial relationships.

London Jewellery Week 2011 is organised around the following key themes;

 


SHOPPING
London Jewellery Week is a shoppers’ paradise! With participating retailers and galleries all over London launching new collections the stylish shopper will have lots to choose from.
DISCOVERY
Seminars, open workshops and demonstrations proliferate throughout the week giving a ‘behind the scenes’ look at jewellery-making and the jewellery industry.
DESIGN
Top established and emerging UK jewellery designers will showcase their work and launch new collections during the week putting the emphasis squarely on British design and innovation. From art jewellery to ‘bling’ there’s something for everyone.
PASSION
From antique heirlooms to cherished gifts, LJW offers a showcase of treasures for collectors at every level to enrich their lives or the lives of loved ones.
EDUCATION
Thinking about a career in jewellery? London Jewellery Week provides a great overview of this vibrant and exciting industry. Come along to events and activities and meet professionals at every level of the trade – from design to production, ethical to fairtrade, PR to sales. Let London Jewellery Week fire your imagination and find your future in the jewellery trade.

London Jewellery Week supports the trade with activities and projects throughout the year.
The following serve as a foundation of London Jewellery Week:

The Goldsmiths’ Company Day of Knowledge Seminars 8th & 9th June

Two days of seminars at historic Goldsmiths’ Hall. One day focused on heritage brands and
hosted by jewellery expert Joanna Hardy and one day focused on jewellery for fashion and hosted by Vogue Jewellery Editor Carol Woolton. On both days, high-profile jewellery designers, including Theo Fennell, journalists and experts will be speaking about their work or the significant brands/designs that have shaped the industry.

Treasure 9th – 12th June
The contemporary jewellery show at the heart of London Jewellery Week, this year Treasure expands to four days Thurs 9th – Sun 12th June at Victoria House in Bloomsbury. This year, Treasure includes a Trade Day to meet the needs of established and emerging brands in the increasingly important June buying season.

Platinum Heritage Collection Launch 7th June
Sponsored by PureJewels, this innovative competition encourages jewellers to submit designs inspired by the traditional journey familiar to so many in the British Asian community – from India, to Africa, and finally to the UK. Last year six stunning designs from emerging jewellers were selected and put into production. This year six more will be chosen.

 

Hatton Garden Festival 11th June
A celebration of London’s traditional ‘diamond district’, the Hatton garden festival provides a ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at jewellery manufacturing in a family-friendly atmosphere. Come down to the Garden meet jewellers in their showrooms, visit open workshops, see jewellery being made in the manufacturing tent and learn about one of London’s oldest trades.

Generously organised by Holts Academy.



What’s more the Royal Exchange will host an exclusive jewellery catwalk event; the Bahamas will Sponsor the London Jewellery Week Select VIP Club Card for consumers and offer an amazing £5000 holiday prize; also LJW’s Official Charity NSPCC will have a presence throughout the week, continuing with our “Jewellery for Future Generations” campaign.


Get ready for a spectacular week!

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