Devon-based JewelStreet, the on-line marketplace devoted exclusively to jewellery retailing has announced the winners of its first ever Jewellery Lovers’ Awards, which includes a designer from Somerset.
The awards invited votes from JewelStreet shoppers in five separate categories. Any of the 250 designers with web boutiques on the site were eligible for nomination.
Rob Passmore, JewelStreet CEO said: “JewelStreet is a new concept, launched in 2012 and which has grown in leaps and bounds over the last few months, now offering a staggering 250 web boutiques as well as 12,000 pieces of quality jewellery all under one virtual roof.
“Though we are based in rural Devon, our designers as well as our 90,000 monthly visitors come from all over the world. So it’s really pleasing to note that the Fine Designer Award was won by a local South West-based designer, Erica Sharpe.
The winners of the five categories are as follows:-
Fine Designer Award 2014: Erica Sharpe Fine Jewellery is a clear winner in this category for her stunning use of gems, fair trade gold, silver and Cornish tin. Inspired by the South West, Erica Sharpe is one of the leading contemporary fine jewellery designers of her time.
Silver Designer Award 2014: Patience Jewellery. Based in Scotland, Patience Jewellery bases its ethos around respect for the materials used. In line with this belief that every material is precious, each item of jewellery ordered from Patience Jewellery is hand made to order.
Men’s Designer Award 2014: Saxons of Oxford for their innovative approach to jewellery design and creation. Each design puts a fresh perspective on iconic symbols and designs, resulting in edgy yet wearable jewellery.
Individual Design Award 2014: Gold Flying Pig Necklace by Lily Charmed is quirky, cute and a winner amongst JewelStreet’s Jewellery Lovers. Lily Charmed has created hundreds of charms to suit all tastes and occasions in silver and gold vermeil.
Best Newcomer Award and Overall Winner 2014: Carina De Jager’s designs are original, contemporary and fluid. Combining organic textures, intricate designs and modern shapes, it is no wonder that Carina scooped both the Best Newcomer and Overall Winner Awards 2014.
(from a press release)
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