This September, we will be exhibiting at the UK trade event, taking part in a much-anticipated talk on the diamond industry and sponsoring Emerging Designer of the Year Award at the UK Jewellery Awards.
The UK Jewellery Festival will return to London in September this year for its second edition, and we will be joining the line up for the first time.
Our sales team will bring our sustainable melee diamonds to the trade event, allowing British retailers, designers and brands to meet with us and view our fully traceable diamonds. This will be our second UK showcase, following our participation at the National Association of Jewellers’ Summit in Birmingham in June.
Taking place at the Hilton London Metropole on London’s Edgware Road on September 1st, 2022, the UK Jewellery Festival, hosted by Retail Jeweller magazine, offers British jewellery professionals the opportunity to network, place orders for stock, and participate in talks and workshops.
In addition to exhibiting at the one-day trade event, our team will take part in the Festival’s seminar programme. Dimexon European director of sales Christopher Bull, who is based at our Antwerp office, will travel to the UK to participate in a panel discussion titled Changing Face of Diamonds - From the question of provenance to the rise of laboratory-grown: What retailers really need to know. Joining him on the panel, which will be moderated by jewellery editor Rachael Taylor, will be Green Rocks Diamonds sales manager Maiko Eaton, Nivoda co-founder and chief executive David Sutton and 77 Diamonds managing director Tobias Kormind. The talk will delve into the issue of provenance and answer the difficult questions surrounding mined diamonds today, with a focus on the impact of the crisis in Ukraine and the rise of laboratory-grown diamonds.
Christopher is well positioned to comment on the changing landscape, with a career in diamond distribution spanning 35 years that began at luxury jeweller and watchmaker Backes & Strauss and has included working in the fast-growing markets of South-East Asia. He joined Dimexon in 2010 to drive growth in the European market, and can speak to the key issues facing the diamond industry today as well as offering insight into our operations.
The UK Jewellery Festival will culminate with the UK Jewellery Awards, which will this year be celebrating its 30th anniversary. The illustrious ceremony, which recognises excellence across the industry from design to retail, will bring more than 700 of the industry’s most renowned figures and businesses together to celebrate the successes of the past year.
To tie in with the launch of our new digital platform, which allows business of all sizes to order sustainable melee diamonds online (with no minimum order), we will be sponsoring Emerging Designer of the Year at the UK Jewellery Awards 2022. The award celebrates up-and-coming designers who are directing the future of jewellery design.
The shortlist for Emerging Designer of the Year 2022 is:
Alexia Karides, YSSO
Edward Xu, EDXÚ
Genevieve Schwartz, Genevieve Schwartz Jewellery
Georgia Wang, Georgia Wang
Louiza Leclercq, Louiza Jewellery
Trang Do, Kimjoux
To book in an appointment to meet with the our sales team at the UK Jewellery Festival, or to request more information on our sustainable diamonds, get in touch here.