Showcase of contemporary jewels, open to all, to pop up at Hotel Café Royal on London’s Regent Street on September 15th& 16th, 2019August 16, 2019 By Rachael Taylor
The Jewellery Cut Live will return for its third season next month with a two-day jewellery show during London Fashion Week that aims to promote independent jewellery designers and open up the often mysterious and stuffy world of contemporary jewels to all. The event, which is free to attend, will take place on the 15th & 16th of September, 2019, at the Pompadour Ballroom within Hotel Café Royal on London’s Regent Street.
All guests must register for free tickets through Eventbrite.
The show will feature the work of more than 20 independent jewellery designers, all of whom will be at the event to meet with visitors. Those attending the event will be able to meet the designers, browse the jewellery, plan commissions and buy pieces on the day. There will also be a series of jewellery talks and mini events held throughout the two days, including a late-night shopping event on Monday, 16th September (6pm-9pm).
The Jewellery Cut Live launched in September 2018 and returned with a second show in February 2019, with both events timed to coincide with London Fashion Week. The show acts as a hybrid event for the jewellers involved and attracts press, influencers, VIP collectors and retail buyers, as well as being open to the general public.
Designers at The Jewellery Cut Live this season will offer a wide range of jewels: Metier by Tomfoolery will offer accessible precious stacking jewels; Jessica Pass creates oversized bug jewels that have been worn on stage by Erykah Badu; Remay London is a pearl specialist; Simon Harrison creates costume jewellery that has been worn by many celebrities; Baroque Rocks will bring vintage gold jewellery; Isla Gilham specialises in carved gemstones that look as though they have bites out of them. To name but a few. See a full list of the designers participating here.
As well as home grown talent, some international brands will use The Jewellery Cut Live to make their London Fashion Week debut. Loren Nicole, who creates unusual fine jewels inspired by historic jewellery, and Neelu, a brand of diamond and emerald jewels created by working lawyer Neelu Khanuja, will both travel to the show from Los Angeles. Russian-born Andrey Yarden, who has created bespoke pieces for Katy Perry, will join from Shanghai.
“There is so much exciting jewellery talent out there to discover, and with London being famed globally as the epicentre of jewellery design, we want to bring some sparkle to London Fashion Week,” said The Jewellery Cut co-founder Rachael Taylor, a journalist who has specialised in writing about jewels for a decade. “We have curated an exciting and diverse selection of jewellers within an inclusive, relaxed event. Our policy has always been that absolutely everyone is welcome at The Jewellery Cut Live, whether browsing, buying, planning a commission or simply curious. It is a fun day out for jewellery novices and connoisseurs alike, and a safe haven for the magpies among us who still feel too intimidated to walk through the door of a jewellery store.”
See a full line up and find out more about each of the brands taking part in The Jewellery Cut Live here, and book tickets here
With London being famed globally as the epicentre of jewellery design, we want to bring some sparkle to London Fashion Week