The winners of International Jewellery London's (IJL) sixth\u00a0Editor\u2019s\u00a0Choice\u00a0competition\u00a0were\u00a0announced today.\u00a0\r\n\r\nClaire Adler,\u00a0Editor\u2019s\u00a0Choice\u00a0judge, luxury brand consultant and Financial Times contributor, said she was impressed by the winning five.\r\n\r\n"IJL\u2019s 2014 Editor\u2019s\u00a0Choice\u00a0winners are a set of gifted, daring and ambitious jewellers," she said. "A big thank\u00a0you to all the entrants to\u00a0Editor\u2019s\u00a0Choice\u00a0this year who hailed from as far afield as South Africa, Bulgaria, The Netherlands, Greece and Ireland, in addition to England, all adding to the competition\u2019s international flavour."\r\n\r\nThis year there were five categories including a new category -\u00a0\u00a0Most Innovative Collection - which will be showcased on the IJL Catwalk.\r\n\r\nSam Willoughby, event director for IJL, said:\u00a0"This year's winners really have excelled themselves.\u00a0 The collections are all so different, giving an exciting snapshot of the range of companies exhibiting at IJL. I am very much looking forward to seeing some of these stunning pieces showcased on the Runway at IJL 2014."\r\nThe 2014 winners are:\r\nMost Innovative New Collection\u00a0-\u00a0NEW for 2014: 5 to 6 pieces from the same collection with the winning collection featured on the IJL Runway\r\n\r\nWinner:\u00a0Sarah Jane Smyth\r\n\r\nSarah Jane Smyth creates strong statement stone jewellery by hand, selecting the stones that she has a connection with from their look, feel or touch. The winning pieces from her new A\/W14 Aquadrama collection are inspired by the mystical depths of the ocean with an emphasis on organic rock and stone formations. Each piece uses only a very high quality gemstones juxtaposed with Czech, vintage and crystal glass to create a mythical and decadent quality.\r\n\r\nSarah Jane Smyth explains, "IJL has represented such a journey for me. \u00a0In the past twelve months I have accomplished so much with a re-brand, new website, campaign imagery and inspiration. I am over the moon at winning the\u00a0Editor\u2019sChoice\u00a0Award in that it recognises the unique and innovative way that I put my jewellery together, designing it in sections and not as a whole. It is amazing to be recognised in this way by such a prestigious authority."\r\n\r\nClaire Adler added, "I am very excited to see Sarah Jane Smyth\u2019s dramatic necklaces crafted from Czech crystal and vintage glass when they\u2019re professionally styled and brought to life on the IJL catwalk in September".\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nCommercial Vision\u00a0- a piece or collection produced in volume that demonstrates thorough research of the target market and current trends \u2013 destined to become a best seller.\r\n\r\nWinner: Chrysalis - Expandable bangles\r\n\r\nThis English company has created collections of expandable bangles with a vast assortment of charms and stones which can be worn alone or stacked on the arm. \u00a0More than just decorative charms, each tag carries a special meaning to attract positivity and good energy. The bangle\u2019s unique mechanism makes each piece adjustable for a perfect fit every time. Chrysalis has created a cohesive marketing package to support their rapidly expanding customer base. \u00a0Their\u00a0in-house design team have created displays which tell the brand's story, making it as easy for the retailer as possible. The story begins on their eco structured cardboard trade stand through to comprehensive marketing materials which are made available to\u00a0retailers through a 'dropbox' folder.\r\n\r\nDavid Maine, Director of Chrysalis US, told us:\u00a0"The formula works as sales and reorders are continuing to increase at an alarming rate with most customers reordering every other week. At the JCK show we opened up over 100 new accounts\u00a0and we are hoping for the same at IJL 2014. "\r\n\r\nClaire Adler applauded Chrysalis for their commercial strengths:\u00a0"Chrysalis claims its bracelets contain spiritual energy, but we\u2019ve awarded the company purely for its commercial vision, in attracting an impressive number of British and international retailers while offering alluring price points."\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nVisual Impact\u00a0- a show-stopping piece or collection that photographs well\r\n\r\nWinner: Angela O'Keefe - Blue Venice Resin Gold Ring and Orange Florida Resin Gold Ring\r\n\r\nIrish designer\u00a0Angela O\u2019Keefe is a graduate of the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland Jewellery and Goldsmithing Course, has a Diploma in Art Jewellery from Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School in Florence, Italy and an MA(Hons) in History of Art from St. Andrews\u00a0University.\u00a0Her pieces combine salt crystals with precious metals, resin and pigment. As an artist and designer her practice is driven by experimentation and she often employs deliberate chance when creating her jewels.\u00a0 The Venice Ring evokes the luxury of the Renaissance using deep blue pigment, salt crystals and 9ct gold, contrasting rich precious metals with the natural bounty of the lagoon.\u00a0 The Florida ring evokes the warmth of summer with bright orange pigment, salt crystals and 9ct gold.\r\n\r\n\u201cI am absolutely delighted to have been chosen as the winner of the\u00a0Editor'sChoice\u00a0Visual Impact Category at International\u00a0 Jewellery London. As a first time exhibitor in the Irish Pavilion,\u00a0 receiving this award is certain to make my show an exciting\u00a0 experience.\u201d said Angela O'Keefe on hearing the results.\r\n\r\nClaire Adler praised O'Keefe's creativity, stating: "The winner of this category, Angela O\u2019Keefe, was inspired by a swim in the Dead Sea. When she emerged from the water, she was captivated by the crystals of salt that formed on her skin in the sunlight. The rings we\u2019ve chosen are just gorgeous and photograph beautifully."\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nOriginality\u00a0\u00a0- a truly unique piece or a collection which highlights the talents of the designer\r\n\r\nWinner : Kasun London -\u00a0The Fang Bangle\r\n\r\nThe Fang Bangle is from the 'God Loves Fangs' collection and is a truly striking piece, crafted in brass and plated with 18 carat gold or sterling silver. Through discrete hinges the piece creates a sense of mystery as to how it wraps itself around the wearer's wrist. This statement piece makes a memorable impression, but at the same time still has function and comfort. The piece has been designed in a way so that it sits comfortably on the wrist but still shows off the intricate jaw design at all times.\r\n\r\nKasun Ekanayake, Creative Director, commented: "It's amazing to have been selected for this category! We were at IJL last year and saw how much exposure and attention the winners of the IJL\u00a0Editor\u2019s\u00a0Choice\u00a0received, so it's an important award for us. We're really excited about exhibiting at this year's IJL as we're launching two fantastic new collections. We're looking forward to seeing the reaction to the new ranges, catching up with our customers and hopefully gaining a few more, and of course seeing the new venue!"\r\n\r\nClaire Adler stated:\u00a0"Kasun London\u2019s Fang Bangle from this eclectic collection is cheeky, original and very striking."\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nTechnical Excellence\u00a0- a piece or collection that is worked with technical innovation or a rarely used technique\r\n\r\nWinner: Saxons of Oxford - Man in a Cage\r\n\r\nThis piece is micro-machined from a solid block of sterling silver with an extraordinary level of detail and\u00a0is the perfect example of Saxons of Oxford's\u00a0intent to bring high-tech capabilities with a blend of contemporary flair to men\u2019s jewellery.\r\n\r\nJorg Schlieffers, the owner and founder of Saxons of Oxford, explained: \u00a0\u201cWe are delighted to receive recognition for our design which was the culmination of several years of trial and error to bring the \u2018Man in a Cage\u2019 to production. This will be our second time exhibiting at IJL, where we will be showcasing our new collection \u2018Hidden Gems\u2019. Last year brought us some very exciting collaborations - and we look forward to the opportunities IJL 2014 will bring.\u201d\r\n\r\nClare Adler noted: "Saxons of Oxford has come up with an intensely technical and contemporary version of Jesus on the cross, cast from a single piece of solid silver. It is excellent craftsmanship."