Now in its fifth year, KickStart is an initiative that helps retailers and buyers to discover outstanding new designers as they launch. The bursary scheme is run by IJL and supported by the British Jewellers’ Association, and the winning designers are selected as talent of the future.
The chosen designers for 2013 are: KATTRI, Anna Byers Jewellery, Annabelle Lucilla Jewellery, Catherine Budd Jewellery, Chistiana Christoforou, Jenny Llewellyn, Katie Jamieson, Phoebe Jewellery, Rosie Sanders and Sara Gunn (who designed the black leather and gold cuff pictured).
For the first time this year, the 10 designers will be put forward via IJL social media channels, giving you the chance to vote for one to watch as the ‘People’s Choice’.
As of 8 May you can vote for the designer you want to see win a free stand in the Design Gallery at IJL 2014. Twitter users can tweet the name of the KickStarter they’d like to vote for with the hashtag #KickStartVote, while Instagram users can post a picture of their favourite KickStarter or product with the same hashtag to cast their vote. Facebook users will be able to cast votes via the IJL Facebook page. Voters may also cast their votes directly at http://www.jewellerylondon.com