Madestones won the Precious Metals and Stones Supplier of the Year 2018 at Professional Jeweller Awards.
The Precious Metals and Stones Supplier of the Year indicates interesting trend in the industry. Because lab-grown diamonds continue to grow in popularity, the UK has been turning to Madestones for its products and expertise, and as such, were quick to back the company in the Professional Jeweller Awards poll. Meanwhile, Madestones become the largest distributor of laboratory-grown diamonds in Europe. As a result, the company expanded into jewellery. This year’s live poll received more votes than ever before, with industry professionals being quick to support their peers. After that the brand won with over 23% of the votes. In short, Reputable Jewellery Retailers determined the winners by an online poll voting for the leading suppliers of the jewellery market. The ceremony, held at London’s Bloomsbury Ballroom attended more than 200 trade professionals: leading retailers, brands, and suppliers.
The Professional Jeweller Awards honoured suppliers and retailers in 16 categories:
- Independent Fashion Jewellery Retailer of the Year
- Independent Fine Jewellery Retailer of the Year
- Multiple Fashion Jewellery Retailer of the Year
- Multiple Luxury Jewellery Retailer of the Year
- Branded Jewellery Boutique of the Year
- Designer-Maker jewellery Boutique of the Year
- Omnichannel Jewellery Retailer of the Year
- Most Innovative Customer Event of the Year
- Best New Store or Store Refurbishment of the Year
- Fine Jewellery Brand of the Year
- Fashion Jewellery Brand of the Year
- Emerging Jewellery Brand of the Year
- Jewellery Industry Supplier of the Year
- Precious Metals and Stones Supplier of the Year
- Jewellery Designer of the Year
- Young Jewellery Designer of the Year (under 30)
To clarify, the Professional Jeweller Awards were founded in 2017 to honour the achievements of companies and individuals operating in the United Kingdom jewellery industry. So, the representatives from each company had great chance to have the best professional networking event.