This week sees the return of London Jewellery Week, and at QVC we like to do our bit by supporting new jewellery design talent. All the young designers we've teamed up with in the last year have either trained or based themselves in the UK – often both in many cases.
So enjoy our great London Jewellery Week programming throughout the day on Friday 11th June, and get to know the designers you'll be meeting a little better…
Sarah trained as a goldsmith in London before graduating as a gemologist in Belguim. Her SHO Fine Jewellery collection is inspired by geometric forms, clean lines and architectural shapes.
Sarah was showing her jewellery at last year's London Jewellery Week, and we were really excited when she agreed to join us as part of our Rising Gems Jewellery show.
See SHO in the Rising Gems Jewellery premiere at 7pm.
Arabel is an award-winning Spanish-born designer who studied at London's Central St Martins College and went on to open her own jewellery boutique, Leblas, on Sloane Street. Drawing inspiration from her Spanish heritage and Mediterranean roots, Arabel's designs are intricate and beautifully feminine.
We also spotted Arabel at London Jewellery Week 2009, and are thrilled that she's joined our growing role call of talented new designers
See Leblas in the Rising Gems Jewellery show at 7pm.
If you tuned in for our Best of British event at the end of April, you might have seen Lauren make her successful debut on QVC. We first met her at the International Jewellery Fair London 2009 in Earls Court, and we were so enchanted by her couture pieces with distinctive signature flourishes and whimsical designs that we just had to invite her to come to QVC!
Lauren is another Central St Martins alumnus and also has her bespoke jewellery-making company based in the capital.
See Lauren Adriana during our Rising Gems Jewellery hour at 7pm.
London-based Tomasz was born in Poland and raised in Austria. He came to the UK to study at the Royal College of Art, then trained under one of London's top jewellery designers, Stephen Webster.
Tomasz was showcasing his amazing angular gemset designs at IJL last year, and we thought that his fashion-forward, bold concept pieces would appeal to our discerning jewellery customers who were on the look out for something new and exciting.
Don't miss Gem Designs by Tomasz Donocik at 8pm.
Kimberley was another designer we discovered at IJL, and her delicate designs chimed with our desire to find a collection with a feminine feel and clean lines.
Kimberley has designed a superb sterling silver diffusion collection just for QVC, tapping into her love of flowers, nature and organic forms. Her Silver Innocence range is truly captivating, capturing natural forms at the moment as they fully open to the sun.
See Silver Innocence by Kimberley Selwood at 9pm.