With just over a month to go until Goldflair, which will take place in Edinburgh’s historic Assembly Rooms on Friday 23 November, the responsible jewellery event has announced the final line-up of six jewellers who will be exhibiting on the night.
Six responsible jewellers who are licensees of Fairmined and/or Fairtrade will be displaying and selling their award-winning collections at the event. The jewellers taking part are Anuka Jewellery, April Doubleday, Ian Nicholson, Natalie Perry, Farah Qureshi and Karen Westland. Four responsible gem dealers will also be displaying their traceable collections of gemstones on the night.
Hamilton & Inches craftsmen and women will be displaying their skills at the bench with Scottish Gold, in celebration of the launch of Hamilton & Inches’ own exclusive Scottish gold collection, which is due to launch in February 2019.
Tickets to the black-tie ball have been selling quickly since its launch, with the last remaining tickets available to buy via the Goldflair website. The event is being organised by Ian Nicholson, jeweller, silversmith and managing director of Edinburgh’s Precious Metals Workshop, and is sponsored by Scottish luxury jewellery house Hamilton & Inches and antique and fine jewellery specialist Alistir Wood.
Guests will be greeted with a champagne reception and a grand three-course dinner, during which time they will hear from a selection of speakers about ethical issues in the jewellery industry and have the opportunity to bid for exclusive prizes via a silent raffle and after-dinner auction. The evening will end with live entertainment including a ceilidh band.
Nicholson said of the upcoming event: “We have been delighted with the response we have had to date. We have some fantastic sponsors and innovative designers taking part. To make this the success it deserves to be, we hope that businesses and individuals will support us by attending on the night. A sell-out event would be a great show of strength for the ethical jewellery industry.”
As well as celebrating responsible practices in the jewellery industry, the evening will raise money for Fairtrade, Fairmined and the Dragonfly Initiative’s artisanal mining programmes to help improve the working conditions of artisanal mining communities.
Tickets for Goldflair are still on sale, with individual and corporate packages available. For more information about attending or sponsoring the event, visit www.goldflair.co.uk.