IJL Editor’s Choice judge and luxury jewellery consultant, Claire Adler, has been named one of London’s top 20 ‘Luxury Tastemakers’ in IN London magazine’s inaugural Luxury Tastemaker Awards.
Claire has been honoured alongside eco-friendly designer Livia Firth, photographer Nick Knight OBE and Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet, among others, proving what a fantastic and high-profile award this really is.
Claire uses her specialist knowledge of London’s luxury jewellery scene to write for the Financial Times, as well as consult with brands like De Beers, Boodles, Piaget and Montblanc.
Speaking to IN London magazine, Claire says: “Whether it’s polishing diamonds in Antwerp or fitting a suit on Savile Row, I love working with successful entrepreneurs and business owners who are natural pros at putting their heart and soul into what they do.”
Claire is also passionate about promoting London as a centre of jewellery excellence, something which is reflected in her continuing commitment to International Jewellery London and the Editor’s Choice Awards.
Claire explained to IN London magazine: “London is now the third largest market for luxury goods in the world, with a luxury sector worth £32.2 billion according to Walpole. The outlook is good for global luxury goods. According to Euromonitor International, sales are forecast to soar from $317 billion in 2015 to $339 billion in 2020.”
On the subject of the Editor’s Choice Awards, Claire says: “IJL Editor’s Choice, the annual jewellery design competition open to all IJL exhibitors, started in 2009 and it’s a fantastic honour judging the competition each year. At a challenging time for the jewellery industry, with the economic slowdown and the high cost of advanced education, winning a competition is a great bonus for companies, which can help them to capture the attention of both press and consumers.
“I personally find it a privilege to be involved in influencing, in some cases, the career path of some competition entrants – many IJL winners have gone on to scoop further industry recognition, something we are very proud of at IJL. The entrants do tend up live up to IJL’s name and are pretty international – as well as English and Irish entrants we’ve had entrants from Oman, Italy, France, Poland, Germany, Denmark, the US and Turkey. I hope we’ll see even more entries this year.”
Picture: Claire Adler in the Star Diamond Showroom. Ring by Star Diamond. Necklace by Catherine Prevost. Photography by Dan Stevens