A while ago I helped promote the Glittering Greenwich competition to find occupants for a jewellery pop-up shop. It's now opened - here are the details.
"London’s most sparkly Pop Up Shop has opened its doors in Greenwich. Talented jewellers Jessica de Lotz, Myia Bonner, The Jewellery Guild and P.O.W are the winning team behind this fresh new jewellery venture – their prize as winners of a retail design competition sponsored by Jewellery Week 2012 and estate owner Greenwich Hospital. They had just two days to prepare for a busy Jubilee week end launch and have all risen to the challenge of experiencing retail first hand for the whole of June.
All four jewellers were chosen by the judges for their creative design talents and how they would realise their retail merchandising suggestions. Working as a team, they have created a must visit shop which cleverly displays their very different design styles and all are really enjoying the experience.
Jessica de Lotz comments "In the short period of time that we have been open, I have totally fallen for Greenwich. It has a wonderful community feel, with lots of support from the surrounding independent businesses. This is a very exciting time to be have our precious Glittering Greenwich Pop Up during one of the most exciting periods in the jewellery calendar... Jewellery Week 2012!"
Hayleigh-joy of P.O.W Jewellery adds "Greenwich is a uniquely special place that carries a rich history. That vibrancy has been carried into the 21st century through the shops and the energy of the people. I feel quite honoured and proud to be a part of a pop-up shop situated in the heart of Greenwich"
Johnny Rocket local legendry jewellery designer and one of the original ambassadors for Jewellery Week commented, ‘The standard of jewellery design in the United Kingdom is the highest in the world and the competition is fiercest amongst the younger designers coming through at the moment. The winners of the inaugural Glittering Greenwich competition can hold their heads proud and defiant amongst their peers.’
Edward Dolby, Resources Director, Greenwich Hospital, commented, ‘Our Glittering Greenwich Pop Up Shop is the icing on the cake of our Jewellery Week 2012 celebrations – the retail concepts put forward by these four designers delivers a really fresh and exciting shopping experience for visitors to Greenwich this month’.
And the Jewellery week celebrations continue with London's Biggest Jewellery Market - Friday 15 June, 11am to 7.30pm. Greenwich hosts London's biggest jewellery market with up to 100 stalls – from vintage to contemporary, featuring work by some of London's most talented designer makers. Shop to the accompaniment of live music and sip on a cocktail or two."
When - 1st - 30th June
Where - 7 Nelson Road, Greenwich, SE10 9JB
Link - Shop Greenwich