3 October 2013 - This story is in archive

The Company of Master Jewellers has recently announced its list of key individuals in the jewellery industry, including alumna Alyssa Smith, listed in the category for Britain’s freshest jewellery design talent.

Multi-award winning international jeweller Alyssa Smith has been selected as one of the top 100 jewellery professionals in the UK. This was revealed by Professional Jeweller magazine in September 2013 at an invitation-only party at One Marylebone in London.

'I feel so utterly honoured to have been chosen for the Hot 100 2013. I know how many applicants they had and how other many jewellers there are in the UK. I've been recognised with other fabulous awards in the business and fashion industries, but to be picked up by the jewellery industry specifically has been great! It's given me that extra drive to take the business to the next level and I am so happy about it!'

The 2013 Professional Jeweller Hot 100 is broken down into five categories:  'Trendsetters' for jewellery designers who have led the industry in 2013, 'Retail Stars' for UK jewellers who have demonstrated world-class retail skills, 'Business Big Shots' for the jewellery industry's most impressive leaders, 'Trailblazers' for the individuals forging their own way in the industry, and 'NexGems', the category Alyssa is featured in, a celebration of Britain's freshest jewellery design talent.

Professional Jeweller is the UK's leading business magazine for jewellery professionals. The monthly publication and website is a one-stop source for breaking news, commentary, trade insight and buying inspiration. The annual event was held this year in association with the Company of Master Jewellers and sponsored by Diamond Partner International Jewellery London and Gold Partners Tresor Paris and Bering.