Erica has recently been shortlisted as a finalist for the National Association of Jeweller’s ‘Designer of the Year’ Awards. The NAJ team were looking for evidence of innovation, achievement, teamwork, leadership and contribution to wider society.
Simon Forrester, Chief Executive of The National Association of Jewellers, described the entries as “competitive” across the board, and showing “true business impacts”. He added: “These were great submissions and all with their own unique strengths and creativity. What a showcase of innovation!”
Erica is delighted to be chosen, and eagerly awaits the announcement of the overall winners in December. In the mean time she is busy creating her distinctive Fairtrade gold collections and one-off commissions, many of which re-use vintage and existing family jewels. ‘It is a real joy to be able to produce items of beauty that enrich peoples lives and have a meaning way beyond their material value,’ says Erica, ‘to be recognised within the trade for this is a real honour.’