Thursday, 12 April 2012

Heart365 Emporium named as a finalist for a UK Jewellery Award

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Catwalk Jewels of the Year London (April 12th, 2012).
Heart 365 Emporium has been shortlisted for a UK Jewellery Award in the category of Catwalk Jewels of the Year for its current collection Uhurus Wings: Freedom to Fly.

The award recognises designers or manufacturers of fashion, catwalk or costume jewellery that has been produced in the past 12 months and is of statement designs that takes non-precious costume, catwalk or fashion jewellery to another level. The finalists were revealed on 4th April at the 2012 UK Jewellery Awards Shortlist Party, Sponsored by Tresor.

Heart 365 Emporium is delighted to be named as one of the finalists. Of this current collection, Tanzanian born head designer Jacqueline Kibacha says "Following my most recent trip to Tanzania, spending time with Maasai beadworkers allowed me to gain a new appreciation for the depth of history in the tradition of beading that is so familiar to me from my childhood. I'm excited that I get to share this through the Uhurus Wings collection"

The Awards will take place on 12 July 2012 at the luxurious Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane where over 600 of the industry's elite come together to celebrate the wealth of achievement in this area.

Having travelled to and called home nations from Africa to Europe to the Middle East, she finds connection with the semi nomadic Maasai tribe from her native Tanzania. Artist Jacqueline Kibacha had a vision to extend the voice of her motherland through wearable pieces of art.

It was in the desire to share culture and tradition across all borders and seas and celebrate the beauty of handmade jewellery and adornment that Heart 365 Emporium was born. Creating jewellery and adornment with message and meaning...where each piece is unique and each
piece has a story.

Heart 365 Emporium exhibited a preview of the current collection in November 2011 at the Comic Relief: See Africa Differently launch event. In February 2012 Heart 365 Emporium showed the Uhurus Wings collection for Fashions Finest London Fashion Week off schedule show.

Through jewellery and adornment finding treasure in culture, treasure in the story, treasure in the artisan... treasure in each day... Heart 365.