Elizabeth Humble named Hot 100 2011 NEXGEM

New Designers - One Year On Award

Elizabeth Humble is delighted to announce that she has been chosen as one Professional Jeweller's NexGems. NexGems is a much-loved sector of the HOT 100 book, that reveals the up-and-coming jewellery designers Professional Jeweller is tipping for the top.

Elizabeth Humble was one of the standout graduates at 2010's New Designers show, winning the Goldsmiths' Company award for her striking jewellery designs that are inspired by the wild landscapes of her native Scotland.

Since then she has grown as a designer after being taken under the wing of online jewellery retailer Astley Clarke, which has mentored Elizabeth and worked with her to build her eye-catching collections.

"The mentoring program gave me invaluable advice and helped to boost my confidence at the beginning of my career," says Elizabeth. As a result, this year Elizabeth returned to New Designers to show just how much her brand has developed over the past year, and while there she scooped the One Year On Award for jewellery. "It really confirmed that the work I had put into my first year of business had paid off," she says.

In this, her first formative year, Elizabeth has ploughed her focus into building her branding and finding her position in the British market. As she gains in confidence, Elizabeth lays out her plans for 2012, which include creating showstopping designs to take to the press, plans to start designing in gold and diamonds and beginning her hunt for overseas stockists.

The 'One Year On' Award, New Designers 2011

One Year On Award at New Designers

The Goldsmiths' Company Award for Jewellery 2010

The Goldsmiths' Company Award for Jewellery 2010

The Tayberry Gallery Award 2010

The Tayberry Gallery Award 2010

Creative Scotland