WE DID IT!
Andrew Geoghegan, the Yorkshire based jewellery designer and Founder of British fine jewellery design house, AG, has been announced as the winner of the British Jewellers Association (BJA) ‘Designer of the Year’ award 2013.
The announcement came following an awards ceremony in Birmingham last night. Andrew fought off his competition, the very talented Jessica Flinn Designs, Babette Wassermann, Lucy Quartermaine, Deakin and Francis and Charmian Beaton Design to scoop the award.
“It’s an incredible achievement” Andrew said of his win, “2013 has been another remarkable year for AG. I continue to design and create with the same intense passion and boundless energy with which I started (albeit with slightly less sleep now since my son was born). My aim has always been to create mesmerising designs at the very height of opulence and luxury, essentially putting my all into every piece and creating something which helps people to express their love. It’s my fanbase whose votes have got me this award and that is great to know because I put them at the forefront of everything I design. It’s hugely exciting times for AG at the moment as we look to begin exporting next year – making our international debut in Munich. We’ve also moved to a beautiful converted farm building in the middle of the Yorkshire country side – I have a feeling inspiration will be at an all time high once I’m surrounded by even more of our glorious landscape.”
For those who don’t know, Andrew, moved to West Yorkshire when he was just two years old and has developed his AG brand – an incredible collection of bridal jewellery, show-stopping cocktail rings, pendants and earrings – into one of the most sought after collections in the world. With unwavering passion for his craft and dedication to world-class design, he has charmed, mesmerised and fascinated retailers, customers and the press and has been hurtled into the spotlight as a result.
Already acknowledged as a key innovator in the jewellery industry (Andrew was named on the ‘Hot 100’ list of jewellery movers and shakers in 2012), the BJA ‘Designer of the Year’ award is regarded as one of the toughest and most respected accolades in the industry.
Thank you all so much for your votes and support – the AG team hope you continue to be as delighted by the collection over the next year (we promise we’ve got some incredible new pieces up our sleeve!)
Andy and the AG team.