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Inspired Jewellery Group is excited to have been announced a finalist for Best Use of Design in the2013 New Zealand International Business Awards.
Organised by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, the awards celebrate businesses success on the world stage and recognises companies that have helped grow and transform the New Zealand economy with exceptional export success in international markets.
The New Zealand International Business Awards are among the highest accolades an export business can aspire to achieve with the overall winner taking home $100,000. Celebrating the passion, vision and new approaches that New Zealand businesses are taking to achieve global success, the Awards are run by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE).
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Its jewellery is designed in Wellington and Inspired Jewellery Group exports both its designs and its design intellectual property. The company’s business model and value proposition is based on a passion for design, and creating innovative design-led jewellery of the highest quality.
Inspired Jewellery Group is currently working with major companies in China, North America, India, the UK, and Australasia on jewellery-collection design, prototype development and manufacturing. Over the last three years, the Group has invested heavily into growing its international brand recognition to establish royalty structures and establish a platform for rapid growth.
Its recent successes include a deal with China’s largest privately owned jewellery company to design annual collections for its 300 ‘I Do’ stores. Its Wilshi brand Proposal Ring (the first of six inexpensive individually designed rings engraved with the words ‘Will You Marry Me?’ that men can use to make a romantic surprise proposal) has been so successful it is now sold in 84 stockists across Australasia. The Group’s flagship retail store The Village Goldsmith, in operation since 1981, continues to grow and sucessfuly serve its retail customers both domestically and globally.
The Inspired Jewellery Group is in high level discussions with major international brands, following its co-invention of a revolutionary diamond setting that makes the diamond appear to float above the finger. It is the first significant jewellery design change in a century, and one that will revolutionise the jewellery industry. The royalty stream and international recognition from developing this intellectual property will allow The Inspired Jewellery Group to grow its international revenue.
The Inspired Jewellery Group provides design expertise and manufacturing experience to jewellery companies around the world. Its vision is to grow a Wellington-based design hub where talented New Zealand designers can generate fresh, new designs and provide a design service for the global jewellery industry.
Inspired Jewellery Group is a finalist for Best Use of Design in the 2013 New Zealand International Business Awards.