Twickenham-based business unveiled as 'Hot 100' of the UK Jewellery Industry

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For Emma Finney and Jon Tompkins the past year has been filled with awards, increased sales and brand new collections - an exciting time for this family-run jewellery brand based in St Margarets, Twickenham. Their latest scoop, announced this week at a glittering event at the Freemasons’ Hall in Covent Garden, is to be recognised in the ‘Business Big Shots’ category as a Hot 100 of the UK Jewellery Industry.

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The Hot 100 is an annual project run by the UK’s leading jewellery magazine Professional Jeweller which selected 100 individuals from the UK jewellery industry that it believes have shown true innovation and have driven their businesses forward over the past 12 months.

According to Rachael Taylor, editor-in-chief of Professional Jewellery, “the Hot 100 is about recognising the best of the best in the UK jewellery industry and everyone who has made it into the 2012 Hot 100 has excelled in the past year.”

“We are thrilled to receive such outstanding recognition,” states Emma. “Knowing that a huge number of entries were received this year meant that making the Hot 100 list is a tremendous achievement for us”.

Other highs for So Jewellery have included being named a finalist in the Brand of the Year category at the UK Jewellery Awards, and also scooping a highly commended gong in the luxury category of the Giftware Association’s Gift of the Year Awards.

With 17 years’ ongoing retail experience selling jewellery and gifts to discerning customers from their shop, Denham & Finney at 149 St Margarets Road, Jon and Emma launched So Jewellery in January 2007 with a clear focus to bridge the gap between the mainstream jewellery market and the higher end brands such as Tiffany, Links and George Jensen. Five years on and the company is firmly on track. During the past year So Jewellery has continued to firmly establish itself as a sought-after brand with strong commercial appeal and a record number of new stockists have come on board in 2011/2012, bringing the total to 200+ and sales have increased by 30%.

The river where Emma and Jon are photographed is a place they escape to for a bit of relaxation with their family when taking a rest from plotting expansion plans. Jon is a former GB rower while the whole family enjoys kayaking and has plans to enter a four-person race for Sport Relief next summer.

— from a press release