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Blush & Bashful Selected As 2018 IJL KickStart Designer


Wiltshire, UK – July 1, 2018: Wiltshire based designer Karina Fagras has been selected as one of six emerging jewellers for the 2018 IJL KickStart programme. Karina recently unveiled her innovative interchangeable signet jewellery brand, Blush & Bashful.

As part of the KickStart programme Karina will showcase Blush & Bashful in the prestigious Design Gallery at IJL 2018 - an industry leading trade event at Olympia, London, from September 2nd – 4th. In addition, she will receive invaluable press and marketing support from IJL and co-sponsors, the National Association of Jewellers.

This initiative and award is recognised by the jewellery industry as one of the most successful bursary programmes for new emerging British talent. Karina said, “Being selected for KickStart has given me a huge confidence boost, to have industry acknowledgment so soon after launching. Receiving the phone call from IJL was a moment I will cherish for a long time to come.“

The idea for Blush & Bashful began a decade ago in London, after Karina fell in love with a signet ring a friend was wearing. The concept required savvy design engineering and over a year of prototyping to craft a product that was elegant, stylish, and functional. Karina will be launching new bracelet and necklace settings at the IJL 2018 show, compatible with all of the signets in her ring collection.

On her motivation to design jewellery, Karina said: “As a little girl, I loved exploring my mother's jewellery boxes. It felt like I had discovered a treasure trove. I became a designer to create stunning pieces that inspire and delight the wearer. I think Blush & Bashful does exactly that.”

The Blush & Bashful jewellery range can be viewed prior to the show at www.blushbashful.com.

Blush & Bashful is an inspirational jewellery brand that designs unique, interchangeable signet jewellery. We combine modern simplicity with the nostalgia and elegance of antique jewellery.

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For more information, please contact Karina Fagras at 07736 236 008 or karina@blushbashful.com.