Wiltshire, UK – August 20, 2018: Wiltshire based designer Karina Fagras has been selected as one of eight emerging jewellers to exhibit at Goldsmiths' Shine 2018, following the recent launch of her innovative signet jewellery brand, Blush & Bashful.
On being selected for Shine, Karina said: “It's wonderful to receive recognition from such a prestigious establishment, especially having only launched this year. I can’t wait to see my designs on display at the Goldsmiths' Centre, it will be a real highlight of the year.”
Shine 2018 is returning for its 5th year at the Goldsmiths' Centre in London. The exhibition runs from September 7th to November 29th in the lead up to Christmas. It will bring together eight handmade collections selected on their originality, quality and future commerciality.
Charlotte Dew, Public Programme Manager explains: “Each year Shine is an opportunity to present the very best emerging talent in jewellery and silversmithing. The eight talent-spotted makers in the 2018 showcase demonstrate a fresh and innovative approach to making high quality work. Their potential and talent is evident, even in these early years of their developing businesses.”
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 IJL 2018, compatible with all of the signet designs 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 now 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.
For more information, please contact Karina Fagras at 07736 236 008 or firstname.lastname@example.org.