May jewelers will start taking up a project to develop jewellery in the UK, the jewelers association has announced.
Mayjewelers.co.uk said the new project will be a “world class jeweler-designed jewellery range” with “unique designs and unique and creative materials”.
The jewellers will use cutting-edge technology to create jewellery using cutting-out technology that allows them to “simply and efficiently create the exact pieces needed to suit the needs of every client”.
“It is an exciting opportunity to bring the world’s best jewellery and jewelry design to our customers,” Mayjeweler chief executive Andrew Higginson said.
“This project will allow us to bring some of our world-class products to a UK market where we have been known to sell many of the world-famous brands.”
The range will also provide us with some great insight into the processes of cutting-up the diamonds and the jewellery that we sell.
“This new range will allow Mayjewellers to continue to develop and bring their jewellery designs to the UK.”
The new range of jewellery will be made in a new factory in the United Kingdom and is expected to be ready for commercial production in 2019.
The UK’s diamond industry has been hit by a drop in production since the start of the year and it has been estimated that between 200,000 and 300,000 tonnes of diamonds have been cut out of the country.
The Mayjewels project comes as the UK’s top jewelers are also making a big push for more international production.
The jewelers union said it was “excited to be involved in this new development” with the aim of “creating a sustainable jeweler and jewellery company that will continue to produce great quality products for the British consumer”.
“Mayjewels is a global jewelers brand and we know how important it is for us to continue producing quality jewellery at the highest level for our customers to enjoy the most authentic jewel designs,” it said.