Attire Accessories - Sep/Oct 2018 (Issue 72)

12 LES GEORGETTES BY ALTESSE SCOOPS BRAND TO WATCH AWARD AT UK JEWELLERY AWARD 2018 Les Georgettes by Altesse has won the coveted UK Jewellery Award, Brand to Watch. The results of the UK Jewellery Awards 2018 were revealed in July at the Artillery Garden, London, where the jewellery industry elite came together for a night of recognition and in celebration of the sector’s achievements. Les Georgettes by Altesse scooped the Brand to Watch category and was praised by Retail Jeweller’s expert judging panel for, “providing a product that proved to be an instant hit with retailers – our panel all agreed that this brand has demonstrated significant potential and is most definitely one to watch.” With 19 targeted categories, the awards cover every aspect of the jewellery industry, from New Designer of the Year to Ethical Jewellery Business of the Year. Visit ANCHORCERT ANALYTICAL LAUNCHES JEWELLERY TESTING INNOVATION AnchorCert Analytical, the AnchorCert Group’s analytical testing laboratory division, has launched an innovation in jewellery testing, named DermaKind, resulting in a UKAS-accredited testing regime that confirms whether an item of jewellery is hypoallergenic or safer for sensitive skin. DermaKind is a testing methodology that identifies and measures a suite of metallic elements that may cause allergic contact dermatitis (ACD). ACD can present as an itchy or painful irritation, skin redness and inflammations with severe rashes, sometimes leaving prominent scarring. DermaKind also provides compliance for known skin sensitiser Nickel, when tested by EN 1811:2011+ A1:2015 method, as well as providing significant future-proofing benefits for pending or anticipated consumer protection legislations, such as CLP (the Classification, Labelling and Packaging directive). According to the European Surveillance System on Contact Allergy network (ESSCA), allergic reactions affect up to 20 per cent of the global population, with the UK having some of the highest prevalence of allergic conditions in the world. Almost a third of allergy sufferers have to change their lifestyle and choices in order to reduce allergic reactions. For more information, email