The Alternative Wedding Show is Yorkshire’s largest and most distinctive annual selling exhibition of contemporary bridal jewellery. 

This year, Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery presents the work of Four of the UK’s Finest craftspeople working in contemporary art goldsmithing.

One of the most significant goldsmiths working in the UK today, Jacqueline Mina OBE – whose innovative work in precious metals has been exhibited at the V&A, is held in museum collections worldwide, and who won the 30K Jerwood Applied Arts Prize for Jewellery is a goldsmith at the top of her profession. Jessica Poole is also an award winning jeweller working in the highly specialised technique of Micro Pave, incorporating miniature precious stones into the fluid forms of her work. Mark Nuell is an expert gem selector and setter, often sourcing stones directly from the Australian sapphire mines where he learnt his craft at his miner father’s side. Graeme McColm creates bold pieces with clean lines, rich textures and exquisite stones: Tahitian pearls, diamonds and vibrant tourmalines are set in gold and platinum. 












Now celebrating its eleventh year, The Alternative Wedding Show is renowned for featuring jewellery by cutting edge designers including jeweller to the stars Malcolm Morris, who has made beautiful original pieces for the Duchess of Gloucester, Joan Collins and Dawn French. Morris also created the tiaras worn by Gwyneth Paltrow in Shakespeare in Love and by Amy Adams in The Wedding Date and was commissioned to create a contemporary tiara to commemorate Her Majesty the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. This year, Morris will be creating an exclusive collection of jewellery especially for Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery.











A personalised design service is also a strong feature of this year’s Alternative Wedding Show, and Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery is addressing the current trend for working heirloom jewels into contemporary designs by specially featuring jewellers who will work to commission and create bespoke pieces for the gallery’s clients. 












Says Kath Libbert, ‘We bring together the skills and design talent of a select group of very prestigious jewellers who are happy to breathe new life into pieces that have perhaps been languishing, just waiting to be transformed into something fabulous. We offer an opportunity to work with these designers to create beautiful, one off bespoke pieces of jewellery.












An exhibition of every kind of bridal jewellery, The Alternative Wedding Show transforms Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery into a treasure trove of engagement and wedding rings, tiaras and fascinators, earrings, bracelets and necklaces all in a mouthwatering array of precious and semi-precious gems with a range of prices to suit every pocket. 

The exhibition runs until  29th April 2012

Kath Libbert Jewellery Gallery, Salts Mill, Saltaire, Bradford BD18 3LA, Tel: 01274 599790

Open Monday to Friday 10am – 5.30pm. Weekends 10am – 6pm.

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