Ethical Diamonds Don’t Cost the Earth - Lily Arkwright sponsors Manchester Film Festival.

We are thrilled to have sponsored the Manchester Film Festival in 2023! It has been a vibrant and cultural affair that we have been proud to support.

Lily Arkwright was born in Manchester and as part of our ethical and sustainable outlook, we feel we have a responsibility to support and invest in the Manchester art scene. Lily Arkwright has benefited from Manchester's rich cultural tapestry, and runs off the creativity of our amazing team. This is why local cultural events such as the Manchester Film Festival are so close to our hearts.

Kate Munns, Lily Arkwright operations manager said: ‘As a team full of creative people we understand the importance of the art sector and see this sponsorship as a vital opportunity to support our community. It is also a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of ethically sourced lab-grown diamonds and gemstones as affordable alternatives to mined diamond jewellery’.

British actress Antonia Thomas helping to raise awareness of sustainable lab grown jewellery

(Above) British actress Antonia Thomas, best known for her roles is E4 comedy drama Misfits, Netflix comedy series Lovesick and ABC drama series The Good Doctor graced the red carpet wearing the stunning Lily Arkwright Monaco Tennis Bracelet to help raise awareness of lab grown ethical jewellery. 

Manchester film festival was a star-studded affair showcasing UK and world premieres of incredible works of cinema, from shorts, to animations, documentaries to music videos and ran for 10 days in Manchester city centre, from the 10th of March 2023 to the 19th of March 2023. Lily Arkwright was thrilled to see lots of beautiful actresses including Antonia Thomas wearing our sparkly and ethical lab grown jewellery on the red carpet! 

TV presenter, actress and film producer Terri Dwyer supporting ethical jewellery

(Above) TV presenter, actress and film producer Terri Dwyer looked sensational attending the Bolan's Shoes film premier. Terri showcased several Lily Arkwright jewellery pieces in support of mined diamond jewellery alternatives.  

Celebrities turn out to support Manchester Film Festival and Lily Arkwright fine jewellery

(Above) The stars turned out to help raise awareness of ethical jewellery alternatives.

Karren Hassan supporting lab grown diamond jewellery at the Manchester Film Festival

(Above) Northern Irish born actress Karen Hassan recently starred as lead role 'Aidie' in gripping Feature Film 'Cellar Door', directed by Vicko Nikci in association with The Irish Film Board which picked up an award at The Galway Film Fleadh 2018 for Best First Feature Film. 

She has recently collaborated with The Comedy Unit and The BBC playing boss 'Lisa McCoy' in their newest comedy series 'Soft Boarder Patrol', exposing the hilarious consequences of the boarder change between the UK and the EU post Brexit. Karen also appeared in award winning TV series, 'The Fall' (all three seasons) playing 'Annie Brawley' alongside Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan. 

Karen showcased several stunning Lily Arkwright jewellery pieces for the premier of her new film, Wait For Me, directed by Keith Farrell. 

At Lily Arkwright we decided to use our platform at Manchester Film Festival to reach further audiences with our new ethical diamond campaign, that focuses on spreading the message that Ethical Diamonds Don’t Cost the Earth.

This exciting sponsorship also comes in tandem with a mass expansion of our current collection. From diamond earrings to coloured gemstone and moissanite studded necklaces. With this exciting new development we look forward to our continued position as the leading retailer of lab created jewellery in the UK.