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BIRMINGHAM, England, August 12, 2012 – The Company of Master Jewellers (CMJ), the UK’s largest buying group, held its biggest ever trade event, inviting a wide variety of suppliers to showcase their latest products to independent retailers.Brands such as Pandora, Swarovski, Folli Follie, Links of London, Shaun Leane and Roberto Coin were in the mix of suppliers presenting their latest collections to independent retailers ...

Exquisite jewels showcased at Masterpiece London
LONDON, June 30, 2012 - The Masterpiece London art and luxury fair opened on June 28 showcasing outstanding contemporary and vintage jewels, as well as furniture, sculptures, silverware and rare porcelain to throngs of the international super-rich seemingly immune to
worries over a fragile global economy. The glitterati moved along the stands at an exclusive preview event in Chelsea on June 27 ...

IJL announces 2012 KickStart line-up
LONDON, June, 2012 - The International Jewellery London team has announced the KickStart designers for 2012. A preview took place for Diamond Club members and IJL’s Advisory Board on 13th June at the Goldsmiths’ Centre, to unveil the designers ahead of the jewellery show (2nd-5th September). KickStart provides an excellent way for retailers and buyers to find out about outstanding new designers as they launch ...

Buying group Houlden reports sales boost
LITTLE HORSTED, England, June, 2012 – Buying group Houlden reported that sales in the first financial quarter rose by one million pounds year-on-year, reflecting resilient conditions at the top end of the UK retail jewellery market. Independent jewellery retailers and suppliers attending the Houlden Members‘ Day at a golfing complex in southern England on June 19 said the high end of the jewellery market remained buoyant despite ...

Footfall brisk at Treasure during Jewellery Week
LONDON, June 17, 2012 – Footfall was brisk at Treasure, a cornerstone event of Jewellery Week featuring over 150 independent jewellers showcasing visionary design, cutting-edge technology and new talent. Exhibitors lauded the new venue for Treasure among the main Jewellery Week events, at Somerset House, Strand, a historic building situated close to the River Thames. Designers and emerging brands showing their latest ...

Attendance jumps at upbeat JCK/Luxury and Couture
LAS VEGAS, June 2012 - The mood at the JCK/Luxury and Couture shows – running between May 30 and June 5 – was upbeat, with attendance and buying momentum sharply higher this year. The JCK Show reported a 21 percent increase in attendance over two years, according to the show’s final release. Even by its third day, the 2,500 exhibitors were reporting significantly robust sales and traffic. Attendance at Couture was up 13 ...

Brands showcase collections at Jewellery Show London
LONDON, June 2012 - The final day of two-day trading event Jewellery Show London took place on 13th June in the opulent surroundings of Somerset House, which featured catwalks, seminars and hundreds of new collections from some of Britain’s most talented designers. As part of this year’s Jewellery Week, brands presenting their latest collections included Baccarat, Aagaard, Lalique, Ti Sento, Pepper Pink by Mark Milton ...

India Gallery was big attraction at JCK Vegas
MUMBAI, June 2012 – The India Gallery was a major attraction at the JCK trade show in Las Vegas earlier this month, India Gem & Jewellery Industry Chairman Rajiv Jain said. “The India Gallery showcased exemplary work by Indian designers and brands,” Jain said. The India Gallery at the ‘Shark Reef’ in the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Centre was a prominent location to show off the most exquisite jewellery pieces from India ...

June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair 14% bigger in exhibition space
May 2012 - Fair organiser UBM Asia Ltd opens its largest-ever June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair on 21 June at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. The fair, which is one of Asia’s top three fine jewellery events, will house more than 1,700 exhibitors from 36 countries and regions in 64,000 square metres of exhibition space, 14 percent bigger than previous June editions. “This growth confirms the industry’s recognition of the ...

Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels win Andrea Palladio jewellery awards
VICENZA, Italy, May 19, 2012 – Paris-based luxury brands Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels won Andrea Palladio International Jewellery Awards for Best Jewellery Communications Campaign and Best International Jewellery Brand Collection. The awards, chosen by a panel of experts, were presented for the first time at the inauguration of the Spring edition of the Vicenza Oro jewellery trade fair, which runs from May 19 to 23.

Switzerland’s BASELWORLD 2012 opens, exports booming
BASEL, Switzerland, March 8, 2012 – BASELWORLD’s watches and jewellery halls were packed on the show’s first day, a signal of booming luxury watch and jewellery exports, driven by demand from emerging markets. The main watches hall, showcasing the latest pieces from top brands such as Rolex, Omega and Patek Philippe, was heaving and people had to line up to get a proper view of pieces in the display ... Full Article

Strong turnout at Company of Master Jewellers trade event
BIRMINGHAM, March 4, 2012 – Footfall was strong at the latest trade event staged by The Company of Master Jewellers (CMJ), as independent retailers shopped for the most exciting fresh collections from new designers and established brands. The March 4-5 CMJ trade event, held at the Hilton hotel at the Birmingham NEC, featured prestigious new suppliers including Shaun Leane and Lalique, new designers such ... Full Article

Suppliers report strong orders at INHORGENTA MUNICH
MUNICH, Feb 19, 2012 – Exhibitors reported strong orders at the INHORGENTA MUNICH trade fair despite concerns over the global economic outlook. "INHORGENTA MUNICH is the most important barometer for our 2012 collection,” said Jörg Gellner, Managing Director of pearls group Gellner. “This year, too, our sales have been very good and we are very pleased. Great customers and a great ... Full Article

INHORGENTA MUNICH opens, bright prospects for German sector
MUNICH, Germany, February 10, 2012 - Footfall was strong on the first day of the INHORGENTA MUNICH trade fair and the outlook for Germany´s jewellery and watches sector in 2012 appeared bright despite worries over the euro zone debt crisis. The February 10-13 show, formerly known as inhorgenta and now re-branded as INHORGENTA MUNICH, has expanded this year and has a total of 1,134 exhibitors from ... Full Article

The Jewellery Show has ambitious growth plans
BIRMINGHAM , England , February 8, 2012 – The Jewellery Show, which has added new exhibitors this year, has ambitious international growth plans, Event Director Julie Driscoll said. New exhibitors were present at The Jewellery Show this year, notably including Swarovski, who were talking about franchise stores with retailers, and Phantasya. Breuning was back at the show after an absence of some years ... Full Article

Snowy start for The Jewellery Show
BIRMINGHAM, England, February 5, 2012 - Despite the countrywide ‘Amber’ weather warnings issued by the Metrological Office and more than a sprinkling of snow at The National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, it was business as usual at The Jewellery Show 2012 which opened today. Many of the exhibitors I spoke with had experienced travel difficulties during the setting up period and in reaching the exhibition ... Full Article

Antwerp stages cultural feast for diamond elite
ANTWERP, January 31, 2012 - Several hundred diamond traders braved freezing weather to attend a glitzy gala dinner and opera recital and enjoy a cultural feast in Antwerp as they put aside concerns over a fragile economic outlook. The diamond dealers, many of them from Israel and India as well as Antwerp, enjoyed food on January 29 prepared by a Michelin-starred chef as they listened to renowned soprano Ana-Camelia ... Full Article

Diamond market in 2012 seen hit by economy
ANTWERP, January 31, 2012 – Rises in polished diamond prices may be unsustainable due to the fragile global economy, dealers at the January 29-31 Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair said. They said European demand for polished diamonds was slow due to uncertainty among consumers because of the euro zone crisis. For the U.S. market, however, they talked of signs of improving demand after an encouraging Christmas ... Full Article

Watch manufacturers upbeat at Geneva Time Exhibition
GENEVA, January 2012 – Exhibitors at the third edition of the Geneva Time Exhibition reported strong sales of important timepieces. Almost 6,000 visitors attended the show, and enjoyed looking at the latest watches from 52 exhibitors dedicated to the Swiss watchmaking tradition. Several exhibitors told Jewellery Outlook that they had achieved better than expected results at the show, considering the fragile ... Full Article

VICENZAORO Winter opens, calls for innovation to drive exports
VICENZA, Italy, January 14, 2012 - VICENZAORO Winter, Italy's premier jewellery trade fair, opened amid calls for innovation and creativity to tackle tough export market conditions in 2012. Italy is renowned for its manufacturing and design skills in precious gold and silver jewellery, and is one of the world's leading exporters.Leading Italian brands such as Roberto Coin export jewels around the world, notably to affluent ... Full Article





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