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Breguet Crazy Flower

Good times for luxury watches at Basel
BASEL, March, 2010 - “An expensive watch made by a prestigious company with real DNA like Patek Philippe or Breguet is like a painting by a great artist: it is not really expensive. You are buying quality and a signature and an investment that is bound to increase in value.” Thus François Thiébaud, head of Tissot and president of the Swiss Exhibitors’ Committee at Baselworld (March 18-25) where I saw how true his ... Full Article

Baselworld 2010

Baselworld 2010 attendance rises 7 percent year-on-year
BASEL, March 25, 2010 – Attendance at Baselworld 2010 rose 7 percent compared with a year ago, with 100,700 industry professionals visiting from around the world, and exhibitors reported strong results after a tough 2009 for the watch and jewellery industry. Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Co-President of Chopard, said, “In comparison to last year, this year’s show went much better. We welcomed more customers – especially from ... Full Article

Baselworld 2010

Israeli diamond exports up sharply in early 2010 - IDI
BASEL, March 19, 2010 - Israeli polished diamond exports were sharply higher in the first two months of 2010 compared with the same year-ago period, underscoring an improving outlook for the diamond sector after a period of crisis. "Signs of recovery are currently being noted," Eli Avidar, Managing Director of the Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (IDI), said in an address to the Baselworld press lunch... Full Article

Baselworld 2010

Mood cautious as Baselworld 2010 opens
BASEL, March 18, 2010 - The mood among exhibitors was cautious as Baselworld opened today, but organisers said they were upbeat about the jewellery industry outlook in 2010 as global economic recovery tentatively picks up. "After several months of economic upturn, there are some positive signs," said Jacques Duchene, who heads the committee of exhibitors."However, we should not be overly confident ... Full Article

IIJS Signature 2010 showcases Indian skills
GOA, India, February 21, 2010 - IIJS Signature 2010, taking place from February 19-22, has opened in Goa to showcase the best of Indian design and manufacturing skills. "This show caters to the needs of global buyers, encouraging Indian manufacturers to move towards innovative offerings,” said Digambar Kamat, Chief Minister of Goa. "As Goa is considered an important international tourist destination, hosting .... Full Article

inhorgenta europe 2010 opens as market outlook improves
MUNICH, February 20, 2010 - Germany´s inhorgenta europe 2010 trade fair has opened amid improving prospects for both the domestic and export jewellery and watch sectors. Philipp Reisert, a spokesman for the German jewellery and watches sector, said retailers had reported a reduction of stock levels, auguring well for orders at inhorgenta europe 2010, which takes place from February 19-22. "In the past year.... Full Article

Picchiotti says client comes first as economic crisis grips
VICENZA, January 17, 2010 - Taking care of the customer is the priority of Picchiotti Fine Jewellery to tackle the global economic crisis. "It is important to take more care of the client -- to be right on top of the requests of the client," Umberto Picchiotti, President of Picchiotti Fine Jewellery, told Jewellery Outlook in an interview at the VicenzaOro First jewellery trade fair in northeast Italy. .... Full Article

Vicenza Fair

Vicenza Fair sees tough climate for Italian jewellery exports
VICENZA, Italy, January 16, 2010 - The Vicenza Fair, Italy's leading jewellery trade show, said Italian gold jewellery exports were hard hit by the economic crisis, down around 20 percent in value terms in 2009, and noted an uncertain outlook for 2010 amidst a jittery 'mini recovery' in world markets. According to the latest data provided to VicenzaOro First, the first of three annual trade fairs held at Vicenza in northeast .... Full Article

Vicenza Fair

VicenzaOro First to signal market outlook for 2010
VicenzaOro First, the first event on the international jewellery calendar, will signal the global jewellery market outlook for 2010.Thousands of retail buyers will fly into northeastern Italy from around the world to assess the new collections on offer from exhibitors at the first of the three annual Vicenza jewellery trade fairs. Many jewellery professionals believe that VicenzaOro First, which takes place from January .... Full Article

Vicenza Fair

New Antwerp diamond sector to have high profile at Vicenza
ANTWERP, December 20, 2009 – The Antwerp World Diamond Centre's (AWDC) pavilion at the upcoming Vicenzaoro First show in January will host 12 Antwerp-based diamond companies, reinforcing sentiment that the European market outlook is improving. The Antwerp Diamond Pavilion will be located at a prime location in the prominent G hall, Diamond Avenue, near the East entrance, at the Vicenza fair. ... Full Article

Vicenza Fair Choice 2009

Vicenza Fair outlines marketing initiatives into 2010
October 17, 2009 - Cristina Salvi, head of international marketing at the Vicenza Fair, tells Jewellery Outlook about a packed programme of events into 2010 to promote the Italian gold and silver jewellery sector. Q: The general manager of Vicenza Fair, Domenico Girardi, announced at the "Choice" edition of the fair in September that About J will be held in Venice in May 2010. What are your plans for About J in 2010? ... Full Article

Vicenza Fair Choice 2009

Buyers up 28 percent at Vicenza Fair's "Choice" edition
VICENZA, Italy, September 19, 2009 – The number of buyers at the “Choice” edition of the Vicenza Fair, which ran from September 12-16, was up by 28 percent year-on-year despite the economic crisis, organisers said. The total number of buyers at the event was 13,670, most of whom were Italian – 9,413 from Italy , and 4,257 from other countries. Three quarters of the exhibitors were Italian, underlining the importance ... Full Article

International Jewellery London (IJL)

IJL 2009 records highest ever attendance
LONDON, September 16, 2009 – International Jewellery London (IJL) received the highest number of visitors in its 53-year history, with visitors and exhibitors reporting consistently positive attitudes to the show. As the event closed, the number of visitors was 9,304 (unaudited), a 7% increase over 2008. Event manager Syreeta Tranfield said, “2009 has been a tough year that ended with an excellent result and we are thrilled ... Full Article

Vicenza Fair sees recovery signs, warns over high gold price
VICENZA, Italy, September 13, 2009 - The Vicenza Fair, one of the world's leading gold and silver jewellery trade fairs, sees weak signals of recovery in international demand but the soaring price of gold is creating new challenges for the Italian export sector. Dino Menarin, President of the Vicenza Fair, said in his opening speech at the September 12-16 "Choice" edition that Italian jewellery manufacturers were adapting ... Full Article

Jewellers defy crisis as Vicenza Fair "Charm" edition opens
VICENZA, Italy, May 16, 2009 - The Vicenza jewellery "Charm" fair opened on Saturday in defiant mood as industry leaders urged innovation and hard work to combat the crisis in the Italian industry. "1,300 companies and entrepreneurs are taking part in this edition of Vicenza Charm to face up to the market, to struggle and compete -- and to find, even during a crisis, opportunities for a renaissance," Dino Menarin, President ... Full Article

Buyer numbers hold up at OroArezzo 2009
AREZZO, Italy, April 3, 2009 – The number of buyers at the 30th edition of the OroArezzo trade fair from March 21-24 in Tuscany, Italy, held up well this year compared with 2008, and exhibitors reported steady business. Beyond every expectation, we were able to stop a practically inevitable fall in visitor numbers given the extremely delicate state of the international jewellery market,” said Giovanni Tricca, president of the ... Full Article

 Baselworld 2009 opens in tough times, buyers seen down from ‘08
BASEL, March 26, 2009 - Baselworld 2009, the world’s premier luxury trade fair, opened on Thursday against a backdrop of falling profitability in the jewellery and watches sector, and organisers said the number of buyers was expected to be down from 2008. The main watches hall was crammed with visitors shortly after the show opened its doors but outlying fine jewellery halls ... Full Article

 About J in Milan opens in gloomy economic climate
MILAN, February 22, 2009 - About J, a trade fair for high-end international jewellers preceding Milan Fashion Week, kicked off today with a strong presence of buyers from around the world, notably Eastern Europe, but jewellers warned that the economic crisis continued to haunt the industry. More than 250 foreign buyers and around 400 Italian buyers filled the sleek black corridors of About J, a trade event held in a converted... Full Article

 Vicenza Fair urges jewellers to face economic challenges
VICENZA, January 11, 2009 - VicenzaOro First, one of the world's leading jewellery trade fairs and the first big event of the global jewellery calendar, opened on Sunday with calls for innovation and creativity by the Italian sector to overcome the severe economic test of 2009. The Italian gold jewellery trade has been hard pressed by competition from developing countries, such as India and China, which have improved ... Full Article

 Vicenza-Italian exporters defiant, adapt in tough economic climate
VICENZA, September 8, 2008 - The global economic slowdown has eroded Italian jewellery exports this year, but the Vicenza Fair is fighting back with a marketing strategy focused on innovation and expansion. Italian gold jewellery exports fell 15 percent by value year-on-year in the first six months of 2008, Domenico Girardi, the fair's chief operating officer, told a news conference at the September 6-10 "Choice" event ... ... Full Article

 Business steady at IJL, but downturn sours mood
LONDON, September 3, 2008 - Attendance was high at International Jewellery London (IJL) again this year and jewellers reported strong buying interest, but the overall mood was soured by worries over the impact of the global economic slowdown. Jewellers said the top tier of the jewellery market was doing well, apparently immune to the credit crunch, but market conditions were tougher at the middle and lower end as a ... Full Article



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