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Vicenza Fair reports surge in Italian jewel exports by value
VICENZA, Italy, September 11, 2010 - Vicenza Fair reported a surge in Italian jewellery exports by value, reflecting the rise in precious metals prices, as it launched its "Choice" edition. Exports of Italian gold and silver jewellery jumped 23 percent year-on-year to 1.78 billion euros in the first five months of 2010, fuelled by demand from emerging markets, notably China, Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey ... Full Article

IJL kicks off with focus on brand building
LONDON, September 5, 2010 – International Jewellery London (IJL) opened today with a focus on how to build a brand successfully in a highly fragmented industry. “You have to find a new niche that no one else is doing and do it in a slightly different way,” said Jenni Middleton, Editor of Retail Jeweller magazine, at a well-attended seminar at the start of the trade fair, which runs until September 8. ... Full Article

IJL teams up with Trends Jewellery Forecasting
LONDON, September 2, 2010 - IJL have teamed up with the leading international trends organisation, Trends Jewellery Forecasting Group (TJF), as their international media partner for this year’s show. TJF, with offices in Milan, Antwerp, Mumbai and Hong Kong, offers trends and brand consultancy for the international jewellery, watch and accessories sectors. As part of the IJL partnership, the Creative Director and ... Full Article

TJF to launch Trendbook 2012+
Sept 2, 2010 – Italy-based consultancy TJF will launch its Trendbook 2012+ in September with the collaboration of famous industry names such as UK jeweller Stephen Webster, Creative Director of Garrard Ltd, and Lorenz Bäumer, Paris-based jeweller and Art Director of Louis Vuitton Fine Jewellery. Other collaborators include Franco Cologni, President of the "Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie” ... Full Article

Jewellery shows reveal quality of Brand India
MUMBAI, India, August 20, 2010 – Two jewellery trade shows have revealed the full extent of Indian jewellery design talent and the potential of “Made in India” products to challenge European designs. “The perception of Indian jewellery in the last 15 years was that India sells mass jewellery – medium-range jewellery,” Vasant Mehta, Chairman of the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), told a ... Full Article

India seen as fastest growing jewel market as IIJS begins
MUMBAI, India, August 19, 2010 - India is the fastest growing jewellery market in the world, officials said, as the 27th edition of the India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) kicked off. Vasant Mehta, Chairman of the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), addresses the inauguration ceremony of IIJS in Mumbai, India, on August 19, 2010. "India is fast emerging as the most sought after sourcing hub ... Full Article

IIJW 2010 - Indian designers show off jewels on catwalk
MUMBAI, India, August 18, 2010 – Leading Indian designers showed off their latest precious jewels in dazzling catwalks at India International Jewellery Week (IIJW), fusing fashion with jewellery – and showbiz glamour. Award-winning Mumbai-based designer and goldsmith Laksh Pahuja presented his show-stopping “Amazon Beauty” piece, depicting dolphins, which a model wore on her shoulder. It took six months ... Full Article

Goldsmiths’ Fair – Jewels, silver directly from UK designer-makers LONDON, August 8, 2010 – Goldsmiths’ Fair, which will take place from September 27-October 10, is a one-stop destination for those seeking jewellery and silver by some of Britain’s leading designer-makers. Over the past 28 years the Fair, located at Goldsmiths’ Hall in London, has become one of the most important events of its kind in Europe. This annual selling event, which is open to the public, is about the .... Full Article

Goldsmiths’ Fair ’10 to present innovative designs
LONDON, July 4, 2010 - The Goldsmiths’ Fair ‘10, a selling event which will take place from September 27-October 10, only features designer-makers who work in precious metals which makes it quite unique, says Paul Dyson, Director of Promotions. Goldsmiths’ Fair is the ultimate one-stop destination for those seeking out jewellery and silver by the most exciting designer-makers in the UK .... Full Article

JCK Las Vegas upbeat, innovative
LAS VEGAS, June 2010 - The mood at the JCK Las Vegas Show, held between June 4 and 7, was upbeat, with manufacturers reporting brisk sales after a prolonged downturn in the jewellery industry. JCK Events, comprising Luxury by JCK, Swiss Watch by JCK and JCK Las Vegas, reported a strong finish, with a 20 percent increase in retailer buying attendance over 2009. More than 20,000 retail buyers visited the show ... Full Article

Challenges face “Made in Italy” branding
VICENZA, Italy, May 2010 - There is no doubt that when it comes to inspirational and innovative jewellery design it’s hard to surpass the Italians. With an industry that goes back centuries, the craftsmanship of Italian jewellery, particularly gold jewellery, has always led the world. But over recent years the Italians have had to deal with the ever-increasing competition from China and the rising price of gold. ... Full Article

Resilient outlook for Indian gold wedding jewellery demand
VICENZA, Italy, May 23, 2010 - Gold jewellery demand in the next auspicious wedding period in India is expected to be resilient because of the strong investment appeal of the yellow metal, but soaring prices are expected to reduce the quantity of gold purchased, India-based jewellers exhibiting at the Vicenza Fair said. Diamonds are becoming increasingly popular at Indian weddings for higher income groups ... Full Article

Vicenza CHARM 2010

Italian jewellery exports recovering - Vicenza fair president
VICENZA, Italy, May 22, 2010 - Italian gold and silver jewellery exports are showing signs of recovery after a prolonged downturn, benefiting from increased revenues due to the higher price of gold, Roberto Ditri, president of the Vicenza Fair, said. "For the Italian goldsmith and jewellery sector, in the first two months of 2010 it is estimated that there was an increase in the value of exports of about 9 percent, attributed almost ... Full Article

About J 2010

About J luxury show attracts international buyers
VICENZA, Italy, May 22, 2010 - Sixteen top-tier brands showcased their jewels at the About J buying event in the elegant Palladian Villa Rotonda, near Vicenza in northern Italy, to an elite group of international buyers on May 21. Buyers from the United States, the Middle East, Russia and Asia mingled with mainly Italian brands such as Roberto Coin, Scavia and Mattia Cielo, as well as two non-Italian jewellers, Rodney Rayner ... Full Article



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