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The Jewellery Show opens, focus on fashion, trends
BIRMINGHAM, England, February 6, 2011 – Attendance was high as The Jewellery Show kicked off today, featuring glamorous catwalks, a packed seminar programme and a strong focus on design innovation. The latest trends were on show at the Pandora Catwalk Café in the centre of the exhibition hall, which features daily catwalks at 12.00, 3.00 and 5.00, showing off designs of rising brands such as Sarah Ho ... Full Article

Spotlight on London Jewellery Week 2011
LONDON, January 30, 2011 – A strong lineup of jewellers and sponsors is supporting London Jewellery Week, which will take place from 6-12 June 2011 to showcase Britain’s leading retailers and designers. Top jewellery designers including Shaun Leane and David Marshall and sponsors including The Bahamas Tourist Board and The Goldsmiths’ Company attended a glitzy party at the prestigious Royal Exchange... Full Article

Jaipur Jewellery Show attracts serious buyers
The 8th edition of the Jaipur Jewellery Show (JJS) opened amid the usual fanfare and showcased some exquisite kundan meena collections. The non-profit organisation which has taken keen interest in earlier promoting emeralds and then tanzanite, has now taken up the cause of kundan meena for two years, in a bid to revive the ancient Mughal art form popular among the royalty of Rajasthan. Shanoo Bijlani and Regan Luis report. Full Article


Israel Diamond Pavilion to exhibit for first time at HK June fair
VICENZA, Italy, January 17, 2011 - An Israel Diamond Pavilion featuring more than 50 exhibitors will be present for the first time at the June edition of the Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair. "Hong Kong is one of the major markets for Israeli exports," Shiri Madmon, Project Manager with the Israel Diamond Institute, told Jewellery Outlook in an interview at the Vicenza fair, noting strong demand from Israeli diamantaires to exhibit ... Full Article

Vicenza Fair outlines 2011-2015 development plan
The VicenzaOro First trade fair has outlined a development plan for 2011-2015 including construction of a state-of-the-art exhibition space, an Internet-based communications strategy and promotion of design talent. Roberto Ditri, President of the Vicenza Fair, announced plans to build from next month a new hall that will have 75,000 square metres of space, up from 60,000 now, that is expected to be completed ... Full Article

"Made in Italy" jewellery urged to establish an identity
VICENZA, Italy, January 15, 2011 - As the VicenzaOro First trade fair opened, a top Indian executive appealed to "Made in Italy" jewellers to establish a clear identity and to communicate better to the world what makes Italian fine jewellery special. At a round table discussion at the inuguration ceremony, Mehul Choksi, Chairman of Gitanjali, said, "You (in Italy) have innovation of designs. You are years ahead ... Full Article

Indian diamond trade reports booming sales to China
Ramat Gan, SURAT, India, January 8, 2011 - Indian diamond and diamond jewellery processors attending the Sparkle 2011 trade fair said exports of polished diamonds to China and sales to the Indian domestic market, are growing sharply. "There is a huge amount of wealth being generated in China, and sales of Indian diamonds there are doing very well," Rohit Mehta, Vice President of the Southern Gujarat Chamber ... Full Article


JOVELLA exhibition to be held in July
Ramat Gan, Israel, January 3, 2011 - JOVELLA 2011, an international jewellery and diamond exhibition, will be held on July 5 – 6, 2011 in Tel Aviv. JOVELLA has officially opened registration to both domestic and foreign exhibitors and visitors. The exhibition is organized by the Stier Group, with the sponsorship of the Israel Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, the Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (IDI), the Israel ... Full Article

British Silver Week 2011

'Festival of Silver' to take place 9-13 May 2011
LONDON, December 27, 2010 - The British Silver Week 'Festival of Silver' launches at 'Pangolin London' fine art gallery in London's King's Cross from 9-13 May 2011 with five days of themed exhibitions featuring more than 100 of Britain's finest contemporary silversmiths. The exhibitions will start on the 9th May with all 100 British Silver Week silversmiths displaying their work, followed by: 'Silversmithing Masters' Day' ... Full Article

Sarah Ho (SHO) Clementina Aventurine Ring

Sarah Ho (SHO) to exhibit at The Jewellery Show
LONDON, December 18, 2010 - Sarah Ho (SHO) Jewellery will be exhibiting in the Design Quarter Gems section of The Jewellery Show 2011 which is supported by the Houlden Group. “This is the first time we have exhibited at The Jewellery Show and look forward to participating in this brand new area,” said Sarah Ho. “It will give us good exposure to a new market as well as welcoming our existing stockists to view our latest ... Full Article

Domino Jewellery

Domino to exhibit at Baselworld 2011
BIRMINGHAM, December 18, 2011 - Domino, a UK producer of precious jewellery and jewellery components, has said that it will be exhibiting at the Swiss jewellery show Baselworld next year (24th – 31st March, 2011). The company, which already serves customers in 12 European countries, has taken its stand J55 in the Hall of Impressions with a view to introducing more international buyers to its comprehensive product ... Full Article

Indian diamond capital Surat to host Sparkle 2011
LONDON, December 12, 2010 – Senior officials from Gujarat hosted a dinner for jewellers in London on December 9 to promote Sparkle 2011, which will showcase Gujarat’s gem and jewellery industry next month in the Indian diamond capital of Surat. Pravin Nanavati, Convener of Sparkle 2011, told the gathering that 80 percent of the world’s diamonds are cut and processed in Surat, which has one of the highest GDP ... Full Article

inhorgenta award recognises innovation
December 12, 2010 – Munich jewellery trade fair inhorgenta has announced an international award to recognise innovation in the industry. “All industry representatives – from jewellery manufactures and designers, gemstone cutters, packaging suppliers and watch manufacturers, to production technology suppliers – no matter whether they exhibit at inhorgenta or not – are invited to enter this international competition ... Full Article

Rise in registrations for inhorgenta 2011
MUNICH, Germany, October 31, 2010 – inhorgenta 2011 has so far received reservations for a 5 percent increase in exhibit space over last year. With 1,023 confirmed registrations from 28 countries the exhibitor numbers will again match the figures of previous years, the fair says. With more than 30,000 visiting industry professionals, more than a third of them international buyers, inhorgenta is a leading international jewellery and ... Full Article

Antwerp pavilion to launch at China fair
ANTWERP, October 31, 2010 – The Antwerp World Diamond Centre is organising a pavilion for Antwerp diamond companies for the first time at the China International Jewellery Fair in Beijing to be held November 11-15. The pavilion will host 13 Antwerp diamond companies. The presence of the Belgian firms is a further indication of the importance of China to Belgium's diamond sector ... Full Article

Splendid array of coloured gemstones at Goldsmiths’ Fair
LONDON, October 10, 2010 – Superb coloured gemstones featured at this year’s Goldsmiths’ Fair, in a dazzling sequence of one off designs by some of Britain’s best jewellers. James Fairhurst presented some magnificent coloured stones in his rings, which reveal the highest level of traditional craftsmanship. “I love colour and go to great lengths to source the finest examples of rather more exotic and unusual gemstones,”.... Full Article

Top UK designers showcase jewels at Goldsmiths’ Fair
LONDON, October 3, 2010 – Leading UK designers showed off their latest creations at Goldsmiths’ Fair and noted brisk footfall despite a tough economic climate. “It’s been very busy,” Shaun Leane, UK Jewellery Designer of the Year 2010, told Jewellery Outlook as he presided over his new Hawthorn, Blackthorn and Serpent collections in a prominent location on the first floor of the majestic Goldsmiths’ Hall near ... Full Article

inhorgenta Poll:German jewellery and watch retail believe in growth
September 22, 2010 – German jewellery and watch retailers are optimistic about prospects for growth after an uncertain economic period, according to an opinion poll among 100 retailers conducted by Messe München, the organiser of inhorgenta. In cooperation with IBH Retail Consultants the poll analysed the current mood and situation of the German jewellery and watch industry. ... Full Article

Buyers rise 4.5 percent at Vicenza Fair
VICENZA, Italy, September 21, 2010 – The number of buyers attending the Choice edition of the Vicenza gold jewellery fair this month was 4.5 percent above a year ago. “The growing internationalisation of the September edition was confirmed by the increase in foreign participation, with a 7 percent increase in nationalities over 2009. Buyers arrived from 107 countries,” the Fair said. ... Full Article

Vicenza Fair announces launch of VicenzaOro Italian Club
VICENZA, Italy, September 12, 2010 - Vicenza Fair has announced plans for the new "VicenzaOro Italian Club" at the JCK trade show in Las Vegas in 2011, which will showcase Italian exhibitors. "''VicenzaOro Italian Club' is the new naming of the Italian pavilion at the JCK Show," a brochure says. JCK will take place in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas from June 3-6, 2011 ... Full Article

Italian exporters eye emerging markets
VICENZA, Italy, September 11, 2010 - Emerging economies like China and India are the fastest growing potential markets for Italian precious jewellery manufacturers and appreciate the quality of the best "Made in Italy" designs, Roberto Ditri, president of the Vicenza fair, said today. Emerging markets were the driving force behind the 23 percent jump in Italian jewellery exports by value to 1.78 billion euros in the first five ... Full Article


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