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Mumbai fair launches 2012 calendar, faces tough market
MUMBAI, January 7, 2012 – IIJS Signature launched the 2012 international jewellery trade fair calendar amid tough conditions in the domestic and international markets. However, Indian jewellers talked of encouraging prospects in the key export markets of the United States and China, and said India’s decision to hallmark gold augured well for consumer confidence in the domestic market. Jewellers selling niche products ... Full Article

Designer-makers at Goldsmiths’ Fair report steady business
LONDON, October 2011 – Designer-makers at Goldsmiths’ Fair reported steady business despite volatility in precious metals markets and gloom over the economic outlook. David Webdale, whose designs mainly in silver combine elegance and danger, and are inspired by his fascination for the natural defences of flora and fauna, said business was solid and cautious as visitors to the fair would choose an item, go away and ... Full Article

India to host largest country pavilion at Hong Kong jewel fair
MUMBAI, September 17, 2011 - India will host the largest country pavilion at the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair next week, the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) said. India is an economic powerhouse with strong GDP growth, rising disposable incomes, a huge population, and is the fourth largest economy in the world. Gems and jewellery are among the largest contributors to Indian foreign exchange earnings, accounting for 13 percent. ... Full Article

Rodney Rayner reports strong orders at About J
VICENZA, Italy, September 15, 2011 – UK luxury jewellery designer Rodney Rayner reported strong orders at the top-tier Italian trade show About J earlier this month. “It was a great success for us this year,” Rodney told Jewellery Outlook. “This was our first trade event since 'Couture Las Vegas' and we were very interested to see the buyers’ reaction to fine jewellery with the ever increasing cost of gold and diamonds....We were very pleasantly surprised!” ... Full Article

IIJS opens in tight security, Indian export growth seen
MUMBAI, India, August 4, 2011 - The India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) opened in tight security on August 4 amid prospects for strong growth in Indian gem and jewellery exports into 2012. Organisers held a minute's silence at the start of the inauguration ceremony, to respect the memory of those who lost their lives in the recent terror attack in Mumbai, which struck the jewellery district. India has a bright future in terms of exports of gems and jewellery and is targeting potential growth markets such ... Full Article

GIA alumni show off designs at India’s IIJW
MUMBAI, India, August 2, 2011 – Four GIA alumni showed off their designs in a glittering catwalk spectacle during India International Jewellery Week (IIJW). Muskaan Parikh’s designs are classic yet contemporary. “A combination of timeless style and modern day shape rolled into one,” Muskaan said of her designs in a promotional video beamed to a high-society audience crammed into a large hall in the Grand Hyatt ... Full Article

Stylesight announces award for IJL KickStart designer
LONDON, July 21, 2011 - Trend forecasting agency Stylesight will present a special award to a KickStart designer at International Jewellery London this year – the KickStart Trend Award. The prize will be a year’s subscription to the trend service, worth $7,500 USD. Stylesight provides content, tools and technology for professionals in the style and design industries, combining forecasting and expert trend research with cutting ... Full Article

Israeli Diamond Industry Reaches Out to India at IIJS
Ramat Gan, Israel, July 20, 2011 - In the wake of the terror attacks on the diamond center in Mumbai, the Israeli Diamond Industry is reaffirming its commitment to furthering ties with their Indian counterparts. The upcoming India International Jewelry Show (IIJS) in Mumbai to be held from August 4 – 8, 2011 will have an important Israeli presence.An Israel Diamond Pavilion, organized by the Israel Diamond Institute ... Full Article

Israel's JOVELLA to host Diamond Pavilion
Ramat Gan, Israel , June 23, 2011 - JOVELLA 2011, Israel ’s international jewelry and diamond exhibition to be held on July 5 – 6 in Tel Aviv, will include for the first time an Israeli Diamond Pavilion, sponsored by the Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (IDI). The specially designed pavilion, which is strategically located close to the entrance of the show, will include 11 Israeli diamond companies which will be ... Full Article

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IJL Launches VIP Experience Competition
LONDON, June 19, 2011 - A VIP experience competition has been launched before International Jewellery London (4th-7th September). Visitors who register to attend by 5pm on 30th July 2011 will be entered for the prize draw, and the first prize is the IJL VIP experience for two. Ten runners up will also receive train or air tickets to the show. The winner and their guest will enjoy a two night stay at a London 4 star ... Full Article

Sonam Kapoor becomes brand ambassador of India’s IIJW
MUMBAI, June 2011 – Celebrated Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor will play a key role promoting India International Jewellery Week (IIJW) this year after being appointed Brand Ambassador. IIJW, which will showcase the latest creations of some of India’s best designers, aims to establish India as a global design destination in jewellery. The event will take place in Mumbai from July 31 to August 4, 2011. ... Full Article

VICENZAORO ITALIAN CLUB, a Vicenza Fair initiative which promotes the best Italian precious jewellery designers in a new travelling show concept, launched at the JCK Show Las Vegas 2011. At the event, which took place from June 3-6, 2011, 158 jewellery designers from all the major jewellery making districts of Italy took centre stage. “LA DOLCE VITA”, the June 4 fashion show based on Federico ... Full Article

JOVELLA to feature innovative design, new materials
RAMAT GAN, Israel, June 2011 - JOVELLA 2011, Israel’s international jewelry and diamond exhibition, to be held on July 5 – 6, 2011 in Tel Aviv, will feature novel design and original materials in a special Designer Boulevard, as well as collaboration with Shenkar College’s Department of Jewelry Design. This year’s exhibition will feature 20 original Israeli designers in a dedicated Designer Boulevard. They represent a fresh ... Full Article

London designers adapt to soaring gold price
LONDON, June 2011 - London's most gifted artist-jewellers showed off state-of-the-art designs using innovative materials and the latest technologies during London Jewellery Week as they adapted to high and volatile precious metals prices. As London Jewellery Week launched on June 6, fast-emerging brand PureJewels revealed platinum couture pieces by rising stars such as Anthony Roussel, who used ... Full Article

Value-driven goods drive JCK, Couture shows
LAS VEGAS, June 2011 - The JCK/Luxury and Couture shows in Las Vegas closed amidst reports of brisk business and an optimistic outlook for the fourth quarter of 2011. JCK reported a whopping 20 percent increase in buyer attendance over last year’s event, with over 20,000 retailers attending the show. The top news story at JCK is its new venue at Mandalay Bay, a combined hotel and convention center at the south ... Full Article

Cutting-edge designs on show at London Jewellery Week
LONDON, June 7, 2011 – Jewellery designers showed off their latest precious creations at a glitzy party at the chic Mayfair Hotel in central London on June 6 evening as London Jewellery Week kicked off. To mark the start of the annual extravaganza showcasing the best of London’s jewellery design talent, fast-emerging brand PureJewels revealed couture pieces from its Platinum Heritage Collection by rising stars such ... Full Article

GIA event focuses on gem research, social media
CARLSBAD, Calif., June 5, 2011 – Beginning with a session on global finance and commerce by publisher and businessman Steve Forbes and finishing with industry leaders debating fair trade and sustainability, GIA marked its 80th anniversary with its Fifth International Gemological Symposium. The Gemological Institute of America’s (GIA) two-day event, “Advancing the Science and Business of Gems,” ... Full Article

IDI Organizes First Israeli Diamond Pavilion at Hong Kong June
Ramat Gan, Israel, June 1, 2011: The Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (IDI) will present the first Israeli Diamond Pavilion at the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, which will take place from June 23 – 26, 2011.The pavilion will feature 60 diamond companies, many of whom are participating in this show for the first time. There are also several Israeli companies exhibiting throughout the show ... Full Article

Italian jewel export focus shifting to Asia
VICENZA, Italy, May 22, 2011 - Italy's jewellery marketing drive will shift increasingly to Asia, notably China, where rapidly growing wealth is creating a great opportunity for "Made in Italy" products despite import duties, said Roberto Ditri, President of the Vicenza Fair. "Asia will be the number one market," Ditri told a news conference on the sidelines of VICENZAORO Charm, which runs until May 25. "I believe it will be ... Full Article

Vicenza Fair urges jewel trade to connect to "new consumers"
VICENZA, Italy, May 21, 2011 - An international panel of jewellery and fashion leaders appealed to the jewellery trade today to identify requirements of the "new consumers" as technological and design innovations change the face of the industry. The Internet and use of unusual materials in jewellery making, as well as fresh approaches to retail sales beyond the classic jewellery shop, will guide development of the trade, the panellists said in a roundtable discussion at a packed opening ceremony ... Full Article

Fashion, design leaders to join Vicenza Fair opening
VICENZA, Italy, May 18, 2011 – Leaders from the worlds of fashion and design will join a roundtable discussion at the opening of VICENZAORO Charm on May 21. The question "Chi ha paura?/Who's afraid?" posed by the Dutch designer, Gijs Bakker -– founder of Droog Design, an important movement in international design -- will be the theme of the opening ceremony scheduled to start at 12 noon. The fair runs from May 21-25. The event will be introduced by the President of the Vicenza Fair, Roberto Ditri ... Full Article

ICA Congress focuses on Brazil jewel trade
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, May 3, 2011 - A lot has changed in Brazil since the International Colored Gemstone Association held its first Biennial Congress in Belo Horizonte in 1997. Today, as the group meets in Rio de Janeiro, delegates learned about Brazil’s thriving trade from mine to market, which is expected to experience even more growth over the next two decades. A full day of presentations by industry and government officials enlightened Congress attendees of just how much Brazil’s industry has expanded ... Full Article

IJL launches watch area for 2011
LONDON, April 11, 2011 - In response to visitor feedback from IJL 2010, International Jewellery London has announced it will introduce a new dedicated watch area for watch manufacturers and distributors at the 2011 show. "From conversations with our show visitors and influential industry contacts, we have noted the demand for a dedicated watch area," said Sam Willoughby, Event Director at IJL. "We have featured watch exhibitors in the past within our other show destinations and believe a clearly defined ... Full Article

Mood Optimistic as Baselworld 2011 Opens
BASEL, Switzerland, March 24, 2011 - The mood among the jewellery trade was optimistic as BASELWORLD 2011 opened, with jewellers focused on the rising challenge of adapting to soaring, volatile precious raw materials prices. "This return to full health (of the jewellery industry) has been confirmed throughout the whole of the year just gone by. So let us assume that 2011 is going to turn out to be just as positive and that the entire industry will thus be able to continue to progress," said Silvie Ritter, Managing ... Full Article

Domino returns to BASELWORLD, showcases platinum collection
BASEL, Switzerland, March 24, 2011 - Domino, a UK producer of precious jewellery and jewellery components, returned to BASELWORLD this year and previewed its new platinum bridal jewellery collection. The collection will be formally launched at a special event to be held in Birmingham on April 13. 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

The Bangkok & Hong Kong Jewellery Shows–Signs of Recovery?
BANGKOK/HONG KONG, March 2011 - The Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair kicked off its 47th edition with optimism in the air. Held from February 25 to March 4, it “set new records for exhibitors and visitors who came to Thailand from every corner of the world,” said Somchai Phornchindarak, CEO of the fair. The gem and jewellery sector represents Thailand’s third largest industry with more than US$10 billion in sales a year, and Bangkok’s bi-annual gem and jewellery show plays an important ... Full Article

New suppliers showcase products at UK Buying Meeting
BIRMINGHAM, England, March 13, 2011 – New suppliers including fast-emerging brands Babette Wasserman, Fei Liu and Rachel Galley, showcased their latest products at the Spring Buying Meeting of the UK’s biggest buying group, The Company of Master Jewellers’ (CMJ). The Buying Meeting, taking place at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in the Birmingham NEC in central England on March 13-14, enabled more than 100 independent retailers who belong to the CMJ to examine some of the ... Full Article

German outlook confident during inhorgenta
MUNICH, Germany, February 26, 2011 - Jewellers attending inhorgenta were confident that jewellery demand would remain resilient in Germany in 2011 despite high and volatile precious metals prices. "The market is strong and growing," Karl-Eugen Friedrich, President of the BVJ which represents the German jewellery and watches industry, told Jewellery Outlook. He reported, however, that sales over Christmas had been difficult in Germany because of the freezing weather. ... Full Article

German jewellers shine at inhorgenta platinum awards
MUNICH, Germany, March 3, 2011 - German jewellery brands dominated the Platinum Promenade Awards at inhorgenta 2011, showing off superb design skills and innovative manufacturing techniques. The winners were chosen by a jury comprising jewellery journalists and professionals. Furrer Jacot won the Wedding Rings category with what managing director Sandro Erl termed a "new interpretation of design from the 1950s." Gebrüder Schaffrath won the Platinum Jewellery segment ... Full Article

British Silver Week to showcase UK silversmithing talent
MUNICH, Germany, February 27, 2011 - British Silver Week 2011 will showcase the best of silversmithing talent in the UK, including the works of Brett Payne, Rebecca Joselyn and Malcolm Appleby, its Managing Director Gordon Hamme said. "We estimate that over the past three years 750,000 pounds of UK silversmiths`work was sold at the British Silver Week exhibitions, so we are confident about this year," Hamme told Jewellery Outlook at the UK silversmiths' stand at inhorgenta. "We're at inhorgenta to ... Full Article

IJL to celebrate 55 years at forefront of UK industry
LONDON, February 14, 2011 - 324 exhibitors have already confirmed their attendance at International Jewellery London, setting the path for yet another exciting edition this September 4th-7th. IJL, a flagship UK jewellery event, will celebrate 55 years at the forefront of the industry, as the largest jewellery trade event featuring top names, the hottest brands and the latest collections and trends. Event Manager, Sam Willoughby, said that the 2011 event is already 70 percent ... Full Article





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