Shree Ramkrishna Exports Pvt. Ltd. (SRK) introduces innovative design for diamond packetsJanuary 2020 - Shree Ramkrishna Exports Pvt. Ltd. (SRK), one of the largest diamond crafting companies in the industry, is introducing an innovative design for diamond packets.Designed for better security, this newly designed packet is re-defining the traditional norms of the industry. The idea of the packet has been conceptualised by an in-house team of SRK staff.These packets are extremely durable, and the best paper quality used will ensure longevity.The first of its kind in the diamond industry, the new diamond packets are 100% reusable with unique sticker prints which users can easily peel off.With this, the user can now have his/her own details printed or written on the stone, in the way he/she wants. The most important feature of this new diamond packet is its Window of Hope: the new packets have a transparent peep-in window which will give assurance to the diamond owner about the physical presence of the diamond in the packet.
IIJS Signature 2020 to have special Design Pavilion
Mumbai, January 18, 2020 - IIJS Signature (February 13-16, 2020) will have a special Design Pavilion, which will feature the works of nine hand-picked women entrepreneurs and nine budding jewellery designers.
The platform will be a great experience for designers and entrepreneurs to network and meet buyers from India and abroad.
This will also give them an understanding of the expectations of different buyers. GJEPC has offered special rates for these participants with the aim to encourage tomorrow’s creative stars of India.
A selection of jewellery designers and women entrepreneurs will be made by independent industry experts appointed by the Council in assistance with the Women’s Jewellery Association – India.
IIJS Signature, India's first trade show of the calendar year, is regarded as the nerve centre of jewellery design and technology, attracting both domestic and international buyers.
The 13th edition of IIJS Signature 2020 will be held from February 13th-16th at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.
This premium B2B jewellery-buying show has already attracted more than 10,800 pre-registered visitors.
These visitors confirmed their presence for the show in the first phase of pre-registration that ended on December 17, 2019, 261% up compared with last year.
VicenzaOro to stage rich variety of events and seminars
VicenzaOro January (17-22 January), the first major jewellery trade fair on the annual calendar, which will showcase the newest jewellery design trends for 2020, will present a series of events and seminars, including a high-profile seminar on the Future of Diamonds, says Marco Carniello, Group Brand Director, Jewellery & Fashion.
Q. Will VicenzaOro have any standout new exhibitors?
Marco Carniello: VicenzaOro is the first international event for jewellery professionals in the year and it has always been the “trend setter” for the industry, showcasing all new collections and designs as well as new technologies and innovation.
This amazing richness of “news” comes from an incredible variety of exhibitors grouped in our very well-known communities and projects, from ICON to ESSENCE, from GLAMROOM to DESIGN ROOM.
Those exhibitors choose VicenzaOro to launch all new lines, services and innovations and this is one of the reasons making the Show unmissable.
I would not mention standout new exhibitors (we actually do have many of them), but I would rather say that this edition will be extraordinary thanks to many new companies and to all companies that are growing with VicenzaOro and any time they are stronger and more interesting for our visitors.Q. What will be the highlights of the seminar and talks programmes? Do you have high expectations for the Future of Diamonds panel and the Future of Jewellery presentation?
Marco Carniello: We will have about 40 events… this is probably the highest number ever reached. All of them come from a specific need of the industry and all of them “serve” the industry for a purpose.
Our top events will be the CIBJO Seminar about sustainability and SMEs, Visio.Next: Future of Jewellery and the TV Talk: Future of Diamonds.
All of them cover very hot topics for our sector and they involve top speakers from around the world.On top of that we will have the Digital Talks, mainly dedicated to independent retailers, the Gem Talks and many interesting events dedicated to vintage watches and Jewellery – those will be linked to our new VO VINTAGE show.Q. What types of new technologies will T. Gold showcase in January? How valuable a segment is T. Gold to the VicenzaOro show?
Marco Carniello: T. Gold is growing in number of exhibitors and in contents. Technologies and machineries are at the start of the supply chain and we believe that they perfectly complete the Jewellery event at VicenzaOro.
This is why we focus so much on T. Gold. We will see interesting news in all segments, from mechanical machinings, grindings, laser cut to assembly and welding, from refining and recovery of production waste to digital prototyping and production.And probably looking at digital prototyping new technologies we’ll be very surprised…Q. What are the StartUp and Carats projects?
Marco Carniello: As VicenzaOro is an innovation platform for the entire industry, we decided to promote innovation also through Startups and their products and services.Startups usually do not have the resources to be present at fairs. So we have invited eight of them and we are organizing events around them, together with one of the largest accelerator of Startups in the world, Startupbootcamp.As you see the role of modern fairs like VicenzaOro is changing and this will continue in the next edition!
INHORGENTA MUNICH 2020: More international than ever
MUNICH, January 9, 2020 - International, diverse and high caliber: That’s how the exhibitor list of INHORGENTA MUNICH looks about a month before the start of the trade fair.
From the Timepieces area and Fine Jewelry to Elegance and Lifestyle—the trade fair halls are well booked. Over 1,000 companies will be there.
At INHORGENTA MUNICH at the Munich exhibition grounds from February 14 to 17, visitors can experience all the trends in watches, jewelry and gemstones.
The Timepiece Hall A1 is one of the growth areas at the trade fair: among the newcomers are Erwin Sattler, Festina Group, Fortis, Jacques Lemans, Oris and Parmigiani.
Good news from INHORGENTA MUNICH: From the timepiece segment to Fine Jewelry and Elegance and Lifestyle - the exhibition halls are excellently booked.
Casio, Citizen, Garmin, Junghans, Maurice Lacroix, Seiko and many other brands will also be showcasing their latest timepieces at the trade fair.
Stefanie Mändlein, Exhibition Director at INHORGENTA MUNICH, said: “With the new design of Hall A1 and the Watch Boutique, we were the gold standard last year, which was the feedback we got from many customers right after the trade fair.
“That kind of feedback is very pleasing and it’s great when the numbers also reflect that appeal. We’re looking forward to the wonderful mixture of new and longstanding exhibitors in the Timepieces section.”
Fine Jewelry and Carat booked out
Hall B1 “Fine Jewelry”, where exclusive jewelry creations and high value pieces will be on display, is completely booked out.
The number of exhibitors has grown by 22 percent.
Visitors can get to know many new brands there: in attendance will be industry giants like Autore, Frey Wille, Chimento and Staurino Fratelli.
It’s much the same in Hall C1 “Carat,” where diamonds, sapphires, emeralds, rubies, opals and spinels will sparkle wherever you look: all the booths areas are booked out here as well.
Growth in exhibitors—inspiration from all over the world
The number of international exhibitors at INHORGENTA MUNICH 2020 has grown by more than seven percent.
From Australia to Uzbekistan, Cyprus and Thailand—visitors can get to know brands from all over the world.
There are joint stands from Spain, Hong Kong, the UK, Mauritius and China.
Klaus Dittrich, Chairman and CEO of Messe München, said: “This year, we will once again be able to showcase a broad and international range of products to our visitors. The trade fair is steadily growing.”
“Future of Diamonds” panel will be a highlight of VICENZAORO JanuaryJanuary 1, 2020 – A high-profile debate about “The Future of Diamonds”, organized by The Futurist CEO Paola De Luca, which coincides with huge challenges facing global marketing of diamond jewelry, will be a major highlight of VICENZAORO January.The panel is expected to feature a lively and insightful discussion by senior diamond industry leaders from De Beers Group; Europe’s leading laboratory-grown diamonds supplier Madestones, as well as fashion and jewelry designers, influencers and editors.“This will be a highly thought-provoking discussion about a key topic that needs to be at the top of the industry agenda in the New Year – the Future of Diamonds,” said Paola De Luca, who will be the “disruptive” co-moderator of the debate.
Paola de Luca.The Future of Diamonds discussion will center on the future positioning of synthetic diamonds in the jewelry market; the marketing of “perfection”, or rarity, and “imperfection” of diamonds, such as fluorescence and diamonds with notable inclusions, such as “salt-and-pepper” diamonds.The Future of Diamonds discussion will take place during a period of great upheaval for the global marketing of diamond jewelry amid heightened competition in luxury, and confusion over the place that laboratory-grown diamonds will have in the trade.The debate, which will be introduced by Gaetano Cavalieri, President of CIBJO-World Jewellery Confederation, will be of interest to industry leaders around the world, including retailers and suppliers, such as miners, manufacturers and designers.The panel, which will be supported by digital illustrations and insights from influential industry leaders and journalists, will take place in the Tiziano Room, Hall 7.1, starting at 10.30 am on Saturday January 18, the second day of VICENZAORO, which runs from January 17-22, 2020.Paola De Luca’s company The Futurist is a research and creative intelligence firm, which delivers strategic projects, reports, research and analysis; editorial and educational projects; and marketing content for the jewelry and luxury sectors.The Futurist’s team of international independent professionals develop bespoke projects for a high-profile clientele.Paola De Luca, has over 20 years’ experience as a leading luxury and jewelry industry creative director and strategist, well-known for her public speaking at trade events and for spearheading editorial projects, such as her latest book published by Rizzoli: “Farah Khan: A Bejewelled Life.”For editorial enquiries, please contact David Brough at firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile 44-7990568064.
GEM DEALER PROFILE – Myint-Myint Thein boosts private client trade in antique and vintage jewelsBy David Brough
LONDON, December 2019 – Ms Myint-Myint Thein is highly qualified as a gem and jewellery dealer and valuer and is looking to develop business opportunities with private clients, notably in antique and vintage pieces.
Myint-Myint, known as MiMi, fell in love with jewellery as a child in Myanmar, playing with her mother’s collection, which included pieces set with jade and rubies.
As she grew up, she maintained her fascination with gems and jewellery and ran a jewellery counter in Yangon’s gem museum while learning gemmology from a licensed teacher.
As a young woman, she came to London and qualified as a gemmologist and in diamonds with the Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A), gained a diploma in jewellery valuation with the National Association of Jewellers (NAJ), and developed an interest in antique jewellery.
Now settled in London, MiMi is looking to extend her private client base with whom she can buy and sell gemstones and jewellery, notably antique and vintage items.
She is an expert in natural Mogok rubies and jade, and has conducted valuations of exceptional rubies for top international clients, including royalty and several high jewellers. MiMi deals in rubies and sapphires, jade, diamonds and pearls, as well as precious jewellery and scrap gold.
“I have a long experience in trading and valuing gems and jewellery in the UK, as well as at auctions, and am now looking to increase my network of contacts among private clients, especially in antique and vintage pieces,” she said.
MiMi sees a long term trend for rising prices in unheated rubies and Kashmir sapphires due to a combination of tight supplies and rising global demand.
She is a member of the London Diamond Bourse, and the Society of Jewellery Historians.
She is pleased to receive enquiries via her website https://www.mimijewellery.co.uk/ or by email: email@example.com
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Commentary - Valenza sees opportunities for growth as goldsmithing hubBy David BroughVALENZA, Italy, December 12, 2019 - Valenza has great opportunities for growth as an export-focused goldsmithing hub as it has nurtured specialist skills for generations.Nestled in an agricultural belt in northwestern Italy between Milan and Turin, Valenza prides itself as one of the leading centres of excellence for goldsmithing in Italy, as well as Vicenza in the northeast and Arezzo further south.
Gemstone selection at Pasquale BruniValenza is also noted for the skills of its artisans in processing and cutting gemstones.A recent visit to the artisanal workshops of Lenti Villasco, and Pasquale Bruni in the Valenza dstrict, underscored the extraordinarily high standards of operations, from creative design planning to manufacturing and quality controls.Piedmont region is doing all it can to promote Valenza as a centre of excellence in goldsmithing and jewellery making, but its hands are tied in terms of commercial incentives because of strict EU rules.Quality controls are thorough at the state-of-the-art workshops in the Valenza district.For example, diamond detection machines are used scrupulously to seek out any possible presence of undisclosed synthetic diamonds in supplies of melee from India and elsewhere.Safety standards for artisans are rigorous.Many of Valenza's companies are family-owned concerns, like Pasquale Bruni, where employees consider themselves to be like part of the family and stay with the companies for many years.The common thread uniting Valenza, Vicenza and Arezzo is the high quality of so-called "Made in Italy" production, utilising skill sets honed over generations.Now is the time for enhanced collaboration between Valenza and the other goldsmithing hubs to seek common ground to brand "Made in Italy" excellence to export markets around the world.
Eugenia Bruni, Creative Director of Pasquale BruniPerhaps Valenza could in the future stage a promotional showcase within the Vicenza gold jewellery fair (VicenzaOro)?VicenzaOro is after all the number one export conduit for “made in Italy” gold and silver jewellery to the leading markets, such as the United Arab Emirates and the United States.Retail buyers from around the world flock to the event, held twice a year on the outskirts of Vicenza.The presence of such buyers would be a fabulous opportunity for a Valenza promotion.In the UK, the London show IJL (International Jewellery London) has showcased the skills of regional hubs, such as the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, and the Sheffield Assay Office.Perhaps in Italy, a greater collaboration between the goldsmithing hubs will be the way forward to build Valenza's future? Manufacturing standards are rigorous and state-of-the-art at Lenti Villasco
COMMENTARY - Provenance boosts jewels at Bonhams London saleBy David Brough
December 2019 – Provenance linked to aristocracy, royals and a celebrated novelist boosted values of the top lots at Bonhams London Jewels sale on December 4.
Among standout items, a rock crystal, emerald and diamond necklace, by Cartier, 1912, which once belonged to aristocratic writer Vita Sackville-West, fetched a hammer price of 82,000 GBP, comfortably above its 50,000-70,000 GBP pre-sale estimate.
A historic emerald, rock crystal and diamond necklace, by Cartier, 1912
The nobility and celebrity of Sackville-West underpinned the competitive bidding for the piece, which was showcased a few days before the sale at the Bonhams annual jewellery lunch on New Bond Street.
Items with royal connections also attracted the fascination of collectors, such as an Art Deco nephrite and gold Grande Sonnerie desk clock, by Cartier, circa 1925, which had belonged to Prince George, Duke of Kent and Princess Marina, which garnered 86,000 GBP, exceeding its 50,000-80,000 GBP estimate.
A selection of jewels that had belonged to novelist Barbara Taylor Bradford, excelled in the sale, notably a pair of diamond chandelier earrings, by David Morris, which sold for a hammer price of 24,000 GBP, more than triple their estimate.
The highest value lot in the sale was an Art Deco rock crystal, gold, agate, enamel and diamond set “Mystery Clock” by Cartier, 1919, which achieved a hammer price of 490,000 GBP, soaring above its 150,000-250,000 GBP estimate.
Exquisite signed pieces often outperform in high-value jewellery auctions, with Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels again producing strong results at the Bonhams sale.
Signed pieces with the additional advantage of provenance did exceptionally well.
An Art Deco aquamarine and diamond necklace, by Cartier, circa 1940
CLARITY & SUCCESS repair bags now available in golden colour
December 2019 - The innovative watch and jewellery repair bags from CLARITY & SUCCESS Software have inspired jewellers and goldsmiths for many years.
Specially designed to meet the needs of the jewellery and watch industry, the packaging has many useful features and helps keep track of repairs safely and securely, along with the respective repair documentation.
Now CLARITY & SUCCESS has released this successful product in a new gold colour. "It seems our customers have eagerly awaited the gold bag," says Clarity & Success UK Managing Director Karen Russell, adding that 3,000 units have already been sold in the first week.
One special feature of the repair bags from CLARITY & SUCCESS is the two different sized slots on the front.
The larger compartment accommodates repair reports and documents from the manufacturer or service provider, and the smaller compartment has been precisely designed to fit the A6 format repair note printed from the repair software.
Thanks to the transparent film on both compartments, the contents can be identified at first glance and the barcode of the repair certificate can be scanned easily.
Also, jewellery is stored safely and is well taken care of. The large compartment on the back is secured with a zipper and once again, a transparent PVC film ensures that the jeweller can see immediately what is in the repair bag.
Thanks to its sturdy shape, the repair bag can be easily stored standing in a drawer.
In addition, the repair bags help to protect the environment because they are both reusable and recyclable.
As well as the new gold version, the repair bags are available in steel blue, signal white, black and silver colours -- ideal for a thematic arrangement of gold or silver jewellery as well as watches or glasses.
Prices range from £0.85 to £1.35, depending on order quantity.
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COMMENTARY - Hemmerle, Lacloche outperform at Sotheby’s London Fine Jewels saleBy David Brough
LONDON, November 2019 – Hemmerle and Lacloche, as well as star brands Van Cleef & Arpels and Cartier, outperformed at the London Sotheby’s Fine Jewels sale on November 26, underscoring that quality, beauty and rarity reign in the high-value auctions market.
An unprecedented single-owner collection of jewels by Hemmerle, a long-established Munich jewellery house -- the largest ever to appear at auction -- achieved a total of 562,500 pounds, doubling its pre-sale estimate.
100% of the Hemmerle lots sold, led by a spectacular emerald, hardstone cameo and tsavorite garnet pendant necklace which soared to £112,500, over seven times the estimate.
Several other gem-set Hemmerle pieces, the property of a lady, comfortably outperformed their estimates, such as a coloured sapphire, yellow diamond and diamond “Mickey Mouse” brooch, which fetched a hammer price of 28,000 pounds, above a 12,000-18,000 estimate.
A pair of spinel and pink sapphire earrings, by Hemmerle, garnered a hammer price of 30,000 pounds, soaring above a 10,000-15,000 pounds estimate.
Van Cleef & Arpels are a consistent strong performer at high-value jewellery auctions, and again triumphed at the London Sotheby’s sale, highlighting the exceptional quality of jewellery making by this Parisian brand and their use of extraordinary gemstones.
An onyx and diamond necklace, “Magic Alhambra, Flagship Limited Edition,” by Van Cleef & Arpels, achieved a hammer price of 48,000 pounds, well above its 20,000-30,000 pounds estimate.
Two 1920s Lacloche pieces scored exceptional results, basking in the publicity surrounding the maison from an exhibition now under way in Paris, accompanied by a new book.
An exquisite jadeite, gem set and diamond brooch by Lacloche, designed in the Egyptian revival style, circa 1925, secured a hammer price of 40,000 pounds, double its 18,000-22,000 estimate.
A diamond and emerald bracelet by Lacloche, dated 1920s, garnered a hammer price of 32,000 pounds after a frenzy of bidding, a big multiple of its 5,000-7,000 pounds estimate.
The relentless appeal of Art Deco high jewellery was maintained in this sale, when applause rang out in response to an impressive result for a pair of onyx, rock crystal and diamond earrings, by Cartier, circa 1925, which sold for a hammer price of 175,000 pounds, surging above their 30,000-50,000 pounds estimate.
The provenance of these earrings, which were formerly in the collection of Annie, 1st Viscountess Cowdray, enhanced their appeal to collectors.