By David Brough
High numbers of visitors crammed into the first day of the Istanbul Jewelry Show on October 7, 2021, the first in-person Turkish jewellery trade event since the pandemic.
The lively attendance at the show in the Istanbul World Trade Centre, signalled a strong appetite to re-stock by wholesalers and retailers from Europe, the Middle East and beyond, who are hungry for the latest jewellery designs, diamonds and machinery.
Picture credit: Istanbul Jewelry Show
After a long interruption in physical trade shows caused by the pandemic, trade visitors were glad to mingle again and shop for the newest designs in gold, silver and diamond jewellery; diamonds and gemstones; and state-of-the-art machinery serving the jewellery industry.
Visitors packed into stands such as Zen Diamonds in order to stock jewellery in time for the festive season later this year. The machinery hall was also extremely busy.
Mustafa Kamar, head of Turkey’s Jewellery Exporters’ Association, celebrated with leading Turkish jewellery exporters as he presided over the inauguration of the show, with the support of a band in costume dress playing traditional Turkish music.
Turkey is a major supplier of gold, silver and diamond jewellery to wholesalers and retailers around the world. Turkish-manufactured volume jewellery lines are delivering strong competition to Italian gold and silver jewellery production, wholesalers and retailers say.
The Istanbul Jewelry Show, which ends on October 10, 2021, is organised by Informa Markets.
Arman High Jewellery Atelier, Istanbul