International Jewellery London launches Bridal Showcase
August 2018 – International Jewellery London (IJL) will be celebrating bridal jewellery and the strength of the bridal jewellery market at a special Bridal Showcase at this year’s show, 2-4 September.
This show floor bridal feature, sponsored by award-winning British fine jewellery manufacturer Hockley Mint, will give an insight into key bridal trends, allowing buyers to meet with leaders in the sector.
Exhibitors taking part in the Bridal Showcase include Hockley Mint, Domino, Gecko, Charles Green, Martin Guthmann, Divine Jewels and Kohinoor Jewellers. The showcase will provide an overview of the latest developments in the bridal jewellery market, alongside fresh takes on timeless classics.
The Bridal Showcase will also feature a seminar on ‘Bridal Trends & Global Weddings: Reaping the Rewards’ (Catwalk Theatre, 10:30, 2 September); a vast range of bridal jewellery on display across the show floor; and numerous events at exhibitor stands.
Fotoulla Michael, Head of Sales at IJL said: “The bridal sector is a key focus for the jewellery industry in the UK, and is certainly booming with over 250,000 marriages taking place in the UK last year. 94% of our visitors from the UK and internationally look to gain an insight into the bridal sector by attending IJL, so the show is an excellent opportunity to discover the latest trends.”
For the first time, the show will also see Hockley Mint (D90) offer pieces from its Mari Me bridal collection available to order as mounts. These award-winning designs in Hockley Mint’s first fully branded bridal collection have previously only been available to retailers as fully finished pieces.
Gary Wroe, MD of Hockley Mint, said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring the new Bridal Showcase area at September’s IJL show. As a Birmingham-based manufacturer of high-quality fine jewellery, bridal jewellery is our speciality; as we start to see more and more retail jewellers moving back towards selling more traditional jewellery and focusing on their specialist knowledge, we hope that this area will attract and inspire visitors at the show.”
In addition to Hockley Mint, the Bridal Showcase will showcase IJL exhibitors Domino, Gecko, Charles Green, Martin Guthmann, Divine Jewels and Kohinoor Jewellers.
IJL is sponsored by the NAJ and supported by the GIA, Gem-A, The Houlden Group, The Company of Master Jewellers, The Responsible Jewellery Council, Euromonitor and CIBJO.
IJL offers buyers the largest variety of gemstones under one roof in Britain today — an unparalleled array of exquisite gems, including white and colour diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires, as well as fabulous colour stones, such as tourmalines, citrines, and garnets, both in loose form and set in contemporary and vintage jewellery.
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