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BANGKOK, February 25, 2017 – Thai gem and jewellery exports are forecast to arise around 5 percent year-on-year to USD$7.3 billion in 2018, powered by buoyant demand for Thai-manufactured colour gemstone and silver jewellery. Commerce Minister Apiradi Tantraporn gave the figure during her address at the opening ceremony of the 59th edition of the Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair, taking place at the IMPACT Challenger ...

 
MUNICH, Germany, February 18, 2017 - Exhibitor numbers were up around 5 percent year-on-year at Inhorgenta Munich as the jewellery and watches trade show opened its doors on February 18. Germany´s Federal Jewelers' Association  said 987 exhibitors from 40 countries were taking part in the 2017 edition of Inhorgenta. It said the German market for watches and jewellery had slipped marginally in 2016 ...

 
MUMBAI, India, February 8, 2017 – Exhibitor halls were packed in the jewellery and machinery sections at the latest Signature edition of the India International Jewellery Show (IIJS). The event, which runs until February 9, was well attended by retail buyers from India and beyond, against a backdrop of expectations for growing Indian gem and jewellery exports in 2017. Praveenshankar Pandya, Chairman of the Gem & Jewellery ...
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BIRMINGHAM, England, February 5, 2017 – Turnout was strong on the first day of Jewellery & Watch, which showcased a wide variety of international jewellery and watches brands, machinery and gem suppliers, and wholesalers. Exhibitors said retailer footfall was vibrant from the start as the premier Birmingham jewellery and watches trade event got under way as part of Spring Fair at the NEC. The show runs until February 9.
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ANTWERP, Belgium, January 29, 2017 – Retail buyers from across the world, as far afield as Japan and the Gulf Arab countries, flocked to the historic Antwerp diamond district as the BrilliANT trade fair opened its doors. Leading natural diamond suppliers from Antwerp, as well as new exhibitors such as Venus Jewel from India, and diamond jewellery exhibitors showcasing their products for the first time, filled the narrow halls ...

 
October 13, 2016 – The flow of orders was brisk with many booths full as the October 13-16 edition of the Istanbul Jewelry Show kicked off. A wide selection of products were on display, ranging from fine gold and silver jewellery to pearl jewellery, gemstones, tools and machinery, and jewellery display and packaging materials. Turkey, a key market place for Europe and the Middle East, is the world’s number 2 jewellery exporter ...

 
BANGKOK, September 10, 2016 – Thai gem and jewellery exports appear set for double-digit growth in 2016, bolstered by a steady flow of orders at the Sept. 7-11 Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair which kicked off in confident mood. The Bangkok fair, which takes place twice a year and is a showcase for silver and colour gemstones ...

 
LONDON, September 4, 2016 - International Jewellery London (IJL) opened on Sunday against a tough economic outlook in the United Kingdom following the Brexit vote, although buyers from around the world turned out in force at the annual trade show. As well as the British trade, Indian, German and Hong Kong suppliers featured prominently at IJL, an important barometer for gauging the state of the UK jewellery industry,  ...

 
The Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair will return for its fourth edition, from 4 to 7 November 2016 at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. Retailers, buyers and collectors can look forward to a massive selection of fine jewellery from over 200 international exhibitors which will be available at wholesale prices. Exhibitors at the fair will showcase luxurious jewellery collections to everyday wearable pieces ...

 
AREZZO, Italy, May 7, 2016 – Buyers from around the world, notably the United States, Russia and the Middle East, turned out in force on the first day of OroArezzo, the annual gold jewellery trade fair in Arezzo, Tuscany, on May 7, 2016. “The world is here,” said Andrea Boldi, president of the Arezzo fairs, referring to some 450 buyers from key markets for Italian made gold jewellery, such as the United States (40), Russia and CIS (80) ...

 
BANGKOK, February 27, 2016 – Thailand’s gems and jewellery sector was expected to grow by up to 5 percent in 2016, similar to last year, despite a fragile outlook for the global economy, industry leaders said during the Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair. Thailand is a major hub for processing and export of manufactured colour gemstone jewellery and is well known for its expertise in processing rubies, sapphires and other gemstones ...

 
BIRMINGHAM, England, February 21, 2016 – Independent retailers turned out in force at the Company of Master Jewellers’ (CMJ) Spring Trade Event (Feb. 21-22, 2016) to restock the latest jewellery designs and watch brands. CMJ Chief Executive Willie Hamilton said UK economic conditions were positive for the jewellery sector this year as employment was high and inflation was low. He said that CMJ had launched a new ...

 
MUNICH, Germany, February, 2016 – Inhorgenta Munich opened its doors on Feb. 12, 2016, with a focus on innovation and creating a comfortable environment for doing business, against a backdrop of growing jewellery and watch sales in Germany. Innovation, Inspiration and Individuality were the key themes of the show, Klaus Dittrich, President and CEO of Munich trade fair (Messe Munchen), organiser of Inhorgenta ...

 
BIRMINGHAM, England, February 7, 2016 – Footfall was brisk on the opening day of Jewellery & Watch Birmingham as buyers sought out new brands, collections and inspiration. The show offered previews of new collections from over 400 brands, many of which have chosen to launch their Spring Summer 16 and Autumn Winter 16/17 collections exclusively here. One highlight was the first lab-grown diamond jewellery ...

 
ANTWERP, Belgium, January 31, 2016 – A strong international showing of retailers packed the corridors on the first day of the Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair (ADTF) on Sunday, January 31, 2016. Business was brisk as retailers from across Europe and beyond crammed into the tight halls at the show in the Antwerp diamond district to study a vast array of loose diamonds from an extraordinary selection of cut, clarity and colour...

 
SINGAPORE, July 17, 2015 - Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair will return for its third year as the largest fine jewellery event in the region. From 22nd to 25th October at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, visitors will find themselves stepping into an extraordinary world of glitter and glamour featuring more than 100,000 pieces of fine jewellery and gems covering an extensive price range from hundreds to millions of dollars...

 
LONDON, July 3, 2015 - Masterpiece London 2015 saw strong sales to private collectors and international institutions, across many categories of luxury from jewellery to important furniture and clocks. The fair saw record visitor numbers of 40,000, a significant increase on 2014, and an influx of international collectors, a number of whom said that they had flown into London to enjoy Masterpiece Week and the capital at the height of the season. ...

 
AREZZO, Italy, May 9, 2015 - Retail buyers from around the world, including leading markets for "Made in Italy" jewellery such as the United Arab Emirates and the United States, crammed into the exhibition booths on the first day of an expanded OroArezzo gold jewellery trade fair. OroArezzo showcased a record 650 exhibitors, a sharp increase of 35 percent over last year, in a brand new exhibition format and layout, and organisers  ...


 
DUBAI, April 25, 2015 – Buyers from the Gulf Middle East and Eastern Europe visited the first edition of VicenzaOro Dubai (VOD), a valuable new opportunity for exhibitors, mainly from Italy and India, to find new customers. The GCC countries are the No. 1 market for Italian gold jewellery exports. The Gulf countries account for more than 30 percent of the Indian gem and jewellery export market, according to the ...

 
DUBAI, April 23, 2015 – Footfall was busy on day one of the first edition of Vicenza Oro Dubai, a four-day trade show set to consolidate the position of Dubai as a major jewellery capital in the Middle East. More than 500 exhibitors, many of them from Italy, India and Hong Kong, joined the international business-to-business trade show in the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), which was expected to attract around 6,000 buyers...

 
DUBAI, April 23, 2015 - The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), which promotes Indian gem and jewellery exports, has organised the Indian Pavilion at the first edition of VicenzaOro Dubai (VOD), bringing the latest exceptional Indian jewellery designs to the Middle East market. Focusing on Indian gem and jewellery exports to the Middle East, the GJEPC collaborated with VOD as an associate partner for the event ...

 
AREZZO, Italy, April 2015 – OROAREZZO showcased “Made in Italy” jewellery at an exhibition in Shenzen, China, dedicated to excellence in Italian jewellery design, from April 8-10, 2015. The exhibition, entitled "GOLDITALY / GOLDSTAR: NECK-À-PORTER", was a collaboration between Arezzo Fiere e Congressi and one of the most important commercial players in the gold sector of China, Shenzhen Yuehao Jewelry Co. Ltd ...

 
MUMBAI, February 20, 2015 – IIJS Signature trade fair opened in Mumbai against a tough economic backdrop in the domestic and international markets as the Indian trade pinned its hopes on a possible cut in the gold import duty. Indian jewellers attending IIJS Signature told Jewellery Outlook that they were hoping that the Indian authorities would cut the gold import duty from 10 percent later this month. They said a cut in the duty  ...

 
BIRMINGHAM, England, February 2014 – Independent retailers turned out in force at the CMJ Trade Event in Birmingham this week to see an exciting assortment of new products and services. Jewellery brand Arctic Circle Diamonds showcased their jewellery, offering fully-traceable Canadian diamonds set in Fairtrade gold. Arctic Circle diamond jewellery is now manufactured and distributed throughout the UK and Ireland by  ...

 
ANTWERP, February 1, 2015 – An extraordinary array of diamonds was on show on the opening day of the 2015 Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair (ADTF), including some exquisite natural colour diamonds. Standout GIA-certified stones included a 50-carat vivid yellow old mine cut diamond; a 100-carat briolette cut orange-brown diamond, and a 1-carat vivid purplish pink gem at the Antwerp Cut booth, likely to appeal to private collectors ...

 
Artist jeweller Wallace Chan, who creates remarkable sculptural pieces much sought after by wealthy collectors and is one of the great names in contemporary jewellery design, plans to visit the invitation-only Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair (ADTF), which will take place from February 1-3, 2015. “If you know how to appreciate it, there is beauty in every gemstone,” Chan told Jewellery Outlook in a recent interview ...

 
LONDON, November 15, 2014 - SalonQP returned to the Saatchi Gallery for the sixth edition of the show, from 6-8 November 2014, and reported the highest visitor numbers to date, up 16% on 2013. Visitors came to the show to admire and acquire some of the finest and most beautiful timepieces currently made, from established maisons such as Jaeger-LeCoultre and TAG Heuer to younger watch brands such  ...

 
LONDON, November 7, 2014 - The opening evening of the sixth edition of SalonQP ended with reports of record numbers of attendees and brisk sales. Collectors, connoisseurs and enthusiasts are drawn here for the astonishing diversity of timepieces, with over 1,700 visitors crossing the threshold of the show at the Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, London -- an increase of over 11 percent on last year. ...

 
LONDON, October 5, 2014 – Exquisite hand crafted jewellery and silverware was on show during week two of Goldsmiths’ Fair. Standout pieces included fire opal rings by Ornella Iannuzzi, and colourful necklaces featuring textured, warm 22-carat gold by Charmian Harris. “I use the simplest of hand tools and employ traditional techniques for both casting and hand-forming,” Harris said. Exceptional silverware pieces included sculptural  ...

 
LONDON, September 2014 – Week One of Goldsmiths' Fair showcased extraordinarily innovative jewellery designs, revealing tastes for ethical jewels and natural colour gemstones. Exceptional pieces included abstract sculptural jewels from Ute Decker, made from recycled and Fairtrade gold and silver. "My jewels are a conversation piece," said Decker, wearing a huge twisted wiry necklace that can be transformed ...

 
LONDON, August 31, 2014 – Turnout was strong on the first day of the International Jewellery London (IJL) trade fair at the new Olympia venue, auguring for strong orders before Christmas. Simon Rainer, chief executive of the British Jewellers’ Association (BJA), outlined a new, jewellery specific Corporate Social Responsibility framework, which he has written in collaboration with experts in the field. ...

 
MUMBAI, July 19, 2014 – Business was brisk at the India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) and orders were expected to rise year-on-year, organisers said. Retailers resumed purchases of gold jewellery once they understood that the Indian authorities had decided to leave the gold import duty unchanged at 10 percent. “People were waiting for a duty reduction to be announced, and when it did not happen ...

 
MUMBAI, July 18, 2014 – Footfall was strong in the opening stages of the India International Jewellery Show (IIJS), where Indian designers and manufacturers showed off their latest collections. The Indian gold jewellery manufacturing industry has increased its share of the global market in recent years, due to a highly skilled workforce and tight cost control. Pankaj Parekh, Vice Chairman of the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion ...

 
MUMBAI, July 17, 2014 – The Grand Finale of India International Jewellery Week (IIJW), spearheaded by brand ambassador and Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor, showcased the best designs from India’s leading jewellery houses. The Grand Finale kicked off on July 17 with Indian models sashaying down the catwalk at the Grand Hyatt showing off standout pieces from Nazraana, part of Rio Tinto Diamonds, which has launched ...

 
LONDON, June 22, 2014 - Exhibitors reported strong footfall and enquiries at Jewellery & Watch London, which  brought together leading names across design, buying, retail and media within the jewellery and watch market on June 18-19, 2014. Buyers at the show were in attendance from the likes of Beaverbrooks, Chisholm Hunter, F Hinds, Fenwick, Fortnum & Mason, Fraser Hart, Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Historic Royal Palaces ...

 
VICENZA, May 12, 2014 - A major new international trade event, "VICENZAORO Dubai", will take place in Dubai from April 23-26, 2015, offering jewellery, diamonds and gemstones and jewellery technologies to retail buyers. The trade fair will take place in the Dubai World Trade Centre, an important venue for business events. It will be organised by a new joint venture called "DV Global Link", formed by Vicenza fair ...

 
VICENZA, Italy, May 10, 2014 - Young designers from around the world showed off their latest jewellery, fashion, handbag and shoe creations on the opening day of the Spring edition of the Vicenzaoro trade fair. The backdrop for Italian jewellery sales was positive, as Vicenza Fair released figures showing that Italian jewellery exports rose 7.8 percent in value terms in 2013, and increased by 2.8 percent in quantity terms.  ...

 
MUMBAI, February 21, 2014 – Exhibitor and visitor numbers were expected to be up around 10 percent year-on-year as the SIGNATURE trade show kicked off in Mumbai. Some 550 exhibitors in more than 1,000 booths took part in SIGNATURE (February 21-24, 2014), and some 9,000 visitors were expected to attend the show in the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre in Goregaon, according to exhibition  ...

 
MUNICH, February 14, 2014 – International exhibitor numbers were up this year as INHORGENTA MUNICH opened its doors in a challenging climate for jewellery and watch sales in Germany. Klaus Dittrich, Chairman of Messe Munchen, told a news conference at the start of the trade fair that the share of international exhibitors was 48.2 percent, up from 47 percent last year. ...

 
BIRMINGHAM, February 5, 2014 – Brands and designers reported a busy show at Jewellery & Watch Birmingham, and early indications were that exhibitors were having a successful show and writing lots of new business. Acclaimed jewellery designer Fei Liu, who has returned to the show for the first time since 2008, said he was having a great show so far ...

 
MUNICH, Germany, February 8, 2014 - Pearls will make a glamorous appearance on February 15 at INHORGENTA MUNICH 2014 – at the International Pearl Forum. This will take place in Hall B3 Lifestyle - Trends & Vision. Dealers, jewellers and scientists from the world’s most important markets will discuss pearl farming, price policy and environmental factors. INHORGENTA MUNICH 2014 is inviting the sector to the International  ...

 
BIRMINGHAM, England, February 2, 2014 – Sentiment was upbeat as the re-branded Jewellery & Watch Birmingham trade fair opened on February 2, with very good footfall from retailers looking to re-stock after Christmas. “The general atmosphere and the buzz is extremely optimistic,” said Julie Driscoll, chief organiser of the show for i2i Events Group. “The brands are saying that they are doing good business ...

 

 

 

ANTWERP, Belgium, January 27, 2014 – An extraordinary array of diamonds of various cuts, shapes and sizes was on show at Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair (ADTF), including an extremely rare 8.28 carat oval fancy intense blue diamond. Oded Mansori of R.D.H. Diamonds showed the exquisite blue diamond to Jewellery Outlook, with an estimate of $1.4-1.5 million per carat. Mansori said he believed ...


 
Strong buyer turnout as Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair begins
ANTWERP, Belgium, January 26, 2014 – Diamond buyers turned out in force on the first day of the Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair (ADTF), which presented an extraordinarily wide selection of diamond cuts and a remarkable choice of natural colour gemstones. The ADTF has expanded this year with the addition of a third hall showcasing exhibitors in the heart of the Antwerp diamond district.


 
Jewellery & Watch Birmingham reflects growth in watches sector
The rebranded Jewellery & Watch Birmingham (2-6 February, 2014), formerly known as The Jewellery Show Birmingham, reflects strong growth in the watches sector. Poppy Jennings, Brand Manager of organiser i2i Events Group, speaks to Jewellery Outlook about what will make Jewellery & Watch Birmingham special and unique this year.

 
TOUS exhibits at VICENZAORO for the first time
VICENZA, Italy, January 19, 2014 - Spanish jewellery and accessories brand TOUS, showcasing a variety of products from jewels to watches, handbags and fragrances, exhibited at VICENZAORO for the first time, attracting strong interest from retail buyers and the press. Well located in G Pavilion, one of the busiest areas of the exhibition space at VICENZAORO Winter 2014, TOUS showcased a variety...

 
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