Creativity At The Forefront
The recently concluded IIJS Signature exhibition, Design Inspirations seminar, and The Artisan Awards all point to India’s holistic approach to generate business and to put design front and centre, to achieve its goal of becoming the world’s leading jewellery manufacturing powerhouse. With a view to offering design directions for the Indian industry, the GJEPC also released a jewellery trend book, Aatman – Inspirations 2020, that was produced by Italy-based jewellery analyst and trend forecaster Paola De Luca, head of The Futurist group.
Living up to its credentials as a design-forward show, IIJS Signature presented nature-inspired collections, jewellery lavished with softer hues of coloured gemstones, especially Russian emeralds and corals. Exhibitors also showcased exciting categories in jadau collections. Couture and daily wear segments saw reasonable demand for jewellery set with fancy-cut diamonds and natural fancy colour diamonds, particularly pink and yellow.
Promoting design excellence and ingenuity, the GJEPC held the second edition of The Artisan Jewellery Design Awards under the theme of ‘Enchanted Cosmos’, which coincidentally is becoming a major global trend this year.
Among other GJEPC initiatives, last month saw the inauguration of the Indian Institute of Gems & Jewellery (IIGJ) in Udupi, and the Common Facility Centre (CFC) in Coimbatore, at the hands of Suresh Prabhu, the union minister of commerce & industry and civil aviation.
Solitaire International is India’s leading B2B magazine on the gem and jewellery trade. With more than 20 years behind it, the monthly publication is today recognised in India and the world over as a quality publication in trade journalism. The magazine is referred to by the global trade sector for information on India and its industry. Solitaire International has a readership of the entire organised sector in the Indian jewellery industry and is distributed to all 5500 members of the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council, India’s apex body for the trade. In addition to fixed subscriptions, the magazine is also circulated in over 25 top international trade shows of repute. A personal copy reaches the management of leading jewellery retailers/chains/wholesalers in the US, Europe and the Far East; rough and polished suppliers; mining companies; and financial/industry institutions worldwide.