In the run-up to the festive and wedding season, the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) held the seventh edition of the India International Jewellery Week (IIJW). The annual celebration of India’s finest craftsmanship and innovative designs from heritage houses and budding designers is the ideal medium for promoting ‘Made in India’ jewellery to a global audience. Its longevity is testimony to India’s seemingly limitless pool of talent. This year, twelve brands displayed festive, bridal and contemporary jewellery that mesmerised the audience. Turn to IIJW Special for a visual treat of some of the finest jewellery that India has to offer.
Solitaire’s US-based correspondent Cynthia Unninayar visited two trade fairs in the Asian region: Hong Kong September Fair and the Bangkok Gem & Jewelry Fair. Although the mood was cautious, she reported that sales were up in both regions. For a more detailed account, read the Cover Story and Trade Fair.
In Spotlight, Mark Hanna, chief marketing officer at Berkshire Hathaway company, Richline Group, the leading American jewellery manufacturer, talks about the challenges and opportunities for the gold jewellery industry to flourish in one of the world’s biggest jewellery markets.
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.