Design At The Heart
In this issue of Solitaire, one will find a recurrent leitmotif of high design – ranging from Indian reinterpretations of traditional patterns resurfacing as modern art, to Muzo’s curated designs that have the emerald as the hero of every piece. The Colombian emerald mining company hand-picked a team of avant-garde designers of the likes of Alexander Mor, Nikos Koulis, Selim Mouzzannar and more, who celebrated the beauty of this evergreen stone through their invigorating art.
In another venture, Canadamark teamed up with Muse for a 4x4 project and roped in four top names in the jewellery field to showcase a diverse range of pieces. Turn to IIJS Trends and Trail Blazers to check out some outstanding pieces of beauty.
The month of August brought in some cheer for most of the IIJS Premiere participants. The show that opened amidst trying times, was not expected to bring in good results. But, to everyone’s surprise, despite several unfavourable factors including the inclement weather across the country, which kept many buyers from visiting the show, exhibitors reported fair-to-good sales. However, the volatility in the gold price since then could negatively impact all those orders booked during the show.
The industry had yet another reason to celebrate as West Bengal-based jewellery artisan, Sanjoy Pramanik, picked up the Bronze medal at the 45th WorldSkills Kazan 2019 competition in Russia. With the complete backing of the GJSCI, Sanjoy’s stellar performance contributed to India’s best-ever finish at the event.
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.