IGJS Jaipur: A Showcase of Global Excellence

The International Gem & Jewellery Show (IGJS) Jaipur, organised by GJEPC, unfolded its 3rd edition from 12th to 14th April in the pink city, heralding a convergence of the finest talents in the gem and jewellery industry.

Against the backdrop of the vibrant city of Jaipur, renowned for its rich cultural heritage and historical significance in gemstone trading, IGJS Jaipur emerged as a beacon of innovation and excellence in the global jewellery landscape.

Abhishek Sand, Partner at Savio Jewellery, expressed his satisfaction with the evolving quality of customers attending IGJS. Notably, there was a discernible increase in the presence of US customers, with representatives from chain stores making notable appearances. This influx of international buyers underscores the growing allure of IGJS as a premier destination for sourcing exquisite gemstones and jewellery. Moreover, the presence of South American customers from Brazil and Egypt added a multicultural dimension to the event, further enriching the exchange of ideas and business opportunities.

The feedback from buyers echoed Sand’s sentiments, emphasising the enhanced quality of exhibitors and the diverse range of offerings on display. From traditional to contemporary designs, IGJS showcased a kaleidoscope of styles, catering to the discerning tastes of a global clientele. The export-oriented nature of exhibitors further underscored Jaipur’s emerging status as a hub for international trade in gemstones and jewellery.

A key highlight of IGJS was the exhibitors’ astute understanding of market trends and consumer preferences. Participants like Savio Jewellery seized the opportunity to tailor their product lines specifically to the demands of the show, resulting in a resounding success in showcasing their collections. This adaptive approach reflects the Indian industry’s agility in responding to evolving market dynamics, ensuring relevance and competitiveness in a rapidly changing landscape.

The emphasis on gemstone jewellery at IGJS aligns with the global trend towards natural, ethically sourced materials. Jaipur’s reputation as a leading manufacturing hub of colour gemstones has attracted attention from buyers worldwide. The synergy between traditional craftsmanship and contemporary design sensibilities was palpable at the event, reaffirming Jaipur’s position as a global leader in the gem and jewellery industry.

Kartik Mehta, COO of Asian Star, shed light on the industry’s ongoing exploration of innovative materials and design techniques. The shift towards fusion jewellery, incorporating unconventional elements like ceramic alongside traditional metals like gold, has captured the imagination of designers and consumers alike. This fusion of old and new, of tradition and innovation, encapsulates the spirit of IGJS and the broader evolution of the industry.

He said unlike conventional materials like enamel, ceramic offers greater durability and versatility in design, making it an attractive choice for both designers and consumers. The incorporation of natural diamonds alongside trending gemstones reflects a strategic approach to product development, balancing timeless elegance with contemporary flair.

Krishna Behari Goyal of Dwarka Gems raised important points regarding the need for quality assessment and global promotion of IGJS. Goyal advocated for a reassessment of buyer quality, suggesting the implementation of filtration measures based on exhibitor feedback. This targeted approach aims to enhance the overall quality of attendees, ensuring meaningful interactions and business opportunities for exhibitors.

Furthermore, Goyal emphasised the importance of global promotion to attract buyers from a wider range of countries. By positioning IGJS as a premier destination for gem and jewellery trade, the organisers can create a buzz that transcends geographical boundaries, encouraging greater participation and collaboration on an international scale.

Ashutosh Patel, Business Manager for the US market at KGK Creations, offered valuable insights into targeting the right audience for success at IGJS. Patel stressed the importance of attracting serious potential buyers, including regional chains with 5-6 stores, especially from the US. This strategic approach, coupled with effective promotion by organisers such as GJEPC, can enhance the value proposition of the event for exhibitors and attendees alike.

The perspectives of international buyers underscore IGJS’s global appeal and its role as a catalyst for innovation and collaboration in the gem and jewellery industry.

Ali Pastorini, President, Mubri Association, Brazil, expressed optimism about IGJS’s growth, citing the increasing attendance from around the world. As the head of Mubri Association, she highlighted the diverse delegation brought to the show, comprising buyers from the USA, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. The show’s expansion reflects its ability to meet the evolving needs of both new and returning buyers.

Romano Giacometti of Sunny Legend Co Ltd, Thailand, praised IGJS for its focus on gemstones, filling a gap not readily available elsewhere. As a jewellery manufacturer, he appreciated Jaipur’s offerings, particularly in stones like emeralds. His positive experience underscores the show’s importance as a hub for sourcing unique gemstones.

Alierza Alimardani of Gohar Neshan Co, Iran commended IGJS for its role as a premier destination for gem and jewellery trade. His enthusiasm for the show and its offerings reflects the global recognition of Jaipur as a centre of excellence in the industry.

Dallas Prince of Dallas Prince Designs, USA, an award-winning international designer from the U.S. whose professional life includes 24 years in the Television Home Shopping Industry with live shows in 5 countries, said her admiration for IGJS stems from the exceptional quality and variety of gemstones on display. As a designer, she found the show to be a treasure trove of inspiration, reflecting the dedication of exhibitors to showcase their best offerings.

Heather Mayantis, Senior Buyer, Reeds Jewelers, USA highlighted the opportunity IGJS provides to network and discover new vendors. Her positive perception of the show’s quality and range of offerings aligns with the sentiments of other attendees, affirming IGJS’s reputation as a premier industry event.

Judith Fisher, Senior Vice President Merchandising, Reeds Jewelers, USA, observed that IGJS’s diverse vendor base underscores its appeal across different product categories. Her positive experience reflects the show’s ability to cater to a wide range of buyer interests, further solidifying its position as a global leader in the industry.

Lisi Fracchia, a jewellery designer from Spain, expressed satisfaction with the event’s offerings and acknowledged the warmth of the host country, reflecting the holistic experience IGJS provides to attendees.

Melissa Villarreal of Orofina, Mexico said her excitement about IGJS highlights its importance as a global hub for jewellery enthusiasts and professionals. Her positive impressions of the show’s quality and craftsmanship echo the sentiments of other attendees, reaffirming Jaipur’s status as a mecca for gem and jewellery trade.

IGJS Jaipur stands poised to chart new frontiers in the ever-evolving world of gem and jewellery craftsmanship, representing a convergence of creativity, craftsmanship, and commerce on a global scale.

As the show continues to evolve and expand its reach, it remains a cornerstone of excellence in the ever-changing world of gem and jewellery craftsmanship.

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