ANIL PUNJABI from Tahilram Tirthdas Jewellers shares his views on what’s trending in gemstones currently.
Business on the first two days has been good enough, and the most welcoming aspect of this show is that we are getting serious buyers, who are genuinely interested in booking orders.
We have been getting a number of customers from Chennai and the southern regions. I am sure the next two days will also be fulfilling for us in terms of closing deals.
We deal in all kinds of coloured gemstones, but this season belongs to multicolour sapphires and Colombian and Zambian emeralds. Designers and manufacturing houses are keen to buy fancy cuts, unusual customised cuts in coloured gemstones. Carved emeralds are gaining popularity because of the rise in demand of classic jewellery.
Buyers today are well informed and do not hesitate to buy quality products. For instance, we are selling multicolour sapphires in the range of Rs.1000 to Rs. 3000, but most orders are booked for the higher range. I would like to add that GJEPC is making tremendous efforts to raise the bar and the upgraded ambience, eco-friendly initiatives, and good lighting and services enhance the buying and selling experience at the show. It is indeed a pleasure for us to be part of the IIJS family!