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Top 5 Jewellery Shows of the World

Published Date : Apr 4, 2017

Baselworld 2016. (Courtesy of Baselworld)

As with any other industry, there are many prestigious shows associated with the gems and jewellery industry across the world. Some are independently organised, some sponsored by major manufacturers/retailers and others hosted by major industry/trade associations.

For those in the industry, such shows offer the perfect venue to network with other players & customers, peruse the latest industry trends and buy & sell products and services.

While each show has its own uniqueness and relevance, here’s a list of 5 prominent jewellery shows that are a must-attend for those in the business.    


Website Link: http://www.baselworld.com/

Event date: March 23-30, 2017

Location: Basel, Switzerland

A truly international exhibition, BaselWorld is also one of the most important marketplace and trade shows in the global watch and jewellery industry and attracts people from all over the globe.

Organised each spring, in the picturesque city of Basel, this 8-day event hosts some of the biggest players in the jewellery and watch-making industries, together with the media and big-time collectors.

BaselWorld also offers the perfect platform for luxury retailers to meet and mingle with industry professionals and network with leading global players from the jewellery, diamonds, coloured stones, synthetic jewellery,  pearls, gemstones, exclusive timepieces and the fashion industry through to the machine and supply industry to increase their sales and reach. A stunning 80% of global watch sales for the year ahead are said to be generated at this classy event.

Baselworld is big -- literally as well as figuratively. The show covers some 141,000 square meters of aircraft hanger-sized exhibition halls, each structured according to different sectors and markets, with room for some 1,800 exhibitors along their 30km of corridors – which translates into a lot of walking for the 150,000-plus visitors who throng this event.

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Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair

Website Link: http://exhibitions.jewellerynetasia.com/9jg/FairInfo/FairDetails/tabid/5280/language/en-US/Default.aspx)

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Event date:  September 15 - 19, 2017

Location: The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

This five-day event is among the most highly-awaited gems and jewellery shows of Asia and can be characterised by its heavy Asian influence. Held in Hong Kong, the leading global jewellery hub and free port, this fair attracts jewellery distributors and buyers from all over the world not just for its excellent selection of diamonds but also to take advantage of Hong Kong’s warm weather and great variety of food on offer.

In 2016, this event hosted a select group of over 3,600 exhibitors from 55 countries and regions – occupying more than 135,000 square metres of exhibition space in two world-class venues: the AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) and the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) that attracted a footfall of over 55,700 visitors from around the world.

Product displays at this event are as per category and tailored to buyer's purchasing needs. The AWE houses exhibitors of raw materials including diamonds, loose gemstones and pearls, while the HKCEC houses those exhibiting finished fine jewellery, packaging, tools & equipment.

The September Fair prides itself on being an effective networking platform where one can forge valuable personal contacts in an exclusive business atmosphere and discuss with key players the latest developments and trends in jewellery markets around the world.

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India International Jewellery Show

Website Link: http://www.iijs.org/

Event date: July 27-31, 2017.

Location: Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, India

The India International Jewellery Show is a 5-day industry event for the global gems and jewellery industry hosted by The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council at the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre (BCEC) in Mumbai, India.

Over the last three decades, this truly global event has gained tremendous recognition as the premier gem and jewellery trade show in India that offers all varieties of jewellery and related-services and as one of the largest in Asia. The addition of the machinery show has ensured that the IIJS is a holistic sourcing destination for the domestic and international trade.

IIJS 2016 witnessed over 1,200 exhibitors showcasing their high quality products spread across a mammoth 50,000 area to an estimated 35,000 visitors from 800-plus cities in India as well as buyers from more than 80-plus countries who throng the event also drawn by the affordable hospitality options and the chance to savour spicy Indian cuisine.

Product categories included: couture / mass produced / plain gold, loose stones / gemstones /pearls, synthetics & stimulants, allied, education & laboratories, international pavilions, hall of innovation (new), special MSME cluster (new) & Machinery at The Lalit Hotel.

The event also enabled exhibitors and visitors to enhance their industry knowledge by hosting 13 thought-provoking and insightful seminars centred on the theme of Emerging Opportunities.

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Vicenzaoro September 2017

Website Link: http://september.vicenzaoro.com/

Event date: 23-27 September, 2017

Location: Fiera di Vicenza, Vicenza, Italy.Italy

Vicenzaoro is a five-day industry event being held from September 23-27, 2017 at the Fiera di Vicenza in Vicenza, Italy. Known for its focus on European designs, higher carats of jewellery and dependence on chains, this important event has a reputation for showcasing a wide variety of products that includes fine finished gold jewellery, gemstones, pearls, diamond & silver jewellery, stamping jewellery CNC and heavy machinery among others.

This event provides attendees with a strategic opportunity to monitor trends in the global gems and jewellery market, as also to enjoy Vicenza’s cool climes and get a taste of Italy’s famed food and wine.

Last year’s edition witnessed buyers and industry professionals from 115 countries being exposed to the latest trends in gold and jewellery collections that were showcased by an estimated 1300 brands from all of Italy’s gold districts that include: Vicenza, Valenza, Arezzo, Milan, Naples and Caserta, in addition to 35 other participating countries. 

The global character of this event was highlighted by the fact that approx 37% of participating exhibitors at the 2016 show came from outside the country. This only confirms its status as a core platform for the global gold and jewellery business and a valuable precursor for the end-of-the-year holiday season which typically sees the highest sales for the industry.  

In its last three jewelry shows, VicenzaOro January, September and Dubai have hosted over 55,000 trade professionals, with 57% hailing from 131 foreign countries, and nearly 3,000 exhibitors representing all the Italian production regions and major international players from more than 30 countries.

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JCK Las Vegas (US).

Website Link: http://lasvegas.jckonline.com/Home/

Event date: June 5-8, 2017

Location: Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV

Each year an estimated 23,000-plus jewellery retailers and 2,300-plus exhibitors from around the globe descend on the fabulous Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino to discover an unparalleled, personalised buying experience at this four-day event.   

The latest awe-inspiring domestic and global designers and most sought-after trends are showcased at this big show that also packs in generous doses of fun and entertainment in typical US style.

Its long list of special attractions include: customized recommendations from exhibitors based on your specific interests and price-points, new business relationships, hand-selected as the best for your business, exclusive access to trade secrets from the brightest minds in retail jewellery and powerful networking events tailor-made to build business connections.

What’s more a special, upgraded look and feel to the show floor has done wonders to enhance the show’s sophistication, elegance and ease of navigation.  While additional lounges located on the show floor offer exhibitors and buyers an oasis to relax and rejuvenate before meetings.

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- By GemAtlas Team