GJEPC is organising the first-ever international physical show post-pandemic – International Gem & Jewellery Show (IGJS), from 10th to 12th May 2022, in the pink city Jaipur, at the Jaipur Exhibition and Convention Centre (JECC). IGJS is a by-invitation show exclusively for international buyers. Gemfields is the associate partner for IGJS Jaipur.
This curated gem & jewellery show will showcase India’s 200 finest, leading manufacturers of diamonds, coloured gemstones, gold and studded jewellery, silver jewellery, etc.
The show will cater to the wide-ranging requirements of 600+ buyers expected to visit from across Algeria, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Canada, China, CIS, Egypt, Europe, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Kuwait, Latin America, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Oman, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK, USA, Vietnam, etc.
Colin Shah, Chairman, GJEPC said, “India has always been a preferred jewellery sourcing destination for the world, and this is reflected in the USD 40 billion gem and jewellery exports annually. Whether it’s the best-cut diamonds or a variety of gemstones, India can cater to a wide array of requirements. Jewellery is integral to India’s culture; intricate craftsmanship and skills honed over generations are complemented with the most advanced technologies to create magnificent jewels articulated with diamonds, gold, platinum, coloured gemstones, pearls and silver. IGJS Jaipur will be showcasing stunning jewellery pieces that cater to markets like the USA, UK, Europe, Middle East, Hong Kong, etc.”
Post pandemic, the key markets like the USA, Middle East, Hong Kong have played a significant role in the recovery of Indian gem & jewellery exports. India’s overall gross exports of gem & jewellery for CY 2021 stood at US$ 38.15 billion, showing a growth of 55.83% as compared to US$ 24.48 billion for the same period of previous year.
“The IGJS platform is an ideal opportunity for Indian manufacturers to feel the pulse of the world market, conduct business, and expand their client base.” adds Colin.
Dilip Shah, Convener, International Exhibitions, GJEPC said, “IGJS Jaipur is an exclusive show for the international buyers, being held for the first time in India. The show will witness 600+ international buyers and more than 200 top Indian gem and jewellery manufacturers all under one roof. These exhibitors from different verticals of the G&J industry have been hand-picked, taking their prowess to manufacture a range of world-class products, and their ability to cater to different markets across the world.”
A host of buyers, including wholesalers, retailers, importers & exporters from all sectors of the jewellery industry worldwide, merchandisers representing major and independent retailers, design houses, jewellery manufacturers sourcing diamonds and gemstones, importers, exporters, independent retailers and more will be part of the show.
India has a long-standing history with gems and jewellery which is intrinsic to its culture. The jewellery represents the enchanting characteristics and enduring legacy telling a story of strength in design and craftmanship. With 185 gem and jewellery clusters across India, the industry is one of the biggest with 4.8 million people employed. It has state-of-the-art infrastructure for producing G&J products in SEZs, and is well versed in using both traditional & advanced tech/methods – Artificial Intelligence.