The 31st Edition of IIJS Ended with Success

Mumbai: The 31st Edition of India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) ended today with a success note. The show was organized from 17th to 21st July 2014 by the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) with over 850 plus exhibitors occupying about 1800 booths from India and Overseas.

Over 35,000 genuine buyers from all over India and abroad visited the show which has now acquired a status of the biggest show of Asia. The 5 day show had a congregation of delegations across India and from a host of international destinations such as UK, Hungary, China, Hong Kong, Uzbekistan, Russia, UAE, Nepal, Myanmar, Iran, Thailand, Bangladesh etc.

Termed as Asia’s premier jewellery show, IIJS displayed the widest range of gems and jewels under the categories of Studded Jewellery, Diamonds & Gemstones, Gold & Silver Jewellery, Couture, Allied, Machinery besides International Pavilions. The show, like all its previous editions, proved to be the key driver for greater trade and business in the segment.

“It was a good show for us,” said Colin Shah, Managing Director of Kama Schachter. “The market is good and sales have been more or less what we had in mind.”

Kiran Gems Marketing Manager Swaroop Biswas was also happy with the show. “It has been a very good fair. Sales were in line with expectations. There is solid demand from Indian buyers.”

Meanwhile, Vipul Shah at Shree Ramkrishna Exports said this year’s show had been better than the 2013 event. “There is good demand from local players. We saw good sales in 2-3 carat stones in VS and SI in lower colors. There were not so many international buyers and that was a bit of a disappointment for us,” he added.