11th Hyderabad Jewellery, Pearl and Gem Fair opens with over 500 brands
The Hyderabad Jewellery, Pearl and Gem Fair (HJF 2018) commenced its 11th edition today at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Novotel.
A three-day exhibition, (8th to 10th June, 2018), the HJF is one of the biggest gems and jewellery B2B exhibition with participation of over 200 exhibitors comprising jewellery brands, wholesalers, retailers, importers and exporters, jewellery manufacturers, machinery manufacturers, diamond, gemstone, pearl suppliers and traders, precious metal and jewellery mounting traders and suppliers and representatives from trade and governmental bodies. A showcase by over 500 brands at the three-day sparkling B2B extravaganza by UBM India.
Chief Guest Pinky Reddy, president, FICCI Ladies Association along-with Mahendra Tayal, president, Hitech City Jewellers Manufacturers Association; Mukesh Agarwal, convener, Hitech City Jewellers Manufacturers Association; Yogesh Mudras, managing director, UBM India and Abhijit Mukherjee, group director, UBM India inaugurated the fair in the presence of other dignitaries from the jewellery trade.
Speaking at the inauguration of the 11th edition of HJF, Yogesh Mudras said, “The Hyderabad Gems and Jewellery show is one of our notable fairs catering to the industry Pan India with a focus on South. We are extremely delighted with the fair’s success year- on- year and we will continue to showcase new jewellery trends, an unmatched jewellery portfolio and conduct knowledge sharing seminars to draw wider trade audiences in the years to come.”
“It is well recognised that gold and silver have tremendous historical, religious, cultural, social and economic significance in our country. Along with China, India is by far the world’s largest importer and consumer of gold. Approximately, 20-25 per cent of global production is consumed in India with South India being the country’s major market. This region is known for its penchant for lustrous and statement jewellery pieces, including Kasulaperu, Temple Jewellery, Managa Malai, Vanki to name a few. UBM India understands this love for sparkle, and through the HJF aims to further boost the morale of this sector.” He further added.
A showcase by over 500 brands, stunning array of jewellery set in Victorian, Nizam, Antique, Polki, and Kundan style, Gold Casting, Diamond Jewellery, Silver articles, Silver Jewellery, Pearls and Gems set Jewellery were displayed at the fair. It also had a machinery pavilion consisting of 30 exhibitors displaying leading technology, machinery in jewellery making and allied services.
Some of the key highlights of the fair were the Artisans’ Zone that featured innovative creations of artisans and designers who made distinctive jewellery including miniature products; a Designer Lounge, wherein leading designers from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh displayed their designs and craftsmanship. The exclusive lounge also showcased an array of designer polki and bridal jewellery from Tyaani Fine Jewellery in collaboration with Bollywood celebrity Karan Johar.
Moreover, the show will host insightful Seminar that discussed the topics such as ‘Spotlight on Synthetics’, ‘History and value factors of pearls’ by GIA, ‘Vitamin Money for progressive retailers’ and ‘Best practices in inventory management’ by Shivaram, director, Retail Gurukul. While a glittering networking evening and fashion show that highlights the jewellery trends of the season has been organised for day 2. The fair will also witness an ‘All State meet’ of Telangana District Associations on day 3.
The fair is an opportunity for the Indian jewellery market, with a special focus on South India’s range of designer jewellery, and provides an excellent platform for buyers and suppliers to connect, network, exchange ideas, discover upcoming trends and generate business opportunities. It continues to attract well-reputed local and overseas buyers from Dubai, Malaysia, Singapore and many more, reinforcing the expo’s position as a proven and trusted sourcing hub for the industry.
Some of the notable exhibitors participated in this year, which included prominent names such as Anmol Jewellers, Swaroop Jewellers, Chintamani Gold, Sri Shubam Jewellers, Gupta Gold, Vinati Jewellers, JC Jewellers, KK Ornaments, Jewel Park, Shree Kalpataru Jewellers Pvt Ltd, Mukti Gold amongst others. The HJF is the biggest platform to fore creativity and innovation in jewellery from among several cities and Tier II towns such as Vijayawada, Guntur, Vizag, Nellore and Warangal.
Congratulating UBM on hosting the 11th edition, Mahendra Tayal, President, Hitech City Jewellers Manufacturers Association, said, “Over the past decade, this fruitful platform has been one-of-its-kind in the region and has not only connected the traders with the retail community, but also established a long-standing relationship between them. Visitors to the HJF 2018 can look forward to an array of the finest jewellery, studded with pearls, ruby, emerald and diamonds”.
Mukesh Agarwal of Swaroop Jewellers said, “We have been participating in the fair since the inception of HJF and it has been 11 years of association with UBM India. I would like congratulate the UBM team for their efforts in making the HJF show super successful like every year. HJF has created a platform for jewellery manufacturers from domestic and international markets to congregate under one roof for prospective business. This year at the 11th edition of HJF, we have showcased some of the finest special bridal collection in Cubic Zirconia, Pachi and studded jewellery with rubies and emeralds”.
Ritesh Agarwal of Sri Shubam Jewellers said, “We are glad to be associated with UBM India’s Hyderabad jewellery Pearl and Gem fair which is one of the biggest platforms where we meet prospective clients. It is a one-stop destination for us to display our best jewellery designs. Since 2007, HJF is gaining traction y-o-y. This year at HJF 2018, we are showcasing an exclusive range of machine cut bangles, handmade Mumbai and Calcutta bangles and launching a wide range of mangalsutras.”