The Delhi Jewellery and Gem Fair (DJGF), hosted by UBM India, is all set to bring back top-notch jewellers, import & export merchants and industry associations in the capital city with its 6th edition. The three day fair from 9th – 11th September 2017 to be held at the Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, will showcase some of the latest attractions in the jewellery industry. The fair is recognised as an integral part of the jewellery sector by associations, and the industry at large, with support from eminent associations namely the Karol Bagh Jewellers Association, Delhi Bullion & Jewellers Association, Delhi Jewellers Association and Maliwara Jewellers Association.
With over 280 participating exhibitors and a growth of 80% in participation, the show has truly evolved as the biggest jewellery and gemstone sourcing destination for jewellers. The upcoming show will see jewellery wholesalers, retailers, importers and exporters, jewellery manufacturers, diamond, gemstone, pearl suppliers and traders, precious metal and jewellery mounting traders and suppliers, and representative from trade and governmental organisations, all come under one roof to meet, connect, network and grow their business. This year, the expo will also be holding an insightful seminar by the National Institute of Diamond and Gems and Design Academy of India.
The list of exhibitors this year include Gitanjali Jewellery Retail Limited, GIA (Gemological Institute of America), Zar Jewels Pvt. Ltd., Unique Chains Pvt. Ltd., Yamuna Diamond, Hari Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd., Bluestone Jewellery & Lifestyle Pvt. Ltd., Royal Chains Pvt. Ltd., Ridhi Sidhi Gems & Jewellery, Solanki Jewellers, Damara Gold Pvt. Ltd., Vikas Chain & Jewellery Pvt. Ltd., Swarnshilp Chain & Jewellers Pvt. Ltd., N.D. Diamonds & Jewels, Silver City, Yash Gold, Shilpi Jewels amongst others. As a curtain raiser, UBM India has staged a series of successful road shows at North Indian cities like Jaipur, Ludhiyana and Meerut.
Speaking on the announcement of the 6th edition of DJGF and the ever-growing prospects of the jewellery industry in North India, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “Despite a slight slowdown in the jewellery sector after demonetisation and GST rollout, the jewellery industry is expected to register a 10 per cent growth in the current fiscal, especially during the festive season, that is slated to set in earlier this year. The Delhi Jewellery and Gem Fair, just prior to the season will act as a ready reckoner for trends, innovations, and insights, and help the industry take advantage of this growth. Currently, the Gems and Jewellery market is witnessing remarkable changes in consumer preferences owing to economic and geographical influences. Young millennials with disposable income seek to purchase innovative and bespoke designs for aesthetic rather than for purely investment purposes. The organised sector will continue to play a fundamental role as it has the potential to adapt to the consumer and economic changes. While still at a nascent stage, the opportunities for growth for the organised retail jewellery market in India are unlimited.”
“In 2016, the 5th edition of Delhi Jewellery and Gem Fair reinforced a sense of trust in the jewellery market and offered an array of scintillating products. Over the years too, the fair has rapidly evolved as an industry trade platform for the Indian jewellery sector in North India. DJGF 2017 – the North’s largest show in terms of size and volume in its 6th edition will further augment and elevate this sector. The fair comes with a rich legacy of fortifying our India footprints in the jewellery vertical along with successful shows in Hyderabad, Kolkata and Chennai.”- he further added.
The DJGF 2017 will also witness the third edition of the Retail Jewellers Guild Awards, a unique initiative by UBM India through which excellence and efforts of individuals & organisations in the Retail Jewellery Business are recognised and honoured on a pan India level.
The Retail Jewellers Guild Awards along with Ernst & Young as process advisors, will draw out the best of the country’s talent in the retail jewellery industry through a methodical, professional procedure. The extensive award categories this year are crafted, keeping in mind, the diverse activities of the retail jewellery industry, comprising ‘Store of the Year’, ‘Employer of the Year’, ‘Most Innovative Marketing Campaign’, ‘Excellence in Customer Service’ and ‘Excellence in Design’.
The highlight of RJGA 2017 will be India’s first ever Walk of Fame for the Retail Jewellery — an exclusive showcase of master pieces by eminent brands. This year too, the awards ceremony will be marked by captivating fashion sequences, insights from industry stalwarts, entertainment and networking sessions.