Over 700 stellar jewellery brands mark their presence at the 7th edition of Delhi Jewellery & Gem Fair ( DJGF )
Massive Jewellery tech park in the capital with a capacity to accommodate 10,000 stores announced at the expo
The fair witnessed a 45 % growth in new participants;
New Delhi, 29th September, 2018: The Delhi Jewellery and Gem Fair (DJGF), North India’s largest international jewellery trade show by UBM India commenced its 7th edition today at the Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Chief Guest Shri Ram Niwas Goel, Speaker of Legislative Assembly of Delhi; Guest of Honour Shri Karnail Singh, BJP National Convener – USA Business; Shri Yogesh Singhal, President – TBJA; Mr. Michael Duck, Executive Vice President, UBM Asia Ltd. ; Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India and Mr. Abhijit Mukherjee, Group Director, UBM India inaugurated the fair in the presence of other dignitaries from the jewellery trade.
Spread over six halls, the event saw a glittering display with 300 + participants and 700 + top of the line brands. It received an overwhelming response from the neighbouring states of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, as well as Maharashtra amongst others, further validating it as a reputed industry platform and the biggest jewellery and gemstone sourcing destination for jewellers. The expo enabled jewellery wholesalers, retailers, importers & exporters, jewellery manufacturers, diamond, gemstone peal suppliers & traders, precious metal & jewellery mounting traders & suppliers, and trade & governmental organisations to come under one roof to meet, connect, network and grow their business.
One of the key highlights of the expo is the three day insightful seminar by the National Institute of Diamond & Gems (NIDG) and Delhi Gem & Jewellery Institute (DGL). Day 1 saw sessions on Diamond Assortment and Valuation and Gemstone Identification that talked about understanding fast gemological concepts to distinguish between Ruby, Emerald & Sapphire to their common substitute/stimulants. Day 2 and Day 3 will see sessions on Synthetic Diamonds (HPHT & CVD) that will discuss the concept of Synthetic Diamonds, Lab Grown Diamonds, HPHT Synthetic, CVD Synthetic and Diamond Grading to Trading (Diamond Parcel Trade) that will help understand the concept of Diamond Parcel business with local trade grades beyond 4C's of Diamond Grading.
The list of key exhibitors this year include: Shilpi Jewels, Vikas Chain, Unique Chain, Riddhima Chain, Swarnshilp, Rohtak Chain, Heera Jewellers, Shri Balaji Gold , Royal Chain and Classic Solitaires amongst others. As a precursor to the expo, UBM India held a series of successful road shows in North Indian cities like Bareilly, Chandigarh, Dehradun. 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 Bullion & Jewellers Association, Delhi Jewellers Association, Maliwara Jewellers Association & Karol Bagh Jewellers Association.
Speaking at the inauguration of DJGF 2018, Chief Guest Shri Ram Niwas Goel, Speaker of Legislative Assembly of Delhi said, “I take pride in using a reputed platform like the DJGF to announce the soon to be launched jewellery tech park in the capital. The jewellery park will undoubtedly make North India a most exciting jewellery hub, by attracting national and international industry professionals. The one stop tech park will have the latest technological innovations and will be able to accommodate over 10,000 stores.”
Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India, said, “In the coming years, growth in the Gems and Jewellery sector will be largely contributed by the development of retailers and brands. Established brands are steadily steering the organised market and are opening opportunities for growth. The organised sector will continue to play a fundamental role as it has the potential to adapt to the consumer and economic changes. The Delhi Jewellery and Gem Fair is a gateway to the organized Indian jewellery market with a focus on the North, offering a fine experience along with special events – Seminars, Workshops, Panel discussions, and a Fashion Show.”
“Being one of the five city jewellery shows of UBM India, DJGF reinforces a sense of trust in the jewellery market with the scintillating products it has to offer. This augurs well for the upcoming wedding and festive season when jewellers will see higher sales and footfalls. This year’s edition saw a remarkable 45 % growth in exhibitor participation and is showcasing over 700 top notch brands .The show will also hold the 4th edition of the Retail Jewellers Guild Awards (RJGA), a unique initiative honouring the best talent in the retail jewellery business across India,” he further added.