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Vicenza, December 11th 2018 – A little more than a month before the inauguration of VICENZAORO JANUARY (Vicenza, 18th – 23rd January 2019) the organizer, Italian Exhibition Group S.p.A. (IEG), unveils the new brand identity of the exhibition.

The research was that of a new graphic design, able to recount the positioning of VICENZAORO, now undisputedly recognized as one of the most important business events in the world; an exclusive launch window for the new creations of the most important jewellery brands.

Future-oriented and capable of instinct and vision to anticipate trends, thanks to its culture and expertise, the brand VICENZAORO is the most qualified reference point in the industry.

And it is precisely on the vision of VICENZAORO as a “cultured and refined esthete, always open to dialogue and comparison” that FutureBrand – a brand consultancy company to which IEG has entrusted the task of rebranding – has oriented the new VICENZAORO brand experience. in Italy and abroad.

“The collaboration with FutureBrand – comments Marco Carniello, Director of the Jewellery & Fashion Division of IEG – has allowed us to present the evolution of an important event like VICENZAORO, which leaves the geographical territory to position itself among the most important business events at world level, to dialogue with operators across the entire supply chain in the jewellery sector “.

“Italy is the country of excellence, above all in the luxury and design sector, that’s why collaborating with a brand like VICENZAORO has been a challenge for us at a high strategic and creative rate” says Lorenzo Corengia, Associate Account Director of FutureBrand. “We were keen – continues Corengia – to help shape the future of an already famous brand all over the world and create an image able to convey values such as competence, culture and elegance, the pillars of the brand”.

The new VO monogram, which accompanies the brand name, contains in a simple graphic design the elegant personality of VICENZAORO, its being a connector of excellence and a disseminator of future trends; the soft and organic shapes, the refined blue shade that veers to violet accompanied by traces of gold are all graphic elements that give life to a contemporary brand, able to anticipate the evolution of design and fashion applied to the world of jewelry and goldsmith.

The new brand identity will make its official debut during VICENZAORO January (Vicenza, 18th-23rd January 2019), the first appointment of the year for the sector.

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Arezzo, 9th November 2018 – OROAREZZO, the Show that promotes the best of Made in Italy gold and jewellery manufacture on an international scale, organized by the Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), is to be held at an earlier date: from 6th to 9th April 2019 at Arezzo Fiere e Congressi.

IEG’s decision to bring the Arezzo event forward was taken in order to be in better syntony with the gold and jewellery sector shows and to avoid overlapping with religious festivities (Easter, the Jewish holidays and Ramadan) thus favouring the presence of exhibitors and buyers coming from the Italian gold district’s target markets.

IEG is the Italian gold and jewellery sector’s main driving force, as well as the most important HUB for exhibitors and for top buyers from all over the world, with shows of reference for the industry such as VOD DUBAI INTERNATIONAL JEWELLERY SHOW, scheduled to take place in Dubai this coming 14th to 17th November; VICENZAORO JANUARY (Vicenza, 18th-23rd January 2019); T.GOLD (staged within VICENZAORO January); PREMIERE (Las Vegas, from 30th May to 3rd June 2019); VICENZAORO SEPTEMBER (Vicenza, 7th-11th September 2019) and GOLD ITALY Fall 2019.

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Bahrain’s Billion Dollar Jewellery & Watch Showcase Returns for the 27th Year

Manama, Bahrain: Jewellery Arabia 2018, the Middle East’s premier jewellery and watch exhibition, is returning to the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre from 20 – 24 November 2018. Now in its 27th year, this prestigious annual event takes place under the patronage of His Royal Highness the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.

 Jewellery, watches, gems and luxury accessories worth an estimated value of US$ 1 billion will go on sale to members of the public and trade. Open free of charge, show organisers UBM AEM anticipate over 50,000 visitors will descend on the 21,000 square metre treasure trove over the course of 5 days.

 Visitors will be welcomed by over 550 local, regional and international exhibitors who will launch new product lines, display their latest collections and introduce limited edition pieces exclusively at Jewellery Arabia 2018.

 “Jewellery Arabia 2018 is a vibrant platform for jewellers to showcase their latest products in the dynamic Middle East market. This well-established exhibition offers consumers and trade visitors alike a once a year opportunity to browse the largest selection of jewellery and watches in the Middle East, stay abreast of trends, discover new designers and source one off pieces in a unique atmosphere,” said Fawzi Al Shehabi, UBM AEM Director of Sales and Marketing.

World famous watch and jewellery houses will be making a return appearance at Jewellery Arabia 2018, including leading brands. Many of these high profile international exhibitors will use the event as a platform to introduce exclusive collections and limited edition pieces to the Middle East collectors’ market.

Complementing these iconic brands are national groups from leading jewellery export countries. They include large returning delegations of the finest retailers, designers and manufacturers from Bahrain, Hong Kong, India, Lebanon, Russia, Singapore and Thailand. Collectively, these groups reflect the very best manufacturing capabilities, design expertise and gemological resources that their respective countries have to offer.

Joining international brands and national groups are a host of designers, retailers and manufacturers from 30 countries worldwide.

Visitors can also enjoy free-to-attend daily jewellery education seminars led by world’s foremost authority on gemmology, the Gemmological Institute of America (GIA).

For more information, please visit www.jewelleryarabia.com.

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Arezzo, 23rd October 2018 – GOLD/ITALY, the gold and jewellery sector’s first international business workshop organized at the Arezzo Expo Centre by IEG – Italian Exhibition Group – came to a close yesterday after three days of work and profitable meetings.

 The indicators of the last edition were confirmed in terms of traders with a considerable increase in the number of foreign buyers, also thanks to incoming activities promoted by IEG – Italian Exhibition Group.

 The American delegation, led by the attendance of important chain stores, such as SAKS FIFTH AVENUE, MACY’S, JCPENNEY, HELZBERG DIAMOND SHOPS and RICHELINE GROUP, was extremely valid.

 The Show’s new format with its digital platform for business matching among exhibitors and buyers, received particular approval from many of the sector’s players.

 Eleonora Gori, Vice President of GRAZIELLA GROUP, also agreed that the format was effective. “The new GOLD/ITALY 2018 provides the sector with an on-line platform which is very useful for managing meetings between companies and buyers in this most important season of the year when the Christmas festivities are fast approaching. In this way, you can already have meetings planned on themes of mutual interest even before the Show begins, thus optimizing everyone’s precious time and resources.”

 “GOLD/ITALY’s new format is an ideal launching pad for jewellery companies internationalization and is a useful starting point for extending distribution areas into the world and for selecting customer targets, both from the Italian company’s perspective and that of the customer itself. In the future, we hope that a common RETAIL project can be triggered in the world to give new added value to Made in Italy Jewellery,”said Maria Loretta De Toni, President of MARIA DE TONI SRL.

 And if the companies particularly appreciated the effectiveness of the model, international buyers were eager to remark not only on the value of Made in Italy but also on the elegance and amiability of Arezzo itself, the quintessence of that Italian style so admired all over the world.

 Frani Morrone from Quality Gold (USA) underlined how gold has suddenly come back into fashion and how GOLD/ITALY so cleverly represents this re-affirmation in honour of Italian artistic creativity and  product design.

 Phillip Gabriel Maroof, Creative Director and designer for Royal Chain Group in New York commented on how the beauty of Arezzo, the quality of the hospitality and the excellence of local wine and food are part and parcel of the GOLD/ITALY experience.

 Hanna Kinda from Hanna Frères (Lebanon) highlighted how, in a particularly difficult market, traditional reference points like Arezzo are indispensable, which is why the Arezzo Show continues to be so appealing for international operators.

 The fact that the Show offered an image of a sector that is determined to maintain its leadership in the world by investing in the future was confirmed by Silvano Manella, the Lazio, Tuscany and  Umbria Area Manager at UBI Banca, GOLD/ITALY’s sponsor: “Just before the opening of Gold Italy, which has become a reference point for Arezzo and foreign buyers, UBI Banca started providing specific services for the sector in all the Italian gold districts available to a growing number of companies that are qualified gold market players. In financing terms, we are seeing an increase in requests for short-term arrangements, like, for example, deferred loans. A positive trend that is ongoing in Arezzo and the surrounding area.”

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IJL calls on exhibitors to submit pieces, collections or looks for the Catwalk Trends SS/19

[London 5 July 2018]: IJL trends editor and jewellery expert, Paola De Luca, has outlined six key jewellery trend themes for Spring-Summer 2019 for International Jewellery London (IJL), the UK’s leading trade event for the international jewellery industry.

Her vision includes designs rooted in urban lifestyles, the renaissance of pearls, dark romantic influences, and a blending of Art Deco and 1960s Op Art themes. These will be showcased on IJL’s SS19 Trends Catwalk where Paola will present her detailed forecasts (2-4 September 2018).

The trends, from IJL’s Trends Editor and international jewellery futurist, Paola de Luca are:

  • Industrial Core; inspired by urban lifestyles, architecture and redefined industrial materials.
  • I’m Perfection; playing on proportions that creates surreal, optical illusions with geometric and patchwork forms.
  • Neo Classic; classic designs with a twist.
  • Dark Romantic; Drawing inspiration from dark forests, magic and mysticism.
  • Op-Coding; a mix between Art Deco styling from the 1920s and the Optical art of the 1960s
  • Constellation Collective; Stars, moons, planets, flying saucers and constellations will all be captured in sparkling diamonds, especially fancy-cuts and shapes.

IJL will return to Kensington Olympia from 2-4 September 2018 with an expanded events programme, and will showcase the latest ranges from over 550 high end, finished jewellery manufacturers and designers, and loose gemstones and retail services suppliers.

The IJL SS19 Trends Catwalk will showcase key looks, and collections. The catwalk will give visitors an in-depth and comprehensive review of Spring/Summer 2019 jewellery trends, with daily catwalk shows. IJL is an unrivalled opportunity for the international jewellery trade to network and find out about the latest industry trends and market developments which will help retailers and suppliers make the right commercial decisions.

More information about the trends…

Industrial Core

 This trend is inspired by urban lifestyles, architecture and redefined industrial materials. Expect to see jewellery with strong connections to minimalist design, including a resurgence of links and chains. Yellow gold versions decorated with diamonds translate industrial inspirations into fine pieces, while silhouettes are kept simple and unisex – in-keeping with broader fashion trends. This highly-contemporary look ties into the growing number of eco-conscious jewellery designers making their pieces in recycled silver, gold or more unusual materials.

 I’m Perfection

 This trend is all about a play on proportions that creates surreal, optical illusions with geometric and patchwork forms. Jewellery within the I’m Perfection trend could be described as ‘contemporary surrealism’ merged with Picasso’s Cubism; think asymmetrical rings with unusual silhouettes and single earrings that are designed to stand alone, set in yellow and rose gold.

 

Neo Classic

 The pearl continues its renaissance in modern designs. Myriad colours, from golden, peachy pink and white South Sea to silvery-black Tahitian, are inspiring designers to craft new collections with the pearl as the star. To nail this trend, think classic designs with a twist set in precious yellow or white gold. Pearls as stackable charms for necklaces, or combined with a medallion or collection of beads, is likely to shine through.

 

Dark Romantic

 Drawing inspiration from dark forests, magic and mysticism, this trend blends Art Nouveau inspirations with something altogether darker. Think pointed forms, minimal flowers, twisted branches and mysterious snakes finding their way into jewellery designs. Rather than being caricature, this trend has an overall sophisticated and elegant flair, with designs that climb up the ear and swirl around fingers and wrists in gunmetal and shimmering diamonds. Expect to see double finger rings, elongated shapes and spiky earrings especially.

 Op-Coding

 Discover a mix between Art Deco styling from the 1920s and the Optical art of the 1960s with this striking trend that’s centred on black and white, whether in the form of metals, diamonds or enamel. The Op-Coding theme is all about geometric patterns, pixelated effects and sharp contrasts, so expect to see white diamonds artfully placed on black enamel to create digital patterns. Silhouettes are minimal and simple, with a futuristic edge.

 

Constellation Collective

 The space trend has been evident at all major fashion weeks, from designer brands like Alberta Ferretti to Alexander Wang and Givenchy. Stars, moons, planets, flying saucers and constellations will all be captured in sparkling diamonds, especially fancy-cuts and shapes. Metals will only exist to prop up diamonds, so expect to see simpler, highly-polished settings that lend themselves perfectly to heirloom treasures.

About Paola de Luca, IJL Trends Editor

As the founder of The Futurist Ltd, Paola specialises in providing luxury brands with creative intelligence that offers an authentic sense of direction and inspiration. Her incredible career includes prominent positions at Fendi Jewellery and Watches, consultancy work at Harry Winston and Swarovski, and the moniker of co-founder of TRENDVISION Jewellery + Forecasting – a preeminent name in the field. Here, Paola delves into the six key trends that will shape SS/19 for jewellery retailers, brands and designers, exclusively for IJL.

To discover more about these trends and the IJL Trends Catwalk, please visit jewellerylondon.com/Whats-On/Catwalk

 For exhibitors looking to submit jewellery for the IJL Trends Catwalk, please visit

http://www.jewellerylondon.com/en/Forms1/Forms-2018/SS19-Trends-Catwalk-Form/

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MAY 30, 2018, MUMBAI: Through a communication addressed to GJEPC, De-Beers informed it’s foray  into synthetic diamond business with the launch of a new line of fashion jewellery in September, 2018. Simultaneously on Tuesday, De Beers through a press statement introduced Lightbox, a label selling fashion jewellery at lower prices than existing lab grown diamond offerings

GJEPC expects that with the introduction of branded, synthetic diamonds De Beers will drive clear differentiation and categorisation in the Diamond product category amongst the consumers. Customers and owners of real diamonds across the world will be able to differentiate the synthetic diamonds from the Naturals. Synthetic or laboratory grown diamonds are a completely different product and can’t be compared to natural diamonds which derive their value from being natural, being precious, and being rare. A natural diamond stands for the most precious emotions and is a luxury product with a timeless appeal. It is expected that this will also position the Real Natural Diamonds as Unique, Premium and Luxury.

Synthetic or Lab grown diamonds are not new with De Beers. This technology has existed with De Beers through their subsidiary Element Six. They  have been conducting research on and producing synthetic diamonds for the past 40+ years.

Introduction of the Lab created Diamond jewellery by Lightbox will position synthetics appropriately  – “non-precious accessories”, which is a small  and distinct market. Branded synthetic diamonds have been used in non precious jewellery by brands such as Swarovski and are sold as a non-precious fashion product.

The Indian Diamond industry believes will have no impact on the demand, appeal and value of natural diamonds. The strength of the Indian industry has been built on the natural diamond industry. 90% of the world’s diamonds are polished in India and substantial value of precious jewellery is manufactured in India. Today we are the key hub in the diamond industry. This is a very strong and vibrant industry with very large players with deep capabilities and a global presence. We enjoy the confidence of the topmost jewellery retailers across the world who come to India to source diamonds and jewellery.

Synthetic diamonds have been around for a long time and they have had no impact on the industry. Presently production of Synthetics is estimated to be only 2% of natural diamonds.

The industry has also been very proactive in preventing any risk of illicit mixing of synthetics with natural diamonds and players in the industry have protocols and processes in place to prevent any such risk. Our customers are aware of the measures Indian Diamond trade has  undertaken to ensure customer and consumer confidence. The industry is on a very sound platform to capitalise on the growing disposable income across the world.

Indian industry has always stressed on the need to do generic promotion of diamonds. The industry believes that diamond mining companies need to invest more money into promotion of diamonds, and expects that De Beers, Alrosa, Rio Tinto and other miners will continue to put more resources into marketing this unique and rare product.

STATEMENT ATTRIBUTED TO GEM & JEWELLERY EXPORT PROMOTION COUNCIL,INDIA

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16th May, Mumbai: Recently DGFT had released Public Notice No.06/2015-2020 dated 10th May, 2018 wherein it has been clarified that the Export Obligation period of 120 days under Advance Authorisation Scheme for Precious Metals Gold/Silver/Platinum pertains strictly for Gems and Jewellery Sector.

Precious Metals Gold/Silver/Platinum had also been used for making other industrial uses and also in pharmaceutical industry.

This 120 days export obligation period under Advance Authorisation Scheme is strictly for manufacturing precious metal plain and studded jewellery.

However, Immediately post release of the said DGFT Public Notice, news report on discontinuation of supply of duty free gold by nominated agencies to export community started surfacing Media.

“These reports have no basis and the Council has clarified the same from the Office of Director General of Foreign Trade, New Delhi which has also refuted the news and their office has not issued any circular/public notice for discontinuation of duty free supply of gold to exporters.” Commented Mr. Pramod Agrawal, Chairman, GJEPC.

The normal period of 90 days for duty free import of precious metals and export of jewellery remains the same for DTA units as laid down in Foreign Trade Policy

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