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IJS March reports 21% rise in buyer turnout

4 April 2018

A jewellery piece on display at the March 2018 edition of the Istanbul Jewelry Show 


The 46th Istanbul Jewelry Show concluded on a positive note, with the organiser reporting a 21 percent increase in the number of visitors to 30,042 from 121 countries compared to the same period last year.

Organised by UBM Rotaforte and sponsored by Türk Ekonomi Bankası, the trade show featured 1,250 exhibitors who displayed their latest products and services from March 22 to 25 at CNR Expo Istanbul Fair Center.

Vendors showcased a wide range of products including gold and gem-set jewellery; loose diamonds, coloured gemstones and pearls; silver jewellery and accessories; and jewellery machinery and equipment. 

This year’s edition also included a seminar on the diamond industry organised by HRD Antwerp.

According to the organiser, 63 percent of visitors were from Turkey while 37 percent were from other countries. The top 20 visiting countries were Iran, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Iraq, India, the UAE, Lebanon, Russia, Jordan, Morocco, Egypt, Israel, Ukraine, Tunisia, Azerbaijan, Germany, Palestine, Greece, Italy and Pakistan.