A traditional Indian jewellery piece on display at the Hyderabad Fair
UBM India-led Hyderabad Jewellery, Pearl and Gem Fair 2018, held from June 8 to 10, showcased the best of Indian jewellery, with a heavy focus on South India’s designer jewellery pieces.
The 11th edition of the Hyderabad Jewellery, Pearl and Gem Fair shone the spotlight on a wide range of intricately designed Indian jewellery pieces.
According to event organiser UBM India, the annual three-day fair is renowned as one of the biggest B2B events in India. This year’s edition attracted more than 200 exhibitors comprising jewellery brands, wholesalers, retailers, traders, manufacturers, as well as loose gemstone dealers and makers of jewellery equipment and machinery.
Yogesh Mudras, managing director of UBM India, commented, “The Hyderabad Jewellery, Pearl and Gem Fair is one of our most notable fairs catering to the entire Indian industry, with a focus on South India. We are extremely delighted by the fair’s year-on-year success. We will continue to showcase new jewellery trends and an unmatched portfolio, and conduct knowledge-sharing seminars to draw wider audiences.”
The fair attracted high-quality buyers from Dubai, Malaysia and Singapore, among others.
Some of the key highlights of the fair were the Artisans’ Zone, which featured innovative designs including miniature products; and the Designer Lounge, where leading designers from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh displayed their latest collections.
The Exclusive Lounge, meanwhile, showcased an array of designer polki and bridal jewellery from Tyaani Fine Jewellery in collaboration with Bollywood celebrity Karan Johar.
A seminar on various topics such as “Spotlight on Synthetics;” “History and Value Factors of Pearls;” “Vitamin Money for Progressive Retailers;” and “Best Practices in Inventory Management” were held on the sidelines of the fair.
Exhibitors were likewise impressed with the outcome of the show. Mahender Tayal, president of Hitech City Jewellery Manufacturers Association, commented, “This fruitful platform is one of a kind in the region and has not only connected traders with retailers but also established long-standing relationships between them. The fair has also encouraged knowledge sharing.”
Mukesh Agarwal of Swaroop Jewellers, said, “The fair has created a platform for local and foreign jewellery manufacturers to congregate under one roof. This year, we showcased some of our finest bridal collections including pachi jewellery and pieces adorned with rubies, emeralds and cubic zirconia.”
For Ritesh Agarwal of Sri Shubham Jewellers, the show provided an opportunity to meet prospective clients. “It is a one-stop destination for us to display our best jewellery designs. We displayed an exclusive range of machine-cut bangles and handmade Mumbai and Calcutta bangles this year. We also launched a wide range of mangalsutras.”
UBM India recently announced the launch of its premium international B2B jewellery fair in South India – the Chennai Jewellery & Gem Fair. With a new international format, the show is scheduled for October 19 to 21, 2018 at the Chennai Trade Centre.