The 14th edition of the Jaipur Jewellery Show 2017 currently underway at the Sitapura-based Jaipur Exhibition & Convention Centre (JECC) witnessed huge footfalls. The show witnessed record-breaking 19,000 visitors. The spark of the JJS Ruby theme: “red, rare and royal” seemed to have struck a chord with the quality of visitors. A large number of business queries were being generated not only for the Ruby but also for the fusion jewellery as well as the Kundan Meena. Coloured stone bead strings and Mani have also been of keen interest to the visitors at the show.
The Convener of JJS, Mr. Vimal Chand Surana said that the theme of ruby was having a magical effect with various booths showcasing exquisite ruby studded jewellery as well as necklaces and various carved items. Needless to say that JJS has become a trend setting event in the sector of Gems and Jewellery.
The Secretary of JJS, Mr. Rajiv Jain said that the gusto and enthusiasm seen among the business visitors this year, right from day 1 was indeed encouraging. The All India Gems & Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF) also had its Board Meeting at the JJS. The Board comprises of India’s top retailers. They were taking earnest interest in the event. The Show is a judicious mix of artistic Jaipur jewellery and various other coloured gemstones, said Mr. Jain.
The Secretary JJS further said that the JJS has everything for everybody-gold, silver, pearls and the traditional jadau jewelleries. One can see the fusion theme of diamonds and kundan meena, polki and kundan work and even 3D jewelleries. Jaipur Jewellery Design Festival (JJDF) was also attracting a large number of footfalls who are enthused to see the wall displays curate creatively.
The spokesperson of JJS, Mr. Ajay Kala said that the Mayor of Jaipur, Mr. Ashok Lahoti and Mr. Siddharth Singh, former Commerce Secretary drew the winning entries of the raffle draws. The winner was Mr. Rajesh Kumar Ranpura.
He further added that, Mr. Lahoti and Mr. Singh announced the winners of the best designer booths in jewellery and gemstones sections. The first and second Best Booths in Jewellery Section up to 18 sq. mtr. category were : Haritsons Designs P. Ltd. and Adore respectively. The first and second Best Booths in Jewellery Section more than 18 sq. mtr. category were : Ghatiwala Jewellers and Bhuramal Rajmal Surana Jewels , respectively. The first and second Best Booth in Gemstones Section were: MB Exports and Green Bell respectively.
Wall Displays at JJDF
An integrated part of the ongoing JJS is the Jaipur Jewellery Design Festival (JJDF). There was a huge footfall to witness the celebrated jewellery collections through wall displays. The displays feature 20 Indian and international jewellery designers’ along with their style, famous pieces, their journey and achievements. Each wall is a sublime fusion of the designer’s philosophy and multimedia art installations to match the aesthetics of the artist’s collection.
The 3-member team of JJDF are: Ms. Sonal Sawanshukha, Mr. Ankit Lodha and Mr. Nainesh Grover. They have played a pivotal role in curating the festival.
It is worth noting that at the JJDF a book entitled – ‘India Inspired’ authored by Preeta Agarwal was released. The book features as many as 45 jewellery designers from India and abroad.
The wall also features eminent international jewellery designers like – Cartier with its India inspired ‘Tutti Frutti’ collection and the Italian, Alesio Boschi who displays his style and philosophy through a glamourous gemstone collection. A French designer, Boucheron presents his collection Blue de Jodhpur featuring pieces with ‘Makarana Marble’ and the sand of Thar Desert encased in a pendant.
As many as 12 Indian jewellers are also displaying their creations on the walls. These include translucent enamel collection (Jewel Saga); Indian mythology Collection (Adore Jewels); customised watches (Jaipur Watch Company), among others.
The wall displays are divided into the 4 themes of JJDF 2017 – ‘India’s Extraordinary: Top league of Indian Jewelers’; ‘In Love with India: International Jewellers with India Inspired Collection’; ‘Indian Innovators: Innovative Jewellery by Indian Jewelers’ and ‘Artisans of India: Jewellers using Indian Arts in their Jewellery’.