The day-3 of the Jaipur Jewellery Show (JJS) became reminiscent of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) when huge queues were seen at the entrance to the well known December Show. As the trade visitors thronged the two halls at the JECC, the booth owners generated large number of business queries. JJS Convener, Mr. Vimal Chand Surana said that the wide variety of jewellery and stones have evinced great interest both among the trade as well as the general visitors, confirmed by renowned diamonds expert Harry Chadent. 25 December being also a Christmas holiday a large number of visitors are expected.
JJS Secretary, Mr. Rajiv Jain expressed satisfaction at the fact that Rajasthan Rajasthan State Skills University (RISU) had presented the provisional affiliation to Indian Institute of Gems and Jewellery Jaipur (IIGJ) to commence bachelors and masters degree programs. The courses will begin from the year 2018-19 at IIGJ Jaipur. The document was presented by the Vice Chancellor of the RISU, Dr. Lalit K. Panwar to Mr. Rajiv Jain who is the Chairman of IIGJ at the JJS on 24 December in the presence of the JJS committee members. Mr. Jain further said that JJDF, organized for the first time, is drawing huge crowds with trade visitors getting to know firsthand the creativity that goes behind the designs. The knowledge sessions being held at the JJDF are being welcomed by the participants.
JJS-IJ Jewellers’ Choice Design Awards 2017
The spokesperson of JJS, Mr. Ajay Kala said that on late Saturday evening the Indian Jeweller (Magazine) hosted one of a kind glittering award ceremony the “JJS-IJ Jewellers’ Choice Design Awards 2017” at the Hotel Crowne Plaza. Manufacturers, retailers and designers from across the country had submitted their designs under various categories and price points for review and selection.
The competition required manufacturers, designers and retailers to submit their best designs across 22 product categories. The winning pieces from over 600 entries were reviewed and chosen from over 10,000 votes received from retailers across India & the Grand Jury Panel, in favour of their favourite designs. The host of the show was Ravi Dubey. The Celebrity Presenters, Noted Film Star Dia Mirza added the glamour & beauty quotient to the event. Prominent people present at the award ceremony were : Mr. Nitin Khandelwal, Chairman GJF; Mr. Nirmal Bardiya, President Jaipur Jewellery Association; Mr. Vimal Chand Surana, Convenor JJS; Smt. Nirupa Bhatt, Managing Director GIA – India & Middle East.
Daily Raffle Draw
Last evening the Managing Director GIA – India & Middle East, Smt. Nirupa Bhatt and Mr. Shyam Mohan Khatoria drew the winning entries of the raffle draws. The winner was Mr. Pawan Soni. The sponsor for the daily raffle draw is Shree GK Chudiwalas.
Design Students Learn Concept Jewellery Designing
Design students of Jaipur learned the art of designing jewellery using everyday concepts and objects. Jaipur Jewellery Design Festival (JJDF) organized the workshop on ‘Design Inspiration and Modern Trends’. JJDF is an integrated part of the ongoing JJS. The workshop was conducted by jewellery designer, Mr. Gautam Banerjee. The hour-long workshop focused on instilling the students with confidence to design without wasting time on creating drafts. Mr. Banerjee said that jewellery designing is the language of art. Concept jewellery designing is essential to enter the commercial jewellery market. He directed the young designers to gather inspiration from everyday concepts like a glass of water, a view of the forest, the string of a balloon, among others and transform them into designs.
Jewelry Making Machinery
Jewellery making tools and allied machinery is a major feature of the JJS this year. People are coming in large numbers to witness technological advancement in field the gems and jewellery. Visitors took great interest in commercial machinery used for laser welding, cutting and marking. These machines are used to solder metals and inscribe on jewellery to create hallmarks. A special attraction of the machinery section was the concept of 3D printing jewellery. Many jewelers now prefer to use such printers to craft multiple jewellery designs in mere 2 hours. The finished designs are not only flawless but also detailed and can be easily edited as per the jeweler’s convenience.