20th year of the Jaipur Jewellery Show garners stupendous response
The Jaipur Jewellery Show or JJS in its 20th year was organised from December 23 – 26, 2022 at the Jaipur Exhibition & Convention Centre (JECC) in Sitapura, Jaipur. The theme of this year’s show was ‘Emerald…Timeless Elegance’. Spread over 2.5 lakh square feet JJS was attended by more than 45,000 visitors and traders. The show had an exquisite displays of jewellery, gemstones, artefacts, machineries and other sections.
At the inaugural ceremony of JJS 2022, Vipul Shah, Chairman, Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council, in his address as the Guest of Honour, said that they had put forth suggestions for the Union Budget 2023-24. In this regard, they had also recommended reduction in import duty on cut and polished gemstones from 5% to 2.5%. The reduction in import duty will have a positive impact on jewellery exports. He also informed that GJEPC would organize the 2nd edition of IGJS in Jaipur from April 1-3, 2023.
On this occasion, Chairman, All India Gem and Jewellery Council (GJC), Ashish Pethe, in his address as the Guest of Honour, said that JJS and GJC have a longstanding relationship. He thanked the JJS team for hosting GJC each year. Pethe said that this is the 20th year of JJS, which is a big success in itself. JJS's new initiative ‘Pink Club’ is a very unique initiative and is the need of the hour. This will take JJS to new heights. `
Chairman, National Gems and Jewellery Council of India, Pramod Derewala was also present as the Guest of Honour for the ceremony. JJS Hon. Secretary, Rajiv Jain recapitulated the highlights and traditions of this year's JJS. He said that on the demand of traders, this year JJS also added a new B2B attraction called 'Pink Club'. The pavilion had 51 pre-fabricated booths for B2B interactions. Jain said that the aim of JJS has always been to promote trade. Dinesh Khatoria, Vice Chairman, JJS said that starting with 67 stalls at Entertainment Paradise (EP) in 2003, this year JJS had 903 booths. Every year at JJS we decide a theme and promote it throughout the year. This year's theme is 'Emerald…Timeless Elegance'. To promote Emerald, a group of 13 members has been formed as Emerald Promotion Group, with Gemfields as the Prime Emerald Promotion Partner.
The opening ceremony of the show was moderated by Ajay Kala, spokesperson of JJS. The inaugural function started with the lighting of the lamp by the chief guests followed by the release of the JJS Show Guide. Five women entrepreneurs were felicitated after the inaugural function for their contribution to the Gems and Jewellery sector, which included Leela Bordia, Hetal Vakil Walia, Emily Chakraborty, Kichu Dandiya and Chitwan D. Malhotra.
Designer Booths at JJS 2022
In JJS 2022, about 67 percent of the brands had designer booths. Jaipur Jewellery Design Festival or JJDF was organized for the fifth time this year to encourage designers. This year it was themed 'Think Global Act Local'. Vimal Chand Surana, Convener, JJS Organising Committee, was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the JJS-Indian Jeweler Design Awards, organized by Indian Jeweller - the country's leading magazine in the field of gems and jewellery. The award was presented by Chairman, RSIC, Rajiv Arora to his family members. Surana was given this honour for his remarkable contribution to the gems and jewellery sector.
Networking Evening & Awards
On the evening of the second day of the Jaipur Jewellery Show, a grand networking evening and a live performance by The Frequency Project band were organized at Hotel Crown Plaza. This year's brand ambassador of JJS and actress and model Mehak Chahal was also present at the event. During the event, the exhibitors got an opportunity to network with top retailers and buyers of JJS.
Emerald is being promoted through various activities for the last six months under the theme 'Emerald...Timeless Elegance' for the 20th year of JJS. This promotion will continue till the next March. The 13-member Emerald Promotion Group was presented with a trophy by Gopal Kumar, India Head, Gemfields; Dinesh Khatoria, Convener; Kamal Kothari, Co-Convener and Rajiv Jain, JJS Secretariat during the networking evening. On behalf of Gemfields, Gopal Kumar received a trophy. Gemfields was the promotion partner in this group.
IJ DESIGN AWARDS
Best booth and runner-up prizes were given away in various categories on the occasion. The awards were given by JJS Brand Ambassador Mehak Chahal. Tristar International Corporation was adjudged the first winner in the Gemstones &Jewellery Booth category of 9 square metres, while Tirupati Art Jewellery was adjudged the runner-up. The Best Gemstones Booth in the category of more than 9 square meters was awarded to Allied Gems Corporation, while Real Pearls by Bunty Motiwala was awarded the runner-up award. Similarly, in the jewellery section, the award for the Best Booth of 18 square metres was given to Nine Jewellery. Purple Jewels Pvt Ltd was the runner-up in this category. In the jewellery section, the Best Booth above 18 square metres was awarded to GK Chudiwalas, while the runner-up award was given to Birdhichand Ghanshyam Das.
Being a holiday and Christmas festival, a record 15,000 visitors witnessed JJS on the third day. Indian High Commissioner in Zambia, Ashok Kumar visited JJS and showed interest in Jaipur gems industry and emeralds. Chairman, Rajasthan Small Industries Corporation, Rajiv Arora was the Chief Guest of the closing ceremony. JJS Honorary Secretary, Rajiv Jain informed about the 4-day journey of JJS. Earlier, Vice Chairman, JJS, Dinesh Khatoria, while delivering the welcome speech said that this time JJS has registered participation of representatives from more than 30 countries and business has been much better than expected. Spokesperson, JJS, Ajay Kala conducted the closing ceremony. He said that this time JJS has been the best show ever in terms of business as well as management. It turned out to be the most comprehensive, dazzling, and a unique show ever. He thanked all the exhibitors, sellers and visitors for the success of the show.