24th September 2016, The Delhi Jewellery and Gem Fair (DJGF) 2016, hosted by UBM India, once again brought back top-notch jewellers, import & export merchants and industry associations in the capital city. The three day fair (24th – 26th September) had a grand opening at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi today amidst an august industry gathering. The Delhi Jewellery and Gem Fair is North India’s largest B2B jewellery fair and one of the four major gems and jewellery shows held annually by UBM India on a pan-India level.
The show was inaugurated by Ms. Nirupa Bhatt – MD GIA India and Middle East; Mr. Ramavtar Verma – President Delhi Bullion and Jewellers Association; Mr Yogesh Shingal – Secretary Delhi Bullion and Jewellers Association; Mr. Pawan Gupta – Director PPJ; Mr. Yogesh Mudras – MD UBM India and Mr. Abhijit Mukherjee – Group Director.
The fair is widely acknowledged as an integral part of the jewellery sector by associations and the industry at large with support from eminent associations namely, Karol Bagh Jewellers Association, Delhi Bullion & Jewellers Association, Delhi Jewellers Association &Uttarakhand State Jewellers Association, and Maliwara Jewellers Association.
Some of the eminent exhibitors at the event include jewellery manufacturers such as Damara Gold Pvt. Ltd., Hari Krishna Exports Pvt Ltd, M/s. Bhindi Jewellers, Royal Chains Pvt. Ltd., Swarnsarita Gold & Diamonds, Unique Chains Pvt Ltd., Vikas Chain & Jewellery Pvt. Ltd, Swarnshilp Chain & Jewellers Pvt Ltd, Yamuna Diamonds, Salonki, Lumineux UNO amongst others.
Spread over three halls, the event saw a glittering display of over 300 brands, and received an overwhelming response from the neighbouring states of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, as well as Maharashtra amongst others, further validating it as an industry platform and the biggest jewellery and gemstone sourcing destination for jewellers. The show saw jewellery wholesalers, retailers, importers and exporters, jewellery manufacturers, diamond, gemstone, pearl suppliers and traders, precious metal and jewellery mounting traders and suppliers, and representatives from trade and governmental organisations come under one dedicated expanse to meet, engage, network and grow their business. A knowledge seminar by the Gemological Institute of America ( GIA ) on ‘Spotlight on Synthetics’ was one of the highlights of the fair, along with a 100 plus hosted buyer programme.
As a curtain raiser to the grand show, UBM India staged a series of successful road shows and store to store activities in various Northern hubs such as Lucknow, Ambala, Jalandar, Chandigarh and Amritsar, connecting with over 20,000 prominent jewellers across north India.
Speaking on the inauguration of the 5th edition of DJGF, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “India has been the largest consumer of gold over the past two years and
ranks third in its appetite for diamonds, after US and China. North India is the country’s major market known for its penchant for lustrous and statement jewellery pieces, including Mughal antique, gold, diamond and kundan navratna, to name just a few. UBM India understands this love for sparkle, and through the Delhi Jewellery and Gem Fair –the North’s only show of such size and volume- will further augment this sector. The fair is a significant contributor in fortifying our India footprints in the jewellery vertical along with successful shows in Hyderabad, Kolkata and Chennai.”
“This year, DJGF will also see the second edition of The Retail Jewellers Guild Awards, a unique initiative honouring the best talent in the retail jewellery business of North India along with an exclusive launch of the second edition of ‘India’s Leading Retail Jewellery Companies’, a unique report in association with Avalon Global Research that will place retail jewellery business at the top of the minds of leading manufacturers, buyers, franchise managers, bankers and high net-worth end users”, he further added.