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Istanbul Jewelry Show Drew More Than 30,000 Visitors

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(PRESS RELEASE) ISTANBUL – The Istanbul Jewelry Show brought together products and services from 1,250 companies and brands and 30,042 local and foreign visitors between March 22 and March 25. Organized by UBM Rotaforte Uluslararası Fuarcılık A.Ş., the Turkey office of UBM Asia, the biggest exhibition organizer in Asian, and sponsored by Türk Ekonomi Bankası (TEB), which has been meeting the short and long-term financing needs of the jewelry sector for over 20 years and recognized as the fifth biggest international jewelry exhibition in the world, Istanbul Jewelry Show saw a 21 percent increase in the number of visitors compared to the exhibition in March 2017. As part of the biggest International Buyer Delegation Program of Turkish exhibition sector, 1,500 buyers from the target countries of the jewelry industry were hosted. At the same time, the seminars organized under sponsorship of HRD Antwerp alongside the exhibition provided flow of information to the representatives of the jewelry industry. Business contacts made during the exhibition helped realize around 80 percent of the exports of the Turkish jewelry industry. 

Organized twice a year for the last 33 years without any interruption by UBM Rotaforte, the Istanbul Jewelry Show featured local and international jewelry companies and brands representing a wide range of product groups and sectors, including gold, jewelry, diamonds, colored stones, precious and semi-precious stones, pearls, silver, silver accessories and silver household items, gold mounters, refinery, watches, molds, shop window decorations, machinery and equipment side industry, safes, software, and logistics and lighting product groups.

The exhibitors had the chance to showcase their special products and collections to 30,042 professionals from the sector, including 11,095 professionals of the sector from 121 countries. Compared to last year’s exhibition, the exhibition of March 2018 saw a 21 percent increase in the total number of visitors; 63 percent of visitors were from Turkey while 37 percent were from other countries.

The top 20 countries from which people visited Istanbul Jewelry Show in March 2018:

 

The exhibition featured an “International Buyer Delegation Program” coordinated with support from the Ministry of Economy of Turkish Republic and organized by General Secretary of IMMIB-Istanbul Minerals and Metals Exporters Association, Jewelry Exporters’ Association (JTR) and UBM Rotaforte with the goal of supporting exports, finding new markets and preserving the market share. As part of the program, around 1,500 buyers of the sector from Europe, the Middle East, America, North Africa and Far East have been hosted at the exhibition.

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At the seminar organized by HRD Antwerp, Istanbul Jewelry Show brought together the experts of the sector, as well as sector professionals from Turkey and the world. The program of the seminar held alongside the exhibition, featured panels titled “Synthetic Diamond” and “Rough Diamond” by HRD Antwerp Senior Instructor Wouter Vansteelant, “DnA – Diamonds and Antwerp – 570 years of Heritage” by Beau Declerk from Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) and “Invest in Turkey” by Attorney Kunter Gürel.

Organized every year by Jewelry Exporters’ Association (JTR) as part of Istanbul Jewelry Show, Designer Market brought together master and young jewelry designers on the same platform. Designers showcased their signature designs and jewelry at the Designer Market specially created at the exhibition venue.

The Turkish Jewelry Industry, which recently managed to get rid of its label as the jewelry contract manufacturer of the world, and increased its reputation with unique jewelry designs, debuted trendy designs from the 2018 Spring/Summer jewelry collections for the taste of global jewelry buyers via special shows. 

Sponsored by TEB and supported by The Ministry of Economy of Turkish Republic, Istanbul Minerals and Metals Exporters Association (IMMIB), Jewelry Exporters’ Association of Turkey (JTR) and KOSGEB, and possessing quality certificate from UFI-The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry and Quality Management System ISO – 9001 certification, Istanbul Jewelry Show brings together over 45,000 professionals of the sector and over 845 exhibitors from Turkey and the world in a 90,000-square-meter venue every year in March and October. 

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Diamond Empowerment Fund Now Doing Business As Diamonds Do Good

The change will be celebrated at DDG’s signature event June 1 in Las Vegas.

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(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK – Seizing on the simplicity, significance and resonance of its “Diamonds Do Good” tagline, the Diamond Empowerment Fund announced that it will evolve its business name to Diamonds Do Good. In keeping with the change, the non-profit organization has reimagined its logo and will be doing the same to its signature Las Vegas event held on the eve of the opening of the JCK Show.

Inspired by Nelson Mandela in 2007, over the past 12+ years the Diamond Empowerment Fund’s mission has supported programs that develop and empower people in diamond communities around the world. In recent years, its mission expanded to exemplify and tell the stories of the good that natural diamonds do for people in the communities where they’re mined, cut, polished, and sold. Those stories have resonated with consumers and the trade alike: consumers have a better image of the natural diamond industry, and are more interested in purchasing a natural diamond after reading the ‘do good’ stories hosted on diamondsdogood.com. Likewise, members of the industry now identify their own sustainability programs under the ‘do good’ banner and use #diamondsdogood in their social media outreach, further building on the message and ensuring that diamonds continue to be a source of sustained economic development around the world.

Having created and trademarked the Diamonds Do Good name in 2014, the organization will now identify itself under this moniker moving forward, and has rebranded itself with a fresh, new look to mark this evolution. It will be celebrated at DDG’s signature event June 1 in Las Vegas, as a reimagined evening and experience that draws the industry’s top global leaders.

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Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair to Be back in February 2020

Respond by February 14th, 2019 to get special free privilege for Trade Missions.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Apart from showcasing extravagant collections of jewelry and offering an international trading platform twice a year, the Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair has become a place where trust is established, and where business partners have turned into friends from long years of trading.

With quality products from manufacturers, traders and designers, lasting relations could be enhanced at the 65th edition of the Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair from February 25 to 29, 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand.

For the pre-registration form, click here. Email the form back at ttclausa@att.net or FAX: 323 466 1559.

Respond by February 14th, 2019 to get special free privilege for Trade Missions.

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Jewelers Mutual Donates $500,000 to Three Organizations in Charitable Campaign for 2019

The amounts donated to these organizations were based on votes by the company’s personal jewelry policyholders.

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(PRESS RELEASE) NEENAH, WI — In honor of Giving Tuesday, Jewelers Mutual Group announced the culmination of its charitable campaign for 2019, resulting in $500,000 in donations to three deserving organizations. Funds were distributed this week to Feeding America, the Kids In Need Foundation and Special Olympics. The amounts donated to these organizations were based on votes by the company’s personal jewelry policyholders.

“It is important to have our policyholders be a part of our give back efforts because we share a mutual passion to help others in need. By encouraging them to vote, they made their voices heard, and were able to support the causes they are passionate about,” said Scott Murphy, Jewelers Mutual president and CEO. “Together, we really can do more, and we’re thrilled with the interest, engagement and the results this campaign has received both locally and on a national level.”

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More than 40,000 votes were made by Jewelers Mutual policyholders during the five-month voting period. Based on policyholder votes, Feeding America received $178,300, Kids In Need Foundation received $169,500, and Special Olympics received $147,200. Donations will also be made to Canadian organizations with similar missions.

How policyholders’ votes and corresponding Jewelers Mutual donations impacted the three organizations:

  • Feeding America
    The donation of $178,300 helps provide at least 1,783,000 meals.*
  • Kids In Need Foundation
    The donation of $169,395 supplies over 820 classrooms and 21,000 under-served students with supplies and resources. Additionally, Jewelers Mutual became the first national sponsor of GiftATeacher.org, a program which funds and provides enough school supplies to supply an entire classroom for a full semester.
  • Special Olympics
    The donation of $147,200 by Jewelers Mutual helped train approximately 2,450 Special Olympics athletes and provide a significant and life changing impact for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Jewelers Mutual encourages and supports its employees to be socially responsible and involved in their community. In addition to the dollars being donated, employees volunteered their time to assist all three organizations in 2019– sorting meals and stocking food for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, a member of the Feeding America network; taking part in the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics; and, packing and distributing 2,000 backpacks for the Kids In Need Foundation.

Jewelers Mutual looks forward to continuing its philanthropic pursuits in 2020 to support charitable organizations important to its employees and policyholders. For more information on how Jewelers Mutual gives back, visit JewelersMutual.com/social-responsibility and check out this video and infographic highlighting the past year.

*$1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks.

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