A wide spectrum of fine jewellery and loose gemstones, along with related products and services, will be presented at the 9th edition of Hyderabad Jewellery, Pearl and Gem Fair (HJF). The fair is scheduled for June 4 and 5 at the HICC, Novotel, Hitech City, Hyderabad.
The 2016 trade show will feature more than 150 exhibitors, including jewellery brands, wholesalers, retailers, importers, exporters, diamond and coloured gemstone suppliers and representatives from trade and government organisations. Victorian and antique jewellery collections, as well as pieces from the so-called Jewels of the Nizams, will be showcased by over 40 manufacturers from Hyderabad and surrounding regions.
HJF 2016, a key B2B international jewellery fair in South India, serves as a gateway to the Indian jewellery market, providing an effective platform for buyers and suppliers to connect, network, exchange ideas, discover upcoming trends and generate business opportunities. Notable exhibitors participating this year include Anmol Jewellers, Swaroop Jewellers, Meenakshi Jewellers, Lalit Jewellers, Inderlal balmukund Jewellers, Sri Balaji Jewellers, Siddi Vinayak Jewellers & Exporters, and P Mangatram Jewellers Pvt Ltd, among other companies. The fair is supported by jewellery associations from across South India, including the Hyderabad Jewellery Manufacturers Association (HJMA) and AP Gold Silver & Diamond Merchant Association.
Yogesh Mudras, managing director of trade fair organiser UBM India Pvt Ltd, commented, “Hyderabad Jewellery, Pearl and Gem Fair is an international trading platform enabling domestic and overseas jewellery, diamond, pearl and gemstone suppliers to meet both local and international buyers.”
Hyderabad represents a growing number of South Indian manufacturing and retail markets, Mudras continued.
Mahender Kumar Tayal, president of HJMA, remarked, “It’s an honour to work with UBM India. The Hyderabad Jewellery, Pearl and Gem Fair functions as a platform for retailers and wholesalers in Hyderabad to view a variety of jewellery, and also to connect and network with major suppliers in the industry. It is an important fair for the Telangana state, the 5th largest manufacturing hub in India and producer of gem-studded jewellery and Nakashi work.”
Nitin Agarwal, partner of Meenakshi Jewellers, said, “We have been an integral part of the Hyderabad Jewellery, Pearl and Gem Fair for the last six years, and this year, we will be presenting our exclusive uncut polki diamond collection. We are happy to be in this fair every year and appreciate UBM for conceptualising and bringing together such a large number of manufacturers and traders closer to local jewellery retailers and wholesalers.”
To be held on the sidelines of the HJF 2016 is the Telangana & AP Retail Jewellers Awards 2016, which honours the region’s best jewellery retailers. Winners will be presented with a trophy and a certificate for their contribution to the industry. The awards ceremony will be followed by a fashion show to showcase the works of some of the industry’s greatest talents.
HJF is one of the four-city jewellery shows – Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Delhi – hosted throughout the year by UBM India. Following its debut in 2008, the 8th edition of the HJF helped create the right business opportunities for the industry, with the fair attracting exhibitors from domestic and international markets, the trade show organiser said. The fair drew a large number of buyers and sellers. Visitor attendance in the 2016 edition is expected to exceed 5,000.