The majority of the 1,200 exhibitors at the 38th Istanbul Jewellery Show said they were satisfied with the results of the trade fair, which drew close to 27,000 buyers from across the globe. The B2B fair was held from March 20 to 23.
Gold jewellery was predominately sought after by buyers from the Middle East, North Africa and central Asia, which generally placed orders for 18-karat and 22-karat plain yellow gold jewellery. Pieces in 14-karat and 18-karat rose, yellow and white gold set with SI to VS clarity grade diamonds, on the other hand, were among the more popular items for Russian and other European buyers.
The show’s various product offerings and wide range of price points were well-received by buyers. “The fair is very good. It is nice to see new designs and new companies. We already placed orders with Arpas, Kocak and Roberto Bravo,” Savic Dragan from Bosnian jewellery company Zlatara Rubin said.
In addition to finished jewellery, the show’s technology section also generated a lot of market buzz. “We are happy with the increase in the number of exhibitors. The Istanbul Jewellery Show has been organized very successfully. We made business [deals] with Sisma Machinery,” said Unit Anil from Anil Gold, a Turkish company.