The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), an apex body of India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry, is bringing a 50 strong group of leading companies from the Indian gem and jewellery industry to Jewellery Arabia 2016 from 22 – 26 November at the Bahrain International Exhibition and Convention Centre. Occupying 750 square metres of space in hall 2, the pavilion will showcase exquisite local craftsmanship and a wide selection of high-end and fine diamond jewellery.
“The Middle East has emerged as a key leading market, accounting for $12.4 billion in 2015 (30%) of the total Indian gem and jewellery exports to the region. Indian manufacturers have an advantage as jewellery preferences and design sensibilities of the Middle East are very similar to that of India. Over the years there has been a substantial demand for Indian designed products. Jewellery Arabia gives us the perfect opportunity to further improve our trade with the region,” said GJEPC chairman Praveenshankar Pandya.
Participating for the 13th consecutive year, the India pavilion will feature high-end diamond jewellery, gold and platinum jewellery, fine jewellery, loose diamonds, studded gold jewellery, designer handmade jewellery, bridal jewellery and exclusive pieces. Catering to the tastes of the Middle East market, Indian participants will focus on jewellery with colour stones, sapphires, emeralds, rubies and solitaire diamonds. Diamond jewellery in palladium and platinum and in different settings will also be showcased.
“The Middle East has remained one of the key focus areas for India and we will continue to put our concerted efforts to increase gem and jewellery trade in this region,” added Praveenshankar Pandya.
Visit www.jewelleryarabia.com to learn more about Jewellery Arabia 2016.