Visitor footfall up 11% at Jewellery Show London

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Retailers say timing of the show suits their buying schedules.

By Jessica Knowles

The Jewellery Show London has reported an 11% year-on-year rise in visitor number and a 68% rise in revisits on the second day during its two-day event at Somerset House last week. 

More than 160 jewellery and watch brands exhibited at the show which expanded to three floors for 2013. Designers and brands on show included Fope, Lalique, Ornella Iannuzzi and CARAT* London.

The show is also said to have welcomed retailers and represenatatives from businesses including Swag, Goldsmiths, Signet Group, Mappin and Webb, Harrods, and jewellers Charles Fish and Laing the Jeweller were also in attendance.

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Charles Fish creative and retail director Samantha Hansard said the show timing had suited her buying schedule as she looks to review the store’s Christmas collections. 

Exhibitors also reported that they had had a successful show. Fei Liu said: “We’ve had some great orders on our new collections and lots of interest in the brand so it has been a really busy show for us. It is great to exhibit in this amazing historic location and the ideal setting for big retailers to peruse collections.”

Chavin returned for a second year with managing director Simon Ogilvie-Harris stating he was "delighted" to take part in Jewellery Show London."The atmosphere was fantastic and had a real buzz about it with all the buyers, press and people that attended. After the inaugural show last year we were impressed with the evolution of the show and look forward to participating in it again," he added.

Jewellery Show London is organised by i2i Events Group who are also responsible for the annual Spring Fair Jewellery Show at the Birmingham NEC.

 

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