International Jewellery London (IJL) has closed its door for another year following a successful 61st edition of the show.
Early feedback includes many exhibitors reporting a record number of orders taken on the opening day, and an increase in attendance by senior, quality international retailers, buyers and suppliers.
This, combined with 167 new exhibitors from across the jewellery and watch sectors and over 500 emerging and established companies from 38 countries, provided a positive vote of confidence in the UK’s jewellery sector post the Brexit referendum.
“This year’s show exceeded our expectations, with a noticeable increase in international support and many companies experiencing a fantastic opening day,” comments IJL event director Sam Willoughby. “The Diamond Club welcomed even more VIP members this year, with an increase of five percent on last year’s figures, drawn from the top UK and international buyers and retailers.
“Many of our visitors remarked on the diversity and quality of the jewellery collections on show which, together with the stunning new design talent from home and abroad and the insightful education programme, created an unmissable event. All in all, a very special jewellery experience for both visitors and exhibitors alike and we would like to thank the industry for all their support and help in making IJL 2016 such a truly international success.”
Rebooking for IJL 2017 is buoyant with nearly 100% of the major brands already confirmed.