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Friday, November 6, 2009


About IJT
The International Jewellery Tokyo, or IJT, is Japan’s biggest and most important jewellery trade show which will return for the 21st time in 2010. This well established international jewellery show attracts participants from around the world who are interested in Japan’s huge jewellery market worth about USD 10 billion. Together with its concurrent watch trade show TWF, 1,500 exhibitors are expected to join the next show and a vast collection of the best and most innovative products will be on display at various price points, providing buyers the best sourcing venue to start off the year.

■ Figures (2010 forecast. Includes concurrent show TWF)
・Exhibitors: 1,500 ・Visitors: 38,000
・Exhibiting Countries: 35 ・Visiting Countries: more than 45
Grand Pacific Le Daiba, 10 minutes by train to IJT venue
Dates: January 27(Wed)-30(Sat), 2010 Venue: Tokyo Big Sight, Japan
Organisers: Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd. / Japan Jewellery Association (JJA)

■ Figures (2010 forecast. Includes concurrent show TWF)
・Exhibitors: 1,500 ・Visitors: 38,000
・Exhibiting Countries: 35 ・Visiting Countries: more than 45

■ Exhibit Profile (excerpted)
・ Finished jewellery ・ Bridal jewellery
・ Loose stones ・ Jewellery parts
・ Loose pearls ・ Watches/clocks
・ Manufacturing/processing machinery …etc.

■ What Overseas Buyers Say About Previous IJT
“IJT was full of quality products, and the exhibitors were flexible with their lot and delivery
date. We were able to source many products at great prices, and are extremely happy.”
-President, Retailer, China
“The show floor was vast and there were so many products to see that it took us the whole
day to look around the venue. We were satisfied with the product lineup at IJT.”
―President, Distributor, Korea
“Although it was our first time sourcing in Japan, we had no problems as show management provided us full support. We found extremely high quality diamonds, and all the exhibitors were very polite and professional.”
―Manager, Distributor, Australia
“We were able to purchase great quality loose pearls and pearl jewellery. The show itself was well organized and I was able to enjoy my time there. Next time I will bring more buyers from my company to source for great products.”
―Managing Director, Importer, UAE

We sincerely look forward to welcoming you to IJT 2010!
IJT Show Management, Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd.
18F Shinjuku Nomura Bldg., 1-26-2 Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 163-0570 Japan
Tel: +81-3-3349-8503 Fax: +81-3-3345-7929 E-mail: ijt-eng@reedexpo.co.jp

Thursday, November 5, 2009

About Kundan Jewelry

During Mughal period, the art of kundan work reached Rajasthan from Delhi. Later on, craftsmen from the different part of the country migrated to the place and made Rajasthan a hub of Kundankari. Rulers and feudal lords gave patronage to the art and it developed into perfection. Today, Kundankari is known the world over, with Rajasthan serving as its epicenter. Kundankari is basically done on gold and silver jewelry. The beauty of kundan work lies in the precise setting of stones into kundan and the overall look of the ornament. Traditional kundan jewellery has stones encrusted on one side and colorful and intricate meenakari on the reverse. The entire technique of Kundankari lies in the skillful setting of gems and stones in gold, which is rarely solid. Holes are cut for the gems, engraving is carried out and the pieces are enameled. The core of the ornament is made out of lac, a natural resin. Later, lac is inserted into the hollow parts and is then visible from the front, through the holes left for the gems. Highly refined gold or kundan is used to cover the lac and gems are then pushed into the kundan. To increase the strength of the joints and to give it a smooth finish, more kundan is applied. Kundankari is such a specialized work that it is carried by a group of craftsmen, each carrying out a specific task. The chiterias make the basic design, the ghaarias are responsible for engraving and making holes, meenakari or enameling is done by the enameller and the goldsmith takes care of the Kundan or gold. The jadiyas or stone setters, set stones such as jade, agate, garnet, emerald, rock crystal, topaz, amethyst, and spinel into kundan