In Kochi, the Kerala Gem & Jewellery Show gets underway.

The show is currently taking place at Angamaly’s Adlux International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

KGJS 2023,’ the sixteenth edition of the Kerala Gem and Jewellery Show, has begun at the Adlux International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Angamaly.

Jewellery makers, artisans, renowned designers, technology service providers, distributors, and retail jewellers from throughout the country have gathered for the state’s largest one-stop Jeweller B2B trade show.

The trade show was opened by T S Kalyanaraman, Chairman and Managing Director of Kalyan Jewellers, and Joy Alukkas, Chairman of Joy Alukkas Jewellers. The prominent visitors were M.P. Ahammed, Chairman of Malabar Gold and Diamonds, B. Govindhan, Chairman of Bhima Jewellery, and A V Jose, Chairman of Jos Alukkas.

The three-day exhibition features 200 stalls and pavilions showing a spectacular assortment of gem and jewelry creations, associated items, and cutting-edge equipment and technology. The event is a collaborative effort to enhance the gem and jewelry sector in Kerala, coordinated by PVJ Endeavours, Art of jewelry (AOJ) Media, and KNC Services.

P.V Jose, Director of KGJS and Chairman of PVJ Endeavours, emphasized the importance of the jewelry sector to the state’s economy, noting that Kerala consumes 10.20 percent of all gold produced in India. The industry, which employs around 200,000 people directly and indirectly, also contributes significantly to the state’s revenue, amounting to 650 crore.

Jose expressed optimism that KGJS 2023 will be a distinguished trade platform that will take Kerala’s gem and jewellery market to new heights, emphasizing the industry’s environmental friendliness and job opportunities, particularly for women in design and manufacture. The event, which is in its 16th year of relevance in the state’s economic calendar, attempts to combine the latest trends and industry developments.

Kranti Nagvekar, KGJS Director and CEO of KNC Services, emphasized the worldwide potential of Kerala’s traditional jewelry, adding that KGJS has emerged as a critical platform for sourcing and networking Kerala’s traditional designs.

Exclusive collections of gold, diamond, platinum, silver, Chettinadu, antique, and ethnic decorations are among the show’s highlights.

The event also provides a complete platform for machine and equipment makers, software and associated product manufacturers, packaging and display experts, and related service providers. According to Sumesh Wadhera, Director of KGJS and Managing Director of AOJ Media.

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