Start off your New Year reconnecting with beloved friends, generating a bunch of new business and creating new and mutually beneficial partnerships. Join us on 4-5 February, 2023, for an immersive event hosted by the Jewellery Industry Network and held against the stunning backdrop of the Timber Yard in Melbourne. It will be an occasion to showcase and celebrate retailers, suppliers, hundreds of industry professionals and an array of other exhibitors – not to mention specials, competitions and networking events for all attendees. To find our what’s in store at the fair this year, read on.
With exhibitors from all over Australasia, this is the first industry event to kick off the New Year. For the perfect chance to reconnect with suppliers after the busy Christmas season as well as getting a sneak peak into all the latest new collections, new suppliers and all your old favourite jewellers and retailers under one roof, the fair is destined to exceed your expectations. Run by the Jewellery Industry Network, the fair is a crucial and unifying backdrop for emerging new businesses to be discovered and to broaden industry awareness for returning brands.
It’s easy to see why jewellery industry aficionados are quick to snap up spots at the Fair. Rubbing shoulders with their peers and enjoying two days of jam packed activities, education and hunting down the best deals on the most beautiful pieces of jewellery in Australia – it’s a tough one to miss.
Jewellery Industry Network Managing Director, Laura Moore is excited to be again welcoming guests to Melbourne. “After such an incredible event in Melbourne in 2022, we are so excited to bring this event back to the Timber Yard in 2023. The JIF is really a chance for the industry to be involved in an event that is built for them, an inclusive and welcoming event, where guest and exhibitor experiences are the absolute priority for us.”
The Jewellery Industry Network is well versed in hosting unmissable events. Let’s take a look at what attendees can expect this year.
Celebrate a successful day of lucrative business and the burgeoning of new friendships at the Jewellery Industry Fair 2023 Cocktail Party. Under the warm summer Melbourne night sky, enjoy a beverage and a canape among your favourite brands and jewellery industry enthusiasts. You’ll
enjoy winding down in the chic backdrop of The Timber Yard, where outdoors the stars will illuminate the faces of friends grateful to enjoy the connectedness of a face-to-face industry event.
The Jewellery Industry Fair is a luxurious and professional event — but also inclusive. For parents who need help with small children, the fair offers a corporate creche program to take the stress out of work trips. An equal opportunity event, the fair prioritises removing barriers of entry so that all people who want to attend, can. Expressions of interest are currently open for this service.
Now let’s talk luxury. Champagne on arrival? Check. World renowned Melbourne espresso? Roadshow Coffee has you covered. Even oysters from Blackman Bay Oysters will be available, so delight your senses with Australia’s finest.
All this excitement got you feeling peckish? For a tasty bite to eat visit the delicious food trucks available on site. With a selection of different cuisines each day, you can relax in the outdoor alfresco eating area, before heading back into the event.
If sourcing the industry’s best suppliers wasn’t enough, guests can also win, with multiple competitions available to take part in on the day.
Enter to win incredible diamond jewellery from JC Jewels, a pair of earrings from Ichu, a 1ct diamond from Blumoon, prizes from Keda, CPG, GAA and so much more.
And if you don’t win a prize, don’t worry, the Fair has treats for everyone, including free hand massages for tired and overworked jewellers hands.
Now let’s get to the fun part, the guest list
Melbourne gem specialist, Hamid Bros, is excited to be exhibiting again this year. Supplying Australia with the finest gemstones since 1898, Hamid Bros will be showcasing a range of new collections in addition to their extensive range of existing stock.
“We thoroughly enjoyed attending the inaugural Melbourne Jewellery Industry Fair last year, and look forward to seeing many of you there again,” says director Grant Hamid.
Craig Miller from JC Jewels is looking forward to another year of connecting with our shared industry.
“Last year we built connections and new relationships at the JIF,” he says. “JIF opened new doors for us, looking forward to catching up with everyone again and meeting more people in the industry.
“Our dynamic technology has evolved further since last fair, our collaboration with WD Lab Grown Diamonds has helped our clients onboard Sustainability Rated and Climate Neutral diamonds, as sustainability increases, we cant wait to share, educate and engage everyone in February,” says Craig.
Diamond dreaming? The Jewellery Industry Fair includes an abundance of loose and fancy cut, natural and lab grown diamond specialists around just about every corner.
As a small business that started four years ago, Salt and Pepper Diamonds initially began with a small parcel of 10ct diamonds and have since evolved into an excess of 1000cts. Situated in Coffs Harbour, Salt and Pepper Diamonds are a specialty supplier of naturally heavily flawed loose diamonds.
Salt and Pepper Diamonds
“We will most definitely be displaying our rough and cut Salt and Pepper Diamonds at the JIN Fair in February,” says Brendan Cunningham.
Mike Vasey, the Asia Pacific Sales Manager of Nivoda, says “Nivoda are excited to be exhibiting for the first time in Australia at the Melbourne Fair.
“We can’t wait to meet our existing clients and the industry’s leading jewellery professionals.”
Curious about lab growns? The team at Grown Diamonds are ready to educate and inspire.
“As Australia’s largest wholesaler of lab grown diamonds we are excited to showcase just some of the wide range of diamonds and jewellery we have in stock and to meet all the lovely people who are attending the fair,” says Adrian from Grown Diamonds. “Please come by and say hi.”
For a crowd favourite and a chance to be totally enthralled by awe-inspiring pieces of fancy diamonds and fine jewellery, come visit the people at Ellendale.
Ellendale Diamonds Australia
“At Ellendale Diamonds Australia, we are thrilled to become part of the Jewellery Industry Fair community, bringing our revered range of Australian sourced and certified loose diamonds and stunning jewellery collections, Desert Rose and our new lines DIVA and ICONS,” says Gersande Price, sales and marketing manager.
“Most importantly we look forward to firming existing and creating new partnerships with retailers. Collaboration is the key to a successful journey for all and we cannot wait to get started.”
Established in 2005, Q Report, the leading provider of jewellery insurance in Australia, will be chatting to attendees about protecting your new treasures.
“Q Report is more than just comprehensive jewellery insurance – it’s personalised help from jewellery experts, not insurance salespeople,” says marketing manager Abby Marshall.
For the sustainably minded and eco-conscious, peruse Imperial Jewellery and their one-of-a-kind vintage treasures. Their ethical approach to counteract mass produced jewellery and fast fashion has borne a collection of beautiful and unique pieces.
“We are thrilled to be presenting our consciously crafted bespoke designs into the arena of some of the most talented minds and artisans in the
jewellery industry,” says Sarina Cheney, head of jewellery design and curation.
Still need convincing? Well, everyone loves a bargain!
For the best offers from some of the finest jewellery wholesalers, suppliers and retailers, the Jewellery Industry Fair is the place to snag a bargain. Every year exhibitors use the fair to launch new collections, new products, brands and services and the industry is quick to respond with their wallets.
For brands passionate about their products, special offers are available for those lucky enough to be attending. We spoke to some exhibitors who were keen to give us a taste for what’s on offer.
Jacinta Collins, general manager of Golden Mile, said that they’ll be launching a new collection of products and offering discounts and specials for upfront sales.
“Golden Mile is excited to attend the Melbourne Jewellery Industry Fair for a second consecutive year, and we are looking forward to seeing you all again,” says Jacinta. “Whether you’re a new face, or have been dealing with us for 30 years, we can’t wait to show you all our new and best selling designs at a vibrant and modern event. We’ll be launching a new range of products, offering plenty of discounted specials, plus more. Come and see us for all your gold needs.”
Tusk Gallery, that specialise in expertly selected ceylon precious stones, are presenting a fair special for attendees.
“We guarantee the lowest prices at the fair on our individually selected precious stones in a range of colours including blue, pink, yellow, white, purple and more.” says director, Pulina Mudiyanselage.
Ichu Jewellery, one of Australia’s leading silver jewellery brands, renowned for their personalised elements and on trend designs will be exhibiting their 925 sterling silver collection at the fair.
“We are offering free express delivery on all fair orders,” says director Geneva McArdle.
For a diamond discount, head down to Grown Diamonds to snap up a spend and save deal.
“Spend $500 on any of our diamonds and jewellery during the fair and you will receive a $50 voucher to spend on your next purchase on any of our studs and tennis bracelets,” says Adrian.
The gem specialists at Hamid Bros are offering their own special on their diverse range of rubies, sapphires, emeralds, alexandrites, zircons, tourmalines, spinels, aquamarines, amethysts (and many more.)
“We’re offering a five percent discount for any purchases made at the fair, so don’t miss out.” says Grant.
For the tech enthusiasts among us, Elysian2, a company that provides cloud platform solutions to Aussie businesses, will be revealing a ‘shiny new digital toolbox’ hand-made in Australia for the first time at the Jewellery Industry Fair.
Visit the fair for a sneak peak into a world of all the new products and services, keeping an eye out for what visitors like and love. After all, this is where jewellery trends are born.
“The team at JIN is really honoured to work with so many amazing companies for our events. It really is a testament to how dedicated to the industry our exhibitors are, as we continue to work with them and our guests in this changing market. I extend a very warm welcome to all members of the Australasian Jewellery industry to attend the Jewellery Industry Fair, which we are very proud to state is built by the industry, for the industry.” – Laura Moore, JIN Managing Director.
Are you hungry for an opportunity to grow your business, broaden your brand’s audience, discover unmissable fair specials and facilitate ongoing and lucrative business? Devour the sights, be energised by our collaborative industry and expand your business with everything you need under one roof. The 2023 Jewellery Industry Fair will be the place for education, inspiration, motivation and most importantly spending that unmissable face to face time with your customers. Visit the fair this year for the latest innovations in jewellery styles, designs, trends and technology. We hope to
see you all there.