With over 200 attendees at the Carriageworks, the Jewellery Industry Fair’s first day closed with the eagerly anticipated JIN Soirée. Hosted by the Jewellery Industry Network (JIN), the event brought together jewellery industry luminaries, creatives, and stalwarts for an unforgettable evening.
The guest list read like a who’s who of the industry, with esteemed speakers like Paola De Luca from the Futurist, president of the ICA Damien Cody, Andrea Pooler from Hill & Co, and Leanne Kemp, the chief executive officer of Everledger in attendance. Luxury jewellery businesses from across the country, representatives of Australia’s industry associations, and the owners and managers of some of Australia’s largest jewellery suppliers added to the event’s grandeur.
Throughout the evening, guests indulged in an opulent cocktail bar courtesy of Palloys. The delectable gold leaf vodka cocktails and an assortment of Moorish drinks kept attendees returning for more, setting a high bar for indulgence.
A highlight of the evening was the JAA Jewellery Design Awards, with JAA president Joshua Sharp presiding. These Awards showcased the pinnacle of Australia’s creative talent and enjoyed the discerning judgment of Michael Muratore, Cameron Mitchell, and Debbie Sheezel, all of whom were present at the event. Artisan Bespoke Jewellers, represented by Tammy Keers and Kathy McGlay, clinched the coveted title of JAA Jeweller of the Year.
Elite Chefs Sydney provided an array of delectable canapés that matched the elegance of the evening, satisfying both palate and aesthetic sensibilities. The mouthwatering delights added to the overall extravagance of the night.
Opening the event was Laura Moore, Managing Director of the Jewellery Industry Network reconfirmed the company’s commitment to the industry welcoming guests with “We are not just an events company. Behind the scenes, we are working on education, business support, member mental health support initiatives, pathways to careers in the industry, technology solutions, environmental and safety initiatives, and more,” she said in her speech. Moore’s vision underscores JIN’s commitment to the industry’s growth, making it and the Jewellery Industry Fair a global exemplar of jewellery manufacturing, design, craftsmanship, and community.
The Soirée set a promising tone for the rest of the year, leaving guests inspired and optimistic about the future of the jewellery industry in Australia. With its unwavering dedication to excellence and innovation, the industry is set for even greater heights in the years to come.