It was pouring gold in Bangalore, as jewellery lovers geared up for the second edition of Best of India Jewellery Show 2012 (BIJS 2012). A joint initiative of The Art of Jewellery and the Jewellers' Association Bengaluru, the exhibition which was held at Palace Grounds attracted scores of visitors over the weekend.
Contemporary designs, traditional motifs and exclusive bridal pieces were showcased as a part of the event. Bollywood actor Raveena Tandon graced the occasion on Day 1 - 6th April. While addressing the media, Raveena said that she was thoroughly impressed by the collection showcased here.
"What better way to spend an afternoon than with jewellery. I think this is a brilliant initiative," said the actor who is also the brand ambassador of BIJS 2012.
The response genrated by the show has been impressive. "We have created some interesting pieces for the exhibition. Diamonds and emeralds are in huge demand today. Clean designs and uncut diamonds are generally preferred.
There is a rising trend in understanding jewellery and diamonds better. More and more people are educating themselves on jewellery in general and that's a good sign. Most of our pieces are priced between Rs 4,00,000 and Rs 5,00,000," said Nitin Joshi from Srishti Jewellers.
The premium B2C gem and jewellery show witnessed the participation of hundreds of top notch retailers from across India. With wedding season kicking in, a lot of jewellers showcased some exquisite bridal jewellery too. "There is a lot of demand for Kundan and Jadau sets. After all, it represents a class of royal Indian jewellery. We have also designed several fusion pieces with black, champagne and yellow diamonds. Bangalore being a cosmopolitan city attracts a lot of contemporary designs," said Pratap Kamath from Abharan Jewellers.
A variety of designs in silver, gold and diamond jewellery, ranging from Rs 2,000 to Rs 2 crore was seen at the show.
Meena Joshi, a customer said, "One can find a lot of interesting designs here. I love some of the diamond and emerald pieces showcased at the show."
Another visitor Leena Mogre said, "I have been looking for some simple enamel pieces. And, my search has finally come to an end. All the stalls have something interesting to offer."
Daily contests, lucky dip events and free seminars made the exhibition more exciting and interesting. Best of India Jewellery Show 2012 will end today.