FACETS to debut Premier Jewellery Pavilion
The 26th edition of 'FACETS', Sri Lanka's foremost annual
International Gem and Jewellery Show - from September 1 to 4 will unveil
its Premier Jewellery Pavilion - the first of its kind - displaying
jewellery collections from six of the leading local jewellery houses,
Careems, Chatham, Colombo Jewellery Stores, Lalitha Jewellers, Natural
Sapphires and Sifani. The collections will showcase Sri Lanka's vast
variety of magnificent gemstones; the workmanship of the skilled local
artisans; and its trendsetting international designs.
The Jewellery Pavilion will target premium high-profile local and
international clients. The pavilion at the main lobby of the BMICH will
display an array of Sri Lanka's finest jewellery masterpieces and
exceptional designs promoting what the country has to offer to the
world's luxury markets; as well as a range of exclusive international
high-end watch brands.
It will also serve as a platform for Sri Lankan gem and jewellery
dealers to promote their brands and home-grown jewellery to the rest of
the world; and as the perfect setting for greater networking
opportunities between exhibitors and buyers.
The FACETS organizing committee announced that over 200 local and
foreign exhibitors are slated to showcase their gem and Jewellery
products at the event. Over 10,000 visitors are expected to grace the
four-day international event, which will also see a large number of high
profile and influential buyers from around the world converge.
The increase in FACETS popularity over the years has been seen
through its diverse attendance and participation. Traditional buyers
have primarily come from North America and Europe, whereas more recently
there has been a steady increase in visitors from countries such as
China, India, Indonesia and Russia. The show has grown bigger each year
since its inception with an annual increase in the number of exhibitors.
FACETS is organized by the Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association (SLGJA),
the apex private sector organization representing the interests of all
industry- in collaboration with the government's National Gem and
Jewellery Authority (NGJA) and the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB).
Held annually in Colombo since 1991 with State and private sector
patronage, the 26th edition of FACETS promises better overseas
participation and wider international exposure, for finished products
and companies specializing in the varies aspects of the jewellery