“These are tough times for everyone, but the amount of order taking done at the show proves how resilient and innovative the jewellery industry is,” said event director Sam Willoughby.
“This year, we really focused on the visitor quality and the look and feel of IJL, and created a more luxurious setting which was in line with the high profile designer brands and manufacturers showcasing their work.”
A stricter registration process was enforced at the 2012 edition to ensure higher quality visitors attended the trade-only show.
Marshall Dallas has been appointed as the new chief executive of the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC). He joins the company on 1 October succeeding Hans H Rissmann who has held the role for 21 years.