It was with a great deal of anticipation I attended the opening day of Jewellery & Watch held as part of the Spring Fair at the NEC in Birmingham.
There has been much build-up to this years show, as it has been strongly promoted as having a new look and it certainly did not dissapoint.
It was heartening to see so many first time exhibitors, especially with such a strong presence among fledgling businesses and upcoming designers in the world of jewellery.
As can be expected there was also a great cross-section of well established manufacturing, design and tooling suppliers to the industry, with many trusted names taking their place alongside so much new talent.
A good range of demonstrations were taking place across the exhibition, as well as the usual high standard of seminars to support all aspects of the jewellery industry.
More news and images to follow in our daily reports of the show.
I will definitely be returning for the rest of the week as I was so impressed-it would be great to see you there.