Asian Wedding Exhibition 2010

PureJewels to be headline sponsor at Asian Wedding Exhibition

Dates: Sat 20th and Sun 21st November
Venue: Alexandra Palace
Web: www.AweUK.com

PureJewels will be the official headline sponsor at the Asian Wedding Exhibition in 2010.

“PureJewels presents Asian Wedding Exhibition in 2010” will be the key logo carried by advertising for the event, with media including NDTV, Star TV, Zee TV, Colors and Sunrise Radio.

“We are also taking the AWE more mainstream and have taken advertising on 100 London buses this year” said Yogesh Kanani, producer of the exhibition.

“The Asian Wedding Exhibition caters for our target audience of 24-35 year old young professionals, who are of marriageable age,” said PureJewels’ brand manager Jayant Raniga.

“Although there is a focus on Asia, the event is open to anyone who likes South Asian style.”

The Asian Wedding Exhibition, which takes place at Alexandra Palace in north London, has expanded markedly from its inaugural show in 1993, which attracted 3,000 visitors. Since then the show has grown over consecutive years and attracted some 10,000 visitors over two days in 2009.

The Asian Wedding Exhibition is more than just a show – it is an experience. The event attracts a mixture of people – engaged, single, married, Asian and non-Asian. From exciting fashion shows, skilled henna and beauty artists, creative photographers and designers, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

“PureJewels’ core products are bridal rings,” Raniga said. “The Asian Wedding Exhibition gives us a first introduction to bridal customers.”

PureJewels will present six engagement and wedding ring collections at the Asian Wedding Exhibition in 2010 – Passion, Honesty, Grace, Virtue, Honour, and Adoration.

PureJewels is a Platinum Guild Recommended Retailer for 2010/11, and a member of the National Association of Goldsmiths. PureJewels has also been recognised in the ITP Professional Jeweller Hot 100 list this year as one of twenty retailers in the UK.

Contact: Jayant Raniga on jayant@purejewels.com for further details

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London Jewellery Week Announces Jaguar Cars as Official Sponsor

London Jewellery Week 2010, which will take place from 7 – 13 June in venues across London, and the Green Street Jewellers’ Association (GSJA), today proudly announce Jaguar Cars Ltd as official sponsor and Luxury Transport Partner. Jaguar, already synonymous with stunning design, innovative thinking, and contemporary luxury, will join the celebration of London as a world leader in jewellery design and production, and as a first class retail destination, for a range of events across the capital.

Jaguar, currently celebrating 75 years of looking forward, will weave endless magic around the capital during London Jewellery Week as fleet of all-new Jaguar XJs transport VIPs including jewellery designers, television personalities, actors, musicians, Bollywood stars, and other London faces to launch parties and cornerstone events.

In addition Jaguar will co-host bespoke events and a jewellery exhibition at the Jaguar Boutique in the Berkeley Hotel, Knightsbridge, to launch the Green Street Jewellers’ Association’s Discover Jewellery magazine. Jayant Raniga of the GSJA and Director of London Jewellery Week 2010 said “We are incredibly pleased and proud that Jaguar Cars Ltd, such an icon of design excellence and innovative thinking, are supporting the GSJA and London Jewellery Week as official sponsor and Luxury Transport Partner. We can achieve something very special through this partnership, for this year and beyond.”

Daljit Jagait of Jaguar Cars Ltd said “The attention to detail and skilled craftsmanship that goes into designing and producing Jaguars means there is logical tie-up with the luxurious, skilled, bespoke jewellery trade.

“We are delighted to be associated with the Green Street Jewellers Association / London Jewellery Week 2010 and look forward to being involved in what promises to be an exceptional event.”

The all-new Jaguar XJ will be used to ferry high-profile guests to the official London Jewellery Week launch event at Goldsmiths’ Hall (7 June) and then showcased at the Hatton Garden Festival (12 June), and at Treasure, the visionary jewellery exhibition (11-13 June). Details of a competition to win a Jaguar Track Day will be announced shortly also.

Through its commitment to London Jewellery Week and London’s jewellery industry, Jaguar supports the GSJA’s efforts to raise the profile of Green Street as a lively jewellery quarter in the capital. Located in the heart of Newham, Green Street has been a traditional centre for the trade and is fast becoming a top shopping destination for exquisite fine jewellery and wedding jewellery.

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About London Jewellery Week 2010

A group of cornerstone jewellery events will form the basis of the London Jewellery Week activities, encouraging visitors to experience London’s jewellery quarters and celebrate its design diversity. Further events, including gallery exhibitions, retail receptions, open-studio events, seminars and catwalk shows, will entice every jewellery lover.

Following successful events in 2008 and 2009, the industry has come together to take up the reins of London Jewellery Week having secured funding from the London Development Agency via the Fashion Sector Investment Plan. Key industry participants have already indicated their intention to get involved with the London Assay Office, British Jewellers’ Association, National Association of Goldsmiths, the Gemmological Institute of America and a host of others joining the cornerstone event organisers.

A new London Jewellery Week website will be launched shortly to build enthusiasm and promote the programme of events. For more details and to sign up for updates please see www.londonjewelleryweek.co.uk.

PureJewels becomes Prestige Partner of London Jewellery Week 2010

LONDON, April 2010 – PureJewels, a prominent retail jeweller in the Green Street jewellery quarter in east London, has become a Prestige Partner of London Jewellery Week, underscoring its strong support for the event which will showcase British jewellery talent.

London Jewellery Week, which will take place from June 7-13, will celebrate London’s unique position in the world of jewellery design and production, and as a retail destination.

PureJewels will take an active role to support London Jewellery Week, by launching its Platinum Heritage Collection, featuring the work of six talented UK designers, and supporting the launch of the “Discover Jewellery” print magazine, which will raise the profile of the South Asian retail jewellery community on Green Street.

“The fact that we wanted to be established as a jewellery quarter on Green Street is a prime reason why we wanted to be on board with London Jewellery Week as a Prestige Partner,” said PureJewels’ brand manager Jayant Raniga.

“Our role as a Prestige Partner highlights PureJewels’ commitment to the success of London Jewellery Week.”

As a Prestige Partner, PureJewels will have a prominent listing on the London Jewellery Week (LJW) website with images and logo, and will feature in official LJW marketing.

PureJewels will also be showcased at the official London Jewellery Week launch party at Goldsmiths’ Hall and will be included in the advertorial of the Evening Standard’s ES Magazine.

For further information, please contact:

Jayant Raniga
290 – 292 Green Street | Forest Gate | London | E7 8LF
Tel: 020 8471 6070
Email: jayant@purejewels.com
Web: www.purejewels.com

London Jewellery Week 7 – 13 June 2010
A citywide celebration of London’s creative excellence.
Discover London’s rich jewellery scene through a diverse
programme of events including launches, seminars, fashion
shows, prize draws, receptions, street fairs and more!

www.londonjewelleryweek.co.uk

Information about PureJewels

PureJewels is devoted to the extraordinary pleasure of jewels: yesterday, today and tomorrow. This contemporary brand has its roots firmly in another time – and another world.

The story of PureJewels began in Nairobi, Kenya in 1950, with an indian jewellery designer, Bhanji Gokaldas, who made his name creating exquisite, bespoke pieces for the local elite. Twenty-five years later in 1975, he was tempted by the bright lights of London – and brought his own distinctive sparkle to a new country, eventually settling in Green Street.

Home to a multicultural community in East London, Green Street is the perfect place for PureJewels’ spacious new store, offering an unrivalled collection of contemporary and Indian-inspired jewels, from bespoke solitaires to bangles laden with diamonds

www.purejewels.com

Newham jeweller highly commended at business awards

LONDON, December 2009 – Newham jeweller PureJewels was highly commended in the Retailer category at the Thames Gateway Business Awards 2009 and was commended in the Business category.

The awards, run by Archant media group in association with HSBC, took place on November 6 at the art deco inspired Troxy banqueting hall in east London.

The abundance of entries for the awards, which encompass businesses in southeast and east London, Essex and Kent, was overwhelming, organisers said.

“We’re delighted to receive the commendations. The awards made us look at our business in a more critical sense, and made us look at areas where we can develop our business further,” said PureJewels brand manager Jayant Raniga.

“These commendations give us recognition across boroughs in the Southeast, one of the most progressive regions of England. They give us more credibility from a client perspective.”

The awards had a record number of entries, from restaurants to graphic design companies, from sole traders to big companies with hundreds of employees.

As well as Retailer and Business, PureJewels was shortlisted in the Technology, Community and Customer Service categories.

Separately, the British Institute of Technology and E-Commerce has granted an award to Jayant Raniga for his contribution to business in Newham.

“Whilst there are many other strong candidates, the institute recognises your contribution as a businessman and entrepreneur, as a member of the Green Street Jewellers’ Association (GSJA), and your contributions to supporting students within Newham,” said Kelvin Jones, head of international relations at the body.

Jayant received his award at a dinner at the Institute in Newham attended by over 100 people on December 15.

“It was a great honour for us to have been recognised for our contribution to local business,” he said.

The GSJA groups jewellers in Green Street, Newham, who offer a mix of Eastern and Western styles.

The branding effort of the Green Street jewellers is focused on developing business opportunities before the 2012 Olympics, which will take place around east London.

Green Street jewellers are currently staging a draw with a £3,000 cash prize for the winner.

It is the first time that a prize draw has been offered by a group of retail jewellers in Britain.

Shoppers will receive a ticket for every £250 spent in participating Green Street shops. Each ticket will be entered in the draw. The draw runs until December 31.

Press enquiries:

Jayant Raniga, PureJewels, Tel. 0208-4701221, jayant@purejewels.com

The British Institute of Technology and E-Commerce Award

Technology body gives award to PureJewels executive

LONDON, December 2009 – The British Institute of Technology and E-Commerce has granted an award to PureJewels’ brand manager Jayant Raniga for his contribution to business in Newham in east London.

“Whilst there are many other strong candidates, the institute recognises your contribution as a businessman and entrepreneur, as a member of the Green Street Jewellers’ Association (GSJA), and your contributions to supporting students within Newham,” said Kelvin Jones, head of international relations at the body.

Jayant received his award at a dinner at the Institute in Newham attended by over 100 people on December 15.

“It was a great honour for us to have been recognised for our contribution to local business,” he said.

The Green Street Jewellers’ Association groups jewellers in Green Street, Newham, who offer a mix of Eastern and Western styles.

The branding effort of the Green Street jewellers is focused on developing business opportunities before the 2012 Olympics, which will take place around east London.

Green Street jewellers are currently staging a draw with a £3,000 cash prize for the winner.

It is the first time that a prize draw has been offered by a group of retail jewellers in Britain.

Shoppers will receive a ticket for every £250 spent in participating Green Street shops. Each ticket will be entered in the draw. The draw runs until December 31.

Platinum Guild Awards PureJewels Recommended Retailer Status

THE QUALITY AND CUSTOMER SERVICE OFFERED AT PURE JEWELS has been recognised by Platinum Guild International. The Green Street jeweller, which received a rating of 80% by the Guild’s mystery shopper, has been awarded the coveted title of Platinum Guild Recommended Retailer, 2009-10.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS COUNT The award was made after an assessment was carried out by a mystery shopper. Stepping into the newly-renovated, flagship store on Green Street, the shopper awarded 100% for their first impression. Pure Jewels’ in-store advisors secured another 100% for their warm and helpful customer service.

30 YEARS OF EXCEPTIONAL PLATINUM The Platinum Guild International has been working with exceptional retailers for 30 years. Its ‘mystery shopper’ programme independently assesses platinum retailers who have been recommended by a customer.

The Guild’s aim is to provide information and advice to jewellery buyers and sellers. The Guild is committed to improving the experience of buying platinum, promoting the work of designers who create in platinum, and giving consumers expert guidance on buying.

PURE JEWELS – AT THE HEART OF GREEN STREET Green Street is a renowned jewellery centre, with many global designers choosing to site their showrooms here. But Pure Jewels, which also operates Silver Statements and Bees on the same street, is becoming a hot-spot for local designers just as much as shoppers. “Our work with local graduates of Newham College has produced some interesting collaborations,” explains Jayant Raniga, who manages showroom space at Pure Jewels. “We’re pleased to offer emerging designers the opportunity to have their work put on display.” This gives the store a diverse range of collections – from classic platinum wedding rings to contemporary pieces from young designers. So visitors to the store can now enjoy original exhibitions – as well as the renowned customer service they’ve come to expect from Green Street’s premier Platinum jewellery retailer.