No sooner have we got Christmas over with than we start gearing up for the Jewellery and Watch trade show at the Spring Fair (4-8 February, 2018 at the NEC).
While preparing for the show represents a lot of work, we always look forward to it. As well as welcoming existing customers and meeting new ones, the show also gives us a chance to catch up with old friends in the industry, many of whom are fellow exhibitors, and get the latest gossip!
The show also gives us our first opportunity to showcase the latest designs from the fertile mind of our MD and chief designer Susan Lee. Trend forecasts for 2018-19 point to bright and varied colours being in vogue this season, moving away from the cool monochromatic colourways of recent years. At the same time, there's no ignoring the fact that consumers are, more than ever, keen on good value products.
So for this year's show, Susan is placing emphasis on our stunning shell pearl lines, which offer the luxury look of large, high-end pearls but at a fraction of the cost. Our shell pearls are created using a multi-layering process in which a mother-of-pearl substrate alternates with a separation medium to create pearls that are not only stunning but also hard-wearing, unlike many inferior products on the market.
The use of shell pearls also allows Susan to incorporate an enormous range of colours into her designs, so expect some show-stopping pieces on our stand.
Of course, we will not be neglecting our ranges of freshwater pearls on silver and gold, as well as jade, semi-precious gemstones and other delights.
As usual, Susan and Ann will be welcoming friends and clients to our stand in Hall 18 (Stand L12), while other members of staff will and well-known industry figures may well be putting in guest appearances.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The Ping Ping Team
(Please note: Jewellery and Watch is a trade only show. Members of the public will not be admitted).