KARACHI  - A delegation of Turkish Jewellery Association visited the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) on Monday to invite KCCI members in Istanbul Jewellery Show which will provide a perfect opportunity to Pakistani manufacturers and exporters of jewellery products to take a good look at international jewellery products, hold B2B meetings, exchange information and meet suppliers from all over the world.

Commercial Attaché of Turkish Consulate in Karachi, Murat Mustu, President KCCI, Abdullah Zaki, Vice President KCCI, Muhammad Idrees, KCCI Managing Committee members along with prominent manufacturers and exporters of Pakistan’s jewellery sector attended the meeting.

Highlighting the details of Istanbul Jewellery Show,  Oguz Ozdemir, Consultant – TJA informed that Istanbul Jewellery Show will be staged at the Istanbul Fair Center from October 16 to October 19, 2014 which will be followed by a similar exhibition in the month of March next year.

He said that Istanbul Jewellery Show is the unique meeting platform for the jewellery industry that carries a special importance as an outstanding trade bridge between Europe and Middle East.

He informed that the Engineering Department of Istanbul Trade University has a dedicated Jewellery Engineering Department which offers masters degree and doctorate. Students from Pakistan can study Jewellery Engineering at Istanbul Trade University which would certainly help in improving their knowledge and skills, besides pave way for exchange of information, he added.

Earlier, while welcome the delegation, President KCCI, Abdullah Zaki said that Pakistan holds huge resources of gemstone with several varieties at par with international standards in Azad Jammu & Kashmir and northern areas of the country.

“Pakistan has a potential yield of 800,000 carats of ruby, 875,000 carats of emerald and five million carats of peridot which remain unutilised”, he added.