YEREVAN, October 29. /ARKA/. The second jewelry exhibition in Yerevan that kicked off today has on display the products of 60 companies from 20 countries, president of Armenian Jewelers Association (AJA) Gagik Gevorgyan, told reporters.
The second jewelry exhibition will run through October 31. It showcases jewelers’ works from Armenia, Russia, the USA, Thailand, Italy, France, Lebanon, India and other countries.
The opening of the event was attended by president of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan and minister of economy Tigran Davtyan.
"This year, the exhibition has brought here by 20 companies more than the previous one," Gevorgyan said, adding that 200 companies have confirmed their participation in 2013 fair.
According to him, the exhibition features, for the first time, Armenian jewelers from Turkey. "In Turkey, Armenia always seemed another planet, distant and unattainable, and they accepted our invitation enthusiastically," AJA president said.
The president of consulting company "Bill Boyajian and Associates" Bill Boyajian, noted that the exhibition aims to show the history and creativity of Armenian jewelry.
"The goal of this event is to gather in Yerevan experts in the field of jewelry to create a center for the production of jewelry in Armenia", said Boyajian.
The Armenian Jewelers Association (AJA) was established in 1997. It is one of the first international trade association in Armenia. AJA’s goal is to bring Armenian jewelers together to develop the country's jewelry industry. The Association has regional representatives on the west and east coasts of the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and in Armenia. -0-