Six Cypriot jewellery designers are presenting their creations at the annual JA International Jewelry Show that is taking place between the 25-28 of July, 2004 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City . The show is one of the largest of its kind worldwide and has been organized in New York for the past 17 years with the participation of almost every country in the world. Over 14,000 American jewellery retailers visit the exhibition.
The Cyprus pavillion showcases the works of six companies: Jewellery Emerald Ltd., Tonia Jewellers, Andreas Kavallaris, M.C. Jewelry Ltd., Å.S. Jewellery, MCJ Export Ltd., and Nicos Ioannou. The Cyprus exhibit was organized and overseen by the Cyprus Trade Center in New York and featured a variety of gold, handcarved jewellery, icons, jewellery with precious stones, some inspired by Archaic Cyprus others by modern trends and many other pieces. The exhibitors successfully promoted Cypriot gold and silver jewellery exports to the United States and presented the historical Cypriot tradition and cultural heritage in the field of jewellery design.
The Trade Commissioner of Cyprus in New York , Mr. Dennis Droushiotis highlighted the impressive presence of Cypriot jewelers at this years’ exhibition and the great interest the buyers showed for the modern and traditional designs of Cypriot jewellery. Cypriot jewellery exports have been rising steadily in the United States due to the Cyprus Ministry of Commerce’s effective marketing campaign.