Jewellex Africa is the premier trade fair of the South African jewellery industry and has been hosted by the Jewellery Council of South Africa for over 40 years.

This is the time when new merchandise lines and the most exclusive and extensive product ranges of watches, clocks, fine jewellery, pearls and precious stones, jewellery packaging, machinery, accessories and services available is offered to the local and international retail and wholesale jewellery industry.

This three-day event attracts exhibitors from inside South Africa, as well as from the African states and international countries.

One of the main objectives of Jewellex is to become the trading hub of Africa and thereby offering international countries an opportunity to see what ‘Africa’ has to offer under one roof. It further aims to provide a secure trade platform for product distribution into and out of Africa.

 Jewellex Africa 2017 will be taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre from 8th to 10th October.

 Special Hotel Rates

Block bookings for accommodation have been secured at various hotels in close proximity to Sandton Convention Centre in Sandton, Johannesburg.

Cocktail Function

Jewellex is not all work. A Cocktail Function is an ideal opportunity to network and socialise with industry colleagues and friends. The event will be taking place on Monday, 9th October. An invitation will be circulated in due course.


All members of the trade are invited to attend the exhibition. All visitors will be required to pre-register online. Non-members of the Jewellery Council will be required to upload a valid business card and an ID document and will be vetted by the Council. Members of the Jewellery Council of SA and Diamond Dealers Club of SA, will not be required to upload any documents. Having an invitation from an exhibitor or the organisers does not ensure automatic entrance into the show.
Jewellex is a trade exhibition and does not support trade with end users / private individuals.

Lorna Lloyd – CEO

Elsa da Silva – PA

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Tel: +27 11 484-5528


Jewellery Council of SA Announces Jewellex Africa 2017 Dates and Venue


By Ms Lorna Lloyd, C.E.O.

Jewellery Council of S.A.

4 November 2016


At a recent Debriefing Meeting of exhibitors and interested parties, important discussions and decisions were taken to better the offering of Jewellex Africa 2017 for both exhibitors and visitors. Please refer to the full Jewellex Report here.

Sandton Convention Centre (SCC) is the venue of choice and will be the new venue for Jewellex Africa 2017. Although Gallagher Convention Centre was a great venue, feedback received was that Midrand was not conducive from an accessibility point of view, as well as the accommodation and restaurant suitability.

SCC is conveniently situated in the vibrant business district of Sandton, offering easy access to over 5000 hotel rooms, 11 000 secure parking bays and is adjacent to the country’s top shopping and entertainment complexes. It is also conveniently located within easy access to the Gautrain and O.R. Tambo International Airport.

The dates agreed upon for 2017 took into consideration religious holidays, international show dates, public holidays and venue availability. The show will start on a Sunday to respect many of our Jewish exhibitors who observe the Sabbath. The show will start later and end earlier on the last day as follows:

Sunday, 8th to Tuesday, 10th October 2017

Sunday, 8th October:                        10:00 to 18:00

Monday, 9th October:                       10:00 to 18:00

Tuesday, 10th October:                    10:00 to 15:00

Jewellex is a fantastic platform for suppliers to build relationships with customers. Only after this is achieved will it become easier to generate business. Why do people exhibit at Jewellex? It’s about networking, marketing, interaction and PR.

Early October is an appropriate time to market brands, services and products just before the festive shopping season.

In 2017, exhibitors will be encouraged to set up appointments for the duration of the show and offer at least 1 show special that will only be available at the show.

The Council will be working closely with the Chevron Jewellers Group to determine retailers needs. It is an aim to create a situation in which retailers feel they cannot afford to miss out on attending the show.

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