Sales from the Glory of Gold exhibition have exceeded the organisers’ expectations since it opened in the Kojis shop in the city of London’s Royal Exchange on 14 November – with a selection of pre-Columbian pieces selling fast and further sales anticipated before the event closes.
Murray Feely, owner of Kojis, thinks this is proof that there is still a desire for quality jewellery. “We have had tremendous interest in the exhibition and I think it only goes to prove that, despite the gloom and doom, there is still a strong market for high-quality investment jewellery.”
Speaking for Vendorafa, which is imported into the UK by Advalorem, part of WB the Creative Jewellery Group, business development manager Ben Williams commented: “We have very much enjoyed collaborating with Kojis to stage this unusual exhibition. It had provided a great commercial opportunity for both our brands and despite the prevailing climate underlines the fact that quality counts.”
A further Colombian feel was added by Threadneedles, a local luxury boutique hotel, which created a ‘Colombian Gold’ menu at just £32 a head. This is being served throughout the exhibition and is accompanied by a specially-made ‘Colombian Gold’ cocktail.
The Glory of Gold exhibition will move to Kojis’ concession in Liberty on 29 November where it will remain on display until 7 December 2012.