Gracious, sparkling and everlasting style is back as the 34th edition of HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show opens today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre! Open for business until 6 March, the fair is a preeminent showcase for world-class jewellery design and a marketplace for exquisite finished pieces, continuing a rich tradition of global influence with around 2,580 exhibitors from 39 countries and regions around the world.
Thematic Zones: Spectacular Grandeur in All Directions
Hall of Extraordinary - Prized, prestigious and treasured pieces exquisitely crafted from the finest stones and precious metals
Hall of Fame - Themed collections and individual pieces by renowned brands and world-class jewellers
World of Glamour - Showcases the craftsmanship and creativity of Hong Kong jewellers
T-GOLD + METS Pavilion - Featuring tools of the trade with professional jewellery and watchmaking machinery, equipment, technology and supplies organised by the Hong Kong Jewellery & Jade Manufacturers Association and Italian Exhibition Group S.p.A.
Gem of the Day: Sparkling Highlights from Today’s Event Line-Up
Excellence of Hong Kong Jewellery Craftsmanship and Demonstration
11:30am - 12:30pm
Grand Piazza, Hall 3E South Concourse
• Ho Koon Wan, Manager, Group Executive Office, Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Co., Ltd; Executive Director, Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Creative Centre
• Shi Yu-xi, Technical Deputy Director, R&D and Production Department, Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Creative Centre
• Leung Chi-wai, Technical Deputy Director, R&D and Production Department, Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Creative Centre
Cantonese and English (No Simultaneous Interpretation)
Confidence & Reputation—Responsibility and Mission of Testing Technology of Diamond
2:30pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room S226-7
English and Putonghua (Simultaneous interpretation service provided)
Collect Stamps at the Jewellery Show and Get a Gift!
Collect a stamp from three of the stamp counters and present the stamped coupon at any of the designated gift redemption counters to redeem a complimentary gift. Please click here to learn more.
(from the left), Victor Yiu, Vice-Chairman, Diamond Federation of Hong Kong; Taïssa Deridder, Business Development Polished Officer Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) joined with Byron Lee, Senior Exhibitons Manager, Hong Kong Trade Development Council in a toast for the Carat Party
Imagine a cave full of wondrous discoveries - raw gemstones, gleaming minerals, even corals. That is Gems and Rough Stones & Minerals zone in Hall 10. These splendid rough stones, uncut and unpolished gems and other enticing raw materials are awaiting the skilled hands which will transform them into jewellery or works of art. International group pavilions bring in leading suppliers from Chinese mainland, International Colored Gemstone Association, Italy (Corals & Gems), Japan (Corals), Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Thailand.
IIDGR De Beers Diamond Detection Instrument Launch
The first launch of IIDGR De Beers Diamond Detection Instrument, with morning and afternoon sessions to accommodate the great interest. Guests were introduced to AMS2 by Jonathan Kendall, President of IIDGR, Jamie Clark, Jodine Perrin and Dr Philip Martineau. The event offered the opportunity to see the instruments at work and have questions addressed by the experts. The afternoon session closed with cocktails and a networking session.
Jonathan Kendall, President of IIDGR
Dr Philip Martineau, Senior Manager, De Beers Physics
One of the greatest advantages and the strongest appeal of this Hong Kong show is the large diversity and universality of the exhibitors. Here, you can find gems, pearls and diamonds from an accessible to high value price. There is something for every taste and budget. Here are just a few of the many wonderful examples that caught my attention at the show.
Known for its wide selection of Brazilian gemstones of all kinds, Sabbagh Bros featured some amazingly large morganites and Brazilian fire opal, among its other colourful gems. What caught my attention was its large selection of dark rich Madeira citrines and unusual blue-green bi-colour tourmalines. Sabbagh Bros also offered a wide selection of rutilated quartz. Some had the typical gold rutiles, while other gems had beautiful copper-coloured rutiles.
Rutilated quartz with golden rutiles
Cats-eye rutilated quartz cabochons with copper coloured rutiles.
What's On - 2 March (Thu)
Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show at AsiaWorld-Expo
11:30am – 12:30am
Buyer Forum: Grasping the Opportunities – The Belt and Road Initiatives
Venue: Meeting Room 204
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Networking Reception for Gem Zone *
Venue: Hall 10 & 11 Foyer
In addition to its exquisite gems, including a 84-carat suite of 30 Zambian emeralds, Caram also showcased a fabulous ring, designed by Alessio Boschi, that featured a 20-carat unheated Burmese sapphire. Surrounded by 12 carats of VVS baguette and round diamonds, it also featured vivid yellow brilliants around the shank. The yellow represented the rays of the sun, while the white diamonds represented the rays of the moon in this “Celestial Circle.”
“Celestial Circle” ring featuring a 20-carat unheated Burmese sapphire surrounded by 12 carats of VVS white diamonds
One of the more remarkable diamonds seen at the AWE was at the Diarough booth. Created by The Buddha Diamond Company, the Buddha design is copyrighted and trademarked around the world. It is a modified brilliant cut with 58 facets and sparkles even more than a brilliant of similar size. A perfect match between tradition, spirituality, and modernity, the Buddha Diamond is available in sizes from 40 points to 7.5 carats. On display are the individual stones as well as the diamonds set in jewellery. Truly spectacular.
The Buddha Diamond in its varying stages of faceting
I was delighted to find a unique masterpiece which is totally different from the offerings of other booths in the crowded Pearl Pavilion inside the AWE venue. Komatsu Cutting Factory (AWE booth no. AWE: 1-N41) has used diamond-cutting techniques to create the “Hanashinju (Flower Pearl)”, the only one of its kind in the world. The creation of “Hanashinju” required sophisticated Japanese technology which has earned Komatsu many awards, including the Good Design Award and the Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award by METI. “Hanashinju” has been exhibited in many jewellery shows and had received accolades around the world. In Hong Kong, Komatsu collaborated with a local retailer to launch Mocha Jewellery which has become more and more popular over the years. President of Komatsu Cutting Factory, Komatsu, believes it is very important to establish strong relationships with retailers so that Komatsu products such as “Hanashinju” have a high local profile, leading to expansion in sales.
“In business for 40 years, Shoba is a wholesaler of gemstones in the USA. I have been visiting Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show over the years. This is definitely a good sourcing place for gemstones. I am here again this year looking for all kinds of colour stones such as rubies, sapphires and emeralds. So far, I have found at least five new suppliers from Hong Kong. There is such a diversity of gemstones on offer and their prices are quite reasonable. I will negotiate further with them and the potential orders will amount to about US$250,000. The economy in USA is improving and we expect to see stronger demand for gemstones and jewellery. The Hong Kong fair is excellent. I can find so many nice choices here.” Abedin T. J., President, Shoba, Inc., USA
“Visanti is a leading pearl jewellery manufacturer in Poland. We are also engaged in the wholesale business of pearls. Our products are selling in Poland and Europe. I love visiting Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show. This large-scaled exhibition offers an excellent sourcing platform for us to buy everything we want. I have identified five to 10 new suppliers from Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland for South Sea freshwater pearls. The amount of potential orders is expected to be around US$50,000 to US$100,000. This is the biggest fair of its kind worldwide offering so much to choose. I will also visit Hong Kong International Jewellery Show to source some exquisite watches. It’s just wonderful to be able to visit two major fairs at the same time.” Miroslaw Parlak, General Manager, Visanti, Poland
Hear What Exhibitors Say
“Wilds Company Limited always finds Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show a significant event to promote our colour stones and gemstone jewellery. Besides showcasing our rich variety of high-end precious items, we put much emphasis on extending more choices for customers this year in particular. We are displaying rubies from Myanmar, Mozambique and Vietnam together to help buyers compare and appreciate their difference and appeal. Another highlight is a special showcase of padparadscha that stands out with a varied range of unique pinkish orange colour. Padparadscha that comes mainly from Sri Lanka and Madagascar is getting increasing interest and demand. We are trying to introduce more choices for buyers. The exhibition atmosphere is positive and buyers are forthcoming to purchase. This is the first major fair for the trade of diamonds, gems and pearls in the new year. The timing is perfect and that’s why we see so many buyers coming here.” Angela Yuen, Managing Director, Wilds Company Limited, Hong Kong (booth no: AWE 10-H25, AWE 1-A22)
“J Ocean Pearl focuses on the trading business of loose pearls and pearl jewellery. We offer a wide range of white pearls from South Sea and black pearls from Tahiti. There is also an exclusive collection of gold pearls for high-end customers especially those from the Chinese mainland and Southeast Asia. Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show is a must-attend trade fair every year to drive our business development. We have attracted strong interest again this year. A number of buyers from the Chinese mainland and Europe have come to us looking for good quality pearls. We have concluded some business already as some keen buyers immediately snapped up pearls they found appealing. HKTDC has done a good job extending our reach to more international customers. We are able to find new buyers here every year. We hope to increase our booth space to get even more exposure.” Jackie Leung, Director, and Lila Wong, General Manager, J Ocean Pearl Jewellery Limited, Hong Kong (booth no: AWE 1-P02)
Today’s Special Events & Attractions
Buyer Forum: Grasping the Opportunities – The Belt and Road Initiatives
11:30am – 12:30am
Meeting Room 204
Networking Reception for Gem Zone
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Hall 10 & 11
By invitation only
Thank You, Local Buyers
Local buyers are welcome to redeem the exclusive souvenir, a splendid jewellery tray set, at the Visitor Promotion Counter in AWE: Hall 1, Booth 1-H39 and an elegant double-layer jewellery box, at the Visitor Promotion Counter in CEC: Hall 5G-B29 during the fair period*.
Simply present this printout with your business card and valid buyer badge at the Visitor Promotion Counter to redeem the souvenir.
*One souvenir per buyer. First-come-first-served while stocks last. In case of any disputes, the decision of HKTDC is final and binding.
Free Gift for your Collection at Wuzhou Pavilion
Wuzhou is located in the eastern part of Guangxi at the mid-stream of the Pearl River basin. As the gateway city into Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Wuzhou takes a pivotal position in the production of gemstones for the global market. The city’s gemstone output exceeds RMB2 billion a year with over 600 product categories and nearly 10,000 kinds of specifications. Wuzhou Gemstone City is one of the world’s leading trading centre for synthetic stones. In October 2007, Wuzhou was officially named as “China’s Gems and Jewellery Distinctive Industrial Base.”
Free Gift* Collection
Collect a stamp from any two of the exhibitor booths in the list and present the stamped coupon at the designated gift redemption counter (AWE 10-G36) to redeem a complimentary gift.
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HKTDC Jewellery Magazine
(Full exhibitor list included)
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Download ‘HKTDC Marketplace App’ from Apple App Store or Google Play to view the magazine in your mobile device and use the QR code scanner at the fair.
Featured Exhibitor of HKTDC Jewellery Magazine
A Cut Above the Rest
Charmings Trading Co Ltd’s jewellery items are made exclusively with 18K gold or platinum and embellished with top-quality diamonds, gemstones or pearls. “We focus solely on making medium- to high-priced jewellery products,” says the firm’s general manager, Amie Lam.
“Some of the jewellery pieces we made are for buyers to sell to auction houses, and which will eventually be in the hands of connoisseurs. We’ve been crafting such jewellery since 2010,” says Lam.
Understanding that wedding jewellery is a necessity in both good times and bad, Charmings Trading also offers more engagement and wedding rings for its clients to choose from.
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