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Fine Jewels and Gems Sparkle at World’s Largest Jewellery Marketplace

greenbroochJewellery and Diamond Shows to Open in Hong Kong Next Week

23 February 2017 – The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will stage two prime shows of the jewellery industry next week. The 4th Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show will display one-of-a-kind jewellery raw materials such as loose diamonds, previous stones, semi-precious stones and pearls from 28 February to 2 March at the AsiaWorld-Expo.

The 34th Hong Kong International Jewellery Show will feature exquisite finished jewellery from 2 to 6 March at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The twin shows welcome a record of some 4,480 exhibitors from 53 countries and regions, including new exhibitors from British Virgin Islands, Guatemala, Nigeria and Vanuatu. New pavilions from Portugal and the Philippines will also be established. The two shows together form the world’s largest jewellery marketplace, offering boundless business opportunities.

pinkwatchJewellery Show Celebrates Clever Design, Jewellery and Watch Artistry

The Jewellery Show hosts elegant exhibits in nine themed zones. The Hall of Fame comes to the spotlight with 40 prestigious jewellery brands. The Hall of Extraordinary gathers fine jewellery collections. The World of Glamour showcases the craftsmanship of Hong Kong jewellers. The Antique and Vintage Jewellery Galleria houses classic charms to connoisseurs’ taste. The Designer Galleria is home to radiant designs in vogue. There are also the Hall of Jade Jewellery for Asian jadeite, Treasures of Craftsmanship for decorative items, the Hall of Time for luxury timepieces, as well as Wedding Bijoux for mementos of love.

At the Hall of Extraordinary, a subtle and elegant 12-Carat Lily® Diamond Ring by Lili Jewelry Ltd. from Hong Kong comes to the spotlight. The main stone is a 12-carat patent Lily® diamond, paved with 560 small round diamonds on the border. The brilliant ring totals 18 carats and values at USD 520,000.

At Designer Galleria, KMC Design showcases a masterpiece of local jewellery design, Flowing Mist. It is a pendant as well as a brooch, and brings out the traditional nuance and organic lines of a jade piece through contemporary design and inlay. The result is a perfect marriage of precious stones and precious metals with exceptional visual tension.

Trendy watches and clocks at the Hall of Time are an epitome of jewellery craftsmanship and sophisticated modern technology, such as the debut 18K Diamond Tourbillon Watch by Anpassa Watch Company from Hong Kong. It ranks the fourth in tourbillon watchmaking globally and is the thinnest of its kind manufactured in Asia. The case is 33mm across and only 8.1mm thick, with natural diamonds precisely set on the bottom plate and bezel, embodying the exquisite craftsmanship of the brand.

pacoartDiamond, Gem and Pearl Show Gathers Dazzling Diamonds and Gemstones

The Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show offers jewellery raw materials in three special zones: the Hall of Fine Diamonds for dazzling diamonds, Treasures of Nature for quality gemstones, and Treasures of Ocean for precious pearls.

At the Hall of Fine Diamonds, Paco Art HK Ltd. from Hong Kong brings a rare Oval-shaped Diamond. Ranked D (colourless) for colour and Flawless for clarity, the 10-carat diamond is unique in its shape, size and making, with a value of USD 1.3 million.

In the same zone, House of Art from Hong Kong exhibits a Polished Diamond of over 108 carats in fancy deep brownish greenish yellow. Its shape is cut-cornered rectangular, with a modified brilliant cut, valuing over USD 7.6 million.

At Treasures of Nature, another Hong Kong company Hatta New World Co., Ltd. showcases an exquisite Paraiba Necklace. Paraiba was discovered only recently in 1989 in Brazil, but its hypnotic neon blue resembling Hollywood swimming pools quickly captivated the market. Such intensity of the colour is also extremely rare for this stone, which values at USD 7.2 million.

greenpendantWinning Entries Display of the Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition

The HKTDC organises the Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition with Hong Kong Jewellers’ & Goldsmiths’ Association, Hong Kong Jewellery & Jade Manufacturers Association, Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers’ Association and Diamond Federation of Hong Kong, China. Winners of the student group and the open group have been announced, all of which allude to the theme “Follow Your Heart” with sophisticated design and artistry. Winning pieces will be on display during the Jewellery Show at Hall 1D Concourse.

The biennial International Jewellery Design Excellence Award (IJDE) is the Oscars of the jewellery design industry with an aim to recognise outstanding jewellery designers and facilitate information exchange in design, professionalism and craftsmanship. This year, the competition received 165 submissions from winners of various jewellery design competitions from 27 countries and regions, all vying to become the “champion of the champions”. The award presentation ceremony will be held on 2 March.

yellowdiamondMulti-faceted Programme for Industry Exchange

The organiser will present jewellery parades, seminars, buyer forums and various networking events during the twin shows to bring industry players the latest market insights and to facilitate business exchange. On 28 February, Research Scientist Dr Evan Smith and Director of Research and Development Dr Wuyi Wang of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will hold a seminar on “Breakthrough in Natural IIa Diamond Research and Current Status of Synthetic Gem-quality Diamonds”. Master jewellers from Chow Tai Fook and L’École- The School of Jewelry Arts by Van Cleef & Arpels will also demonstrate their outstanding jewellery craftsmanship skills and Japanese Urushi Lacquer on 2 March and 3 March respectively.

Fair Websites

Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show: www.hktdc.com/hkdgp

Hong Kong International Jewellery Show: www.hktdc.com/hkjewellery

Media Enquiry

Please contact the HKTDC’s Exhibitions Department

Sum Luk                 Tel.: (852) 2240 4048            Email: cs.luk@hktdc.org

Lesley Cheung        Tel.: (852) 2240 4011            Email: lesley.ls.cheung@hktdc.org

 

About the HKTDC

Established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body dedicated to creating opportunities for Hong Kong’s businesses. With more than 40 offices globally, including 13 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China, Asia and the world.

With 50 years of experience, the HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to provide companies, particularly SMEs, with business opportunities on the mainland and in international markets, while providing business insights and information via trade publications, research reports and digital channels including the media room. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com/aboutus.

About Nancy Aymond

Nancy is a freelance writer and editor. As well as writing news stories about her favorite pastime, jewellery, she also writes in various other genres as well as operating two websites.

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