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HKTDC announces world’s largest jewellery exhibition; twin shows set to open in March 2017
HKTDC assures to act as an information and market intelligence hub for Indian enterprises to expand market.
By: Diamond World News Service
Jan 25 2017 4:22PM
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India is today the largest exporter in the world of pearls, precious and semi-precious stones to Hong Kong and second largest exporter of fine jewellery to Hong Kong. In this, twin shows Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show and Hong Kong International Jewellery Show has played a crucial role. India is known for its gems and jewellery business and the twin shows organised by Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), have provided an ideal platform for Indian traders in jewellery field.

The 4th Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show is set to take place from 28 February to 4 March at the Asia-World Expo, while the 34th Hong Kong International Jewellery Show is slated to be held from 2 to 6 March at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Talking about opportunities for Indian companies offered by HKTDC, Rajesh Bhagat, India Consultant, HKTDC said “India and Hong Kong have a long and close business relationship. While India will continue to take the lead in regional and economic growth, the HKTDC can act as an information and marketing intelligence hub for Indian enterprises to expand market.”

The two shows touted as the world’s largest jewellery market places are likely to welcome more than 4,380 exhibitors from over 50 countries and regions. About 180 companies such as Beads Paradise, Gold Star will join. The Gem and Jewellery Export promotion council from India will continue to set up group pavilions. Other pavilions will come from the Chinese mainland, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Myanmar, India, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Israel, Turkey, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the U.S., Peru, Columbia, Brazil and so on. And, the Jewellery Show will receive new exhibitor from Vanuatu.

Jewellery Show displays worldwide brands and finished jewellery

The Jewellery Show will feature a wide range of finished fine jewellery. There will be a number of themed zones with the prominent Hall of Fame bringing more than 30 internationally acclaimed jewellery brands, including Roberto Coin s.p.a. and Piero Milano Jewellery from Italy, Pranda Jewelry Public Co., Ltd. from Thailand, and Hong Kong’s Lady Heart Collections Ltd and Unrounds (HK) Limited. Hall of Extraordinary will house the most prestigious jewellery collections, including Crivelli s.r.l. from Italy Thomas Faerber SA from Switzerland, and Hong Kong’s Dehres, On Tung Company and Karen Suen Fine Jewellery Limited. Other themed zones include Designer Galleria with stylish pieces and collections; World of Glamour, spotlighting the craftsmanship of Hong Kong exhibitors; Hall of Jade Jewellery collects a wide range of exquisite jade pieces; Antique & Vintage Jewellery Galleria emphasises the charm of classic jewellery; Treasures of Craftsmanship parades sophisticated decorative items; Hall of Time presents luxury watches and clocks; and Wedding Bijoux. Additionally, organised by the HKTDC, the Hong Kong Jewellery & Jade Manufacturers Association and Italian Exhibition Group S.p.A, the T-GOLD+METS pavilion will showcase professional jewellery and watch making machinery, equipment, technology and supplies.

Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show houses dazzling jewels

The Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show will focus in jewellery raw materials such as loose diamonds, previous stones, semi-precious stones and pearls. Several dedicated zones are set up for specific jewellery raw materials, including Hall of Fine Diamonds for quality diamonds; Treasures of Nature for precious gemstones; Treasures of Ocean for exquisite pearls; and Rough Stones & Minerals zone for unpolished and uncut precious stones.

Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition manifests local creativity

Organised by the HKTDC, Hong Kong Jewellers’ & Goldsmiths’ Association, Hong Kong Jewellery & Jade Manufacturers Association, Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers' Association and Diamond Federation of Hong Kong, China, the 18th Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition aims to foster local creativity and innovation in jewellery designs. With the theme of “Follow Your Heart”, works have to present the passion of the designer while manifest the uniqueness of jewellery art.

International Jewellery Design Excellence Award – the Oscars of jewellery design

The biannual 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. Award presentation ceremony will be held on the first day of the Jewellery Show (2 March) and winning entries will be on display at the show.

Various Activities Facilitate Business Interaction

The shows will present a host of activities such as jewellery parades, seminars, forums and networking events that provide industry players with market insights and the latest intelligence. On the first night of the Jewellery Show (2 March), a cocktail reception and gala dinner will be held. Guests will be able to enjoy a night of fine dining while networking with other industry professionals.

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