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Exhibitors' and Buyers' Comments
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Exhibitors' Comments
 

“Sparkle Gems is a well-established manufacturer with profound expertise in emerald cutting and production facilities in India. Our company is a Gemfields authorised auction partner and bought US$10 million worth of items in the last auction of Gemfields. We specialise in Zambian emeralds and key markets include Hong Kong, USA, the Chinese mainland, Europe, Brazil and Germany. At Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show this year, we have met a number of buyers from the Chinese mainland, USA and the Middle East. A sting of deals were already concluded. The largest deal involved the sale of tanzanite for over US$2 million under Tanzanite Foundation by a Chinese mainland buyer. The USA buyer spent US$200,000 for emeralds of one to five carats while another mainland buyer also bought some emeralds of three to five carats for US$200,000. We see strong demand for emeralds and the investment market looks promising. The tanzanite market is also strong. The prospect of business growth in Asia and the Chinese market looks really positive. I have achieved many good deals through the exhibition. This show is the best of its kind in the world. We will definitely continue to exhibit here.”
Imran Khan, CEO, Sparkle Gems, Hong Kong

 

“D.B.S. Diamonds is a leading diamond manufacturer and wholesaler in USA serving the industry for over 15 years. We specialise in fancy colour diamonds and rare white diamonds. We are taking advantage of Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show to expand our presence in Asia. A wide range of diamonds are being showcased this year, primarily white diamonds and yellow diamonds with a value from US$5,000 to US$5 million. An exclusive collection of diamond jewellery is also displayed. We have met with many buyers. The strongest demand comes from buyers of the Chinese mainland and USA. The results have been positive and everything is good here.”
Elfat Belassen, New York Office Manager, D.B.S. Diamonds, Inc., USA

   

“Hatta New World has been in the jewellery business since 1962. Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl has been an excellent trading platform over the years for the industry. We are showcasing our high quality rubies, sapphires and paraiba tourmalines. A lot of buyers from the Chinese mainland, the Middle East, Europe and Russia have come to us and they are keener to buy here. Some jewellery collectors, dealers and chain stores have requested us to cut stones according to their specifications. So far, eight buyers have bought gemstones from us. HKTDC has provided excellent support for us to strengthen exchanges with buyers. We are able to secure new buyers from different countries every year through the exhibition. We are really happy with the show.”
Chang Hatta, Chairman, Hatta New World Company Limited, Hong Kong

   

"The HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show Maruata is always a good place to find new customers and expand business. We are delighted to be here again promoting our wide range of Tahiti pearls. Maruata produces Tahiti pearls in Ahe Atoll of French Polynesia with a pearl farm of about seven hectares. We have so many different pearls on offer and demand is especially strong for those with green colour. We continue to see strong buying interest from the Chinese mainland buyers. The majority of buyers we’ve met this year are from the mainland and they mainly focus on sourcing top-quality pearls. Some buyers from Southeast Asian countries such as Vietnam and Thailand have also come and purchased our pearls. We’ve sold a good number of pearls during the year. The feedback has been positive again. We are pleased with the responses and will definitely participate in the fair next year.”
Henri Albert, Director, and Jimmy Albert, Sales, Maruata Pearls, French Polynesia

   

“With a business history of about 40 years, T.R. Gems specialises in the supply of rare gemstones like rubies and sapphires. We are showcasing a variety of large-sized rubies and sapphires in particular this year. For example, sapphires on display vary in the size of five to 72 carats. The prices of top quality gemstones continue to gain pace due to solid demand. We continue to draw interest from buyers and their purchasing interest are still keen. Buyers from Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland remain our main customers. Everything has been well organised at the fair with excellent service. The showcase lighting is good and that helps to present the glittering beauty of our gemstones. We look forward positively to concluding deals with buyers.”
Nisim Gabay, Manager, T.R. Gems, Inc., USA

   

“Pacific Pearl & Gem is a specialist dealing mainly salt-water natural pearls from different parts of the world including Caribbean, Indo-Pacific and South America. We have been in the industry for 20 years and our pearls are selling all over world to different customers. We have been participating in Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show to grow our business over the years. A wide range of natural pearls are being showcased here this year. Buyers are coming from everywhere such as Europe, India, the Chinese mainland and the Middle East. The most sought-after pieces are oyster pearls and conch pearls. While the global economy is still, the prices of natural pearls are stable. This fair is the place to do business. It offers us a great platform to promote our pearls and find international buyers.”
Gaylord Town, Director, Pacific Pearl And Gem Inc., USA

   

“Headquartered in Geneva of Switzerland, Safdico is a leading diamond manufacturing and trading company in the world. Our expertise lies in large and fabulous diamonds that cater to customers looking for something unique. This is our second-year participation in Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show to explore new business opportunities. Again, we are showcasing a selection of top quality diamonds with the biggest emerald cut diamond in the size of over 46 carats. We hope to secure new private customers and independent jewellery retailers through the exhibition. The response has been positive. We’ve secured some new customers including several jewellery retailers from the Middle East. We’ve sold a bit of everything including white diamonds and yellow diamonds during the fair. We are happy with the results and will continue to exhibit here for business development.”
Yves Alexis, President, Safdico International Ltd, Switzerland

   
“Marcel Poncet is a well-established company selling a large variety of precious gemstones such as rubies from Myanmar, emeralds from Columbia and sapphires from Sri Lanka. Established in 1917, we are celebrating our 100th anniversary this year. We provide top-quality gemstones for fine jewellery and many famous international brands are our customers. We are participating in Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show for the third consecutive year to expand our presence in Asia. We seek to find more buyers from different countries in the region like the Chinese mainland, Taiwan, Korea and Australia. Buyers are forthcoming and some Chinese mainland customers we met previously here have visited us again to source more gemstones. Our items are of high values and further discussions are needed to conclude deals. This fair is a good place to expand our Asian business. We hope to get a bigger booth even next year to raise our presence.”
Éric Ruskoné, President, Marcel Poncet s.a.s., France
   
“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
   
“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
   
“Jungle Jewellery is primarily engaged in the wholesale business of pearls from South China Sea, Tahiti and Japan. We also produce some diamond jewellery collections for customers in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland. As part of expansion, we have branched out to the direct sale of products to end-users. We are exhibiting here for the fifth consecutive year to promote our products. The buyers’ response we’ve received this year is even better than last year. So far, the new buyers we met this time were mainly from the Chinese mainland, with some overseas customers from countries like Italy and Australia. They are interested in both our pearls and diamond collections. Several buyers from the Chinese mainland have already bought some pearls on the first day of exhibition. We are quite satisfied with the results. This international trade fair offers a solid platform for us to find new buyers and raise our company profile.”
Au Yan Kit, Manager, Jungle Jewellery Ltd, Hong Kong
   
“Shanghai Gems specialises in the collection and sale of premium natural pearls worldwide. We have been participating in Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show for many years to showcase our rich collections and reach out to more customers. The response from buyers has been positive again this year. Our highlights include various natural pearls from South China Sea, and Tahiti, clam pearls from Southeast Asia and abalone pearls. Many of our pearls are unique and rare to find, making them very valuable and appealing. On the first day of exhibition, some customers from India and Hong Kong have already come and bought some pearls they like. Despite a slow global economic environment, we continue to maintain good business with customers worldwide especially those from Hong Kong, Italy, Switzerland, UK and USA. This fair is always a good place to explore new business opportunities for growth.”
Yungmie Chin, Manager, Shanghai Gems SA, Switzerland
   
Buyers' Comments
   

“In business for 39 years, Marfil Tallada is a jewellery wholesaler and retailer in Spain. We are running two jewellery shops in Valencia. Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show is really a wonderful trade fair. I believe it is the best of its kind in the world where buyers can find everything from diamonds to gemstones and pearls. I am here looking for various pearls and gemstones. So far, I have got in touch with 10 to 15 suppliers from India and Hong Kong. Three orders worth about US$18,000 were already placed. In total, I expect to spend about US$100,000 to source different items this year. I will also visit Hong Kong International Jewellery Show to buy diamond jewellery. Everything is perfect here in Hong Kong.”
Héctor Marfil Tallada, Manager, Marfil Tallada Perlas, Spain

   

“KamiRus is engaged in jewellery wholesale business in Russia. As part of expansion, we are developing two jewellery brands for men and women. This is my second-year visit to Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show to source semi-precious stones and polished diamonds. I found a Belgian supplier through the business matching service and will purchase some diamonds of 0.30 to five carats for US$60,000 to US$70,000. I spoke at the Buyer Forum to discuss Russia’s jewellery market and really enjoyed the fruitful exchange with buyers and exhibitors there. I am also visiting Hong Kong Jewellery Show to source silver jewellery and stainless steel jewellery. I expect to spend about US$250,000 to US$300,000 in total to buy various diamonds and jewellery pieces.”
Jain Kirnesh Amritial, General Director, KamiRus LLC, Russia

   

“DL Diamond offers a wide selection of quality diamonds, gemstones and original jewellery pieces. I travel around the world to source diamonds and gemstones for our jewellery designs. The HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show is an amazing fair providing a great variety of items to choose from. I have already bought some diamonds and gemstones like rubies and sapphires for over US$150,000 on the first day of my visit. I expect to spend a further US$100,000 for other beautiful gemstones. This really is the best place to source diamonds and gemstones as well as understanding the latest market trends. Hong Kong International Jewellery Show is another highlight. I am looking for some interesting jewellery and will spend at least US$400,000 there. Hong Kong is a great place to do business. I enjoy coming here to grow business.”
David Levy, President/Owner, DL Diamond Inc, USA

   

“Founded in 1927, Carrascorp is a leading jewellery retailer in Bolivia. We currently operate 12 jewellery shops in the capital city Santa Cruz selling a wide range of 18k gold jewellery, silver jewellery and gemstone jewellery. This is my first visit to Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show. I am very impressed with the large scale of exhibition which features so many suppliers from different parts of the world. I have found some small diamonds that can go together with our jewellery collections. Orders worth US$12,000 to US$15,000 were already placed on the spot. This really is an eye-opening experience for me. I will also take the opportunity to visit Hong Kong International Jewellery Show to find some gold and silver jewellery pieces.”
Marcelo Daza Carrasco, General Manager, Carrascorp SRL., Bolivia

   

“In business for 18 years, Rising Star cuts diamonds in a variety of unique and fancy shapes. We always strive to provide something different for customers from different parts of the world including Hong Kong, Japan, USA, Germany and Thailand. Our special cuts come in varied forms and shapes such as rabbits, crosses, butterflies and even a horsehead. I have been visiting this fair over the years. This time, I am particularly sourcing some small diamonds with regular shapes for my customers. I expect to buy about 50 to 60 pieces. I am still looking around at the fairground for the most attractive items and hopefully will finalise some purchases within a couple of days. This is an excellent fair where I can find everything I want in a few days’ time. If you want to find something good and interesting, you must come here. This is the perfect place to do business.”
Ezra Boaron, Managing Director, Rising Star Diamonds, Israel

 

“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
 
“Thein Than Yadana sells and supplies a variety of loose diamonds as well as jewellery collections in Myanmar. We currently operate three retail shops in Mandalay, the second-largest city in our country. This is my fifth-year visit to the Hong Kong fair sourcing various loose diamonds. The focus is mainly on diamonds of one to five carats, plus some smaller-sized stones. I have already got in touch with five new suppliers from Israel and India for a selection of diamonds in different sizes. Further talks will be conducted after the exhibition and I expect to place orders worth about US$100,000 in total. This is a good fair featuring so many suppliers from different parts of the world. I really enjoy sourcing through this ideal trading platform. Everything has been well organised and managed.”
Thein Zaw, Owner, Thein Than Yadana Gems and Jewellery, Myanmar
 
“In business for about 20 years, Gemetrix specialises in sourcing loose diamonds for jewellery manufacturers in Australia. I have been visiting Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show over the past few years to find new suppliers. I am looking for small diamonds with a size up to 0.5 carat. So far, I have found several new suppliers from India. Further discussions will be carried with them. I will introduce a variety of diamonds I have selected to those jewellery manufacturers we represent. The amount of potential orders under negotiation is estimated at US$500,000. I am positive about concluding deals with the new suppliers. This fair is a convenient place to visit and an important sourcing platform for us. The scale is so big that buyers can basically find everything we need here.”
John Chapman, Director, Gemetrix Pty Ltd, Australia
 
“Founded in 1962, Bijouterie Lavigueur is one of the biggest jewellery retailers in Quebec city of Canada. We currently operate 12 retail shops there selling a wide range of jewellery pieces. This is my second visit to Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show to source high quality pearls. There is a lot of interesting items on offer here. I am in talks with several new suppliers for South Sea freshwater pearls and Tahitian pearls. Orders can be made in two to three weeks after the pricing confirmation. It is hard to say at this stage how much we may purchase in the end. Initial orders will be smaller. If everything works out well, we will place more orders.” Charles Lavigueur, Vice President, Bijouterie Lavigueur Ltée, Canada Exhibitor “In business since 2000, Orau Pearls is a wholesaler of Tahitian cultured pearls with a pearl farm on Manihi island of French Polynesia. This is our second-year participation in Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show to explore new business opportunities. Top quality pearls continue to draw strong interest and their prices are going up. We have met with a large number of buyers from different places including the Chinese mainland, Australia, USA, Canada, France and Spain. The Chinese mainland customers remain the keenest buyers, making them the driving force for the growth of the pearl market. Some mainland buyers we met last year have also returned to do business with us. This is a nice show for our business development in the region.”
Juliette Tikare, Manager, Orau Pearls, French Polynesia