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  • 34th edition in 2017
  • Concurrently held with the 4th edition of HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show
  • 2,581 exhibitors from 39 countries and regions showcased their products
  • The show attracted 51,905 buyers from 137 countries and regions

 


 

Successful Twin Jewellery Shows

 

Under the “Two Shows, Two Venues” arrangement for the consecutive four years, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council organised two jewellery shows in February/March 2017 with jewellery raw materials and finished jewellery collections separated into two exhibition venues.

 

The 34th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and the 4th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show held at the AsiaWorld-Expo, together welcomed more than 85,000 buyers from 144 countries and regions.  As the world’s preeminent marketplace for fine jewellery, the two five-day shows featured about 4,480 exhibitors from 53 countries and regions, offering a more spacious and comprehensive trading platform for both exhibitors and buyers, thus creating more business opportunities.

 

“Despite economic challenges, especially in the luxury goods market, the two shows attracted a record number of buyers. The exhibitors are also generally satisfied with the results at the two shows,” said Benjamin Chau, Deputy Executive Director, HKTDC. “This demonstrates that the jewellery industry remains confident about business prospects this year, reinforcing Hong Kong’s position as a proven global promotion and sourcing hub for the industry, as well as the success of our ‘two shows, two venues’ format.”

 

A Glamorous Show for Finished Jewellery

 

The 2017 edition of HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show was held from 2 to 6 March 2017, featuring 2,581 exhibitors from 39 countries and regions around the world, with first time participants from British Virgin Islands, Guatemala and Vanuatu.  The strong international nature of the show was also manifested in its 17 country pavilions including the debut pavilions from Philippines and Portugal, as well as Chinese mainland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Israel, Korea, Peru, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States.  Two trade organisation pavilions, T-GOLD+METS pavilion and Japan Jewellery Association, were present in the Show.  Co-organised by the HKJJA Exhibition Service Limited and Fiera di Vicenza, the T-GOLD+METS pavilion displayed professional jewellery and watchmaking machinery, equipment, technology and supplies to meet the needs of buyers.

 

Favorable buyer attendance reaffirmed the growing popularity and importance of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show. The 2017 Show successfully attracted a record number of 51,905 buyers from 137 countries and regions, up 2.3% over last year.

 

Over 110 overseas buying missions were organized with more than 7,500 companies representing some 9,500 buyers from 75 countries and regions. The presence of a number of renowned jewelers was secured, including Prouds The Jewellers from Australia, Vivara from Brazil, Cleor from France, Fei Liu Fine Jewellery from United Kingdom, Tanishq – A Tata Product from India, PT. Gold Martindo from Indonesia, As-me ESTELLE from Japan, Almaz Holding from Russia, Ben Bridge Jeweler and Gem Shopping Network from USA, Lavigueur Bijoutiere Ltd from Canada, Pure Gold from the UAE, L’azurde Group from Saudi Arabia and Zbird from the Chinese mainland.

 

House of the Shining Jewels

 

The Hong Kong International Jewellery Show 2017 spotlighted a diverse range of jewellery in different themed areas.

 

As an elite section reserved for exclusive and high-end fine jewellery masterpieces, Hall of Extraordinary in Grand Hall and Hall 3B featured several exquisitely decorated premium booths showcasing some prestigious jewellery.

 

Located in Hall 1 and Hall 3DE, World of Glamour housed close to 440 Hong Kong-based fine jewellery exhibitors that wished to emphasise the fine quality of their jewellery.
Other dedicated theme areas included:

 

  • Antique & Vintage Jewellery Galleria captured the glamour of classic jewellery and watches from bygone times;
  • Designer Galleria was a treasure house for design-driven and contemporary collections;
  • Hall of Fame brought together top-flight brand names in elegant surroundings;
  • Hall of Jade Jewellery highlighted top-grade jadeite jewellery;
  • Hall of Time was dedicated to branded jewellery watches and timepieces;
  • Treasures of Craftsmanship presented the masterpieces of cravings from gems, gold or silver as well as precious ornaments; and
  • Wedding Bijoux focused on bridal jewellery and wedding rings

 

International Jewellery Design Excellence Award 2017 goes to...

 

As a platform to honour creative and eminent jewellery designers from around the world, and to provide an opportunity for the industry to exchange experiences, expertise and craftsmanship, the International Jewellery Design Excellence (IJDE) Award 2017 was a biennial event organised by the HKTDC jointly with Hong Kong Jewellers’ and Goldsmiths’ Association, Hong Kong Jewellery and Jade Manufacturers Association, Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers’ Association and the Diamond Federation of Hong Kong.

 

The Award gathered 165 award-winning designers from 27 countries and regions to compete for a number of accolades. Japanese designer Natsumi Odate won the highest honour “Champion of the Champions” with her necklace “Rhythm”, which is made using 3D technology. Winning entries of the competition, along with those from the 18th Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition Award, were on display in prominent locations at the fairground to provide inspirations for fair attendees.

 

Dazzling Insights with the Latest Market Trends

 

More than 25 special events were organised over the fair period, including a wide variety of seminars, networking receptions and jewellery parades.

 

The first evening of the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show 2017 began with a Cocktail Reception with parade of glittering winning pieces of IJDE Award 2017 and selected exhibitors.  The theme of the thereafter Jewellery Gala Dinner was “Tribute to Movie Queens”.  Guests showed their appreciation for the dishes imbued with jewellery elements prepared by Chef Robert Fontana, ASEAN Chairman of Disciples Escoffier International Asia.  Along with the culinary experience, guests were also treated to musical performances from classic films, enhancing the ambience for networking.

 

Various seminar sessions and forums were held during the fair period on such topics as diamond testing technology, gemstone laboratory report and opportunities in the mature market. The Creative Director & Forecaster of TRENDVISION Jewellery + Forecasting, Paola De Luca, also hosted a seminar “Forecast 2018+” to share her forecast on jewellery consumption and product trends.  During the session, she revealed that the upcoming mega trends in jewellery design would be “Sustainable Harmony”, “Preserving our Heritage”, “Searching for Poetry” and “Futurama”.  A demonstration on Japanese Urushi lacquer craftsmanship was also held.

 

Several glamorous jewellery parades featured models wearing exquisite and inspirational exhibits of different themed zones while a number of networking events provided an informal platform for exhibitors to meet with buyers and exchange market information.  Two world-class jewellery auctions, the Paspaley Pearl Auction and the Robert Wan Tahiti Pearls Auction, also took place in conjunction with the Show.

 

Looking forward

 

The next edition of Hong Kong International Jewellery Show for finished jewellery products will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in early March 2018 while the HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show for jewellery raw materials will also be held concurrently at AsiaWorld-Expo. Be sure to visit both shows for more market trends and sourcing opportunities! For further information, please visit www.hktdc.com/hkjewelleryshow, or contact:

 

Exhibitions Department
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Unit 13, Expo Galleria
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 1830 668
Fax: (852) 2824 0026
E-mail: exhibitions@hktdc.org