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MJSA Expo delivers “inspiring” experience for jewelry manufacturers and designers

MJSA eThe 2017 MJSA Expo may have been cut short by one day, thanks to a looming blizzard, but that didn’t stop the show’s attendees from getting the full “Expo experience.” The industry’s longest-running show dedicated to professional jewelry making and design, MJSA Expo had been scheduled to run for three days starting on March 12, at the Javits Center in New York City, but a forecast of up to two feet of snow for March 14 eventually forced Gov. Andrew Cuomo to declare a state of emergency, effectively ending the show after two days.


GJA, AJA announce 2017 Convention dates

The Georgia Jewelers Association (GJA) and Alabama Jewelers Association (AJA) have announced they will cohost their annual Convention on March 31- April 2. Now in its 9th year, the two state organizations will join forces at the Marriott Grand National Resort & Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Opelika, Alabama, a four star resort located an hour and half from the Atlanta airport.

Fourth edition of Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show off to strong start

Hong Kong International Jewellery Show opens today

The International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show opened on February 28 and continues through March 4 at the AsiaWorld-Expo. This fourth edition of the show, organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), welcomes more than 1,900 exhibitors from 39 countries and regions to showcase raw jewelry materials including quality diamonds, precious gems, semi-precious stones and exquisite pearls.

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Today (March 2) the 34th HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show begins its five-day run at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The International Jewellery Show, which is dedicated to finished jewelry products, along with the International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show, feature a total of about 4,480 exhibitors from 52 countries and regions, forming the world’s largest jewelry marketplace for sourcing and networking.

“The outlook for the jewelry industry is positive, based on signs of recovery in the United States economy while emerging markets such as the Chinese mainland and ASEAN are displaying a sustained demand for jewelry,” Benjamin Chau, Deputy Executive Director, HKTDC, said. “However, with fierce competition in the market, jewelry manufacturers and retailers have to stay ahead of the curve by seeking out the best suppliers and keeping up with market trends by understanding the latest materials, technological advancements and the needs of buyers and consumers. Our fairs are designed to address these issues.”

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Quality diamonds and gems from around the globe

Dedicated zones facilitate convenient sourcing of various product categories. The Hall of Fine Diamonds gathers top-of-the-range diamond suppliers from around the world showcasing high carat and top quality diamonds. Exhibitors include Dharam Creations, Kiran and Novel Collection from Hong Kong, NIMESH GEMS and Venus Jewel from India, SwissDiam from Switzerland, Kristall from Russia, Gemstar from Israel and DBS Diamond from the US. Treasures of Nature features a variety of precious gemstones including popular emeralds, rubies and opals, rarer precious stones such as Ceylon pink sapphires, light red spinels and Paraiba gems are also on show. Treasures of Ocean presents natural precious pearls that offer top quality and value. The Rough Stones & Minerals zone, which was launched last year, returns to present unpolished and uncut precious stones and gems to buyers.

Aside from product zones, 22 group pavilions including Australia, Brazil, the Chinese mainland, Colombia, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Thailand and the US showcase different jewelry raw materials. Prominent jewelry trade organizations have also set up their own pavilions, including Antwerp World Diamond Centre, International Colored Gemstone Association and Tanzanite Foundation.

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One-stop platform for buying missions

The HKTDC organized more than 110 buying missions comprising over 7,400 buyers from some 70 countries and regions. Aside from gaining insights into the latest products and sourcing opportunities worldwide, buyers can also participate in seminars under a variety of themes. GIA experts are invited to discuss natural IIa diamonds, while a buyer forum will analyze the opportunities arising from the Belt and Road Initiative. Exhibitors and buyers will be able to exchange ideas while appreciating exquisite gems. Business matching services are also provided for buyers to meet with potential suppliers to enhance sourcing efficiency.

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International Jewellery Show opens March 2

The 34th edition of the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show will kick off at the HKCEC today, March 2. The show is set to offer finished jewelry products, including elite jewelry collections, premier brands, antique jewelry as well as new designer brands, etc. The synergy between the two shows will generate more effective and convenient business exchanges among raw material suppliers and finished jewelry brands.

The International Jewellery Show will provide a diverse sourcing opportunity, featuring the Hall of Fame devoted to the elegance of popular brands; Hall of Extraordinary with rare and top-tier jewelry pieces; Design Galleria that showcases innovative creations; World of Glamour spotlighting Hong Kong-based exhibitors; as well as Treasures of Craftsmanship where jewelry and art converge.

A number of networking receptions will also be organized during the International Jewellery Show. Events include the Gala Dinner on March 2, sponsored by Tanzanite Foundation, where invited guests will enjoy a menu prepared by Chef Robert Fontana, ASEAN Chairman of Disciples Escoffier International Asia, while appreciating jewelry parades and other performances. The culinary and visual pleasure will surely enrich the night already full of networking opportunities. During the fair period, jewelry parades will allow buyers to examine selected items from exhibitors. Themed seminars will furnish industry players with the latest product trends, market information and technological advancements.

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During the concurrent fair period a free shuttle bus service will be provided between AsiaWorld-Expo (Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show) and downtown areas (including HKCEC). For more details please visit the fair websites, HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show: http://www.hktdc.com/hkjewelleryshow & HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show: http://www.hktdc.com/hkdgp.

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 organizes international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to provide companies with business opportunities on the mainland and in international markets, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and digital channels including the media room. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com/aboutus.

 

 

Jewelers of America to offer Certification Exams at JA New York

The JA Sales and Management Professional Certification exams are open to all jewelry professionals

JA(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, is offering its renowned Sales and Management Professional Certification exams on March 13, 2017 at the Jacob Javits Center during the JA New York Show. Certifications are open to all jewelry professionals with no studying required as the exams validate existing skills and knowledge. JA established the Professional Certification program in the late 1990s with the goal of raising the level of professionalism throughout the jewelry industry. In 2016, 70 jewelry professionals completed JA Professional Certification, for a lifetime total of over 650.

First 2017 JIS Show leaves attendees confident about the year ahead

JIS deems 1st of two shows at temporary Fort Lauderdale location a success

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(NORWALK, Conn.) - The JIS January 2017 Show concluded on January 29th at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center for its first show of 2017 and its first of two shows being held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. JIS reports the Show was a success all around as thousands of satisfied buyers and hundreds of exhibitors were thrilled with the new, temporary venue. The combination of being only five minutes from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, access to a parking garage physically connected to the convention center, a beautiful wall of windows overlooking a cruise ship port, the accommodating and friendly staff, and being only minutes from famous beaches and the Las Olas Boulevard Shopping District, were only a few of the reasons everyone loved the venue.

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