As the new arrangement of “2 Shows 2 Venues” approaches, the March 2014 HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show and the HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show are expected to draw more than 3,500 exhibitors to showcase the world of finished jewelry, diamonds, precious gemstones and pearls under two specialized platforms.
From timeless to cutting edge, chic to luxurious, finished jewelry products will be exhibited at the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show (Mar 5-9) in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, while the Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show (Mar 3-7) will be a specialized trade platform for diamonds, loose gemstones and pearls in the AsiaWorld-Expo. The arrangement offers a wider scope of exhibits on display under a streamlined setting to maximize the benefit of both exhibitors and buyers.
Both shows saw the welcome return of many of its regular participants, but there will also be fresh faces. As of now, the two shows are welcoming South Africa to form their pavilion for the first time to introduce its rich and talismanic jewelry treasures to the world. Lorna Lloyd, CEO of the Jewellery Council of South Africa believes, by leverage on the new arrangement of 2 shows 2 venues, South African jewelry will shine even further among the vast mix of global buyers: “Our National Pavilion will offer exclusivity, originality of design, prestigious quality and competitive pricing on high end product. It represents the riches and talents of our country, and our industry.”
The presence of the international group pavilions proves again the global influence of the two shows. The line-up includes Brazil, the Chinese mainland, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Trade organizations’ pavilions, like the Antwerp World Diamond Centre, the Israel Diamond Institute, the Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute, the International Colored Gemstone Association, the Japan Jewellery Association, the Japan Pearl Exporters’ Association, and the Platinum Guild International, will also set up pavilions of their own at both shows.
Lustrous Design to Shine
The future of the Hong Kong jewelry industry comes alive through the 15th Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition. The theme for 2014 is “Timeless Glow,” looking for designs that are able to embrace both the contemporary and classic, to create a timeless glow. The competition is divided into Open Group and Student Group. Winning pieces will shine at a special display in the fairground, providing inspiration amongst international jewelers.
Another design competition, dedicated to gold jewelry, the biennial Chuk Kam Jewellery Design Competition 2014, will announce the results with final entries on display during the events. This year’s design concept is “Saluting to the Inclusive Era.” The pieces are sure to dazzle and inspire.
For more information, please visit the fair websites:
Hong Kong International Jewellery Show: www.hktdc.com/hkjewelleryshow
Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show: www.hktdc.com/hkdgp
About the HKTDC
A statutory body established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and service providers. With more than 40 global offices, including 11 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and throughout Asia. The HKTDC also organizes trade fairs and business missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and on the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online. For more information, please visit www.hktdc.com.