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Jewellery & Gem ASIA Hong Kong opens!

Fresh product introductions, innovations and connections await buyers
at Asia’s No. 1 mid-year B2B fine jewellery fair

Jewellery & Gem ASIA Hong Kong (JGA) is off to an exciting start today with thousands of product introductions from approximately 1,500 exhibitors from 30+ countries and regions. Taking place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) until Sunday, Asia’s biggest mid-year B2B fine jewellery sourcing fair is divided into 30+ well-defined theme and group pavilions, and features significant highlights such as the big reveal on the finalists for the Sustainability Awards 2024 by JWA (Jewellery World Awards), panel sessions on sustainability and jewellery design, and a one-of-a-kind ruby experience, “Red Radiance 2.0.”

Among JGA’s distinct attractions are the consolidated Fine Design/Fine Gem Pavilion in Hall 3E – a space dedicated to high jewellery manufacturers and select gemstone houses; the CORE Pavilion, which features the best of Hong Kong’s jewellery and gemstone industry; the Fei Cui Gallery with its expansive jadeite display, and the Antique & Vintage Jewellery Pavilion, a favourite of speciality shops and boutiques. Professional buyers will also find a diverse selection of exceptional offerings throughout the show’s various sections, thoughtfully organised by product categories. These encompass loose diamonds, coloured gemstones and pearls; finished jewellery and jewellery mountings; loose lab-grown diamonds and jewellery; jewellery manufacturing equipment; packaging solutions and technology applications. Moreover, trade association-led sections streamline the fair experience by providing attendees with a clear understanding of the products they can expect and the exhibitors they can source from.

“There is so much to experience at JGA, but our mission goes beyond product discovery,” shared David Bondi, Senior Vice President of Informa Markets in Asia. “It’s about providing attendees with the platform where they can cultivate strong relationships with suppliers – both longstanding and new, gain insights from industry peers and witness market developments firsthand. These have become increasingly important given the dramatic developments we’ve witnessed in recent years. Active participation at the heart of the action is essential, most especially now.”

Jewellery and gemstone buyers, who are curating their inventory throughout the stocking season, cannot afford to overlook JGA, said Celine Lau, Director of Jewellery Fairs at Informa Markets Jewellery.

“Imagine the show floor as full of unopened doors or opportunities yet to be explored. That’s where the magic of our in-person events truly lies. At JGA, our exhibitors bring a fresh and dynamic energy, and our attendees will benefit from this,” Lau added.

What’s New

With about 1,500 exhibitors, JGA is a marketplace that offers all things beautiful and precious under the sun. Here is a quick look at some of the collections to discover at the fair.

Diamonds

Established names in the diamond world are presenting their collections in virtually every quality range at JGA. Not to be missed are the Diamond Pavilion and other sections of the fair, which offer stones either loose or set in jewellery, in various sizes, clarity grades, shapes and colours.

Coloured Gemstones

The fair’s high concentration of established coloured gemstone dealers likewise offered opportunities in sourcing the “Big Three” of the gemstone world – ruby, sapphire and emerald – and other exceptional gemstones such as Paraiba tourmaline, spinel, tanzanite, demantoid, opal, alexandrite, morganite and many others in a range of prices and qualities.

Pearls

Offering pearls in almost every type, quality and price point imaginable, JGA features renowned suppliers of Akoya, South Sea, Tahitian and freshwater pearls, which are sold as parcels, pairs, strands and layouts. In addition, design houses and manufacturers are presenting their latest collections of finished pearl jewellery, ranging from statement pieces fit for the red carpet to eye-catching accessories perfect for everyday wear.

Fine Jewellery

JGA brings the jewellery world to life with a vibrant spectrum of colours as seen in these standout jewellery pieces like Goldiaq’s “Royal Panthera” pendant adorned with sapphires and accented with diamonds and tsavorites; e.Jewelry’s flower ring featuring sapphires in a gradient of pink hues, and Kiai Company’s platinum ring with a “no-oil” emerald centre gem.

Fine Design/Fine Gem Pavilion

The Fine Design/Fine Gem Pavilion in Hall 3E gives fairgoers a central place where they can meet with many of the industry’s best, get inspired and source the finest gems and jewellery that they need for their business.

Special events at JGA

In addition to product sourcing, the fair offers an exclusive content programme that includes panel discussions and learning opportunities at The Stage in Hall 1B. Here’s a breakdown of the sessions and special events:

“Sustainable Luxury: Inspiring Case Studies in the Jewellery Industry,” 20 June, 2:30pm – 3:30pm: Taking place today, this panel discussion explores sustainable business practices that drive environmental and business success in the jewellery industry and serves as a prelude to the Sustainability Heroes Panel Series, which will be held at Jewellery & Gem WORLD Hong Kong (JGW) in September. The panel features Guillermo Galvis , President of the Colombian Emeralds Exporters Association (ACODES); Mukesh Dholakiya, Director of H.K. Impex Pvt Ltd, and Matthew Triglone, Managing Director of Jewelarc International Ltd.

“JGA Spotlight: Meet the Future of Jewellery Design,” 21 June, 2:30pm – 3:30pm: This session features designers who will share their creative philosophies and innovative techniques, and how they leverage technology to push the boundaries of design. Pinky Seung, Founder of Headragon and Chairperson of the International Jewellery Designers Association, and Bernardette Sto. Domingo, Deputy Editor of JNA, will moderate the discussion. Fast-rising stars Austy Lee, the driving force behind Austy Lee Art Jewellery; Sarah Zhuang, Founder and Designer of her namesake brand, Sarah Zhuang Jewellery, and Vitoria Wu, Artist and Founder of high jewellery brand, Osi Vitoria Jewelry, are among the panellists.

Media Gathering

Moreover, the finalists for the Sustainability Awards 2024 by JWA (Jewellery World Awards) will be announced at today’s Media Gathering. The event also provides a sneak preview of “Orient Odyssey,” a special exhibit that pays tribute to the timeless beauty of pearls, scheduled for launch at JGW in September. The pearl celebration is presented by Informa’s Jewellery & Gem Knowledge Community, the same team behind the highly successful “Red Radiance” ruby showcase at JGW 2023 and its sequel, “Red Radiance 2.0 – The Ruby’s Mine-to-Market Adventure,” which can be experienced at Booth 3M260. This immersive gemstone learning opportunity, unlike any other in the jewellery trade fair scene, offers live gemstone-cutting demonstrations by renowned artist and Extraordinary 40 Awardee, Victor Tuzlukov, along with a ruby exhibit, audio storytelling and inclusion viewing.

Additionally, at the Media Gathering, six exhibitors are prepared to give the trade media and jewellery-focused influencers an exclusive look at their finest collections.

The schedule is subject to change based on the availability of speakers or weather-related circumstances. Visit the official website for the latest details.