Hong Kong calls: It’s tıme to get ready for Jewellery & Gem ASIA thıs June

New products, new innovations and new business opportunities await trade buyers at Asia’s premier mid-year B2B fine jewellery and gemstone sourcing event in Hong Kong this June, Informa Markets Jewellery announced.

Returning to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from 20 to 23 June, Jewellery & Gem ASIA Hong Kong (JGA) will feature 1,700+ exhibitors from 30+ countries and regions, occupying 30+ pavilions spanning the group, product and themed categories. Another highlight is the big reveal on the finalists of the highly anticipated Sustainability Awards 2024 by JWA (Jewellery World Awards), an awards programme that recognises and honours sustainable business practices in the global jewellery community. Also deserving focus is the return of an immersive exhibit on the “King of Gems” – Red Radiance 2.0 – The Ruby’s Mine-To-Market Adventure.

“With the ever-changing landscape of our industry, trade buyers are now placing greater emphasis on intentional sourcing, and our JGA exhibitors – who represent the very best in the market – are fully prepared to meet these evolving demands,” said David Bondi, Senior Vice President of Informa Markets in Asia.

Positioned in the middle of the year, JGA stands as a centrepiece event in the trade show calendar.

“Buyers will have four days of sourcing, all in one place,” shared Celine Lau, Director of Jewellery Fairs at Informa Markets Jewellery. “JGA’s strategic timing provides businesses with a prime opportunity to review and replenish inventory for the rest of the year, and simultaneously prepares them for the world’s largest fine jewellery sourcing event in September – Jewellery & Gem WORLD Hong Kong (JGW).”

JGA will present a wide range of collections, encompassing finished jewellery, diamonds, coloured gemstones and pearls. Additionally, dedicated sections will highlight equipment, packaging and technology solutions. By attending, buyers can not only explore the latest product releases but also access valuable market intelligence.

“We do more than just connect people with products. We offer fresh content that adds depth and value to the buying experience. After all, people come to JGA to be inspired,” Lau added.

During the Media Gathering on 20 June, Informa will announce the finalists for the Sustainability Awards 2024 by JWA, which applauds exceptional sustainability initiatives undertaken by businesses in the fine jewellery, gemstone and related industries over the past three years. The Awards programme has five categories, namely Environmental Stewardship, Social Empowerment, Manufacturing Innovation, Community Engagement and Sustainability Leadership. The winners will be revealed in July and honoured at the JGW Fair Reception on 18 September at the HKCEC.

Amidst the excitement of the Awards, JGA attendees may also explore the world of rubies through Red Radiance 2.0 – The Ruby’s Mine-to-Market Adventure. First introduced at JGW’s 40th edition last September by Informa’s Jewellery & Gem Knowledge Community, this onsite experience features a ruby exhibit accompanied by audio storytelling, live gemstone-cutting demonstrations and a dark room where visitors may use a UV torch to inspect rubies.

Professional buyers will have the opportunity to explore 30+ pavilions, including two signature areas, namely CORE in Hall 1 and Fine Design/Fine Gem in Hall 3. This clear categorisation not only highlights the unique offerings of each section but also makes navigating the show floor easier.

The CORE Pavilion hosts leading jewellery makers in Hong Kong, emphasising the city’s position as a hub for jewellery design and manufacturing. In addition, Fine Design/Fine Gem presents top jewellers’ design-focused collections and one-of-a-kinds, and gemstone dealers’ exceptional diamonds, coloured gemstones and pearls, among others.

One exhibitor that is all set for JGA is J. R. Diam Limited. The company specialises in a wide range of diamond products, including briolettes, beads and stones in vintage or original cuts, and in various colours, sizes and qualities. The company also designs and manufactures jewellery. Notably, J. R. Diam will introduce new collections including an 18-karat white gold split-shank ring featuring a conch pearl centre gem surrounded by rose-cut and full-cut diamonds, and a pair of chandelier earrings adorned with rows of dangling briolette diamonds.

At the CORE Pavilion, buyers will discover Nelson Jewellery Arts Co Ltd. According to the jeweller, it did not only hold the distinction of being the first to wax-set baguette diamonds; it was also the only recipient of the HKPC Productivity Award three times. Among its exceptional creations are necklaces that capture the essence of fine jewellery moments, one of which is adorned with 442 diamonds, totalling 28.15 carats, and a 38.9-carat sapphire pendant. Another boasts 561 diamonds with a total carat weight of 12.27 carats and 10 emeralds totalling 35.98 carats. Additionally, Nelson Jewellery Arts will be bringing a collar neckpiece embellished with 489 diamonds totalling 11.82 carats and eight rubies with a total carat weight of 41.42 carats.

Buyers looking for loose coloured gemstones will find an abundance of options at JGA. P.V. Gems of Hong Kong is presenting its curated selection of rubies, sapphires and emeralds. Another gemstone specialist, Thailand-based New Suren Co Ltd, is ready to showcase its rubies and sapphires in various shapes and sizes.

In addition to exhibits, JGA will host seminars and presentations, including exhibitor-led sessions. Stay tuned for details.