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Moments of life
20 March 2018
Co-organised by the Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers’ Association and HKJE magazine, the JMA International Jewelry Design Competition serves as a platform to facilitate communication and the exchange of creative ideas among designers. It aims at promoting design excellence in the jewellery industry and uplifting the standards of jewellery design in Hong Kong.
‘Supearl’ and ‘Granpearl’ grading from Japan
19 March 2018
Akoya pearls from Japan have long been popular with Asian buyers, particularly the mainland Chinese. New pearl products have however infiltrated the market recently, raising confusion among buyers. To meet this challenge head on, a fresh set of standards for Akoya pearl testing and grading was launched.
The pursuit of greatness
16 March 2018
Taiwanese designer Anna Hu has become a force to be reckoned with in the global jewellery industry, thanks to her bespoke creations and enigmatic imagination. A musical prodigy-turned-jeweller, Hu gave up a lifelong dream of becoming a great cellist after a shoulder injury. Her decision to traverse the path of creative design would later prove to be one of the best she’s ever made.
Diamonds in the rough
14 March 2018
Thanks to the Kimberley Process (KP), 99.8 percent of all diamonds in the global supply chain today come from a conflict-free source. The World Diamond Council (WDC), the diamond industry’s voice in this discussion, now seeks to expand the KP’s scope. WDC Acting President Stephane Fischler identifies key issues facing the KP and outlines the industry’s role in keeping conflict diamonds out of the marketplace.
Digital marketing: Dawn of a new era in jewellery business
13 March 2018
Today’s jewellers are faced with the challenge of gaining sustained visibility and enticing consumers to keep buying their products. The struggle is just as real when creating consumer awareness online. The importance of a strong digital presence has become undeniable in this day and age. ‘Influencer marketing’ also plays a definitive role in the ever-expanding online business landscape.
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