The 25th Hong Kong International Jewelry Manufacturers’ Show (HKIJMS) concluded on a high note, with the show’s organisers unveiling a new image to signal changes and innovations.
The four-day fair was organised by the Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers’ Association (HKJMA). According to the association, this year’s edition was the largest show ever in the history of HKIJMS.
More than 900 exhibitors from 26 countries showcased their goods through traditional and new zones, which included Vintage and Refurbished Jewelry, Silver and Fashion Jewelry, Synthetic Diamond, Italy, Sri Lanka and Myanmar Pavilions. A special Bridal Jewellery Gallery was also set up at this year’s fair.
Organisers also held industry seminars on the sidelines of the show. Results of the JMA International Jewelry Design Competition 2017 were likewise announced at the welcome reception. With “Tresor” as the theme of this year’s competition, Hong Kong-based Peter Lam Jewellery Ltd won three awards including Open Group I Champion, Best Craftsmanship Award and Tahitian Pearl Award. The Open Group II Champion and My Favourite Jewelry Design Award went to Edelweiss Jewellery Co Ltd while C & F Jewellery (Mfr) Ltd brought home the Best Market Value Award. In addition, the new Miss Jewelry Hong Kong 2017, Kimmy Low, was also named during the anniversary dinner.
“New elements were added this year to make the show more international and diverse,” noted William Li, chairman of the JMA Hong Kong organising committee.
The show attracted delegations from mainland China and Korea and the general public, creating a more convenient environment for business matching and trading, according to the organiser.