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Around 400 Diamantaires to Exhibit in Most Important Mid-Year Jewellery Show

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(press releaSE) The fire and brilliance of diamonds beckon buyers to the most important mid-year fine jewellery event in the world – the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.

Around 400 diamond manufacturers and dealers, including the most respected names in the industry, will converge at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) starting from June 21 for four days of business transactions and networking. 

Organised by UBM Asia, the June Fair has one of the largest and most comprehensive Diamond sections in the B2B trade show space. Diamonds in all qualities, shapes, colours and sizes – from one-of-a-kind stones to melees – will be presented in Halls 3B – E of the HKCEC.

Commenting on the June Fair’s Diamond zone, Wolfram Diener, Senior Vice President of UBM Asia, said, “Virtually every important player and diamond centre in the industry will have a presence at the 31st edition of the June Fair. For exhibitors, the show serves as a powerful tool to touch base with existing customers, reach out to new clients and keep abreast of the latest developments in the diamond world. For professional buyers, the June Fair gives them the chance to exchange ideas with and learn from the best and the brightest in the diamond industry. More importantly, they will find all the diamonds that they need in one distinct section of the fair.”

The Diamond section consists of group pavilions led by the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC), Hong Kong Indian Diamond Association (HKIDA), Israel Diamond Institute (IDI), and most recently, the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), which is heading the India Pavilion, among others. In addition to the June Fair, GJEPC will also be organising the India Pavilion at the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair this year.

The “Diamonds are Natural: Declaration Programme on Diamond Exhibits” will be back this June following its successful implementation at the Jewellery & Gem Fairs in Hong Kong in the last two years. This initiative gives buyers an extra assurance about the diamonds they are purchasing and helps them make informed buying decisions. Supported by the Diamond Federation of Hong Kong, AWDC, HKIDA and IDI, the programme acknowledges exhibitors who are members of recognised diamond trade associations and who make a declaration that they supply and exhibit diamonds in line with “Trade Descriptions (Definition of Diamond) Regulations” and in accordance with Hong Kong Law during the show. Diamond exhibitors enrolled in this programme will display in their booths an official poster issued by UBM Asia that identifies them as programme participants.

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China market

A highly dynamic diamond jewellery market is one of the compelling reasons that makes the June Fair a must-attend event for trade professionals.

“Industry insiders are positive about diamond jewellery demand this year following stronger sales in China and the US in the latter part of 2017. Reports indicated that this trend would likely be sustained provided that global economic conditions continue to improve,” Diener said.

A De Beers study revealed that diamond jewellery demand in China’s Tier-3 cities recorded the biggest growth in value terms in 2016 compared with first- and second-tier cities. In addition to promising business prospects in lower-tier cities, the wedding and millennial markets, and self-purchasing consumers are among the key drivers in diamond jewellery demand growth. China’s diamond jewellery sector has been cited as the fastest-growing in the world, recording nearly a threefold increase from US$3.1 billion in 2006 to US$9.7 billion in 2016 in terms of demand.

“It’s always helpful to have in-depth conversations with diamond manufacturers, dealers and customers, and this is something that you can accomplish at the June Fair,” noted Celine Lau, Director of Jewellery Fairs at UBM Asia.

Occupying over 70,000 square metres of exhibition space at the HKCEC, the June Fair is divided into well-defined theme and group pavilions, making it easier for buyers to navigate the show floor.

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The 17 theme pavilions are Antique & Vintage Jewellery; Corals; CORE Pavilion; Designer Arena; Diamonds; Fashion Jewellery; Fei Cui Gallery; Fine Design Pavilion & Fine Gem Pavilion; Fine Jewellery; Gemstones; Jewellery Accessories; Packaging, Tools & Equipment; Jewellery Mountings; Pearls; Silver Jewellery and Stainless Steel Jewellery.

The fair also highlights 18 group pavilions led by countries, regions and trade associations.

Exhibitor Comments and Product Previews

The extensive range of diamond goods on display and the presence of the industry’s most notable names in diamond manufacturing make the June Fair one of the world’s biggest diamond marketplaces.

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Varun Maini of India-based Kapu Gems: “We have been associated with the June Fair for almost 10 years now. [This show] is indeed an integral part of our sales and marketing strategy. We constantly look forward to enhancing our presence in all the globally renowned industry-specific events and exhibitions since we strongly believe in reconnecting and enriching relationships with our business associates and clients, and exploring new business partnerships.”
Kapu Gems believes that improved buyer sentiment and stable diamond prices in the last two years have given a boost to the diamond jewellery consumption outlook this year. At the June Fair, the manufacturer will be presenting goods weighing 30 points to 10 carats and above, in D-M colours and FL-SI3 clarity grades. Special stones will also be highlighted, including an 11.13-carat D Flawless Type IIA diamond, a matching pair of D Flawless Type IIA diamonds weighing 15.88 carats each, and a 21.52-carat D Flawless Type IIA gem.

Nayan Ranpura, Deputy General Manager of Sales at Kiran Exports (Hong Kong) Ltd: “The June Fair carries substantial weight in our sales and marketing strategy since it helps keep the market momentum going during the relatively slower May-July period. It may be smaller in scale [compared with the September Fair], but it draws many smaller-sized but significant buyers from the Far East. At the June Fair, buyers exchange business ideas and plan their purchases for the coming seasons.”

Kiran will be offering goods, which it believes are ideally matched to a June Fair visitor’s shopping list. The manufacturer will display diamonds within the commercial range, such as VS-SI parcels of 20 to 70 pointers in D-K colours in larger quantities, and -6.5 to 1/10 parcels in VVS-SI3 clarity grades. A large inventory of certified carat-sized rounds and fancy shapes will also be made available at the fair.

Taïssa Deridder, Trade Fair Officer of AWDC: “For many years now, the Antwerp Diamond Pavilion is a fixture at the Hong Kong show, with a strong representation from the world’s premier hub for diamond trade. Antwerp offers consistent quality through reliable and trusted companies that are present year after year. Hong Kong remains one of the most crucial marketplaces for diamantaires in Asia. The show is the ideal platform for maintaining existing contacts and for making new contacts.”

At the 31st edition of the June Fair, the Antwerp Diamond Pavilion will feature 44 companies – a slight increase compared with the previous edition.

Fair Dates & Opening Hours

  • 21-23 June 2018
    10:30am – 6:30pm
  • 24 June 2018
    10:30am – 5:30pm 

Venue: Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
             1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong

For jewellery trade only and visitors under age 18 will not be admitted.

For visiting enquiries, please contact: Visitor Promotion Department, Jewellery Fairs, UBM Asia

Tel: (852) 2516 2192
Fax: (852) 3749 7344
E-mail: visitjgf-hk@ubm.com

For media enquiries, please contact: Marketing Communications Department, Jewellery Fairs, UBM Asia

Tel: (852) 2516 2144 
Fax: (852) 3749 7318
E-mail: pressjgf-hk@ubm.com
www.JewelleryNet.com

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Diamond Empowerment Fund Now Doing Business As Diamonds Do Good

The change will be celebrated at DDG’s signature event June 1 in Las Vegas.

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(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK – Seizing on the simplicity, significance and resonance of its “Diamonds Do Good” tagline, the Diamond Empowerment Fund announced that it will evolve its business name to Diamonds Do Good. In keeping with the change, the non-profit organization has reimagined its logo and will be doing the same to its signature Las Vegas event held on the eve of the opening of the JCK Show.

Inspired by Nelson Mandela in 2007, over the past 12+ years the Diamond Empowerment Fund’s mission has supported programs that develop and empower people in diamond communities around the world. In recent years, its mission expanded to exemplify and tell the stories of the good that natural diamonds do for people in the communities where they’re mined, cut, polished, and sold. Those stories have resonated with consumers and the trade alike: consumers have a better image of the natural diamond industry, and are more interested in purchasing a natural diamond after reading the ‘do good’ stories hosted on diamondsdogood.com. Likewise, members of the industry now identify their own sustainability programs under the ‘do good’ banner and use #diamondsdogood in their social media outreach, further building on the message and ensuring that diamonds continue to be a source of sustained economic development around the world.

Having created and trademarked the Diamonds Do Good name in 2014, the organization will now identify itself under this moniker moving forward, and has rebranded itself with a fresh, new look to mark this evolution. It will be celebrated at DDG’s signature event June 1 in Las Vegas, as a reimagined evening and experience that draws the industry’s top global leaders.

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Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair to Be back in February 2020

Respond by February 14th, 2019 to get special free privilege for Trade Missions.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Apart from showcasing extravagant collections of jewelry and offering an international trading platform twice a year, the Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair has become a place where trust is established, and where business partners have turned into friends from long years of trading.

With quality products from manufacturers, traders and designers, lasting relations could be enhanced at the 65th edition of the Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair from February 25 to 29, 2020 in Bangkok, Thailand.

For the pre-registration form, click here. Email the form back at ttclausa@att.net or FAX: 323 466 1559.

Respond by February 14th, 2019 to get special free privilege for Trade Missions.

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Jewelers Mutual Donates $500,000 to Three Organizations in Charitable Campaign for 2019

The amounts donated to these organizations were based on votes by the company’s personal jewelry policyholders.

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(PRESS RELEASE) NEENAH, WI — In honor of Giving Tuesday, Jewelers Mutual Group announced the culmination of its charitable campaign for 2019, resulting in $500,000 in donations to three deserving organizations. Funds were distributed this week to Feeding America, the Kids In Need Foundation and Special Olympics. The amounts donated to these organizations were based on votes by the company’s personal jewelry policyholders.

“It is important to have our policyholders be a part of our give back efforts because we share a mutual passion to help others in need. By encouraging them to vote, they made their voices heard, and were able to support the causes they are passionate about,” said Scott Murphy, Jewelers Mutual president and CEO. “Together, we really can do more, and we’re thrilled with the interest, engagement and the results this campaign has received both locally and on a national level.”

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More than 40,000 votes were made by Jewelers Mutual policyholders during the five-month voting period. Based on policyholder votes, Feeding America received $178,300, Kids In Need Foundation received $169,500, and Special Olympics received $147,200. Donations will also be made to Canadian organizations with similar missions.

How policyholders’ votes and corresponding Jewelers Mutual donations impacted the three organizations:

  • Feeding America
    The donation of $178,300 helps provide at least 1,783,000 meals.*
  • Kids In Need Foundation
    The donation of $169,395 supplies over 820 classrooms and 21,000 under-served students with supplies and resources. Additionally, Jewelers Mutual became the first national sponsor of GiftATeacher.org, a program which funds and provides enough school supplies to supply an entire classroom for a full semester.
  • Special Olympics
    The donation of $147,200 by Jewelers Mutual helped train approximately 2,450 Special Olympics athletes and provide a significant and life changing impact for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Jewelers Mutual encourages and supports its employees to be socially responsible and involved in their community. In addition to the dollars being donated, employees volunteered their time to assist all three organizations in 2019– sorting meals and stocking food for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, a member of the Feeding America network; taking part in the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics; and, packing and distributing 2,000 backpacks for the Kids In Need Foundation.

Jewelers Mutual looks forward to continuing its philanthropic pursuits in 2020 to support charitable organizations important to its employees and policyholders. For more information on how Jewelers Mutual gives back, visit JewelersMutual.com/social-responsibility and check out this video and infographic highlighting the past year.

*$1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks.

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