TRADE FAIRS – Strong turnout at HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show

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By David Brough

HONG KONG – Turnout was high from the outset at the HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show, staged at the HKCEC convention centre, with buyers from around the world re-stocking goods from a vast offer ranging from one-off gem-set high jewellery to silver jewellery, machinery, packaging and accessories.

Some halls at the event, one of the world’s largest jewellery fairs, were packed out, such as the vintage jewellery hall, and the overall mood was upbeat. The expanded Italian pavilion showed off exceptional “Made in Italy” jewellery.

TRADE FAIRS – Strong turnout at HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show

A key focus at the show was on order flow from mainland China amid challenges facing its economy, exhibitors said.

Hong Kong fine jewellery exports were up 23 percent year-on-year to HK$87.8 billion in 2023, and were up 40 percent since 2019, before the pandemic, said Winston Chow, chairman of the HKTDC jewellery advisory committee. 

A sizeable UK delegation of manufacturers, retailers and designers visited the Hong Kong show, including NAJ (National Association of Jewellers) President Gary Wroe, of Birmingham manufacturer Hockley Mint; Himanshu Shah of Hatton Garden-based diamond jewellery supplier Andre Michael; Dinesh Parekh of Birmingham-based jewellery wholesaler Just Diamonds; independent retailers Alexis Dove, William Cheshire, and Alexander Davis; and designer James Fairhurst.

The physical show runs until March 4, 2024, at HKCEC.

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