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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Nearly 2,200 Exhibitors Prepare For June Hong Kong Jewelry Fair

A total of 2,198 exhibitors from 41 countries and regions will occupy 70,000 square meters of exhibition space at the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, being held June 23 – 26 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. This year, the fair is divided into 16 specialty zones, making sourcing easier for buyers.

The June Fair features 17 participating group pavilions from Australia, Antwerp, Brazil, mainland China, Colombia, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan region, Thailand, Turkey, the United States and the International Colored Gemstone Association. Group pavilions are known for showcasing their respective country specialties. 

“The strong participation of group pavilions confirms the importance of the fair in this industry,” said Sunny Chan, deputy fair Manager, Jewellery Fairs, UBM Asia. “Buyers can expect to see a range of quality opals from the Australia pavilion, emeralds from the Colombia pavilion, and akoya pearls from Japan pavilion.”

The Diamond Pavilion, one of the world’s largest, is in Halls 3B, C, D & E. It gathers 480 diamantaires from around the world representing the Antwerp World Diamond Council and the Israel Diamond Institute. The Gemstone Pavilion is located in Halls 5E, F & G and concourses. It hosts 501 gemstone suppliers.

In addition to the June fair, there will be a separate event, “Mineral, Gem and Fossil Asia,” being held concurrently at the Convention Center. This all-in-one marketplace gives buyers the opportunity to source a wide range of the world’s rare mineral specimens, rough gemstones and fossils. Buyers at the June Fair can enjoy free entry to the mineral show. 

Other features of the June fair include:

* The Hong Kong Premier Pavilion featuring the latest collections from 30 avant-garde jewelry brands from Hong Kong; and 

* The Fine Design Pavilion & Fine Gem Pavilion with 80 globally renowned exhibitors showcasing mater jewels, top-quality loose diamonds, gemstones, pearls and other exclusive one-offs.

* The JNA Awards 2016 Press Conference, hosted by Jewellery News Asia, will be held June 23. The annual awards program recognizes innovation and excellence in the jewelry and gemstone industry, honoring companies and individuals for their contributions to the advancement of the trade and achievements made in Asia.

* A diamond Auction by PJSC Alrosa will be held June 23 – 26.

* A seminar program led by Dr. Joe C.C. Yuan from the Gemmological Association of Hong Kong who will discuss the comprehensive identification technology and market assessment of “laboratory-grown diamonds.” Also, GRS Lab (HK) Limited will present its new book “Pigeon Blood Valley,” featuring the history of Mogok’s world record rubies. Both events will be held June 25.

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