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  • Daily News

    GIA to offer more Japanese language courses

    The Gemological Institute of America is expanding its Japanese language distance education courses later this year. Graduate Diamonds and Applied Jewelry Professional diplomas will also be available.

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  • Daily News

    Platinum jewellery enjoys universal demand, PGI says

    Platinum retains its position as the metal of choice of jewellery connoisseurs and traders globally, the Platinum Guild International’s 2019 Platinum Jewellery Business Review revealed.

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  • Daily News

    Modern women value platinum jewellery - PGI

    In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, modern female consumers are recognising their successes through jewellery, with platinum as their metal of choice, said the Platinum Guild International.

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  • Features

    Promoting pearls to young Japanese consumers

    Pearls produced in Japan are known for their premium quality and distinguished image. With an ageing clientele however, Japanese pearl industry players are reaching out to younger consumers to ensure the long-term development of the country’s pearl jewellery sector.

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  • Fairs and Happenings

    Japan Jewellery Fair sparkles with creative designs

    The Japan Jewellery Fair 2018 provided a platform to highlight Japan’s well-deserved reputation for ingenious and high-quality jewellery. The country’s dynamic retail market also enticed many Asian jewellers to participate in the three-day exhibition.

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  • Daily News

    Sarine opens service centre in Japan

    Sarine Technologies Ltd has opened a new service centre in Tokyo, servicing retailers and the polished diamond trade in Japan.

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  • Design

    The “OH” factor

    While it may be challenging to inject the “wow” factor in a jewellery design, a simple “oh” is sometimes enough to amaze clients, especially millennials who are constantly looking for extraordinary ways to express themselves. Budding designer Keiko Mori from Japan established her jewellery brand “ohrora” in 2014 with young, energetic and artistically rebellious jewellery lovers like herself in mind.

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  • Features

    Platinum 2018

    Falling platinum prices and slower demand for platinum in auto-catalysts, as well as in the largest jewellery market of China, have exerted downward pressure on the profitability of the platinum mining industry in recent years. To encourage more funding to boost demand in jewellery, PGI CEO Huw Daniel has implemented various strategies across PGI’s markets, including relocating the organisation’s headquarters from London to Hong Kong. In an exclusive interview with JNA, Daniel shares his insights on the world’s platinum jewellery market as well as his priorities for 2018.

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  • Design

    In search of JAPAN’S FINEST JEWELLERY

    The Japan Jewellery Association (JJA) has unveiled the winners of its 2017 design meet. For the last 28 years, the JJA Jewellery Design Awards has been the country’s most prestigious jewellery design competition. Not only does it promote Japan’s innovative jewellery design and advanced craftsmanship, it is also an important platform to discover and nurture new talents with great vision for the industry’s future development.

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  • Features

    JAPAN fortifies role in global jewellery sector

    Renowned for its dedication to precision and quality, Japan has become one of the world’s most prolific manufacturers of pearls and finished jewellery. It has also maintained leadership in the diamond jewellery sector over the years. Moving forward, Japan is building momentum for the Japanese Akoya pearl as a true symbol of the country’s propensity for artistry and innovation.

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  • Daily News

    GIA opens education campus in Tokyo

    The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has expanded its education services in Japan with the recent opening of a GIA campus in Tokyo. The institute will offer Graduate Diamonds diplomas in Japanese.

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  • Daily News

    Japan intensifies global pearl promotion

    Japan is showing no signs of slowing down as it takes a major step in further strengthening its reputation as the world’s trading hub for cultured pearls, according to Yoshihiro Shimizu, chairman of the Japan Pearl Exporters’ Association (JPEA).

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  • Daily News

    Mikimoto opens boutique in Tokyo’s upmarket district

    Renowned Japanese fine jewellery brand Mikimoto recently opened a luxurious store in Ginza, Tokyo’s most famous upmarket shopping and entertainment district.

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  • Features

    Van Cleef’s classic collection on display in Japan

    Well-loved high jewellery pieces by French jewellery house Van Cleef & Arpels are on display at an exhibition in Kyoto, Japan, which highlights artistic masterpieces that best exemplify French and Japanese techniques.

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  • Features

    Coral jewellery captivates global markets

    Japan-based fine coral jeweller Kawamura is bent on capturing a greater share of the Asian market, China in particular, and taking advantage of the region’s growing fascination for bespoke jewellery.

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  • Features

    Mikimoto unveils new digital campaign to promote pearls

    Mikimoto recently launched a new digital campaign to highlight the modern woman’s perception of pearls through highly stylised films. The “Explore the Original” campaign was launched in the US on November 1.

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