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    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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  • Daily News

    JNA Awards 2016 to confer highest honour to Shouzui Yasui

    The 2016 JNA Awards is presenting its most prestigious honour – the Lifetime Achievement Award – to casting solutions specialist Shouzui Yasui, CEO of Tokyo-based Yasui & Co. Yasui, recognised for his dedication and significant contributions to the jewellery and gemstone industry, will be receiving the accolade at the JNA Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner scheduled for September 14 at the InterContinental Hong Kong during the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.

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