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The 19th International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) Congress, which convened in Bangkok from October 12 to 15, 2019, saw its largest ever turnout in its more than 30-year history. The event held discussions about pressing issues in the industry such as sustainability, responsible sourcing and challenges faced by artisanal and small-scale miners versus large-scale industrial mining. A series of speeches and panel discussions also touched base on new consumer and design trends and marketing opportunities in the digital era, as well as updated gemstones grading technologies and standards.
Continuity and succession planning are critical to achieving a lasting legacy in the corporate world. Pearl Report talked to second-generation leaders of thriving family businesses to find out how they are modernising growth strategies to reach new levels of success.
Japan-based Mana Matsuzaki, design director of Matsuzaki Inc and founder of jewellery brand LATREIA, came from a family of jewellery designers but she was not satisfied with just following the footsteps of her parents. After studying at Parsons School of Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, she returned home and developed a career she can call her own.
JewelleryNet offered Complimentary Jewellery Photography Service to all exhibitors at the June and September Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fairs 2019. The team arranged for 20 photo carts in June and 4 photo carts in September to take product shots and videos for exhibitors. Here is the feedback from our exhibitors who availed of this service. Let’s see what they said.