A wide array of fine jewellery and loose gemstones is set to dazzle buyers when the 12th China International Gold, Jewellery & Gem Fair – Shanghai opens its doors on November 18 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center.
The four-day fair will feature more than 200 local and overseas exhibitors from 17 countries and regions, namely Australia, Canada, mainland China, Germany, India, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Myanmar, Poland, the Russian Federation, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Turkey, and the Hong Kong and Taiwan regions.
Vendors will display their products over a total area of 11,000 square metres. Larger-sized exhibitor delegations, such as those from Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Korea and India, will present their products at their respective pavilions.
One of the fair’s latest features is the Asia-Pacific Jewellery & Watch Expo, which will offer a varied range of arts and crafts, timepieces and jewellery products.
The new exhibition is the result of UBM Asia’s strategic alliance with the Shanghai NIU International Exhibition Co Ltd, turning the concept “one site, two fairs” into a reality. The expo is co-organised by the China National Light Industry Council, Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and the Information Division of Foreign Trade.
The exhibition will highlight seven pavilions led by the Beijing Arts and Crafts Association, Guangzhou Light Industry Arts and Crafts Enterprise, Hunan Embroidery Research Institute, Committee of Collection and Research of the China Horologe Association, Shanghai Gem and Jade Trading Center Co Ltd, Shanghai Timepiece Trade Association, and the Shanghai Jade Carving Cultural Association. The exhibits will include the “Eight Great Crafts of Yanjing,” which represent traditional palace art from Beijing; noble antique silverware from the East and West, and intricate embroidery work.
The Sri Lanka Pavilion will bring together more than 40 exhibitors who will display fine Ceylon sapphires and a vast array of rough and polished gemstones. Grade A fei cui jewellery and all kinds of high-quality coral and coloured gemstone jewellery collections will be among the major draws of the Taiwan Pavilion, which will feature around 30 Taiwan exhibitors. The Korea Pavilion will offer a wide range of fashion jewellery in innovative designs that caters to a younger customer base.
A brand-new addition to the fair, the India Pavilion will highlight India’s expertise in gold jewellery manufacturing, and diamond cutting and polishing.
The Shanghai Fair will also feature a jewellery design award ceremony, jewellery and crafts auction, and a number of educational seminars.
To facilitate transactions between exhibitors and buyers, free translation services will be provided at the fair upon request. In addition, free onsite professional product testing services will be available.