The finest selections of jewellery, gemstones, pearls and diamonds await visitors at the 2018 June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, which runs from June 21 to 24 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).
Organised by UBM Asia, the most important mid-year show in the jewellery trade calendar is expected to host around 2,000 suppliers from 41 countries and regions this year.
The June Fair is thoughtfully divided into well-defined theme and group pavilions, making navigating the show floor easier for buyers.
The 17 theme pavilions are Antique & Vintage Jewellery; Corals; CORE Pavilion; Designer Arena; Diamonds; Fashion Jewellery; Fei Cui Gallery; Fine Design Pavilion & Fine Gem Pavilion; Fine Jewellery; Gemstones; Jewellery Accessories; Packaging, Tools & Equipment; Jewellery Mountings; Pearls; Silver Jewellery and Stainless Steel Jewellery.
The fair will also highlight 18 group pavilions led by countries, regions and trade associations. Making its debut at the June Fair is the Japan Pearl Jewellery Pavilion, which showcases stunning pearl jewellery pieces by Japanese specialists.
Adding a new dimension to the India Pavilion this year is the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council, which is bringing together more than 50 exhibitors to the Gemstones (Hall 5E) and Diamonds (Hall 3BDCE) sections. The pavilion will span a total area of around 600sqm.
The HKCEC’s Grand Hall serves as a visual embodiment of the stunning beauty and allure of rare gemstones, and the passion and dedication of master artists and craftsmen who have breathed life into extraordinary jewellery creations.
Joining the venue’s usual residents – the Fine Design Pavilion/Fine Gem Pavilion – is the Fei Cui Gallery, which showcases fine jadeite specimens including carvings, loose cabochons, bead necklaces and bangles.
The Fine Design Pavilion/Fine Gem Pavilion features more than 70 companies that are recognised authorities in the areas of high jewellery design and production, gemstone manufacturing, and antique and estate jewellery.
Rounding up the highly curated and inspiring buying experience in the venue is the Antique & Vintage Jewellery Pavilion, which is being relocated to the Grand Foyer.
Over at the CORE Pavilion, now in its second year, established Hong Kong jewellery manufacturers are on hand to enchant buyers with their spectacular collections.
The June Fair also hosts one of Asia’s biggest gemstone and diamond marketplaces. Its Gemstone section features over 450 exhibitors from around the world, offering everything a jeweller needs – from single gem-quality goods to hard-to-find pairs and calibrated stones.
Around 400 diamantaires are also converging at the fair. Diamonds in all qualities, shapes, colours and sizes – from one-of-a-kind stones to melees – are being presented in Halls 3B-E of the HKCEC.
The Diamond section consists of group pavilions led by the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC), Hong Kong Indian Diamond Association (HKIDA), Israel Diamond Institute (IDI), and the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), which is heading the India Pavilion, among others.
The “Diamonds are Natural: Declaration Programme on Diamond Exhibits” is also in place at the June Fair. The programme acknowledges exhibitors who are members of recognised diamond trade associations and who make a declaration that they supply and exhibit diamonds in line with “Trade Descriptions (Definition of Diamond) Regulations” and in accordance with Hong Kong Law during the show. Diamond exhibitors enrolled in this programme will display in their booths an official poster issued by UBM Asia that identifies them as programme participants.
The June Fair also provides the platform for significant developments in UBM Asia’s jewellery-related initiatives.
JNA, the flagship market intelligence magazine of UBM Asia’s Jewellery Group, is launching the maiden edition of the JNA Jewellery Design Competition at a dedicated seminar on the sidelines of the trade show on the afternoon of June 21.
That morning, the JNA Awards is announcing the companies and individuals that have clinched the coveted spots on its list of honourees/finalists for its 2018 edition.
Now in its seventh year, the awards programme recognises companies and individuals that exemplify excellence, leadership and innovation in the jewellery industry, with a focus on their contribution in Asia, and whose ideas and actions have impacted positive change in their businesses and communities.