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The jewellery sector is engaging in socially responsible endeavours with greater effort, following the example of global corporations. Now more than ever, a better society can be used to gauge business performance and impact in the community.
PGI® is proud to announce the launch of Baby Darling, a brand new platinum jewellery collection in collaboration with Lukfook. The collection, which celebrates mothers’ endless joy and dedication with platinum’s eternal shine, is highly favoured by celebrity moms from China.
Mikimoto’s epic rise to prominence was largely due to founder Kokichi Mikimoto’s love for and devotion to pearls. Mikimoto strengthens its reputation as a symbol of quality and craftsmanship in the pearl jewellery sector with these lustrous pieces.
The ultra-feminine conch pearl has charmed traders and collectors alike for many years. In an era that celebrates individuality and rarity more than ever, these pink gems with porcelain-like lustre, continue to gain buyers’ undivided attention.
According to 2018 export figures from the Marine and Mining Resources Department of French Polynesia, Hong Kong continues to be the largest importer of Tahitian pearls, commanding a 63 percent share in total export weight and 57 percent in export value.
Hardly a major auction goes by these days without gemstones breaking world records. Prices have gone through the roof for rare and untreated Kashmir sapphires, Burmese rubies and Colombian emeralds, not to mention top prices fetched by fancy colour diamonds. Here’s a peek into various developments in the global gem market.
For a jewellery retailer, capturing the attention of passersby is visual merchandising. That crucial second when people see a display window determines if they would stop and look, or walk on by. What is the secret to creating captivating jewellery window displays?
Macroeconomic uncertainties may have dampened the spirits of jewellery industry players but Kent Wong, managing director of Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group, is taking a different stance. In a talk with JNA, Wong said he remains optimistic about prospects in the business and cited embracing market changes as the key to tackling challenges.
The pure, rare and eternal qualities of platinum have been highly treasured by nobles for centuries. To established European jewellers, platinum represents their image and value. Recently, the Platinum Guild International (PGI®) and Han Tang Culture talked to four legendary jewellery brands about their love affair with platinum.
French jewellery house Van Cleef & Arpels is known for its iconic collections and high-quality craftsmanship. JNA spoke with Van Cleef CEO Nicolas Bos about the company’s competitive advantages and its thriving business model.