The show also presents manifold opportunities to exchange knowledge and information, build industry camaraderie and marvel at ground-breaking creations by some of the world’s most progressive manufacturers.
A pair of earrings with matching 2-carat, F-colour and VS diamonds in 18-karat gold from the Bentley Solitaire Collection
Bespoke Bentley pieces featuring a 10.01-carat fancy yellow diamond and 10.28-carat tanzanite
The September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair is more than just a highly efficient B2B platform. The show also presents manifold opportunities to exchange knowledge and information, build industry camaraderie and marvel at ground-breaking creations by some of the world's most progressive manufacturers.
Debuting at the show are one-of-a-kind jewellery collections that attest to the industry's ever-resilient nature. Creativity knows no bounds and in the face of adversity, jewellers show their true mettle by bucking trends and launching innovative masterpieces.
Among this year's highlights is the unveiling of a jewellery collection by Bentley Motors in partnership with Germany's Heinz Mayer OHG. The pieces are on display in the Grand Hall of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The jewellery pieces feature flowing shapes that echo the contours of Bentley cars. Made with ethically sourced diamonds and gemstones, the collection is Bentley Motors' first foray in jewellery design.
“The Bentley Jewellery Collection is perfect for any occasion – day or night. It features symmetrical shapes that reflect the fluid lines found in every Bentley cabin, which were inspired by the iconic Bentley Wings badge,” the companies said. “When several pieces are worn together, those shapes combine in magical new ways.”
Designed in collaboration with the Bentley Design Studio, every piece of Bentley Jewellery is engraved with the Bentley Wings icon as a mark of its authenticity and exceptional quality.
Seminars, forums and conferences on pertinent issues in the global gem and jewellery sector are also lined up during the show's seven-day run.
Among the focal points is a panel discussion on the emerald sector where laboratories and other industry stakeholders from major markets will discuss harmonisation of standards in the emerald industry.
Speakers are from the Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (GIT), CDTEC Gemlab, Jaipur-based Gem Testing Laboratory, National Federation of Emeralds of Colombia or ACODES and the National Gemstone Testing Center. The event is scheduled for 10:30am at Meeting Rooms S226 to S227.
The Gemmological Association of Hong Kong (GAHK), Gem-A (UK) and September Fair organiser Informa Markets are also holding a series of seminars in celebration of GAHK's 40th anniversary.
Gemmological experts will talk about a diverse list of topics ranging from prospects of Guatemalan fei cui (jadeite) in the Chinese market to colour differentiation between red rubies and pink sapphires, turquoise grading, blue sapphire coloration, testing technology for freshwater nuclear culture pearls from China and the spinel market.
Shanghai Kimberlite Diamond Group Co Ltd meanwhile is sponsoring a diamond jewellery parade later today to shine a light on its latest diamond jewellery collection, including bespoke necklaces, sculpture-like bracelets and rings.