Bay Area buyers keen to source
This year marks the sixth year that the HKTDC has adopted the “two shows, two venues” format, showcasing finished jewellery at the Jewellery Show and jewellery raw materials at the Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show, held at AsiaWorld-Expo. The twin-show format gives exhibitors and buyers a highly effective platform to connect with potential business partners.
Guangzhou City You Nuo Jewelry Co Ltd has been selling its natural coloured stones and jewellery items to mainland and international buyers primarily through third-party ecommerce platforms such as Amazon and Tmall. The company’s CEO, Liu Wenhui, said: “Every year we take advantage of the Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show for sourcing, and in 2019 we aim to acquire more coloured stones such as morganite, aquamarine, tanzanite, rubies and emeralds. Discussions are now underway with existing suppliers for different stones, with orders estimated at US$1-2 million. At the same time, we are looking around for new suppliers for rubies and emeralds. We expect to buy products worth a total of US$4 million at the show.”
In addition to the exhibitions, the HKTDC organised a series of events during the two shows to promote industry exchange. These included the Jewellery Gala Dinner, seminars on jewellery technology, marketing strategies and quality standards, together with buyer forums, jewellery parades and networking receptions.