DMCC And RJC Announce Cross-Recognition Of Responsible Sourcing Audit Programs

The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) and the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) have today agreed to cross recognise their responsible sourcing audit programs.

The mutual cross-recognition means:

RJC recognizes that gold refineries that are accredited by DMCC’s DGD standard and comply with DMCC's responsible sourcing audit, will fulfill parts of Section 10 of the RJC Chain-of-Custody (‘CoC’) Standard.

DMCC will accept RJC CoC Certified gold refineries as demonstrating conformance with the DMCC Practical Guidance and Review Protocol.

Refiners will be able to save costs and reduce audit fatigue.

“Our desire to eradicate conflict gold as part of our goal to create a genuine responsibly sourced supply chain across the world is taking shape. RJC has worked hard on harmonisation and cross-recognition with relevant standards and industry initiatives, including an agreement with the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) and the Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) cross-recognising gold refiner audits,” said Michael Rae, Chief Executive Officer of the RJC.

Read more: http://www.responsiblejewellery.com/files/News-Release-DMCC_DGD-RJC-announcement_22.10.13.pdf

 

JNA Awards 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second edition of the JNA Awards was held on Thursday, 12 September 2013 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, in conjunction with the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.

Organizeby JNA, this industry-wide event honors the innovators and leaders of the jewelry industry in manufacturing, branding, retailing, best business practice, innovation, sustainability and outstanding contribution. It celebrates the industry's successes and achievements over the past 12-18 months, with a focus on impact made in the Asian region.

This year’s winners include Leung Sik Wah who was honored with a “Lifetime Achievement Award” and Wallace Chan who was presented with an “Outstanding Contribution of the Year Award.”

Other recipients of the JNA Awards 2013 are:

·        Brand of the Year – Retail: Luk Fook Holdings (International) Ltd

·        Employer of the Year: Jewelmer International Corporation and Shree Ramkrishna Exports Pvt Ltd

·        E-Tailer of the Year: Plukka (HK) Ltd

·        Industry Innovation of the Year – Manufacturing – Business: China Stone Ltd

·        Industry Innovation of the Year – Manufacturing – Technology: Shenzhen United BlueOcean Technology Development Co Ltd

·        Manufacturer of the Year – Coloured Gemstone Cutting & Polishing: China Stone Ltd

·        Manufacturer of the Year – Diamond Cutting & Polishing: Shree Ramkrishna Exports Pvt Ltd

·        Manufacturer of the Year – Gem-Set Jewellery: Shenzhen Xingguangda Jewellery Industrial Co Ltd

·        Manufacturer of the Year – Precious Metals-Only Jewellery: 3D Kaiente Jewellery Co Ltd

·        Outstanding Enterprise of the Year – India: Kiran Gems Pvt Ltd

·        Outstanding Enterprise of the Year – Mainland China: ttf HAUTE JOAILLERIE

·        Retailer of the Year: Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Ltd

·        Sustainability Initiative of the Year: Dharmanandan Diamonds Pvt Ltd and Pranda Group

·        Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Age 40 and below): Zhou Defen, Shenzhen Yuehao Jewelry Co Ltd

 

JNA Awards Headline Partners include Rio Tinto Diamonds and Chow Tai Fook.

For more information, please visit: http://www.jnaawards.com/Results/2013/tabid/4968/Default.aspx#.Ulf9_CSxNxM

 

HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show 2014

As the new arrangement of “2 Shows 2 Venues” get underway towards March of 2014, HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show and the HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show are expected to draw more than 3,500 exhibitors to showcase the world of finished jewellery, diamonds, precious gemstones and pearls under the two specialized platforms. Latest news and development of both shows please view the press release from the links.

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Diamond Empowerment Fund Announces Honorees For 3nd Annual “Good Awards” January 9, 2014

New York, NY; July 29th, 2013 – Forevermark,JCK,and Fred Meyer Jewelers will be honored by the Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) for global leadership and making a positive difference in communities around the world at DEF’s third annual GOOD Awards to be held at the Empire Penthouse Lounge at 230 Fifth in New York City on January 9th, 2014.

The formal announcement was made last night at Luxury Privé’s Great Gatsby-themed opening cocktail reception, held at the Pierre Hotel in New York City.

The Diamond Empowerment Fund established the GOOD Awards in 2012 to recognize individuals and corporations in the diamond and jewelry industry for outstanding leadership in the areas of good corporate citizenship, sustainability, and promoting opportunity in Africa.

Stephen Lussier- CEO of Forevermark – who will accept the award on behalf of the brand - says “we are deeply honored to receive this award as it reflects our commitment to integrity which is at the core of the Forevermark brand promise”.Forevermark is the global luxury brand launched by the De Beers group of companies in the Asian markets in 2008 and in 2011 in the United States and India.

 “JCK is committed to the diamond and jewelry industry and giving back must be a priority for all those involved” says Yancy Weinrich, group vice president at JCK Events, who will be accepting the award on behalf of JCK. “ The Diamond Empowerment Fund has a unique mission to educate and empower college-age youth within diamond producing countries.  To be in the esteemed company of Forevermark and Fred Meyer Jewelers in receiving a Good Award in 2014, is truly a special recognition for JCK.” JCK is owned by Reed Exhibitions.

Peter Engel, president of Fred Meyer Jewelers, will accept the award on the retailer’s behalf. He said, “Fred Meyer Jewelers is incredibly proud to be honored by the Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) with a GOOD Award.   The admirable work of the DEF – especially making a difference in the lives of young people, is a mission that Fred Meyer Jewelers strongly supports”.  Fred Meyer Jewelers is part of the Kroger Company umbrella of brands that has a deep commitment to sustainability and community-oriented initiatives.

Phyllis Bergman, DEF board President and CEO of Mercury Ringadded, “The Diamond Empowerment Fund is very pleased to honor the exemplary achievements of these great companies”.

For more information on tickets, journal ads and sponsorship packages please visit www.goodawards.org. Annual Empowerment Circle Partner Sponsors of the Diamond Empowerment Fund include Dalumi Diamonds (Swana and Golden Diamond Collection), Exelco (Tolkowsky Diamonds) Malca-Amit Secure Logistics, Leo Schachter (The Leo Diamond), Sterling Jewelers (Kay Jewelers and Jared The Galleria of Jewelry) and Tiffany & Co. For more information on joining the Empowerment Circle visit  www.diamondempowerment.org.Follow us on twitter, YouTube and facebook.

 

About the Diamond Empowerment Fund

The Diamond Empowerment Fund is a global non-profit organization based in New York City that raises money to fund education initiatives in African diamond-producing nations. Beneficiaries include: CIDA City Campus, South Africa’s first non-profit university to offer a four-year business degree; the African Leadership Academy, a university preparatory school in Johannesburg, South Africa, founded on the belief that ethical leadership is the key to sustainable development on the continent, and the Botswana Top Achievers program that provides the top high school students the opportunity to study at a university of their choice worldwide and then return to Botswana to contribute to its economic diversification and growth.

 

 

Joseph Menzie Honored with ICA Lifetime Achievement Award

Joseph M. Menzie was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) at the organization’s biennial congress in Changsha, China in May.

Menzie, who began his career at his grandfather’s company, Charles F. Winson, received this prestigious industry award that recognizes individuals who have devoted their time and energy in making significant contributions towards developing the global gemstone industry.
Menzie served for 16 years on the ICA board of directors, including serving as vice president, and two terms as president from 2003-2007. 

During his tenure ICA expanded its reach into emerging consumer markets such as Russia, Korea, and started the initiatives in China in 2003. Working with government bodies, Menzie brought the message about gemstones into other markets including Dubai, where the ICA held its most successful congress in its history in 2007.

As president, he spearheaded developments of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives with an emphasis on assisting children in impoverished areas where gemstone deposits occur. Projects included computers for a school system in Muzo, Colombia, followed by a J/V with the government of Governado Valaderes, Brazil to provide assistance to a home for disadvantaged children.

Menzie supported campaigns to rebuild houses for those displaced by the tsunami in Sri Lanka, and led initiatives in Kenya and Tanzania providing much needed support to schools in mining areas.

Several of the CSR initiatives were tied to mine tours and as a result, participation from organizations such as the Gemological Institute of America, led to modification of their educational programs to reflect the hands-on experience gained through the ICA tours.

Read more: Joseph Menzie Honored with ICA Lifetime Achievement Award

Gems Cube Launches International Jewelers Showcase

On a warm morning in mid-May, blues skies smiled on the impressive blue faceted gem-like structure known as “Gems Cube” in Shenzhen, China.

More than 1000 invited retailers, guests, and government officials walked the blue carpet into the impressive gem-like Gems Cube in Shenzhen, China for the three-day inaugural International Jewelers Showcase.

 

Dubbed the “Gateway to China” for international brands, Gems Cube, launched its first “International Jewelers Showcase” (IJS) to introduce the innovative facility to China and the world. More than one thousand people, including jewelry retailers, government officials, and consumers from all over China, walked the blue carpet into the hall as lively music drew the attention of passersby and guests alike for the festive three-day inaugural event in the very modern and relatively new city of Shenzhen, located an hour from Hong Kong.

“We are pleased to introduce Gems Cube to the world and to Chinese retailers and consumers,” stated CEO Wei Bo Ni. “It is also gratifying to note that this event has attracted exhibitors not only from the Asian region, but also from the international community, namely Spain, Italy, Australia, Burma, the United States, Germany, Poland, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Russia, among others.”

The IJS event was divided into sections, representing local jewelry and watch companies from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, as well as a variety of pavilions featuring international participants. Jewelry and watches ranged from a plethora of jade pieces to contemporary designer jewelry to high-end Swiss watches.

A gala evening with local celebrities topped off the opening day with a lavish introduction to the Gems Cube facility through dance, music, and a truly remarkable presentation of an acrobatic ballet, where the ballerina gracefully danced on the shoulders of her partner. The theater itself is one of the many innovations at Gems Cube because the seats retreat into the back of the room when not in use, leaving the large multi-use space as a ballroom. The evening’s presentation was also filmed by China’s CCTV to be aired at a later date.

A number of exhibitors were interviewed and filmed by local media as well as by various TV outlets, including CCTV and the Taiwan TV channel EBC, among others. Those featured included Spanish designer Paloma Sanchez, Italian/Australian designer Alessio Boschi, USA designer Jacqui Grande, Swiss watchmaker, Gisele Rufer of Delance watches, and Emily Zhang of German/Chinese brand Different Gems, plus a number of Asian and South Asian companies. On the final day of the show, a luxurious fashion show featured the jewelry of many of the exhibitors.

American designer Jacqui Grande, who featured high-end gemstone and gold jewelry, is interviewed by Taiwan’s EBC TV network.

 

Spanish designer Paloma Sanchez, who featured a range of one-of-a-kind upscale pieces, is interviewed by a local Chinese television station.

 

Alessio Boschi’s extraordinary creations from Australia drew a lot of attention from both visitors and the media, including an interview by CCTV.

 

Reactions from the international exhibitors were largely positive. “The Gems Cube facility is quite amazing,” stated Alessio Boschi. “We are very happy with the IJS event, which has allowed us to make promising contacts with up-market retailers in China.” Similar comments were heard from Paloma Sanchez and Jacqui Grande who were both “happy with sales.” Paloma added that she had made “good contacts with several high-level retailers from Beijing,” while Jacqui went on to say, “Gems Cube is good for the future,” adding that “thanks to Gems Cube, it was easier to get jewelry into and out of Chinese customs.”

Swiss watches were represented by designer Gisele Rufer, who drew much attention with her Delance brand. Her stand was crowded with people, mostly young Chinese women, eager to see and try on her very feminine watches in gold and diamonds. Poland had its own pavilion to showcase the many types of amber and amber jewelry. “Amber is highly appreciated in China, especially honey-colored pieces set in pendants or bracelets,” stated Warsaw-based Gao Yanfeng. “The most popular pieces selling at the show are bracelets made of amber beads of varying sizes.”

Gisele Rufer showcased a variety of her beautiful feminine Delance Swiss watches in gold and diamonds as well as steel and diamonds.

 

Emily Zhang, a partner of Different Gems, presented an amazing selection of opal jewelry. With an office in Germany and China, the company is the exclusive importer of Mexican fire opals into China.


The first gems and jewelry creative business space in Shenzhen, the goal of the 30,000-square-meter Gems Cube is to feature local and international brands, as well as artisans, gem-cutters, and related industries, in both special exhibitions and permanent boutique space. Located in the Bao’an district of the city, and ten minutes from the Shenzhen airport, Gems Cube offers a variety of services to its members, including expediting customs formalities, production facilities, a five-star hotel, and other needs related to doing business in China. The center is also being promoted heavily in the country itself, and is the home to the well-known Chinese TV show, Treasure Hunt.

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Jewelers for Children held the 15th Annual Facets of Hope event in Las Vegas

On June 2, 2013, Jewelers for Children held the 15th Annual Facets of Hope event in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.  The charity announced that more than $ 2.6 million had been raised to support their charity partners in the year ahead and that since 1999, more than $ 43 million had been donated on behalf of the industry to help children in need.  “We are truly an industry with a heart and what we do through Jewelers for Children has no equal in any other industry.  said Peter Engel, JFC board chair.  We have helped so many children over the years, it's a real honor to be part of the industry's charity.”

The evening began with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner and the program. 

During the program, the organization recognized Bea Spiech of Macy's who was presented with her award by Effy and Benny Hematian of Effy Jewelry, and Efraim Grinberg, chairman of the Movado Group who was introduced by actress Kerry Washington.  Guests heard from St. Jude patient Jessica, who also spoke at the Facets of Hope event in 2002 and Make-A-Wish recipient Tiffany Rowe, who previously attended the 2001 event.   Both recalled their previous visits and congratulated the industry on 15 years of success.

More than 1,600 industry guests attended the event that was immediately followed by JCK Rocks the Beach.

For more information contact:

Contact: David Rocha, 212-687-2949

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Chile fines Barrick Gold $16m for Pascua-Lama mine

Comment From Occupy Your Water Rights:
 

Mining for gold takes a toll on the environment in many ways. While clean up efforts at abandoned mines remain a problem, the effects of gold mining on air, water and soil at active mine sites need to be monitored closely.
 
Air pollution is created in several ways. One is from the road traffic near the mines where heavy trucks carrying waste and ore generate large amounts of dust. Daily traffic is enough to cause severe air pollution in mining areas. The smelting process used to refine the ore releases lead into the air creating even more problems.
 
Water is polluted through a process called leaching where ore is removed from the waste using cyanide. Although the cyanide is supposed to be collected in contained reservoirs it is not difficult to imagine that unless strict controls are in place, the run-off finds its way into water systems in the mining area. To make matters worse, some mine owners intentionally dispose of waste into nearby water systems.
 
Gold mining leaves many toxins in the soil that create health hazards for humans and animals for years to come. Heavy metals and other toxins remain in the soil for many decades making soil pollution a major issue in mining areas.
 
While it is good news that authorities in Chile have fined Barrick Gold for environmental offences at the Pascua-Lama mine, the long-term damage is yet to be known.
 
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Chile fines Barrick Gold $16m for Pascua-Lama mine

 
Chilean authorities have fined the world's largest gold mining company, Barrick Gold Corp, more than $16m for environmental offences.   
 

Construction at the Pascua-Lama mine, on the border with Argentina, has been suspended until a system to contain contaminated water is put in place. 

The news led to share trading in the Canadian-owned company being halted in New York and Toronto after a sell-off.But activists complained that the fine was only 0.1% of the total operation.

 
"The resolution is convenient to the offender, a derisive fine for a company such as Barrick Gold," Greenpeace said on a statement.
 
Despite criticism, the government said the fine was the highest possible under Chilean law.
 
'No environmental damage' 
 
The environmental authorities said the mining company committed four "serious" and one "very serious" offences.The latter was a commitment made by Barrick Gold to put in place water treatment systems to contain contaminated waste water and to prevent rainwater contamination.
 
The company itself reported its shortcomings to the environmental authorities, which led to an investigation.Barrick Gold Corp acknowledged the failures and promised to work on solutions.
 

China Considers Luxury Tax

Written by Kenneth Rapoza, Forbes Contributor

The Chinese government might make Prada shoes and Ferraris more expensive, but that’s unlikely to stop spendthrifts from buying them.

Luxury products have become an important niche in the booming China consumer story. And as part of the country’s tax reform plans this year, they could get hit with the first ever luxury tax, said Kong Jingyuan, a director-general at the National Development and Reform Commission.  The guidelines for tax reforms were published by the Central Government on Friday.

China Daily reported that luxury goods like expensive cars and yachts will be subject to higher taxation.

China National Radio reported that a 20% surcharge will be added on cars selling for 1.7 million yuan ($277,440) and up, citing an unnamed source within the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers.

China’s luxury-goods market is seen surpassing that of the U.S.. As it is, it accounts for around 12% of global luxury sales, according to a recent report by Deutsche Bank .  Everyone loves China luxury. Demand for high-end products continues to grow, especially in the auto market where luxury vehicle sales are outpacing more developed markets, according to McKinsey & Company . They expect China luxury to account for 20% of global luxury sales in two short years.

China’s consumers are on a spending spree.

 

Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2013/05/24/china-considers-luxury-tax/

Gemprint and DNA Technologies Partner on Forensic Mine to Market Solution

 

New York, NY/ Halifax, Canada(May 22, 2013)Gemprint® Corp, a world leader in diamond identification, and DNA Technologies, a world leader in DNA based security markings, and a division of Polestar Ltd. (Bermuda), announced today that they had launched a Forensic Mine to Market, Chain of Custody Solution for the gems and jewelry industry.

The process, known as Source Veritas®, encompasses patented technologies that both implement a DNA Marking and Tracking system and multi level security protocols marking rough diamonds at the mines, and Gemprint Fingerprint Technology for identifying polished diamonds after the cutting process. The process will allow rough diamonds to be easily identifiable in the marketplace as coming from a specific country or mine

“As global interests from consumers, governments, and NGO’S mount for reasonable, cost effective, and secure tracking and identification systems for precious metals, diamonds, and gemstones, our companies found synergy in working together to fortify a responsible supply chain,” said Angelo Palmieri, President of Gemprint Corp.

Gemprint® has a 13 year history of assisting governments, law enforcement, diamantaires, NGO’s, and two of the largest mining companies to help track chain of custody for diamonds in both Canada and Botswana.

Source Veritas® allows consumers to feel confident about the source of their most prized possessions, while providing a transparent anti-crime, anti-counterfeiting, and anti-terrorism solution to protect our world’s most valuable and easily transportable assets; diamonds, gemstones, and precious metals.

According to Gemprint Chairman, Donald A. Palmieri, “Our companies, DNA and Gemprint, are based in two countries representing many of the most important stakeholders in the diamond industry. We are instituting an effort to implement these proven advanced technologies to all customs agencies, law enforcement agencies, and governments at little cost, who need help in the fight against money laundering, civil wars, corruption, and terrorism where our industry’s products are misused for funding such activities.”

“Gemprint is a tremendous partner for us to help expand our reach in the diamond and precious gemstone markets. They are ISO certified and well respected in their industry”, said Wendell Smith, Chairman of DNA Technologies. “Our proposed system to use DNA marking for authentication and identification of legitimate rough diamonds is a natural extension of our DNA Matrix™ technology, our patents and IP. The DNA Matrix™ has already been used to protect high value items such as fine art, vintage wines, and premium brand names.”

The companies plan to demonstrate the new DNA Marking and Gemprint systems at the annual CBG and JCK (Booth L-153) shows in Las Vegas, May 28-June 3.

For more information about mine to market solutions for diamonds and colored stones, or for finished goods tracking and secured shipping, please visit http://www.gemprint.com/source-veritas.html

Contact:
Angelo W. Palmieri
President, Gemprint Corp.
212-997-0007
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Tanzanite Foundation Receives 2013 Best of Manhattan Award

MANHATTAN 1 May, 2013 –Tanzanite Foundation has been selected for the 2013 Best of Manhattan Award in the Community Organizations category by the Manhattan Award Program. 

Each year, the Manhattan Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Manhattan area a great place to live, work and play.
 
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Manhattan Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Manhattan Award Program and data provided by third parties.
 
Hayley Henning, the Executive Director of the New York based Tanzanite Foundation is thrilled and honored to be the recipient of the award, and says that the recognition is testament to the fact that people do sit up and take notice of work that is being done, not only to promote tanzanite within the colored gem and jewelry industries, but to also realize the commitment and difference that the Tanzanite Foundation is making  in the lives of the local communities outside the tanzanite mining area.

Jewels: Clearing The Way For Trends And Talents

May’s edition of VICENZAORO Spring, the International Show devoted to Gold, Jewellery, Silver, Watches and Precious Stones, to be held at Fiera di Vicenza, is studded with international events where creativity, design and excellence in gold craftsmanship are going to be the leading actors.

From 18 to 22 May, VICENZAORO, in its spring version, is going to highlight the connection between jewellery and the fashion world, attracting about 1,400 exhibitors from the main gold districts in Italy, and from over 30 foreign countries. VICENZAORO is the business hub, the preferred meeting point for international producers and for buyers coming from more than 70 countries.

Jewellery’s red carpet is coming back to Vicenza also thanks to the “Andrea Palladio International Jewellery Awards 2013” – an international award devoted to excellent industry players, from every possible market segment, such as design, production, distribution, retail and communication. This year, the prestigious event, whose exceptional jury is going to be headed by Maestro Gianmaria Buccellati. The award will provide the opportunity to praise the élite of the global jewellery industry during a special night that will start with the Show Opening, on 18 May, at 6.30pm, at Fondazione Bisazza.

On Friday, 17 May, it will be the Palladium Basilica’s turn to host the prize giving ceremony of “NEXT JENERATION - Jewellery Talent Contest 2013”. The international contest focused on young talents’ ideas, is organized together with the School of Design of Milan’s Polytechnic University. The contest’s topic is a project for a Porte Bonheur jewel, i.e. a contemporary talisman or amulet representing the apotropaic power that’s been ascribed to them since the prehistory of jewels.

TRENDVISION Jewellery + Forecasting, a permanent and independent observatory for jewellery tendencies, is going to be the star of VICENZAORO Spring, by introducing an innovative and modern dedicated inspirational space: “TRENDVISION Inspirations 2014”.

The Trend Area, whose theme will be “MUTATIONS," is going to be a real visual boutique gathering the materials coded to interpret the season.

Such a service is devoted to companies, manufacturers, designers, buyers and stylists who will be able to know the trends for 2014’s and 2015’s seasons. The seminars for producers and buyers, scheduled to take place on Saturday 18 and Monday 20 May at the Fiera, are definitely to be noted in the operators’ agendas. They were devised by Paola De Luca, Creative Director and Forecaster for TRENDVISION Jewellery+Forecasting.

Read more: www.vicenzaoro.com 

Gems Cube International Jewelers Showcase, 19 – 21 May

The Gems Cube Jewelry & Jade Creative Cultural Park, known as Gems Cube, will hold its first major event from 19 – 21 May. Leading international jewelry brands have been invited to exhibit at the Gems Cube International Jewelers Showcase. The buyers for this special exhibition are top retailers from mainland China. All attendees are admitted on an invitation-only basis.
 
Fashion shows and the taping of CCTV´s Treasure Hunt are just some of the extra attractions at the exhibition. Several famous Chinese film stars will be on hand to model jewelry providing photo-ops for use in later promotions for both exhibitors and retail buyers alike.
 
Shenzhen is one of the top ten cities in China when it comes to luxury goods consumption, and is also the largest jewelry manufacturing and trading center in Asia. Over 2,300 companies in Shenzhen are involved in jewelry design, manufacturing and processing, which account for 70% of jewelry production in China. Shenzhen is also home to a high level of jewelry exports as more and more foreign companies establish head offices and manufacturing bases there.
 
Gems Cube was developed by the Shenzhen MKH Group under the guidance of the local Bao’an government in order to support Shenzhen’s growing importance as an international gem and jewelry hub. The main facilities at Gems Cube include a Jewelry and Cultural Exhibition Hall, Creative R&D Building, Jewelry Identification Center, and Gems Cube Hotel.
 
New York-based Gemalytics LLC is handling international participation in the Gems Cube project as well as for the Gems Cube International Jewelers Showcase.
 

JNA Awards Now Open For Entries

Deadline for entries is May 15th!

The JNA Awards honours and recognises organisations and individuals from around the world who have achieved excellence in the jewellery and gemstone trade in Asia. The Awards welcomes all qualified organisations or individuals with distinguished leadership, unique innovation and outstanding contribution to enter this awards programme.

The benefits of entering the event extend far beyond receiving one of the prestigious trophies at the gala dinner in September. The key benefits include:

  • Raising your profile through the Awards public relations and communication campaigns.
  • Distinguish yourself and acknowledge team’s effort among the international jewellery community.
  • Be part of the leadership group to uphold excellence and promote best practices.

Impress partners, clients and investorsby being recognised at this industry-wide Awards.

http://www.jnaawards.com/