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Friday, February 17, 2012

Record Turnout for Asia’s Largest Spring Jewellery Fair

Fine Pearl Jewelry Co Ltd   Booth:3E-D12 - Best Depiction Design Award
China National Jewellery Production Skill Competition
29th Edition Shines with More than a Dozen Product Zones 

16 February 2012 – More than 3,100 exhibitors from 48 countries and regions, a new exhibitor record, are taking part in the 29th HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show, which opened today and continues through 20 February at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). 

The fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), welcomes exhibitors from Argentina, Denmark and Myanmar for the first time, and features more than a dozen product zones. 

Glittering Showcase
Visitors to the fair’s Hall of Fame will find international brands, while the Hall of Extraordinary presents luxurious jewellery and the Hall of Nature displays precious loose jewellery. 

The Designer Galleria is a showcase of hip collections, while specialty interests are represented in the Antique & Vintage Jewellery Galleria, the Hall of Jade Jewellery, the Hall of Time, for watches and clocks, and the Exclusive Showroom, for fine jewellery and diamonds. Hong Kong-based exhibitors have their own spotlight in the World of Glamour section. 
Made in France circa 1910 - Edwardian Diamond & Platinum Choker by Cartier Paris Palais Royal Paris Jewellery Co., Ltd  Booth No.: GH-E05
Designed by leading Hong Kong Jewellery Designer
Alan Tam for
 Athena Jewellery Mft Ltd  

Seventeen country and regional pavilions are taking part, alongside trade organisation pavilions for the Antwerp World Diamond Centre, Israel Diamond Institute, Israel Export & International Cooperation Institute, International Colored Gemstone Association, Japan Jewellery Association, Japan Pearl Exporters’ Association and Platinum Guild International. 

Adding to the mix are more than 6,500 buyers from 87 buying missions, representing companies from 75 countries and regions. They include: Brazil’s Amsterdam Sauer, Ann-Louise Jewellers from Canada, the Chinese mainland’s Gems and Jewelry Trade Association of China, Nouveaux Bijoutiers from France, Russia’s Jewelux, South Africa’s Truworths,
Grand Stores from the United Arab Emirates and Ben Bridge Jeweler from the United States. 

Highly Prized Jadeite from Myanmar Treasure Gems  Booth No.: GH-K02
Special Events
The show is also hosting some 20 special events, including jewellery parades and the Paspaley Pearl and Robert Wan Tahiti Perles auctions. 

The Hall 1 Concourse is showcasing winners of the Chuk Kam Jewellery Design Competition 2012 and the 13th Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition. The latter contest selected Open Group and Student Group winners from 300 entries based on creativity and innovation, aesthetics and craftsmanship, marketability, wearability and topic relevance. The event was held under the theme “Soaring Dragon,” a nod to the lunar Year of the Dragon.

Big on Bling
Hong Kong is the world’s fifth-largest exporter of fine jewellery, with exports last year up 35 per cent from 2010, to US$6 billion (HK$47 billion). The BRICS and other emerging markets are expected to expand demand as their purchasing power grows.

The Hong Kong International Jewellery Show is co-organised by the Hong Kong Jewellers' & Goldsmiths' Association, the Hong Kong Jewellery & Jade Manufacturers Association, the Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers' Association and the Diamond Federation of Hong Kong, China.


About the HKTDC
A statutory body established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and service providers. With more than 40 global offices, including 11 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and throughout Asia. The HKTDC also organises trade fairs and business missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and on the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online. For more information, please visit:

 Follow HKTDC on Twitter @HKTDC 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

CIBJO President Awarded Order of Carl Faberge

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 CIBJO President receives Award of Order of Carl Faberge
for contribution to development of jewellery industry

ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA: February 1, 2012 - CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri has received the Award of the Order of Carl Faberge at a ceremony held today in St. Petersburg, during the opening of the International Jewellery Forum, JUNWEX Petersburg 2012.

In making the presentation, the awards committee of the Carl Faberge Memorial Foundation said it was honouring Dr. Cavalieri in recognition of his contribution to the preservation and  maintenance of the jewellery art,  as well as for the substantial part he has played in the development of the  jewellery industry

The Order of Carl Faberge is an initiative of Tatyana Fedorovna Faberge, the great granddaughter of the famous jeweller, and was envisioned by its founders to become a Russian equivalent of the Nobel Prize. The award was established to honour outstanding artists and entrepreneurs, and has been awarded to scholars, artists, politicians and members of the business community. Dr. Cavalieri is the 38th person to have named an Order of Carl Faberge laureate since the award was established.

Recipients of the award need to be proposed by past Order of Carl Faberge laureates or national organisations in Russia. Dr. Cavalieri's name was put forward by Restec JUNWEX, and his nomination was approved by Tatiana Faberge and the other members of the awards committee.

At the ceremony today in St. Petersburg, Dr. Cavalieri received the award from Valentin Skurlov, the King-of -Arms of the Carl Faberge Memorial Foundation. He was joined by Alexander Gorynia and Alexei Pomelnikov, both of whom are Order of Carl Faberge laureates. Also present at the ceremony were leaders of the Russian jewellery sector and a delegation of members of the Russian parliament in Moscow.

"It is a great honour to receive this award, which I accept also on behalf of CIBJO, which is dedicated to promoting the confidence of consumers in jewellery, as well to ensuring that the jewellery business makes a positive contribution to the economic and cultural life of the countries in which it is active," said Dr. Cavalieri. "It is a privilege to be included in the company of previous award laureates, and to be to the recipient of an award that carries the name of one the greatest and most influential jewellers ever to have lived." 

ADTF Draws Praise From Visitors and Exhibitors Alike!

Visitors and exhibitors full of praise as third edition 
of Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair concludes

Antwerp, Belgium, January 31, 2012 - Organisers of the third edition of the Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair (ADTF), which ended today, received praise from both visitors and exhibitors. The three-day show was the largest held so far, with some 350 exclusively invited buyers conducting business at the booths of some 70 Antwerp diamonds firms. The by-invitation only event jointly organized by Antwerp's two largest diamond exchanges, the Antwerp Diamond Bourse and the Diamond Club of Antwerp, attracted visitors from Europe, the Middle East, Thailand and Turkey.

"The fair's performance exceeded that of the two previous editions, in particular due to the high quality of the buyers who attended this year's fair," said exhibitor Joris Vets of Emiel Vets & Zonen [Sons]. "We were very happy with the format and focus of this fair and we're looking forward to next year's event."

Meanwhile, Dinesh Ahuja of Gembel European Sales said: "The buyers were serious, focussed business people who came here to do business, and that was good news for us and for the fair. We will definitely want to take part in the fourth edition of ADTF in 2013."

Exhibitor Bert Jan Schatz of Benelux Diamonds NV said he was impressed with the smooth and solid organization of the event. "It was very well organized, and the buyers were highly motivated and keen on doing business," he stated. He said that proof of the fair's uniqueness could be seen from the origin of the buyers "We saw buyers from Spain and Italy, in spite of the economic difficulties in those countries, who did not want to miss out on this exclusive opportunity to source diamonds in Antwerp," Schatz noted.

Lotta Torstesson, a retail jeweller from Stockholm, Sweden, said she was impressed with the format of the fair. "It's a great way to make dozens of new contacts, see a very wide range of diamonds and, ultimately, also to find what you are looking for. On top of all that, this was all available in the two trading halls," she said.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Limited Edition Montblanc Valentine’s Bead Bracelet

Montblanc Valentine’s Bead Bracelet 
An Elegant Expression of Love

A precious silver amulet has long symbolised the love between two beings. A carefully crafted talisman that tells the story of the emotional bond shared by two souls, but also inspired by the lady who wears it as a personal treasure. This Valentine’s Day, Montblanc continues to tell this story in its very own words, with the creation of a unique piece: the Valentine’s Bead Bracelet.

Feminine and sophisticated, the bracelet is designed to embody both a powerful declaration of love from one being to another with all its intensity and emotion, and to be worn as a daily companion by the stylish woman with a sense of contemporary fashion. The talisman, made of shining silver beads on a black thread features a single red gold-coloured heart.

With its classic design, the bracelet is an enchanting and playful accessory, a loyal companion to everyday life. The use of two contrasting materials means that it can be matched to many different outfits and appeals to women who favour gold or silver shades.

For those wanting to express love with true meaning and elegance this Valentine’s Day or for those simply wanting to reward themselves with an iconic piece of jewellery, the bracelet will bring enchantment and pure joy.

The Montblanc Valentine’s Bead Bracelets are limited to 500 pieces and each piece is numbered.

The Montblanc Valentine’s Bead Bracelet are available NOW in Montblanc boutiques worldwide


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