The countdown is nearly over until the start of Jewellery and Gem World Singapore – set to begin on 27 September.
With more than 1,000 exhibitors from 30 countries scheduled to take part in the four-day trade show, organisers reportedly increased the total reserved floor area to 35,000 square metres to meet demand.
Informa Markets director of jewellery fairs, Celina Lau, said the show will showcase products from across the entire jewellery chain.
“We are thrilled to welcome people back to the JGW exhibition floor and in the world’s biggest regional market for fine jewellery and watches – Asia,” she said.
“Everyone in the trade is talking about the importance of kickstarting our community’s return to business, and JGW Singapore is our way of doing just that. More than ever, this B2B [business-to-business] jewellery marketplace is vital for an industry that thrives on connections, collaboration and creativity.”
Jewellery and Gem World Singapore is expected to be a one-off replacement for the September Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair, with the relocation caused by the COVID pandemic.
Singapore allows fully vaccinated visitors to enter the country without pre-departure tests, on-arrival tests and quarantine whereas Hong Kong still requires incoming travellers to quarantine and take pre-departure and arrival tests.
Diamond enthusiasts and buyers are expected to find a wide range of loose stone as well as a variety of different hues from some of the rarest fancy colour diamonds at the diamond zone and other international display pavilions throughout the show.
Antwerp-based Taché Company N V will showcase exceptional diamonds, among them, the 342-carat Queen of Kalahari, the 910-carat Lesotho Legend and the 29.59-carat fancy pink diamond, The Rose of Kao.
Another major diamond exhibitor, Singapore-based House of Gems Limited, will be showcasing its “rarest of rare” vivid colours diamond collection which will feature the world’s first rhinoceros-cut GIA-graded diamond known as the ‘Rhino Modified Brilliant.’
A variety of colour gemstones such as rubies, sapphires, emeralds, tourmalines, opals, jade along with gemstone jewellery will be on display.
Thailand’s Duang Kaew Jewelry will be launching Alyssa, its opulent ruby and sapphire jewellery collection featuring a ruby necklace containing 676 rubies weighing a total of 134.31 carats, 1,788 diamonds weighing 22 carats and a flower-motif necklace with 724 blue sapphires weighing 17 carats, 229 tsavorites weighing 4.7 carats and 148 diamonds weighing 1.58 carats.
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Several unique and expertly-crafted sapphire pieces held in place by almost invisible metal prongs and set tightly together on an intricate metal latticework will also be showcased by the exhibitor during the fair.
Bangkok-based Alahmar Co Ltd – a diamond and gemstone supplier – will also be launching its innovative Ceramond Collection that utilise modern high-quality ceramic materials in conjunction with gold and gemstones. It is said that the new range “stands out from traditional jewellery and appeals to the younger generation.”
Radiant pearls will also be taking centre stage during JGW, with a number of high-profile Akoya, South Sea and Tahitian pearl suppliers setting up their exhibits in Asia’s largest jewellery fair.
One is the heart-shaped golden South Sea pearls of Japan’s Nagahori Corporation, along with its array of Akoya, South Sea and Tahitian pearls presented as loose pieces, strands and crafted jewellery.
P&J Co Ltd of Shibuya, Japan will also launch its Akoya pearl jewellery collection which includes an 18-carat gold necklace with Akoya pearls divided into sets of threes and interspersed with gold rondelles, a minimalist-style open gold bangle with Akoya pearl end caps, and earrings with Akoya pearls that create an illusion of magically floating on gold hoops.
The change of venue may have taken some initial getting used to for some international buyers and exhibitors, however, David Bondi, senior vice president of Informa Markets, said the level of support for the event has been overwhelming.
“Bringing the community together after nearly three years of being apart, JGW Singapore is offering suppliers and professional buyers a fresh start as they gather to gain business insights and inspiration, and explore real opportunities for long-term partnerships,” he said.
“JGW Singapore wouldn’t be possible without the support of our industry partners, led by the professional buyer community, our valued exhibitors, dynamic industry associations, government agencies, the media and the Government of Singapore.”
He added: “We believe in our industry’s future; more importantly, we believe in our industry stakeholders. Together, let us seize the opportunities emerging in the recovery.”
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