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Beauty and brilliance of diamonds take
centre stage at JGW Singapore

Prestigious diamantaires, major jewellery manufacturers join
Asia’s biggest B2B sourcing event of the year

Prominent names in the diamond world will showcase their brilliance at Asia’s top B2B jewellery sourcing destination of the year – Jewellery & Gem WORLD Singapore (JGW Singapore).

Taking place at the Singapore EXPO from 27 to 30 September, JGW Singapore is bringing together close to 1,000 exhibitors from nearly 30 countries and regions, including some of the biggest names in the diamond industry.

The iconic show, formerly known as the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, is temporarily moving from Hong Kong to Singapore this year to make the event as accessible as possible to international exhibitors and visitors. Unlike Hong Kong, where mandatory quarantine for incoming travellers remains in effect, Singapore allows fully vaccinated visitors to enter the country without pre-departure tests, on-arrival tests and quarantine.

The one-off venue change has received overwhelming support from exhibitors. Due to increased demand for exhibition space, the fair has added 5,000 square metres to the reserved gross floor area, taking the show to 35,000 square metres. Prior to the Singapore show, Informa Markets Jewellery is organising a special-edition fair in Hong Kong from 16 to 19 September tailored for local trade buyers and jewellery lovers. The full-scale version of JGW will return to Hong Kong in 2023.

Spectacular diamonds

The September Fair has always been renowned for its diamond showcases, which cover the full spectrum of the sector. Buyers looking for fine stones will find perfectly cut, flawless diamonds – either loose or set in precious metal – and in a range of hues, including the rarest of fancy colour diamonds at the Diamond zone and other locations throughout the show, including Premier, Finished Jewellery, and country, regional and industry association pavilions.

Fine diamonds, especially exceptional stones, are the domain of Antwerp-based Taché Company N V. One of the leading diamond companies in the world, the manufacturer is ready to impress JGW Singapore visitors with its wide range of quality goods, including certified stones, melees and fancy colour diamonds. This comes as no surprise given Taché’s experience in dealing with exceptional diamonds, including the 342-carat “Queen of Kalahari,” the 910-carat “Lesotho Legend” and the 29.59-carat fancy pink diamond, “The Rose of Kao.”

“All of our diamonds are sourced mainly from primary producers,” the company said. Headquartered in Antwerp since 1957, Taché has multiple sales offices and diamond factories, and operates a global distribution network. Its activities range from rough diamond sourcing and manufacturing to the marketing and distribution of polished diamonds.

Another major diamond manufacturer that will have a presence at the fair is Sheetal (Far East) Limited, which is showcasing its inventory of certified and non-certified diamonds. The company is part of the Sheetal Group, one of the largest volume manufacturers of polished diamonds in the world with headquarters in India, and a distribution network spread across Botswana, China, Dubai, Europe, Hong Kong and the US.

“[JGW Singapore] is a premier trading hub and a good platform for our organisation to do business. It is also the ideal springboard for the booming markets of the Far East. The fair provides Sheetal with numerous opportunities to highlight its diamond manufacturing expertise to a global audience,” according to the company.

The diamond manufacturer is offering professional buyers goods in a wide range of shapes, in sizes ranging from 1 point to 10 carats, and in D-M colours to fancy colours.

“Our Ideal cut and bespoke cuts have enabled the company to lock in a strong distribution partnership with some of the world’s leading retailers and jewellery manufacturers,” Sheetal said.

Premier Pavilion exhibitor House of Gems Limited is celebrating the splendour of diamonds with a premium collection that includes a diamond cut into the shape of a rhino – the first diamond graded by the GIA as a “Rhino Modified Brilliant,” according to the company; a “rarest of the rare” collection consisting of fancy vivid green, fancy vivid yellow, fancy vivid blue and fancy vivid pink diamonds; and an array of one-of-a-kind gemstones including an extraordinary Burmese Pigeon’s blood ruby, a “no-oil” Colombian emerald and a Kashmir sapphire.

Founded in 1986 by industry expert Rajesh Sheth, House of Gems is a family-owned Singapore-headquartered business. Operating manufacturing facilities and an office in Israel, the company also has a presence in New York, Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok.

Also joining the Singapore show is renowned diamond manufacturer J.B. And Brothers Pvt Ltd. Established in 1973, the company is headquartered in Mumbai, with facilities in Surat, Botswana and Namibia, and a presence in Hong Kong, Dubai, the US and Israel.

Targeting global diamond buyers, J.B. And Brothers is ready to present its extensive range of round and fancy-shaped goods in virtually every colour and clarity grade, and in sizes ranging from 0.18 carat to 20 carats-plus.

Diamond jewellery

Buyers will also be thrilled to discover contemporary diamond jewellery collections that strike the perfect balance between classic and modern styles.

Premier Pavilion exhibitor KGK Jewellery (HK) Limited is ready to lift the curtain on some of its finest creations, including multi-use diamond necklaces and chokers that can be worn as bracelets, chandelier earrings with pear-shaped fancy yellow diamond pendants, and emerald collections adorned with fancy-shaped diamonds.

“We need to promote our collections through regular exhibitions, which we have missed in the last three years. Our star collections will be showcased at JGW Singapore, and this platform is ideal to connecting with new retailers from different markets,” according to KGK Jewellery. The company seeks to engage with buyers from the Middle East, Europe and Asia, including Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia and Indonesia, to name a few.

Also exhibiting is its sister company, KGK Diamonds (HK) Ltd, which is presenting a wide range of loose diamonds in virtually every popular size, shape and colour. Recognised for combining the best of Italian goldsmithing traditions, technology and artistry to create something new, Giloro Srl is highlighting four collections that convey flow and movement, namely, Under the Sea, Moonflower, Stones and Stissy.

Providing a perfect counterpoint to Giloro’s poetic-like gold swirls and spheres are brilliant diamonds that resemble moonbeams and precious water droplets. “[Our] young team, skilled in the creation of ideas and works of artistry, has given shaped to modern collections that are particularly focused on the trends of contemporary fashion,” the Valenza, Italy-based company said.

Hong Kong-based Christelle Ltd has likewise carved its niche in the design and creation of fine jewellery that can switch up an everyday look effortlessly either on its own or worn in combination with other pieces . For JGW Singapore, the manufacturer is launching collections in the most arresting styles, such as ear cuffs, illusion drop earrings, open rings and huggie earrings – all set with fancy-cut and round diamonds.

“With a vertically integrated manufacturing facility and over three generations of experience in the Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas, we provide a seamless experience in the curation, design and creation of [our customers’] own jewellery lines while ensuring competitive pricing,” Christelle said. “Each piece delivered should be no less than perfect, which is reflected in our meticulous quality-control procedures at every step of our production process.”

The jeweller is open to partnering with wholesalers, retailers and designers who are interested in curating or creating their own pieces, it added.

Other exhibitors who will debut their diamond products at the fair include Varni Gems, Able Jewelry Mfg Ltd, Alahmar Co Ltd, Ariha Diamond Jewelry Co Ltd, Italgold Srl and Twinkle Diamond Jewellery (India) Pvt Ltd to name a few.

“Diamonds will be seen in their full brilliance at JGW Singapore,” said David Bondi, Senior Vice President of Informa Markets in Asia. “There’s nothing like seeing these gems up-close and in person.”

In addition to diamonds, buyers will discover a wealth of resources at JGW Singapore, which will be segmented into 20+ show floor destinations for easy navigation. The impressive list includes pavilions representing the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC), Colombia, Germany, Hong Kong, International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA), India, Israel Diamond Institute (IDI), Italy, Japan, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Türkiye and the US, among others. Also a must-see for wholesalers, retailers, brands and high-net worth buyers are the Premier Pavilion, a space that brings together some of the top names in luxury jewellery and gemstone manufacturing, and product pavilions featuring extensive displays of loose diamonds, pearls, coloured gemstones, fine jewellery, antique and vintage collections, jadeite jade, pre-owned jewellery, silver creations, lab-grown diamonds and technology solutions, among others.

“Serious buyers cannot afford to miss the exciting product launches, opportunities for face-to-face engagement and the positive energy that only in-person events can inspire at JGW Singapore,” said Celine Lau, Director of Jewellery Fairs at Informa Markets Jewellery. “If they don’t want to miss anything, they have to be there.”