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  1. Q1 Gold Jewellery Demand Soft, Says WGC
  2. Jewellery Buying Groups Formed New Global Alliance
  3. Singapore to Host Jewellery & Gem World 2022
  4. ‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot Premiered in Tiffany’s 2022 High Jewellery Collection
  5. Christie’s to Auction ‘The Light of Africa’ for $18M in June
  6. New Board of Directors were elected to Jewellery Exporters Association of Turkey
  7. Oroarezzo back with Première Competition
  8. ‘De Beers Blue’ auctions US$57.5M at Sotheby’s
  9. CTF launches Mother’s Day collection
  10. Jewelers of America Announces The 2022 CASE Award Winners
  11. De Beers: Diamond Businesses Staying Cautious About Business Expectations
  12. Synthetic Alexandrite Pioneer David Patterson Dies at 89
  13. 205 CARAT FANCY INTENSE YELLOW DIAMOND GENEVA MAGNIFICENT JEWELS | 11 MAY 2022
  14. Rebecca Foerster Appointed As President of Hearts On Fire
  15. US Steps Up Sanctions Against Alrosa
  16. PGI Study Findings: Consumers Have Different Interpretations of Sustainability
  17. Irving Wong Appointed as Pandora’s General Manager For China
  18. Rolex’s 6 New Watches Unveiled at Watches & Wonders Geneva
  19. Sixième Sens par Cartier High Jewellery: Heteractis Ring
  20. Will Russian Diamond Ban Help Foster Lab-Grown Diamond Business?
  21. Press Release: Ariana DeBose, Hunter Schafer and Zoey Deutch Shine in De Beers Jewellers at the Vani
  22. Press Release: Ariana DeBose, Hunter Schafer and Zoey Deutch Shine in De Beers Jewellers at the Vani
  23. JEWELLERY GENEVA Takes Place between 30 March and 3 April 2022
  24. Christie’s Presents 228 carat White Dimond
  25. Gold Bar Integrity Programme to be Implemented
  26. Press Release: BONHAMS ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF BRUUN RASMUSSEN AUCTIONEERS – DENMARK’S LEADING AUCT
  27. Early Spring Fashion for Natural Diamonds
  28. Jennifer Garner Shines in De Beers Jewellers at the Premiere in New York
  29. To celebrate its 15th anniversary, “Cartier Women’s Initiative Impact Report”
  30. American Gem Trade Association Announces Partnership with JCK Show Again
  31. Chow Tai Fook and Canada's Mountain Province Diamonds Sign Supply Agreement
  32. Registration Is Open for 2022 JCK Show
  33. Alrosa Caught Up in U.S. Sanctions
  34. Tawhid Abdullah Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
  35. The Largest Blue Diamond Appears at Sotheby’s Auction
  36. Price Rise for Nearly 90% Of Fancy Colour Last Year
  37. Dickson Yewn’s Collectibles Given for Sotheby’s Charity Auction
  38. De Beers Boosts Production
  39. Watches & Wonders Geneva To Be Held In Hybrid Format
  40. Jewellery, Gem & Technology Dubai to Debut February
  41. Hong Kong Losing its Dominance as the World's Largest Watch Market
  42. Gift Guide for CNY
  43. Press Release: Sotheby’s Announces New Appointments To Luxury Team In ASsia
  44. Georg Jensen Becomes a Certified Member of RJC
  45. 555.55-carat Black Dimond Unveiled at Sotheby’s Auction
  46. GIA Appoints Anna Martin as SVP for Institute, Industry Relations
  47. Alrosa Boosts Direct Sales of Fancy Diamonds to Investors
  48. CIBJO General Assembly postponed to March 17 and 18, 2022
  49. 7,525 Carat Emerald Discovered
  50. Karl Lagerfeld Jewellery Collections to Shine
  51. Diamonds Travel To The Space
  52. Vicenzaoro January postponed to March
  53. America’s Youngest Jeweller Starts Business via Instagram
  54. Concerns over conflict gold arise again
  55. The 1st International Gemstone & Diamond Trade Summit Wraps Up in Macao
  56. The Knot’s Study:Over 30% of Respondents Say Natural Diamond Unimportant
  57. Pantone’s 2022 Colour of the Year: Very Peri
  58. Phillips Jewellery Auctions Fetch over HK$181 Million
  59. The World’s First Pure Gold Castle of Magical Dreams by CHOW TAI FOOK
  60. Jewellery Sales Jumped 78% During the Thanksgiving Holiday
  61. Gem Auctions DMCC’s Debut Auction Successful
  62. Cartier’s Christmas Tree Lights Up the City with Love and Hope
  63. Rediscovering Lacloche in Hong Kong
  64. Blue diamonds to lead Christie’s HK autumn sale
  65. JMA show to stage next Thursday
  66. HK auction to help Cambodian kids
  67. Basel fair cancelled again
  68. HKDI show to continue in Dec
  69. Gemfields sells 7,500-carat emerald for good
  70. Sustainability is key to diamond purchases, a report says
  71. Christie’s Geneva jewellery sale fetches CHF53.7m
  72. Cibjo forms working group on fei cui standards
  73. Only Watch raises CHF30m for DMD research
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A joy to behold

October 2021

 

Loupe designers-in-residence series

 

Joys Man’s determination to bring joy to people is apparent in the name of her own jewellery brand Joies 26 established in March 2021. “Joies” means “joys” in English; and the number tells her age.

The Hong Kong designer has undergone formal training in jewellery design and metalsmithing at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco during 2015-19. When back, she signed up for Loupe’s design residency programme in August 2019 and launched her jewellery DIY workshops in December 2020. The solid knowledge in jewellery making together with genuine experiences in customer relationship have shaped her as an up-and-comer in the jewellery industry in the city.

An ardent lover of three-dimensional structures, Joys Man has wowed contemporary jewellery fans with her ultra-modern Roller Coaster rings. The shank of the ring features an openwork 3D loop of a roller coaster track with an architectural flair. The delicate layout of the track gives an illusion of an eternal ring fully set with precious stones. The “faceted centre stone” of the ring is also a casted part utilising 3D-printing. The Roller Coaster rings come in several variations in terms of the centre stone, the shape of the shank and metal colour.

A bestseller thanks to its avant-garde design and affordability, the Roller Coaster collection also serves as a socio-cultural record of Hong Kong. “The collection pays tribute to the retired roller coaster from the Ocean Park which is a collective memory of Hong Kong people. It is a very meaningful design,” said the designer.

For a start, Joys Man has chosen silver as the primary metal for her jewellery in order to make it more approachable. The Roller Coaster pieces in silver, for instance, are mostly below HK$1,000 retail. As her young brand evolves, she aims at something more upscale. “In future, I aspire to put more colours in my design by using coloured gemstones and diamonds, and set them in karat gold. Glistering jewellery always has a special place in ladies’ hearts,” she told Hong Kong Jewellery. The Roller Coaster rings now also come with gold-plated and diamond-set solid gold versions.

The six-month design residency programme at Loupe, an initiative launched by Chow Tai Fook to nurture young design talents and preserve craftsmanship heritage, has sharpened Joys Man’s business mind as much as technical skills. “Through the programme I have met a lot of people who are strong in business which is exactly what I am lacking. They have enlightened me about business operations and marketing; in return, I share with them my knowledge and experiences in jewellery making and craftsmanship. It is such a wonderful place for exchange,” she said.

Echoed with most of her designer friends at Loupe, Man considered the factory visit a highlight of the programme. “It is very much an honour to visit Chow Tai Fook’s state-of-the-art factory in Shunde. Everything I encountered was new and mind-blowing. It would only fortify my believe in upholding craftsmanship excellence and delivering jewellery that inspires joy,” she said.

Quite a recent popular encounter in town, making jewellery from scratch is exceptionally satisfying. Joys Man has held jewellery workshops in small groups since last December. It comes as a major income to sustain the growth of her jewellery business, as well as a perfect occasion to tell her brand story.

She said: “Currently, I hold seven to eight workshops a month with some eight participants each. During the class I share with them my brand, my vision, design philosophy, and the craftsmanship. Those who find my story intriguing may come back again for another jewellery-making experience. Some may try out my branded pieces, while some others may go for my made-to-order services.” Custom-made jewellery, with the charges at HK$5,000 below for silver pieces and over HK$10,000 for fine jewellery, now accounts for one-fifth of her current business.

Digital platforms are a powerful tool to keep followers in the loop about everything new. The launch of Joies26.com in mid-September has enhanced the brand’s engagement with the audience.

Considering the unique nature of fine jewellery as a personal luxury item, it has to be seen, felt and tried on before buying. As a designer under the Loupe project, Joys Man shares a physical display corner with other designers at Loupe’s venue at PMQ in Central, as well as at a Chow Tai Fook store in Tsim Sha Tsui. What’s more, she has recently secured a space at J-Hub to showcase her new design for six months. J-Hub is operated by the Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers' Association (HKJMA) to nurture new talents for the jewellery industry in Hong Kong. (Photo courtesy: Joies 26)

 

 

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