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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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HIGHLIGHT

  1. US market unfolds changes and potential
  2. The queen of gems, the gem of queens
  3. Classics return

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  • Exhibitor forum themed‘Stimulate Consumption, Facilitate a Prosperous Development in the Industry’at the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show
  • Sun Fengmin, deputy director of NGTC and executive vice president of GAC (4th right, back row)

Jewellery elite training in China

The jewellery industry of China has been developed steadily in recent years. In 2017, the gold consumption in the country was 1,089.1 tonnes, ranked first in the globe for five consecutive years along with a 600 billion yuan annual jewellery sales, reflecting the growing demand of jewellery.

Sun Fengmin, deputy director of National Gemstone Testing Center (NGTC) and executive vice president of the Gems & Jewelry Trade Association of China (GAC) indicated that the potential of the development of China’s jewellery industry is enormous; and there are diversified jewellery market demands for more jewellery design and marketing elites. Currently, there are nearly three million local jewellery practitioners. However, jewellery professional training in China is inadequate as there are only less than three percent of them have relevant academic qualifications, and less than 250,000 of them have received professional training. 

 

Path to professional 

NGTC has been promoting jewellery professional training in China. It has set up three jewellery vocational education sections including Gemological Institute, Design Institute and Business Institute, offering programmes such as China General Certification Center (CGC) Registered Jewellery & Jade Quality Inspector Pre-Exam programme, GAC Gem Appraisers Pre-Exam programme, etc. The gemmological section is divided into four professional directions: coloured gemstones, diamonds, fei cui and organic gemstones. Design Institute provides both modern jewellery design programmes like electrographic design and traditional Chinese craftsmanship programmes, namely the filigree craftsmanship. Business Institute focuses on jewellery business management, e-commerce, jewellery investment management, etc. The training programmes mentioned fulfill the purpose of the centre “market-oriented, demand-centered and supported by professionals”.

Sun said at the exhibitor forum themed ‘Stimulate Consumption, Facilitate a Prosperous Development in the Industry’ during the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show: “NGTC has trained nearly 40,000 professionals like corporate executives, senior managers, jewellery marketing experts, designers, jewellery appraisers and craftsmen, etc. We organise over 200 gem identification, grading and assessment, jewellery design and processing and jewellery marketing trainings each year for the industry. We are now the official professional jewellery industry training agency of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MOHRSS) in China. ”

To be in line with international standards, NGTC has cooperated with various renowned educational and scientific research institutions like the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A), HRD Antwerp, Swiss Ancient Gemological Laboratory (GGL), Gemological Institute of Thailand (GIT) and Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences (AIGS). The centre is the only partner of GIA in China which has organised numerous training courses, for instance, the GIA Research Gemologist (GG) certificate course.

For the future development of NGTC, Sun said: “NGTC will carry out a variety of jewellery professional trainings and establish cooperation with large companies and professional organisations.”

In collaboration with NGTC, GAC held an afternoon sharing session on ‘new retailing, new marketing and new talent’ on 10 May 2018 at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. Top executives from industry associations, institutes and enterprises were invited to share their insights and tips for establishing standards for new talents, the context of new retailing in future, innovative marketing ideas in the new retailing era, sharing economy in jewellery, data thinking for enterprise development, etc. The event was co-organised by the Shanghai Gems & Jade Exchange,the Shanghai Gold & Jewellery Trade Association,and Gems & Jade Trade Association of Shanghai.

 

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