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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
  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
  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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  • Luca Veronesi (right) and Paola de Luca (middle), co-founder of TRENDVISION Jewellery + Forecasting at a Trendbook 2020 event

Interview with VOD DIJS show director Luca Veronesi

VOD Dubai International Jewellery Show (VOD DIJS), the only consumer- and trade-focused jewellery show in the Middle East, was brought to a successful close on 17 November 2018 capitalising on the flourishing regional jewellery market. Show director Luca Veronesi tells Hong Kong Jewellery the development of the fair and the market situations facing the practitioners in the region.


How did the 2018 VOD DIJS fare?

The show performed in accordance with the current market situation, which saw preferences given to gold over diamonds. Cheaper jewellery was also preferred when compared to expensive pieces. We are very happy with how well several new exhibitors performed at the show.


How was the buying sentiment in general? What types of jewellery went particularly well?

The market actually remains stagnant. We have noticed that medium-range products suffered more, while more affordable jewellery performed well. Expensive jewellery has its own market that, while not booming, is still prevailing.


New initiatives were put forward to facilitate business and promote designs. Would you give a brief account on the new programmes and their effectiveness?

This year we ran the hosted buyer programme, inviting the most important buyers from specific countries selected by exhibitors. We started hosting buyers from central Africa, which was a highly appreciated move. Coinciding with the programme, we also activated the business matchmaking programme to facilitate trade meetings. Though the project is still in its early stage, we are already seeing considerable results.


The environment of exhibitions is changing. A number of buyers are seeking online to replenish their stock. How does it impact VOD DIJS?

We agree that the exhibition industry is changing and increasingly trending towards e-commerce. Interestingly, for the jewellery industry, one-to-one networking is still vital, and for consumers, being able to see, touch and try on the jewellery is also very important. At an exhibition, they can find much more varieties than in any malls or shopping districts.


How will VOD DIJS better engage with the information– and technology–savvy younger consumers?

As a starting point, we revised our marketing strategy, investing over 80 percent of our efforts into digital platforms. For the future, we are now working on a new project to strengthen the connection between digital and exhibition.


How is the recent development of the gold and jewellery industry in Dubai and the MENA region?

The gold, diamond and jewellery industry in the MENA region is experiencing a challenging scenario in which the traditional distribution system is affected by some uncertainties. The global economy, the introduction of VAT, the geopolitical situation and currency fluctuations are all factors that impact on business, where entrepreneurs have to be quicker and more efficient than ever to adapt their strategies to these continuously changing scenarios. (Photo courtesy: VOD DIJS) 


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