| Hong Kong Jewellery 香港珠寶
Search
News & Highlight

News

  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
Read More...


HIGHLIGHT

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

Advertisement

  • GIA iD100™ Gem Testing Device
  • Tom Moses, GIA executive vice president and chief laboratory and research officer
  • ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new GIA laboratory in Kowloon Bay

Interview with Tom Moses, executive vice president of GIA

Gemological Institute of America (GIA) opens a new Hong Kong laboratory at Goldin Financial Global Centre in Kowloon Bay. The laboratory occupies the entire 20th floor of the centre, comprises an inventory, diamond grading area, coloured stones and pearl grading area, photographic studio and customer service centre etc. Two grading areas currently hold over 70 graders. Three days after GIA 88th anniversary, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on 18th February 2019 celebrating the relocation and expansion of the brand new laboratory with its clients and industry. Hong Kong Jewellery takes this opportunity to invite Tom Moses, GIA executive vice president and chief laboratory and research officer, to share his vision. 

 

HKJM: Hong Kong Jewellery

TM: Tom Moses

 

HKJM: Mainland China is a leading jewellery market in the world, accounting for 30 percent of global demand. Is the relocation and expansion of Hong Kong laboratory buoyed by the booming jewellery demand from mainland China?  

TM: GIA opened the first laboratory in Hong Kong back in 2010. We recognised the need to expand considering the gemstone trade and demand for our laboratory services in Hong Kong has grown. We expanded to offer quality and timely service to our clients and uphold our consumer protection mission of ensuring the public trust in gems and jewellery.

 

HKJM: How do you see the role of Hong Kong in the jewellery industry?

TM: Hong Kong is one of the most important global gemstone and jewellery centres in the world, an innovative centre for jewellery design and an important location for diamond, coloured stone and pearl trading.  

 

HKJM: Why does analysis and grading service of the Hong Kong laboratory exclude synthetic diamonds?

TM: GIA on-site services at each laboratory vary. We offer on-site service of synthetic diamond grading report in Carlsbad and New York. Clients may submit items for any service to any GIA location. They will be routed to the appropriate location and returned to its point of origin afterwards. We are currently expanding the offerings at several of the local laboratories to include laboratory-grown stones reporting.

 

HKJM: How serious is the undisclosed mixing of synthetic and natural diamonds? 

TM: GIA does see this type of mixing, mostly in melee size diamonds. We test hundreds of thousands of diamonds in Hong Kong and the number of mixed parcels is small. This is a legitimate concern, which is why every diamond submitted to GIA for grading is carefully screened to determine if it is natural, treated or synthetic one. GIA’s melee analysis service could screen parcels of melee diamonds, separates simulants and potential synthetic diamonds from natural stones efficiently and accurately.

 

HKJM: How to position synthetic diamonds?

TM: Synthetic gemstones and diamonds have a place in the market as long as they are properly disclosed as non-mined. 

 

HKJM: Diamond Producers Association (DPA) has released a test report of 18 synthetics detectors from 11 manufacturers. How is the performance of iD100™ based on the test report?

TM: The DPA report confirmed that the GIA iD100™ is completely accurate in referring all synthetic diamonds for further testing. The device uses advanced spectroscopic technology to distinguish natural diamonds from synthetic diamonds (both HPHT and CVD methods) and diamond stimulants in colourless to near-colorless range, mounted and loose, rough and cut as well as sizes starting from 0.9 millimetres in diameter.

 

HKJM: Chow Tai Fook (CTF) launches a blockchain pilot with GIA, putting diamond grading information directly into the hands of the consumer. How is the acceptability of the general public towards the technology?

TM: Since the announcement of GIA and Chow Tai Fook’s collaboration in May 2018, we have seen a positive response to the use of digital diamond grading reports using blockchain. We believe that blockchain could have broader application to how GIA and our clients manage diamond grading and other reports.

 

HKJM: Any updates on GIA’s new development?   

TM: GIA’s recent announcement of its updated diamond origin service which uses scientific evaluation to provide confirmation of a diamond’s geographic origin is attracting both industry members and the public as it adds transparency and information about a diamond’s origin which is more and more important to the buying public.

 

← Back