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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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Interview with Mustafa Kamar, JTR board chairman

The Jewellery Exporters’ Association of Turkey (JTR) was the host of ASEAN Gems & Jewellery Association Conference 2019 in Istanbul this year to share market information and insight. Coincides with the Istanbul Jewelry Show, the Turkish jewellery sector was given a unique opportunity to showcase its capabilities. JTR chairman of the board Mustafa Kamar talks with Hong Kong Jewellery about the gain in hosting this international event.

 

HKJM: Hong Kong Jewellery

MK: Mustafa Kamar

 

HKJM: Why did JTR host the conference this year?

MK: At the 7th ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) + 12 Gems and Jewellery Presidents’ Summit held in Shanghai China in 2018, there was a clear consensus that Turkey would be the host of the 8th summit slated for 8 to 12 October with a new title “ASEAN Gems & Jewellery Association Conference”. We decided to host the conference in Istanbul to strengthen our bond with AGJA members met in previous editions as well as to provide them with opportunities to meet our industry players and explore the dynamic of our country development.

 

HKJM: How did the Turkish government support the event? 

MK: JTR is a semi-governmental non-profit organisation that operates under the umbrella of the Mineral and Metal Exporters’ Associations of Istanbul, which is affiliated with the Ministry of Commerce. Our government always encourages and supports us to organise international events in Istanbul. 

 

HKJM: What were the challenges of organising the conference?

MK: All aspects of the event were challenging including event communication with attendees, planning for sharing and panel discussion, speakers and panel discussers selection, activities rundown as well as local sight-seeing arrangement. Nevertheless, it gave us a great opportunity for us to shine in an international level. We are confident about organising international events like this in future. 

 

HKJM: How many associations and delegates from both ASEAN and non-ASEAN countries attended the conference? 

MK: Eight ASEAN member countries and around 30 non- ASEAN countries and regions attended the conference. Participants included 131 executives from 34 different countries and regions’ jewellery associations, 44 company representatives and six media.

 

HKJM: How did the attendees benefit from the event?

MK: Fruitful market information shared by carefully selected speakers, panel moderators and panel participants on the subjects including: responsible gold supply chain, lab-grown diamonds development and jewellery marketing to millennials. Some business-to-business relationships were formed during networking sessions. Equally important, all participants of the conference had offered to see the fascination of Istanbul. 

 

HKJM: How did the conference receive?

MK: We are proud to say we have received no negative feedback. Compliments were given on our smooth arrangement and we have increased the quality of the conference.

 

HKJM: Did the conference bring business opportunities to the parallel 49th Istanbul Jewelry Show?

MK: The conference was held the day before the opening of the 49th edition of the Istanbul Jewelry Show. This conference brought business opportunities not only to Turkish Jewellers but also jewellers from participating countries.

 

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

MK: We have a 7,000-year of heritage in jewellery manufacturing. Turkey is one of the most important players of jewellery industry in the world. In terms of mounting and manufacturing, Turkey is in a leading position, comparable with Korea. With over 30,000 gold jewellery retailers, we are in a position to make us one of the most important gold producers in the world. 

 

HKJM: What will you expect from the next conference which will be hosted in Hong Kong?

MK: We wish Hong Kong Jewellery & Jade Manufacturers Association (HKJJA) will organise a much more successful conference than we did in Istanbul. We are always at their disposal whenever they need help.

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