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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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Jewellery for good

By Cynthia Unninayar 

Treading lightly on the earth for 10 years, Hong Kong-based eco-chic jewellery label Niin marked the important milestone by launching the Vida collection to pay tribute to Mother Nature. Founder and creative director Jeanine Hsu reviews the landmarks in the evolution of her brand over the last decade with Hong Kong Jewellery, and where she will aspire to bring her sustainable and ethical business to.

The biggest collection consisting of 30 items, Vida was inspired by the cork forests in Portugal where Jeanine Hsu had a yoga retreat for a week in late 2019. Vida means “life” in Portuguese. The enchanting trip to Portugal came as a chance for the designer to take a fresh look at life. “Every nine years the outer bark of cork trees is stripped for regeneration. In the process of which they absorb up to five times more carbon dioxide. Being immersed myself around the cork trees, I realised that we need to strip away the things that no longer serve us, including negative emotions, make rooms for new possibilities before we can move forward,” she said.

In a bid to honour the elements of life, the Vida collection uses upcycled whitewood and repurposed Tiger Kamagong wood to represent the earth, upcycled abalone shell to echo the flow of water, and brass and gold-plated sterling silver to reflect the light of fire. To pay homage to cork trees, the designer uses the exterior of the abalone shell to give some of the collection pieces a rough and textured look. Natural crystals such as amazonite, smoky quartz, agate and citrine are also used to balance our energies and promote spiritual growth, Hsu said.

Since autumn 2011, Hong Kong Jewellery has been witnessing the sustainable evolution of Niin. Over the last decade, the brand has launched over 20 collections with unique styles and stories breathing positive energies while reminding us of the responsibility to preserve our lovely planet.

“Our trademark line ‘Treading lightly on the earth’ still remains through and through. I think the words describe how we are doing, what we are doing, what materials we are using, and whom we are working with. We always keep the environment and ethical issues in mind. The market of sustainable jewellery is definitely on the up.

There is a need for it. Quite soon people will start to question what they are buying. The more and more we know, the harder and harder we ignore,” Hsu said.

Besides her signature organic and chunky designs in Eska, Ikigai and Yin set in silver or brass with natural stones and upscale materials, she also collaborated with Austrian fine jewellery house Aenea Jewellery to introduce the Alaria collection in 2017, featuring palladium jewellery set with rainbow moonstones, diamonds and precious stones. In March 2019, the designer took a bold step to venture into laboratory-grown diamond jewellery with the Solar Fine collection set in 18-karat yellow gold with white diamonds, lab-grown yellow diamonds from Gemesis, black spinels and MOP.

“The lab-grown collection sells better than we thought. We are planning to do a new collection in March 2020 with Gemesis again. It involves more colours, not just black, yellow and white,” she unveils.

A remarkable female entrepreneur cum sustainability advocate, Jeanine Hsu was awarded the Eco-Warrior Award at the HKAHF Women of Hope Awards 2017 and was nominated as a Generation T by Asia Tatler in 2018. She has been also invited to share her design and business insights with students of local universities and design institutes.

Manufactured in Hong Kong, Thailand, the Mainland and the Philippines, Niin’s jewellery is currently available in 15 countries and regions, including mainland China. “We made our debut presence at the fashion week in Shanghai last year. It was well-received. There were a lot of flocking in our stand. It was interesting to see the scale of what China really is, and opened my eye to more possibilities of doing business with the Mainland,” she said.

Besides reaching out to more cities in mainland China, her prior tasks for 2020 include the opening of a vocational training school in Cebu of the Philippines in collaboration with the Austrian government, as well as strengthening brand awareness via social media.

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