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The European Gemological Laboratory Asia to venture into mainland China

13 august 2009

The European Gemological Laboratory (EGL) Asia, which established its Hong Kong office in June 2008, is ready to explore opportunities in the fast-growing China market. Apart from holding media seminars and introducing gemmological courses, the laboratory harnesses the power of the Internet in expanding its market presence.
Founder and CEO of EGL Asia Joseph Kuzi acknowledged that the lab’s first year in the region was made difficult by the outbreak of the global financial crisis. “We noticed more goods started to come in [for grading] beginning in April although the quantity is still nothing compared to before”.
Asked where he thinks market opportunities lie, he replied: “China, China and China.”
As a starting point in the lab’s venture into the mainland, Mr Kuzi spoke to officials of the National Center of Quality Supervision & Inspection On Gold-Silver Products (NGGC). “It is important to have NGGC acknowledge our work,” he said.
Mr Kuzi observed that there is a rapidly growing interest in diamonds among Chinese consumers, but the consumers’ lack of knowledge about diamonds is a barrier. “The China market is relatively new to diamonds so there is a gap that needs to be closed. For the diamond and jewellery trade to take advantage of this lack of knowledge is to make profit only on a very short term. It is important that we, as members of the trade, teach them not only about grading certificates, but also about the cut and proportions of a diamond,” he said.
Joseph Kuzi is also looking forward to opening a representative office in Shanghai. Plans to have offices in Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Beijing are also being made. “China is the present and the future so we are working very heavily in this market,” said Mr Kuzi.

Yekaterina Davydova, Rough&Polished Asian Bureau Editor in Beijing