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HK Show: No. of Exhibitors Up from 2013, “2 Shows, 2 Venues” Format Criticized

17 march 2014

The Hong Kong International Jewelry Show closed on March 7 on a mixed note, ‎according to Diamond World cited by A total 3,850 exhibitors participated, up from 3,340 last ‎year, yet some criticism was voiced about the “two shows, two venues” arrangement.
One venue concentrated on loose diamonds, precious stones and pearls and the ‎other on jewelry. The first two days were quite slow and encountered fewer masses, ‎which led to more seeing and less buying. But by the end of the show, sales were ‎similar in volume to the 2013 show.
Pointers, stars and small-sized diamonds were the hot picks. Precious gems like ‎emerald, sapphire and Mozambique rubies were also the favorites among buyers. All ‎three fetched the highest price per carat ever. ‎
According to a few exhibitors, the reshuffling of venues impacted sales: "The buyers ‎are facing difficulties in locating us and hence, business is suffering. Keeping diamond ‎companies in three different halls did not turn out to be the best idea".‎