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The diamond ring, especially the solitaire, offers the least flexibility in terms of design due to its size. The top-selling product in China under the diamond jewellery category, the diamond ring might fail to sustain its popularity due to limited design options. In an attempt to address the issue and propose solutions incorporating traditional Chinese design elements in diamond ring styles, TTF Haute Joaillerie (TTF) initiated and co-hosted the HRD Antwerp & TTF 2016 Carat Diamond Ring International Jewellery Design Competition in partnership with government bodies and industry stakeholders, which included the organising committee of Shenzhen Fashion Week, Luohu District Economic Development Council and the Luohu District General Chamber of Commerce.
The Asia Fancy Color Diamond Association (AFCDIA) is set to make a positive difference for the region’s luxury jewellery sector through collaboration and creative marketing initiatives that will shine the spotlight on the world’s most extraordinary gems.
German gemstone specialist Groh + Ripp GmbH has carved an indelible niche in the global industry, thanks to its commitment to providing a broad selection of coloured gemstones of the highest quality to major markets worldwide.
A gemstone steeped in myths and legends, the splendid aquamarine is treasured for its sea-blue colours, which remind one of tranquil waters, stormy oceans and the crystal-clear lagoons of the Caribbean.
“According to legends, the aquamarine comes from the treasure chest of mermaids. It has been regarded as the mariner’s lucky stone since ancient times,” said Constantin Wild of Idar-Oberstein-based W. Co
Demand for good-quality golden South Sea and Tahitian pearls remains strong based on the results of Rio Pearl’s summer auction in Hong Kong.
According to company director Jonathan Cheng, 433 lots (184,443 pearls with a combined weight of 80,525.51 momme) out of the 437 lots (184,727 pearls with a total weight of 80,805.12 momme) offered at the June auction were sold, generating $3.86 million in sales.
Golden South Sea pearls from Myanmar were the top performers at the Belpearl Auction, which took place from June 16 to 20 in Hong Kong. A total of $7.4 million was realised from the sale.Organised by Belpearl Auctions (HK) Ltd, the auction shone the spotlight on the harvests of pearl producers from Indonesia and Myanmar.
Fifth-generation jeweller Raffaella Renai is continuing her family’s legacy of old-world craftsmanship by embracing modern innovations and designs. Raffaella, daughter of Annamaria Cammilli and head of the creative team at Annamaria Cammilli Firenze, was recently in Hong Kong to unveil the Florentine brand’s 2017 collection at masterpiece by King Fook. Raffaella sat down with JNA to talk about the inspiration behind the luxury jeweller’s latest creations and its extraordinary technical mastery of gold jewellery production.