JewelleryNet: Gemstone dealers, jewellers present glittering showcase in HK

Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show and the 33rd edition of the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show

Coloured gemstones

Rahul Jain of Germany-based Caram eK said his team was “positively surprised at the level of activity” at the fair.

“Given the slowdown in China, we were bracing ourselves for a quiet show. The number of Chinese visitors held up well compared with last year’s fair. Overall, the show was good for us,” Jain said.

Asked what were Caram’s top-performing goods at the show, he replied, “Colombian emeralds did exceptionally well for us. We have a reputation for having well-cut, good-quality stones at reasonable prices. Customers appreciated our selection of goods and rewarded us with good business during the fair. Prices have held steady and the demand for quality-cut stones remains strong for us.”

Jain continued, “During the March Hong Kong Show, we were able to do business with several new buyers, including some whom we have met before but hadn’t been able to do business with. We hope this is a positive sign for the rest of the year.”

Founded by Raj Jain in 1975 in Idar-Oberstein, Caram’s extensive diamond and gemstone procurement network allows it to deliver an exceptional collection of goods, including rare and important gemstones, to discerning buyers, Jain said.