The world’s largest luxury watch investment vehicle The Watch Fund is nominated against HSBC for WealthBriefingAsia Singapore Awards 2015

SINGAPORE, April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The HK and Singapore-based investment structure The Watch Fund is officially nominated for the category “Best Alternative Investment Manager” at the renowned WealthBriefingAsia Singapore Awards 2015. Previous winners of the award  which is initiated by the global wealth management news portal WealthBriefing  include Standard Chartered Private Banking, DBS Bank and J.P. Morgan.

Although the nomination is already a high accomplishment for The Watch Fund (TWF), its unique concept may be crucial for the final decision. Investors actually hold and wear two to three times of their investment amount in luxury watches from day one  before TWF eventually sells the watches for more than a 10% net profit. Being the only structure that individually manages accounts in the alternative investing space of watches  and allowing investors to wear them from day one  it has a distinctive position in the category “Best Alternative Investment Manager”.

Dominic Khoo, founder of TWF and Southeast Asia’s only certified watch specialist, feels tremendously honoured to be a nominee: “The review of the applications is an independent and transparent process. The best senior banking and wealth management professionals scan every investment structure and only pick the top performers.”

TWF was only founded in 2013 but already has USD$38,000,000 assets under management — and is challenging a global player such as HSBC. “The nomination is a clear distinction to other alternative asset funds it shows our top performance and innovation.” says Khoo.

The Watch Fund has two distinctive features: It is already the world’s biggest watch investment vehicle and the one with the highest returns. The performance is remarkable: Whilst one “unlucky” investor took back a 10% net gain after 364 days of wearing his three 6-digit priced watches, other investors have done better with the highest return of 54% in just three months or 216% annualized.

However, the typical investor is not a watch enthusiast: “Ironically you can say that our investors have no real interest in watches.” says Dominic Khoo. “They are focused on the returns and those are great. The Watch Fund has an international database of more than 9000 watch collectors that buy from the investors. If you understand the difference between a collector and an investor, you can understand where the money making is. he explains.

“Just imagine us a one-year fixed deposit instead of a 1% interest rate and a token umbrella, you can expect more than 11% and a whole range of investment-grade luxury watches as your personal, verifiable, usable collateral from day one.” Investors can even choose from an optional 10% net annualized guaranteed return — but Khoo clarifies that whilst this option might mean downside is protected, upside over and above the 10% goes straight to The Watch Fund’s revenue.

Another unique proposition of The Watch Fund that could influence the final decision for the WealthBriefingAsia Singapore Awards 2015 is that there are no annual or management fees. It survives of transaction fees which Khoo believes makes the TWF and investors completely aligned: “If you don’t make money we don’t survive.” says Khoo.

The performance of alternative investments is outstanding: According to the Coutts Index (2014) passion investments such as watches have risen 176% since 2005 and are outperforming shares in the MSCI All Country Equity Index. “Bearing in mind that this period includes the recession of 2008, it is important to invest not just in physical products with dying labour craft but also in uncorrelated assets in a world of volatility.” Khoo advises.

The award ceremony of the WealthBriefingAsia Singapore Awards 2015 is initiated by the global wealth management news portal WealthBriefing and will be held on 16 April in Singapore’s world-famous Raffles Hotel. WealthBriefing is published by UK based Clearview Financial Media, the world’s leading provider of business intelligence in the private banking and wealth management sector. Aiming to connect investment vehicles and client communities in financial centers such as New York, London, Hong Kong and Singapore, the prestigious awards are handed over by financial experts and top managers.

Media Enquiries

For further information, please contact

Jasmine Tuan
Public Relations
The Watchfund Pte. Ltd.
6 Kay Siang Road, Singapore 248924
Phone: +65-6366-4642
Mobile: +65-9843-1997

Baselworld 2015 Strengthens its Leadership Position

BASEL, Switzerland, March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Baselworld 2015, THE global trendsetting event for the watch and jewellery industry, concluded today on a positive note after eight intensive and memorable days. The biggest and most prestigious brands in the world, the finest retailers and the global press once again united under one roof and capitalised on the myriad of business and networking opportunities that are exclusive to Baselworld. A record number of press attendees underlined the relentless growth of interest in the show.

Universally acknowledged as the one unmissable trendsetting event for an entire industry, Baselworld is the only show that unites key players from all sectors from around the world: watchmaking, jewellery, diamonds, gemstones and pearls, as well as machines and suppliers. The undisputed premier event once again saw 1,500 brands unveil and showcase their innovations and creations. With marginally fewer buyers present (-3% vs 2014), Baselworld 2015 had around 150,000 attendees (including representatives from exhibiting companies, buyers, journalists and other visitors) from over 100 countries. They felt the pulse of the industry, discovered the novelties, and purchased the latest collections which will set the trends for the coming year.

More than 4,300 (+ 7.5% vs 2014) representatives of the press from over 70 countries attended the show. These numbers signify a new all-time record further underscoring the international interest in the show. In keeping with Baselworld’s wide reach and universal attractiveness, a livestream of the opening press conference was broadcast and followed by some 3,000 journalists from all over the world.


The show has been a positive one for the watch and jewellery brands. With resilience, responsiveness and creativity, the industry continues to lead the way forward such that the attractiveness and interest that this sector creates continue growing. Nowhere else are more innovations, creations and new collections revealed than at Baselworld – all the elements that make this show THE trendsetting event worldwide.

Reflecting on this year’s edition of Baselworld, François Thiébaud, President of the Swiss Exhibitors’ Committee, said he was reminded of the show’s rich history and the evolution from its simple roots to the superlative event it is today. “Baselworld is universally acknowledged as the premier event for the global watch and jewellery industry. What makes it exceptional is that Baselworld is the only show that fully reflects the excellence of the industry by uniting everyone from the smallest to the largest brands representing every sector; and it offers each of these a prestigious platform to present themselves in the best light.”

Summarising his impression of this year’s show, Mr Thiébaud said that the feedback he had received from brands over the course of the eight days, leaves him “convinced that this year will be a positive one for the industry because everyone has continued to innovate, not just with creating products, but also with intensifying communication with the media and buyers”.

Commenting on the value of the show, Karl-Friedrich Scheufele, Co-President of Chopard, is of the opinion that “Baselworld continues to be the major milestone in the year, allowing us to meet and work with all our major clients around the globe. Our press meetings are equally important and increasing every year”.

This opinion was also shared by Thierry Stern, President of Patek Philippe, for whom Baselworld continues to be the most important annual event where “we get to meet all our partners and the entire global network in a concentrated time”. Mr Stern found this year’s show to be “an excellent edition that was really successful in terms of numbers and the interest in our products from retailers and the press”.

Enthusiastic about Baselworld and the success of the LVMH Group at this year’s show, President of the group’s watch division, Jean-Claude Biver, said that for their brands, TAG Heuer, Hublot and Zenith, “the results are excellent and we are above all our expectations”.


Baselworld goes beyond the world of watches and jewellery as it is also the leading global event for diamonds, gemstones and pearl merchants. The best players and dealers from around the world participate in Baselworld because of the immense audience it attracts among which are the biggest customers from all markets.

First time Baselworld exhibitor, Shanghai Kimberlite Diamond Co., Ltd, very enthusiastically praised the value of their participation. “This is the first time we’ve exhibited at Baselworld and we can honestly say this is the one and only show that offers us so many unique opportunities. In the course of the eight days we were able to maximise the effect of our participation as we met with the most important buyers from all over the world and talked to the most significant journalists. All in all, this has been a tremendously successful show for both our brand and our business,” said Kimberlite Chairman Dong Liusheng.


More than 4,300 (+ 7.5 % vs 2014) of the world’s financial press, major dailies, lifestyle publications, all the trade press, the biggest TV channels and key players in the field of social media from over 70 countries attended the show to be among the first to discover those innovations and creations unveiled at Baselworld. With everyone from magazine editors seeking to discover cutting-edge trends and innovative designs to bloggers who deliver up-to-date editorials to consumers in every corner of the planet, the international press once again played a major role in creating an unrivalled global impact and underlining the show’s premier position for the watch and jewellery industry.


Summing up the successful conclusion of the 2015 edition of this superlative show, Sylvie Ritter, Managing Director of Baselworld, said that “Baselworld is the heart of a whole industry which spreads throughout the entire world from here. This statement is becoming increasingly true with every year that passes, as Baselworld strengthens its position as the leader year after year”. Further reflecting on what makes this show the one unmissable event for the entire industry, Ms Ritter very clearly states: “This envied and enviable position has to be defended untiringly; that’s why Baselworld moves forward every year, improving convenience and impact, and never ceases to innovate to meet the constantly evolving requirements.”


Press Contact    Loraine Stantzos

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Baselworld 2015 Opening Ceremony

BASEL, Switzerland, March 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

In a grand ceremony befitting the most important event for the world’s watch and jewellery industry, Baselworld 2015 was officially opened by Swiss Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann.

The undisputedly premier event that unites key players from all sectors of the global watch and jewellery industry under one roof, Baselworld 2015 opened its doors today in the presence of Swiss Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann. With 1,500 brands exhibiting and over 4,000 journalists from all over the world expected to attend, Baselworld 2015 will run from 19 to 26 March 2015. 


Baselworld is universally recognized as THE one unmissable global event for watches, jewellery and all related sectors. Unique in uniting all key players from the world of watches and jewellery, diamonds, gemstones, pearls and machines and supplies under one roof, Baselworld draws every year 150,000 professionals to Basel who attend to feel the pulse, discover new trends and buy the latest creations from the 1,500 brands. Being at the heart of whole industry, Baselworld spreads its message throughout the entire world, reinforcing its worldwide leadership position year after year. The show untiringly defends this enviable position, moving forward every year, improving facilities and impact, and never ceasing to innovate to meet the constantly evolving requirements. According to Ms Sylvie Ritter, Managing Director of Baselworld, “the attractiveness and buzz that this sector creates go on growing,” and equally importantly, “the attraction for consumers and the interest of the media are unceasing.”


Mr René Kamm, CEO of the MCH Group, said he was honoured to have Federal Councillor Schneider-Ammann open Baselworld, underlining that it showed how much value the Swiss government placed on the show and by that also on the Swiss watch and jewellery industry. He went on to say that Baselworld had experienced openings where the conditions were more favourable and the mood accordingly optimistic, “but fortunately there were never occasions when we had the impression that the watch and jewellery industry was running out of innovative ideas.”

And on that note, Mr Kamm paid a special tribute to industry legend, Mr Jacques J. Duchêne, President of the Exhibitors’ Committee, who had unexpectedly passed away just before the opening of the show. Mr Kamm highlighted many of Mr Duchêne’s excellent qualities and acknowledged that through his “indefatigable commitment” to Baselworld his “contribution to the development of the show and raising it to this standard was immense.” This year Mr Jacques J. Duchêne would have celebrated two anniversaries: his 60th attendance at Baselworld and his 20th as President of the Exhibitors’ Committee.


Basel-Stadt Cantonal Council Member, Christoph Brutschin, welcomed the guests and conveyed the best wishes of the governments of Basel-Land and Basel-Stadt. He compared the show to a watch describing it as “similar to the fabrication of a watch mechanism, a lot of thought and passion with a high standard of precision is invested in this masterpiece that is Baselworld.” Clarifying his statement in horological terms, he said, “The precise workmanship of the wide variety of cogs that are tuned to the last detail to work in harmony, makes Baselworld a top-class event.” Mr Brutschin acclaimed Baselworld for its economic importance to the region, mentioning the thousands that visit the city during the eight days and also because it generated 13,000 jobs in the region.

He too paid tribute to Mr Jacques J. Duchêne, lauding his life’s work with the words: “His passionate and generous commitment to the development of Baselworld and the watch industry marked and guided his life,” adding that Mr Duchêne “constantly sought to ensure the sustainability of Baselworld and contributed to its reputation all over the world.” Mr Brutschin ended his speech with a Jacques J. Duchêne quote: “The creative capacity of this industry is undeniable. You only have to open your eyes to see it every year.” These words comforted Mr Brutschin and strengthened his “conviction that the Swiss watch industry, clearly focused on exports, would indeed rise to the current strong franc crisis with creativity, innovation and outstanding Swiss quality.”


Rounding off the opening ceremony, Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann praised watchmaking as an art, portraying it thus: “With the invention of the mechanical clock, time was, in the true sense of the word, turned into an art. An art that is driven to ever higher peaks – in precision, in technological ingenuity and in ever-evolving aesthetic forms.” As the minister responsible for the business research, innovation and labour, Mr Schneider-Ammann affirmed the importance of the industry for Switzerland by describing how it has developed into a uniquely strong economic force, which now boasts more than 500 companies that provide more than 50,000 people with a livelihood. “I am of course proud that Switzerland is one of the most important centres of art and that Baselworld celebrates this with due solemnity,” said Mr. Schneider-Ammann by way of conclusion.


Press Contact:
Loraine Stantzos

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EBEL Shines With Eternal Radiance

BIEL/BIENNES, Switzerland, March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Jewel in the EBEL ‘crown’ of luxury timepieces, the new EBEL Wave Steel and Gold Wave Diamond Dial is a stunning steel and 18K yellow gold women’s watch. Its luminous white mother-of-pearl dial is inlaid with diamonds in an undulating wave design inspired by the collection’s iconic bracelet with its wave-shaped links. A breathtaking piece of jewelry in its own right, this beautifully crafted timepiece adorns the wrist as a sparkling symbol of pure pleasure and happiness.

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Featured in the image above is the new EBEL Wave Lady Wave Diamond Dial. Find out more by following this link:

The EBEL Wave Lady Wave Diamond Dial captivates through its beauty and innate glamour. EBEL believes every woman deserves her red carpet moment, and this new timepiece brings sophistication and A-list glamour to any situation.

Elegant, modern and timeless… like diamonds.

About EBEL 

A passion for innovation and excellence in watch design has always been at the heart of the EBEL brand, founded by Eugene Blum and Alice Levy, in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland in 1911. Since its inception, EBEL has remained true to their core values, manufacturing fine Swiss watches that marry technical expertise and distinctive style.  

Renowned today for its iconic bracelet design with signature wave-shaped links, EBEL continues to create timepieces that embody luxury and contemporary elegance with subtle, yet exquisite detail.

EBEL is part of the Movado Group Inc.


Hublot unveils the Big Bang Unico Full Magic Gold: The World’s Only Scratch-Resistant Gold Watch

– It’s the most scratch-resistant massive gold watch ever created: A gold that can only be altered by diamonds

– In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the iconic Big Bang, Hublot reveals today, one week before Baselworld, the Big Bang Unico Full Magic Gold.

NEW YORK, March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — It is the perfect fusion of respect for tradition and 21st century creativity. The fusion of a revolutionary material – the famous Magic Gold, which is the world’s only scratch-resistant gold, certified as 18K and developed by Hublot – and the iconic design of the BIG BANG, with its Manufacture Chrono: the UNICO.

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Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, declared: “The fusion of materials is in Hublot’s DNA. Four years ago, Hublot created Magic Gold, the only scratch-resistant gold in the world. Still today, Hublot is the only brand to offer this material, whose hardness is close to 1,000 Vickers, more than twice that of ‘standard’ 18 carat gold, which only reaches 400 Vickers.

The Magic Gold is a noble material protected by patents, certified as 18 carats by the Central Office for Precious Metals Control, and developed by Hublot in Switzerland alongside the prestigious EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), several months of fine-tuning took place in the manufacture to machine the famous alloy.

Since November 2011, when Magic Gold was unveiled to the world’s press, Hublot has equipped itself with the means to produce this material in-house from start to finish thanks to its high-tech foundry at the Nyon Manufacture, which is home to the ceramic sintering and high-pressure metal casting processes.

As you are probably already aware, this revolutionary material is a fusion of 24 carat gold (nature’s ultimate noble material) and the latest high-tech materials expertise. Components made from this material are produced using a complex process: A boron carbide powder is pre-formed in moulds very similar in shape to that of the finished parts, in this case the watch’s bezel. The pre-formed powder is then hardened at a very high temperature, creating a rigid, porous structure. After this operation, 24K gold alloyed with 3% molten liquid gold is injected under very high pressure with inert gas at a high temperature, allowing the metal to fill the ceramic pores and creating a “fusion” of the two to produce Magic Gold.

Almost three years of collaboration and research have gone into achieving this impressive result: a completely new type of gold, an almost inalterable precious metal which retains its own characteristics. The first watches made from Magic Gold were presented at BaselWorld2012 in a very limited Big Bang Ferrari edition which reflected the shared DNA of the 2 brands: Exclusivity, innovation and technology.


Countdown to the World’s Most Important Trendsetting Show – Baselworld 2015!

BASEL, Switzerland, Feb. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — As the countdown clock ticks down, all the world’s eyes are focused on Baselworld 2015 – the annual highlight for the sector, the show that provides the inspiration for the watch and jewellery industry. From 19 to 26 March, 2015, the world’s attention will focus on Basel as more than 150,000 attendees and 4,000 press representatives from everywhere converge on this city to experience the innovations and creations that will set the trends for the coming year. 


The undisputedly most important marketplace and trendsetting event for the world’s watch and jewellery industry, Baselworld brings together the biggest and most prestigious brands in the world, emerging design talent, the finest retailers and the global press. Every year, 1,500 brands from 40 countries choose Baselworld as the main platform to showcase their innovations, creations and latest collections in spectacularly designed multi-storey pavilions on 141,000m2. But Baselworld goes beyond the world of watches and jewellery as it is also the leading global event for diamonds, gemstones and pearl merchants as well as machinery and other suppliers to the industry. The famous London Jewelers from the USA have been visiting Baselworld for over 30 years because it is the foremost show in the world for the presentation of the latest watch and jewellery collections. “Attending Baselworld is a number one priority for our team,” say Mark Udell, CEO, and Candy Udell, President, of London Jewelers, because that’s where “we always discover the latest collections available which we can then present to our discerning clientele back home.” In their opinion, “it is important to be one step ahead and Baselworld makes this possible.”


The newsworthiness of Baselworld is no better established than by the fact that more than 4000 of the world’s financial press, major dailies, lifestyle publications, all of the trade press and biggest TV channels descend every year to cover the show and provide millions around the globe access to the trendsetting creations and innovations that are shown exclusively at Baselworld. Everyone from magazine editors seeking to discover cutting-edge trends and innovative designs to bloggers who deliver up-to-date editorials to consumers in every corner of the planet, they all contribute to creating an unrivalled global impact and underlining the show’s premier position for the watch and jewellery industry.


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Loraine Stantzos








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Polychemy Pioneers Personalized Fine Jewelry With 3D Printing

Create & customize a variety of different Rings and Necklaces with Polychemy Jewelry

SINGAPORE, Jan. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Polychemy (“the Company” or ” Company”) has released its Online Platform: Polychemy Jewelry. Polychemy allows any one to personalize their own fine jewelry in a variety of precious metals and Gems.

Polychemy's Cursive Name Ring In Gold. Polychemy's Cursive ring uses your name and creates an abstract cursive Design.

Polychemy’s Cursive Name Ring In Gold. Polychemy’s Cursive ring uses your name and creates an abstract cursive Design.

Each Design is generated dynamically and presented to the user via interactive 3D. Allowing users to customize and interact with their personalized designs online, before purchase. Jewelry can be personalized in terms of metal type, Gem stone, name design etc.

We Put the YOU back into Your Jewelry

Polychemy believes that a gift as intimate as Jewelry should have a personal touch. Jewelry is a symbol of a individual’s love and affection, a statement about you and the ones you care about.

Merging the latest in fashion and technology, Polychemy helps users put the “YOU” back into Your jewelry, like imagine-creating a ring or a necklace, with your name built into it’s design, or creating a unique Snow Flake necklace.

Polychemy Jewelry is featured by:

  • Personalized Fine Jewelry in a variety of metals, including Sterling Silver, Solid Gold 18k (White, Yellow & Rose), Palladium and even Platinum Jewelry. And a variety of Different Gems that includes: Diamond, Black Diamond ,Ruby, Blue Sapphire, Yellow Sapphire, Emerald, Aquamarine, Peridot, Amethyst and FireOpal.
  • Largest collection of 3D Printed Customizable Jewelry Online.
  • World’s 1st Customizable 3D printed Diamond & Gem Rings.
  • Much more affordable than traditional customised jewelry.

Jewelry can be purchased online at:

How We Do What We Do

Users can customize their jewelry and view it in real-time 3D (WEBGL) before it’s manufactured. All Jewelry models are generated dynamically by our proprietary system. Jewelry is then manufactured and casted to the users preferred material choice. Finally the items are polished and shipped to the customer internationally. Because of our innovative technology and process, custom jewelry can be made much more affordable then ever before. More information on our process can be found here: How Does it Work

Wholesale & Retail Opportunities

Polychemy has exciting new Retail and Wholesale opportunities. Retailers can work with the Company on a consignment basis and offer jewelry to customers at affordable prices. Offline and Online stores are applicable.

It also has embeddable apps that allow retail partners to offer their customers a chance to customize their jewelry with WebGL just like, straight from their own sites. Giving their users the ability to view their creations before they purchase.

For more information on Wholesale and Retails options, please see here.

Recent Press Mentions

Polychemy ‘s technology and process has been making waves in the 3D printing industry, here are the recent press mentions:

Polychemy Lets You Custom Design 3D Printable Jewelry with A New Interactive Web App — 

Polychemy launches new platform offering personalized 3D printed jewellery —

Make It Yours: 3D Printed Rings from Polychemy Jewelry Let You Design Your Own Piece —

Polychemy launches 3D printed custom jewellery platform – tctmagazine

Meet Us @ Singapore 3D Printing Conference.

Aaron Issac, CEO of the Company, will be speaking at the annual 3D printing conference in Singapore

January 28 | 11:00 am – 11:45 am 3D Printed Jewelry: Software Systems for Online Mass Customization & Personalized Products

To learn more, please contact Polychemy at for a discounted ticket.

Aaron has also recently spoke at the Korean smart content conference regarding Polychemy and its technology.

Product Images and Logos

Please click here to download press images and product shots including company logo for your publications.

About Polychemy

Polychemy was founded in 2012 In Sunny Singapore By a Group of Artists and Programmers.
As a Fashion Technology company, we experiment with the latest technologies to create one-of-a-kind designs and accessories for the fashion conscious consumer.

With a special interest in customization, we aim to bring unique custom made products tailored to each individual made to the highest quality possible.

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2nd Edition of Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair Concluded Successfully!

TAIPEI, Dec. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — On 24th November, the second edition of Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair concluded successfully at Taipei World Trade Center with record-breaking numbers: 283 exhibitors from 25 countries and regions and a total of 9,540 trade visitors from 42 countries and regions, roughly 50-percent growth, underlining the exhibition as the leading trading platforms for the jewellery industry in Taiwan.

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Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair

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The four-day event received positive results in all aspects, including in venue design, exhibition scale, onsite events, exhibits and organizer’s service. Many visitors commented that the scale of fair was unprecedented in Taiwan. Distinct exhibit categorization and country pavilions not only enabled buyers to save time in making purchases, but also clearly presented different countries’ features and competitive prices.

A considerable volume of orders was placed during the show; an amber exhibitor from Poland reported that they had sold half of their exhibits on the second day of the fair. Clear proof of the strong enthusiasm of buyers at the show was provided by the fact that two automatic teller machines (ATM) in the venue ran out of cash on the last day of the fair. Post-show follow-up sales are estimated to be over ten billion Taiwan dollars.

The fair drew enthusiastic support and response from local and overseas exhibitors. In addition to Taiwanese exhibitors, it is exciting that exhibitors from Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Turkey, the International Gemstone Association (ICA) and the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI) all plan to book group pavilions at the next event.

Below are the statistics for the 2014 Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair:

  • Total number of visitors: 9,540(+50% compared to 2013)
  • Visitors came from 42 countries and regions. Hong Kong, mainland China, Japan, India and Italy were the top five sources of visitors from outside of Taiwan. International attendees accounted for 14% of the total attendance with 1,308 visitors.
  • Size of venue: 4,212 sqm(+40% to 2013)
  • Total number of exhibitors: 283(+35% to 2013)
  • Exhibitors came from Australia, Belgium, Canada, mainland China, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, Malaysia, New Zealand, Poland, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, UAE, UK, USA; a total 25 countries and regions.
  • The fair featured 9 country and group pavilions, including Hong Kong, Italy, the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA), Japan, Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and USA.

Highlighted Events: Cities Forum & Seminars

This year’s fair included seven seminars, attracting over 700 visitors who learned the latest market information and investment trends. For example, the future investment trend of Mozambique rubies, potential analysis of precious stones and fancy coloured diamonds, useful tips on selecting jadeite, etc. All seminars received positive feedback from attendees.

There was also a Cross-Straight jewellery conference during the show. By exchanging opinions, both sides shared jewellery industry development and practical proposals, whereby achieve mutual benefit for both parties and bring more new business opportunities to Taiwan.

Exhibitors’ Quotes

Sales Manager of YaDonna International Inc., Ms Awin Lin (Taiwan)

“Thanks to UBM Asia for holding such a high quality fair, there were not only Taiwan exhibitors but also exhibitors from Japan, USA, Sri Lanka and other countries. The entire fair was well-organized and proper security controls enabled each exhibitor able to get well-connected with customers and show them their products contentedly.

In comparison to last year, the fair has expanded into a bigger size; I believed that the Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair will become an iconic major jewellery fair among the international exhibitions!”

Visitor’s Quotes

Tasa Meng Corporation, Ms Kimmy Lin (Taiwan)

“The exhibitors invited by UBM Asia this year are mostly well-known or up-and-coming designers. Product categorization is clear to let buyers find what they want easily. The most important thing is that you are able to find those suppliers and compare their prices and products easily; moreover, it enables buyers to make connections within the industry and achieve their objective of looking for new partners. Thanks for the effort of UBM Asia and especially for the improvement of venue decoration. I am sure this fair is a big milestone for Taiwan jewellery industry and I am glad we have such substantial scale and international fair here in Taiwan!”

Secretary General of Tianjin Gold Jewelery Association, Mr. Lee Guei Chien (China)

“Tianjin Gold Jewelery Association gathered many powerful enterprises and jewellers in Tianjin to participate in this show. This fair is the highest level of international jewellery show in Taiwan ever!

Taiwan’s coral products are very sought after in Tianjin. Taiwan’s jewellery industry also works hard to promote Taiwan jewellery design and develop new product ideas. This meeting gave both sides of the jewellery industry an opportunity to learn from each other and facilitate the development of the jewellery business.”

Private Jewellery Collector, Mr. Harry Lu (China)

“The organizer put in much effort to gather exhibitors from around the world, so we could have chance to get in touch with exquisite treasures. In addition to a wide variety of quality gemstones, there were also delicate and innovative jewellery designs ready to amaze the visitors! Every exhibitor communicated the essence of their products sincerely so that visitors could truly gain a great deal of knowledge at the fair. I’m already looking forward to the show next year!”

General Manager of UBM Asia Ltd. Taiwan Branch, Ms Sabine Liu said:

“Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair has been expanding and innovating along the way. Both exhibitors and visitors are full of praise for this fair, affirming it to be an effective platform to improve business development and information exchange. Taiwan Jewellery & Gem Fair becomes a must-attend annual event for Taiwan jewellery industry. We are confident we will take next year’s fair to an even higher level.”

For fair details, please contact: Ms. Rita Hung

For media enquiries, please contact: Ms. Jojo Lee
UBM Asia Ltd., Taiwan Branch
Tel: +886-2-2738 3898
Fax: +886-2-2738 4886

Notes to Editors

About UBM Asia ( )

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia’s leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 25 major cities with 30 offices and over 1,400 staff.

With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 21 market sectors with 160 dynamic face-to-face exhibitions, 75 high-level professional conferences, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks.

UBM Asia has extensive office networks in China, Southeast Asia and India, three of the world’s fastest growing B2B events markets. UBM China has 11 offices in the major cities in mainland China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Chengdu and Shenzhen, where we organise more than 60 exhibitions and conferences. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with over 50 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad organise 20 exhibitions and 60 conferences every year across the country.

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Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair 2014 Concluded on a High Note

Welcomed a total of 9,615 local and overseas visitors

SINGAPORE, Dec. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The second edition of the Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair, held from 23 October to 26 October 2014, attracted 9,615 visitors and 161 acclaimed exhibitors from 21 countries across 10,000 square metres of exhibition space at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, firmly sealing its position as the largest fine jewellery fair in Singapore and the region. Compared to its inaugural edition last year, the number of visitors increased by 10 percent.

The four-day fair presented several pavilions from Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and the United States of America, as well as independent exhibitors from other countries such as Austria, Belgium, Germany, Israel, Italy, and Switzerland. The fair also showcased a stunning Exquisite Pavilion and an exclusive Designer Atelier, each housing a number of local and overseas suppliers with a spectacular trove of fine jewellery and gems for professional trade buyers, private collectors and general public.

The second consecutive year of success shows that the Singapore Jewellery and Gem Fair is being recognised as the most influential jewellery event in the region. The fair is positioned as a professional trading platform for international jewellers to build their brand recognition and introduce their products in the Southeast Asia region.

Delivery of a piece of treasure to everyone, and more

At the fair, professional trade buyers, private collectors, jewellery connoisseurs and deal hunters found a large variety of jewellery pieces from a hundred to multi-million dollars.

“The fair is an ideal platform for jewellery companies in the Southeast Asia region like us to expand our sourcing network. Apart from business deals, we managed to acquire more information about the market across the region as well”, said Gian Adhitya, Junior Manager of DEPEARL, Indonesia.

“The fair is compact which enables us to focus and find suitable jewellery suppliers we want easily”, said Weerawat Woramakakun, business owner of PRAKAIPETCH, Thailand.

A showcase of young talents

The Singapore Jewellery Design Award was presented to five young jewellery designers at the opening ceremony on 23 October, 2014 to recognise their talent and creativity. These young talents were also given the opportunity to showcase their winning designs at the booth of Singapore Jewellers Association alongside many leading jewellers at the fair.

In addition, students from Jewellery Design and Management International School, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, and Raffles Design Institute occupied a space of 72 square metres at the fair to display their creations and promote Singapore’s jewellery designs to the world.

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Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair 2015

Building on two years of shining successes, the Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair 2015 will continue to present the best variety of fine jewellery and gem products and the most exquisite jewellery pieces supplied by notable international exhibitors from around the world. The Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair 2015 will be held from 22 to 25 October 2015 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre.

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About the Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair

Exclusively endorsed by the Singapore Jewellers Association and the Diamond Exchange of Singapore, the Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair is the largest fine jewellery event in Singapore and the region, and will see more than 200 exhibitors from 21 countries, targeting the region’s fastest growing high-net-worth population. The event is organised by UBM Media (Singapore) Pte Ltd, a member of UBM Asia, organiser of the most professional international jewellery fairs globally including the world’s number one fine jewellery event, the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.

About UBM Asia (

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia’s leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global network of 30 offices and over 1,400 staff in 25 major cities. We operate in 21 market sectors with 160 exhibitions, 75 conferences, 28 trade publications, 18 vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world.

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