Sparkling treasures from Asian jewellers
Asia’s jewellery manufacturers offer a diverse selection of goods that appeal to a global clientele. Armed with rich cultural influences, modern production techniques and unparalleled craftsmanship, Asian jewellers continue to catch the fancy of international jewellery traders and connoisseurs.
The Japanese jewellery sector has become synonymous with expert skills and refined designs, with “Japan-made” now recognised the world over as a seal of quality in jewellery manufacturing. Intricately crafted jewellery pieces adorned with diamonds, coloured gemstones and pearls consistently attract domestic and overseas clients, especially China and the US.
The Philippines, for its part, offers a wide range of products from fine jewellery to costume pieces, with potential for further growth as buyers become more discerning and sophisticated. The country however has built a shining reputation in the international pearl trade as the home of highly coveted golden South Sea pearls.
Indonesia also produces some of the world’s finest South Sea pearls. In the finished jewellery sector, heritage plays a crucial role as the country’s prolific designers continue to pay homage to Indonesian culture while also taking into account customers’ modern aesthetic preferences.
Trendy and contemporary designs meanwhile are the specialty of South Korea’s jewellers, with a focus on reaching a younger customer base. Fine jewellery, particularly diamond-studded items, remains popular, especially for engagements and weddings.