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March 2014 Issue 355
Highlights of this Issue:
An emerald’s timeless beauty. China is emerging as a potentially lucrative market for emeralds, gemstone producers, manufacturers and dealers said. “Green, especially the strong green of emeralds, is such a beautiful colour. It’s a very valuable gemstone and serves as an alternative store of wealth. Besides, many may love this gemstone for a very simple reason: It is a very hard gemstone, which makes it the ideal stone for jewellery-making,” Markus P. Wild, CEO of Paul Wild said.
Quality niche products to drive freshwater pearl market. The year 2013 turned out well for freshwater pearls as several major pearl suppliers in the Greater China region reported sales increases last year. Consumer demand for freshwater pearls from Asia and other regions proved to be resilient and strong in spite of tight supply and rising prices following the 2008 financial crisis. Leveraging on the strong demand, suppliers are gearing up to promote niche freshwater pearl products, be they premium items such as “Edison Pearls,” quality soufflé pearls or diversified pearl jewellery sets, to grab a bigger share of the market.