With the rapid expansion of stone jade onyx, the “Tiangong Award” is freshly released, what does the rising jewelry market mean to collectors?
The popularity of the China International Jewelry Show just concluded this month left a deep impression on the participants. Both industry insiders and ordinary visitors have strongly felt the rapid heating up of the jewelry market and the profound changes that followed.
Two complexes change the pattern of gems and jade onyx.
For the first time, the real-name system was adopted for the entrance of the Jewelry Fair. There were more visits than before, but this was obviously not enough to affect the enthusiasm of the visitors. Although the organizer has not announced the final statistical results, the strong popularity of the scene can fully appreciate the increase in the public’s enthusiasm for jewelry.
In this year’s exhibition category, jade and jade are all in the limelight. According to the organizer’s pre-estimation, jade and jade booths accounted for 1.5 of the six exhibition halls, or a quarter, but from the actual situation, jade and jade occupies more than half of the exhibition area. The banner fell sharply towards the jade. This is a landmark change in the pattern of the jewelry market.
The most valuable exhibit at the 2006 Jewelry Fair was a 101.4695-carat extra-large diamond, and this year’s highlight was the sky-high jade bracelet from Colorful Yunnan, and then the 41 kg in weight and estimated at 80 million yuan displayed by Boguan Auction Company. Hetian jade seed material.
In order to participate in this exhibition, the jade and jade merchants are obviously quite prepared, and they have come up with a wealth of high-end varieties, full of green, glass, and high jade. The ever-changing materials of jadeite and jade are shining brightly under the lighting of the carefully designed exhibition hall, and the material characteristics and charm are fully expressed.
As an important part of the exhibition, the annual China Jade and Stone Carving Tiangong Award was also announced at the exhibition. The award-winning works exhibition area has become the most popular part of the exhibition, whether it is the intensity of the audience or the enthusiasm. , Including the ability to interpret clearly surpassed last year, and on the other hand, the high level of the Tiangong Award this year also made the audience hooked.
At the exhibition, an auction of Hetian jade seeds called “Jade Lei Floating Clouds” operated by a contemporary jade auction agency was also quite eye-catching. The reporter saw on the spot that when the auction was still 10 minutes away, the auction site was full, and onlookers crowded the aisle. In the end, the auction turnover rate reached about 33%, with a total turnover of more than 14 million yuan. The highest transaction price exceeded 1.5 million yuan. The results alone are not very satisfactory, but for a new auction category that has just entered the auction and is in the exploratory stage from content to form, such performance has made people feel “awe-inspiring”.
Ao Yan, the founder of the Tiangong Award and Secretary-General of the Jade Branch of the China Jewelry, Jade and Jewelry Industry Association, pointed out that the trend of the jewelry market towards jade and jade is related to two complexes: the first complex is cultural complex. Incorporated into the blood, once the environment of economic and traditional cultural recovery appears, this kind of love will show up; the second complex is the wealth complex, when you see that something is valuable and can make money, it will naturally appear The effect of moving closer together.
In fact, while jadeite is eye-catching, the traditional jewelry industry is also adjusting itself. At this year’s jewelry exhibition, the organizer also launched a new award-“The First China Jewelry Design Pioneer Award”. According to the design concept of “new creativity, new material, new structure, and fine products with Chinese characteristics”, the Pioneer Award is somewhat similar to the Tiangong Award. Although from the perspective of the final level of the award-winning works, there is still a certain distance from the audience’s psychological expectations, and the market and collections such as gold and diamonds have not been fully integrated, but the Pioneer Award has unveiled a new concept of Chinese-style jewelry. The prelude to the design and the space for subsequent operations are worth looking forward to.
People in the jewelry industry are also insightful to all kinds of troubles. Some insiders pointed out that, unlike the already booming jadeite jade, some jewelry varieties are gradually slowing down, with the overall jewelry market rising. For example, amber is gaining ground in the market, and this momentum is reflected in this year’s exhibition; red coral is gradually being recognized after several years of market development. While cheap dyed corals are selling well, collectible corals The concept of “Huanglongyu” is also being formed in the market; Huanglongyu also appeared at the jewelry exhibition for the first time, and its hope to use the exhibition platform to find market breakthroughs is clear.