Whether you are looking for a jewellery manufacturer or a jewellery supplier, finding a reliable partner to manufacturer your jewellery collection steadily and effectively is no easy task, especially with the shipping and supply chain challenges in this post-covid climate.
Some good things have come with the new normal, however, on the flip side, the pandemic has accelerated the long-awaited digital transformation of the jewellery industry at large, trade shows organisers and jewellery associations have been putting more effort in creating and promoting various online solutions to keep things afloat, bringing along with them a flock of jewellery manufactures and suppliers that have been flying under the radar. All of these new changes make it all the easier in finding the business partner that you have been looking for. Here are a few places to start online and in real life.
Online marketplace is one of the easiest ways to connect with potential manufacturers that you can start anytime and anywhere.
Founded in 1999, Alibaba has grown to become one of the most comprehensive wholesale marketplaces out there connecting Chinese manufacturers with international buyers. With over 1 million suppliers on the platform and a strict review process, Alibaba is a particularly good place to start for new entrepreneurs.
Created by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, HKTDC Sourcing is a B2B online sourcing platform with over 100k quality suppliers and 2M international buyers. They provide online sourcing support as well as regular webinar to help buyers source effectively and successfully.
Founded in 1971, Global Sources created the world’s first international B2B e-commerce website, globalsources.com, in 1995 and has over 10 million international buyers today. Aside from the online platform, Global Sources still provides traditional business matching services through trade shows and media.
Trade and Jewellery Associations
Legitimate jewellers around the world more often than not are part of the industry associations in their respective region, if you already have a country in mind, checking out the member list of the associations in that country will give you a pretty solid place to start.
Some of the major trade and jewellery associations in Hong Kong are
- Hong Kong Trade Development Council
- Hong Kong Jewellery & Jade Manufacturers Association
- Hong Kong Gemstone Manufacturers’ Association
- Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers’ Association
- The Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong
- Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce
- Diamond Federation of Hong Kong
As the travel restrictions subside, more and more jewellers are getting back on their pre-pandemic exhibition schedule. If you prefer to get up close and personal with prospective manufactures, make a physical visit to a major jewellery exhibition or two is perhaps the most effective way to connect with a handful of manufactures in a short period of time. Jewellery trade shows are hosted regularly throughout the year around the world, and here are a few annual and bi-annual exhibitions to get you started:
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