The fourth edition of the Singapore Jewelry and Gem Fair will take place at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center from November 4-7. More than 200 exhibitors are expected to take part, while jewelers from Austria, Belgium, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, USA and Singapore and elsewhere will attend. In 2015, the fair attracted around 10,000 buyers, with reported onsite sales of more than $16 million, Idex Online reported. Singapore is a significant high-end jewelry center.
This year’s fair will debut the Tools & Equipment pavilion, where visitors will be able to learn more about the latest jewelry making techniques and the technology behind it. The pavilion is aimed at reflecting the Singapore government’s initiatives to encourage retailers and jewelers to adopt technology such as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), Augmented Reality, Virtual Try-Ons and 3D Printing, Idex reports.