J Hub Management Committee

Chairman of J Hub Management Committee

Mr. Ricky Lam

EJI O/B Elegance Jewellery Int'l Ltd

About J-Hub

With a 30-year history, Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers' Association (HKJMA) has been proactively striving to foster the development of the jewelry industry and Hong Kong's economy. The impetus behind the establishment of J-Hub was our determination to preserve the jewelry manufacturing industry's heritage of exquisite craftsmanship and inspire unique design ideas, to explore new models and opportunities for the future development of the industry, and to further enhance and promote Hong Kong's reputation as an international jewelry centre.

With a planned area of ​nearly 10,000 square feet, J-Hub will feature four major elements:

  • J-Design
  • J-Craft
  • J-Smart
  • J-Quality

J-Hub aspires to become a cradle for the next generation of the jewelry manufacturing industry and to lead the industry into the future. In line with this goal, J-Hub will provide state-of-the-art facilities and a range of services to help nurture newcomers and support start-ups.

Chairman's statement

To build the reputation of Hong Kong jewelry as a recognisable brand worldwide, turning on the brilliance of Hong Kong design, has been HKJMA's enduring vision. As we look to the future, we are committed to nurturing a new generation of talent and passing on the inheritance of exquisite craftsmanship that the local jewelry manufacturing industry has bequeathed us.

The history of the Hong Kong jewelry industry goes back to as the 1950s. Despite experiencing a plethora of difficulties and challenges, and myriad highs and lows, it is now the sixth largest export destination in the world. HKJMA firmly believes that if the jewelry design and manufacturing industry in Hong Kong has to continue to move forward, it must strive to maintain high- value and high-quality products, demonstrate the excellence of traditional craftsmanship and couple creative flair with cutting-edge technology. Through these efforts, we can ensure a future in which the “Hong Kong Jewelry” brand shines on the international stage.

The Hong Kong jewelry manufacturing industry has come a long way from its humble origins. Having solidified our reputation globally, we are now looking ahead, seeking to take the industry to the next stage of its development and promote best practices for design and manufacturing.

An important aspect of this new phase in the industry's development will be cultivating local talent and passing the baton of traditional craftsmanship on to the next generation. The establishment of J-Hub is intended to further this goal.

In setting up J-Hub, our overall approach has been open-minded. We hope to consolidate the strength and wisdom of our industry, so that the project can meet the needs of the industry. We aspire to bring experts in design, scientific research, inlaying, testing and certification together to work under one roof at J-Hub, thus preserving the technology of the jewelry industry as well as taking excellence in each sphere to the next level.

We do not expect the execution of the vision for J-Hub that we collectively arrive at to be seamless. However, with the hard work of HKJMA colleagues and professional teams, as well as the support of the industry, I am confident that we can achieve much and ensure a bright future for Hong Kong jewelry. I sincerely thank you all for your assistance!

At present, we are working hard on the interior decoration of J-Hub. We are eagerly awaiting its opening in 2020, which will usher in a new era of jewelry design and manufacturing in Hong Kong that we can all be proud of.

I look forward to building a brilliant and colorful future of our jewelry industry with you.

Mr Ricky Lam

Chairman

Management Committee of J-Hub

Starting point

The jewelry manufacturing industry has been growing with Hong Kong. Since the 1950s, small jewelry workshops have grown into large-scale factories. Later, the production process moved to the mainland. In recent years, however, we have witnessed a trend of manufacturing moving back to Hong Kong.

Market research has shown that Hong Kong's jewelry industry is dominated by the precious jewelry sector. Jewelry production in Hong Kong encompasses a wide range of medium- to high-end products. Hong Kong manufacturers excel at producing fashionable jewelry, not only using diamonds but also semi- precious gemstones, while leading the production of pure gold items. Moreover, Hong Kong has evolved into a leading trade and distribution centre for pearls in recent years.

Hong Kong's exports of precious jewelry rose 4% in 2017, and grew by another 18% in the first half of 2018.

The jewelry industry thus offers a wealth of business opportunities. Hong Kong jewelry is also known for its outstanding design and superb craftsmanship. However, the industry is grappling with a lack of local manpower and needs an infusion of fresh talent. In addition, there is room for improvement in vocational training.

In view of this, while HKJMA has been assisting Hong Kong jewelry manufacturers in exploring the overseas market, we believe it is also our responsibility to create a platform, J-Hub, for the Hong Kong jewelry industry as a whole, not only to encourage young people to join the industry and thus actively cultivate local professional jewelry design and production talent, but also to enable more practitioners to build their brands, discover new avenues in the future and shine in the international arena.

Mission and Vision

  • To serve as a hub for the sustainable development of the Hong Kong jewelry industry
  • To preserve the heritage of craftsmanship of the Hong Kong jewelry manufacturing industry and maintain Hong Kong's innovative spirit and competitiveness
  • To explore new models and opportunities for the future development of the jewelry industry

Overall concept

Name

The name, J-Hub, signals that the platform is the birthplace of jewelry and the origin of craftsmanship. It is where various streams of the trade can coalesce to carry on and energise the rich traditions of Hong Kong jewelry making.

Logo

J-Hub's logo is a colourful bird's nest with a diamond at its centre. It signifies that J-Hub aims to link wisdom, manufacturing, design and certification and to play the role of an incubation platform for the cultivation of a new generation of jewelry talent.

Four elements

The early stage of development of J Hub consists of four elements:

J-Design

  • This is a platform for independent jewelry designers to display the exclusive concepts they have developed under their own brands and communicate with other craftsmen.
  • They can also promote themselves as a designer brand and develop their careers, explore business opportunities and shine in the market.

J-Craft

  • Jewelry craftsmen with unique techniques and suppliers with specialised production equipment are welcome to participate in the development of this platform.
  • The Hong Kong jewelry industry must focus on high-value handicraft products and technological innovation. J-Hub will play an important role in the sharing of craftsmanship and offering guidance on manufacturing techniques.
  • While adhering to Hong Kong's tradition of excellent craftsmanship, the focus of this platform is to develop or introduce new technologies and strive for excellence.

J-Smart

  • For professionals, this platform will provide training and vocational education for the jewelry industry.
  • Amateurs can learn jewelry design, craft, inspection, production and sales management techniques, and also participate in craft experience workshops to sample the joy of making jewelry by hand.

J-Quality

  • Provide accredited third-party certification to promote confidence in the Hong Kong jewelry brand.
  • Work with authoritative laboratories and research centres to provide low-cost and efficient testing and certification services.
  • Popularise testing and certification, and raise awareness among the general public about the authenticity of jewelry.

Participation and Inquiry:

Organisations or individuals who share J-Hub's values and aims and who have the potential for sustainable development are welcome to participate in the project. Prospective partners are invited to submit proposals, which will be reviewed and approved by the management committee of HKJMA.

Inquiry and Contact:

Phone: 2766 3002(Miss Kwan)

J Hub Management Committee 2019-2021

Chairman of Management Committee
 
Mr. Ricky Lam
EJI O/B Elegance Jewellery International Ltd
Deputy Director of Management Committee
 
Ms. Bronia Yip
Goldiaq Creation Ltd
 
Mr. Tommy Lee
Sun Sang Trading Co Ltd
Committee Members
 
Dr. Adam Lau
Able Jewelry Mfg Ltd
 
Mr. Charles Poon
Anglo East Surely Ltd
 
Ms. Rendy Ng
Bee's International Group Ltd
 
Mr. Alan Yiu
Brilliant Diamond Jewellery Manufacturer Ltd
 
Mr. Victor Yiu
Brilliant Trading Co (1974) Ltd
 
Ms. Sarita Wong
C.D. Company Ltd
 
Ms. Rachel Chan
Chan Kwong Kee (HK) Co Ltd
 
Mr. Kevin Ng
Hi-Tech Jewelry Manufacturer Ltd
 
Mr. Benedict Sin
Myer Jewelry Mfr Ltd
 
Mr. Ray Chan
Sunlight Jewellery Design Ltd
 
Mr. Sunny Chan
Sunny Creations Ltd
 
Mr. Matthew Chung
Tara Jewelry Ltd
 
Ms. Jane Li
Universal Jewellery Co Ltd
 
Ms. Jessica Kwan
Universal Jewellery Design Center Ltd