China Gemstones(Colored Stones) Market - 2018

Now, China is the No.2 buyer in jewelries while the No.1 is the USA. And China is the No.1 jewelries manufacturing country. In traditional idea, Chinese people only like gold, jade and pearl jewelries. Since early 1990s, De Beers started their marketing in China, success to explore the diamond market. For the colored stones jewelries, Chinese start to like these semi-precious gems since approx 10 years ago.

1. Consumption Market: Most of consumers are in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou. Those cities are the top cities in China which have great wealth and have large volume population with higher education. The estimation in 2016 is that 60% of colored stone jewelries are bought by these 4 cities.

2. Manufacturing Center: there are several cities which have cutting, carving and polishing factories.
Guangzhou: the largest manufacturing center of facet grade colored stone(Gemstones) jewelries in China, which has more than 2,000 cutting and cutting workshops, manufacturers and colored gems jewelry brands. Usually, colored stone jewelry brands are small in China. Most of them are wholesale business without brand.
Shenzhen: most professional in gold and diamond jewelries which has many large brands, only a few jewelers refer to colored stones.
Ketang: a town in Shanwei city, has a lot of small cutting and engraving factories for cheap gemstones(Crystal Quartz, low quality Garnet, Aquamarine, etc...), which is approx 300km away from Guangzhou.
Donghai: a county in Jiangsu province, which is professional in Crystal Quartz jewelries manufacturing.
Sihui: a small city in Zhaoqing which is 100 km away from Guangzhou, professional in low and medium Jade processing and trade. Pingzhou: a small town which is 15km away from Guangzhou, it is the largest low and medium quality Jadeite cutting and trade center in China.
Shifoshi is a small town in Nanyang city, Henan province, it is the largest nephrite cutting, engraving and trade center in China.
Yangmei: the largest center of high end Jade(Jadeite) cutting and trade center in China, It is in Jeyang city, which is approx 400km away from Guangzhou.
Tengchong and Ruili: they are border cities between Yunnan province and Burma(Myanmar), many Burmese gem dealers bring their raw Jadeite and colored stones(Spinel and Ruby) to cut and trade in these cities.

3. Rough gems and minerals trade channel: In the traditional channel, Chinese buyers purchased rough gems and minerals from Hong Kong trade companies or Hong Kong Jewelry Show or Thailand Gemstone Market. In recent years, a few Chinese buyers go to Africa, Russia, South America's gem mines to buy rough gemstone directly. Also, a lof of Indian, Sri lanka middle men come to Guangzhou to sell loose stones, and Brazilian men set up trade company to sell rough gems in China.

4. Gemstone and Jewelries Trade Marketplace in China: Guangzhou is the largest trade center for gemstone and jewelries, there are 3 gemstone marketplaces: Liwan Plaza, Blue Port and Daluo market. Shenzhen has a gold and diamond jewelry marketplace, Shuibei jewelries market. Donghai is another market in quartz and pearl jewelries in north China. Yangmei, Sihui and Ruili have jade jewelries trade market, Yangmei is the market for top quality jade.

5. Gemstone market demand in China: from 2008 to 2013, Chinese gems business men bought a lot of gemstones from all over the world, and drove the price went up quickly. Since 2014, Chinese buyers have no cash to buy more. They only have too many gems in stock which is low or medium quality. so the global gem price went down sharply. The market demand have no recovery since 2014. The real situation of China gems market is that, for most of gemstones, low and medium quality gems are very very difficult to sell out here, include rough and polished one. Only high quality one with good price can be sold out in China. For low or medium grade gems, China is still a tough market although I can help you to meet a lot of gem buyers in China easily.

Gemstones to China: Alexandrite, Amethyst, Ammolite, Apatite, Aquamarine(Santa Maria), Bloodstone, Cassiterite, Charoite, Chrome Diopside, Citrine, Coral, Demantoid, Emerald, Fanta Spessartine, Garnet, Heliodor, Jade, Kunzite, Larimar, Malachite, Moonstone, Morganite, Fire Opal, Peridot, Prehnite, Rhodolite Garnet, Ruby, Sapphire(Royal Blue, Cornflower Blue), Spinel, Sugilite, Tanzanite, White Topaz, Tourmaline(Paraiba, Rubellite etc.), Tsavorite, Turquoise, Zircon for Afghanistan, Nigeria, Russia, Malawi, Mozambique and Worldwide Miners and Dealers.

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