Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Winter vacation

Our office will be closed Dec. 27 to Jan. 4 for our winter vacation.

We will be back to office Jan 5.

Merry Christmas & Have a Happy new year 2015!



Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Summer vacation

Our office will be closed August 14 to 16 for our summer vacation.
We will be back to office August 18.



Thursday, May 22, 2014

18th International Jewellery Kobe 2014

18th International Jewellery Kobe 2014 was held May 14th to 16th.
I visited first day of show.

It was much more more crowded than past few years.
There were many Asian buyers form China, Taiwan, Korea, etc.  I didn't see much western buyers from Europe and U.S.A.

Also there were many Japanese buyers.  It looks that Japanese domestic market keeps strong.

Most of pearl booths were crowded and it looks all kind of pearls are popular.

Price of all kinds of pearls, gold and silver are going up.
Quantity of Gem quality of pearls are short.  So the price is strong.

Retail price of Jewelry has been same, so it's going to be problem that the price of material is up.




Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Happy New Year 2014!

Happy New Year 2014!

Japanese Yen is getting weak against US$ and Euro last year.  So demand of Japanese Akoya pearls has been going up since then.

Also Japanese stock market has been going up.  So consumer mind has been better here in Japan.  Sales of Jewelry and accessory are going up.

2013 was good year for pearl business and we predict it keeps this year too.

Problem is that price of new pearl crop is going up so far.
Particularly under 7mm. and fine quality in all sizes are up.

Inflation is coming to pearl business either.