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Technical Seminar on Jewelry Manufacturing and Technology 2019

Date, time & venue

2019-05-18;0930 - 1230;Lecture Theatre D0309, Jockey Club Campus, OUHK, 81 Chung Hau Street, Homantin, Kowloon


Organized by

HKIE-Manufacturing and Industrial Division

IET Hong Kong - Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Section

School of Science and Technology, The Open University of Hong Kong

Asia Pacific Gemmologist Association (亞太寶石學會)

Language:                        Cantonese (supplemented with English Terms)  

Fee:                                   Free of charge

Enquiries:                        Ir Dr SL Mak (email: slmak@ouhk.edu.hk)

                            Ir Jimmy Li (email: jchli@ouhk.edu.hk )


Programme Highlights 

The Hong Kong’s jewelry industry started in the 1950s when products were mainly handmade. At present, Hong Kong is Asia’s leading jewelry manufacturer and a major exporter of expensive jewelry, pearl raw materials and Jewelry. Being one of the world’s top exporters of jewelry in terms of annual export value, Hong Kong has enjoyed stable growth in export volume. Hong Kong is also an international exhibition center for jewelry and the hub of raw materials. Buyers from around the world often come to Hong Kong to purchase and order jewelry and materials. They have also actively participated in jewelry exhibition events. The seminar invited the speakers to introduce the trend of jewelry manufacturing technology, design and testing technology.

Registration & Enquiries 

This event is free of charge, prior registration is required and applications will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. For registration, please enroll online via MI website at http://mi.hkie.org.hk. Only successful applicants will be notified by email before 15 May 2019.  For any queries, please contact Ir Dr SL Mak (email: slmak@ouhk.edu.hk or Tel: 3120-2670)



The seminar was held in the Jockey Club Campus, the Open University of Hong Kong on 18 May 2019. The seminar was jointly organized by the Open University of Hong Kong - School of Science and Technology, IET Hong Kong - Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Section, HKIE - Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Division and Asia Pacific Gemmologist Society. Over 120 members, students and academics joined the seminar. 

Four speakers were invited to deliver the technical talk. In the first section, Mr. Mak and Ms. Sin introduced the trend of jewelry design and application of additive manufacturing (AM) technology to make the jewelry. In the second section, Mr. Leung introduced the market trend and status of diamond trade. In third section, Dr. Mok introduced the characteristics and testing technique of Gemstone. In the final section, Ms Fanny Tang (Senior Lecturer of OUHK) hosted the panel discussion. The participants asked many questions, including the pros and cons of additive manufacturing. The seminar was ended at 12:30 pm.

Reported by Ir Dr SL MAK




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