The China International Jewelry Fair 2009 kicked off on Thursday with more than 600 jewelry companies from 15 countries and regions.
The five-day event includes the Donghai Crystal Jewelry Show, the 2009 Jewelry Night and the Kin Hing Lee Imperial Jadeite Tour.
Marc Brauner, CEO of the International Gemological Institute, and John Pollard, consultant from the Gem and Jewelry Industry from the United States will talk about the influence of the Internet on the industry. Master Sang Ki Kim from South Korea will talk about appraising diamonds and other precious stones.
The fair is on at the International Exhibition Center, Beijing.