According to the Japan External Trade Organization, jewellery is defined as ‘personal ornaments made from precious metals and/or coloured stones, such as rings, bracelets, necklace, earrings, etc.’ Depending on the materials used, JETRO divides the sector into three main sub-sectors: jewellery, coloured stones, and accessories. Jewellery products are mostly composed of precious metals, such as gold, silver or platinum, while coloured stones are produced with precious and semi-precious stones. Accessories are usually also considered as a type of jewellery in which neither precious metals, nor coloured stones are used. These may be composed of non-precious metals, but also plastics, wood or other materials.

JETRO, Guidebook for Export to Japan 2011: Precious Metal and Jewelry, 2011

Table of Contents

  • Overview
  • Consumer Trends
  • Limits to Trade
  • Quality Control
  • Expert Report
  • Further Reading
  • Relevant Organisations and Trade Fairs