If you visit Dehong, jewelry is one of those things you shouldn’t miss. During the period of 2013 International Water-Splashing Festival, more than 120 jewelry businessmen and more than 70 trade companies will gather at Dehong Jewelry Fair which will held at Jewelry Town in Mangshi.
As an important event, the jewelry fair will be held annually in October at Jewelry Town, Mangshi. During the water-splashing festival, an additional one will be held to make it convenient for visitors to buy jewelry.
Tan Chengzhen, a staff working at the Jewelry Town, said: “most visitors are busy taking part in the water-splashing, so there are not so many visitors at the Jewelry Town. In order to make the jewelry fair known by more people, we have sent text messages through mobile phones and prepared some outdoor advertisements at Changshui Airport, Mangshi Airport and so on. Actually, lots of visitors have known that there will be a jewelry fair held at the Jewelry Town, and probably they will spare some time to visit here.”
Aguang, a carver from Guangdong Province, said: “Now there is no raw material in Guangdong, due to the stopping of public selling in Myanmar, and lots of businessmen have come to Mangshi for development. The insufficiency of raw materials has led to higher price of raw materials, while the price of finished products has not risen correspondingly, which will reduce our profits greatly. And now we have to maintain our business by small profits while large sale volume.
Additionally, Tan Chengzhen said that in order to make the jewelry market in Mangshi more active, they are planning to hold “weekend street of jewelry” regularly, providing more than 200 stalls for free.