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Jewellery and costume jewellery

Jewellery and costume jewellery

Colombia's high-tech jewellery and costume jewellery industry has a proven track record and provides employment in the skilled labour market. The sector offers a high production capacity and generates added value for such products.

The Colombian products include unique and mass produced pieces using gold, silver, emeralds, precious and semi-precious stones and seeds, among other materials native to Colombia. Ancestral techniques are used, such as filigree, inspired by cutting-edge and classic pre-Columbian designs.

World Jewellery and Costume Jewellery Exports 2010-2013
US$ Millions FOB

Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, France, Germany, Guatemala, Honduras, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panamá, Peru, Poland, Puerto Rico, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, the Dominican Republic, the Netherlands, the Netherlands Antilles, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, Venezuela.

Competitive Factors

Jewellery: Colombia is the world's largest producer of emeralds, recognized as the finest in the world. Its assortment includes pieces of art made by renowned craftsmen and designers, setting the sector apart and providing the exclusivity international customers expect.

Costume jewellery: costume jewellery companies focus on design, quality and innovation using different materials with varying production capacities depending on buyer needs.