The Jewellery, Gems & Watches (JGW) sector has undergone major changes throughout the years and is now one of growing importance to the Mauritian economy. At the very beginning, the J&W&D sector consisted mainly of small-scaled operators producing basic Jewellery products for the local market.
Today, we have some 45 operators who are involved in the production of high-end products for world-wide famous brands such as Swarovski, Poncini, Tiffany, Gucci and Chanel.
The main strengths of our jewellery industry are quality and craftsmanship. Moreover, our competitiveness is enhanced by value-added elements such as marketing, design, and distribution.
Importance of the JGW sector
Rs 4,827 million
Contribution to total exports
Total No of Firms
Gold and Platinum chains, pendants
Bracelets with precious & semi precious stones
Crystal pearl chains and accessories
Spring rings made of steel and brass
Polishing of watch bracelets
Assembly of watch movements
In spite of the harsh competition from low-cost producing countries such as China, India and Thailand, the JGW companies have managed to sustain and develop their presence in the most prominent world markets investing in more advanced technologies and enhancing their efficiency through training and development of their human resources.