Gold shops prepare for sales surge

Thursday, Feb 14, 2019 07:59

Customers flock to gold shops on the God of Wealth Day last year. — VNS Photo

Gold demand is expected to surge today, the God of Wealth Day which falls on the 10th day of the lunar year.

Legend has it that the god returns to heaven on this day every year, and people think buying some gold brings good luck and prosperity throughout the year.

Gold and jewellery companies have stocked up on gold pieces with the words Phuc (Happiness), Loc (Prosperity) or Tai (Wealth) and the images of the 12 animals of the zodiac inscribed on them.

They have also launched many products with the image of the pig since this is the Year of the Pig.

According to gold companies, since the God of Wealth Day coincides with Valentine’s Day this year, they have also launched a wide range of jewellery items to meet the demand for gifting.

Phu Nhuan Jewelry Joint Stock Company (PNJ) has launched vividly carved figurines of pigs made from 24k gold and weighing 0.5 tael (a tael equals 37.5g).

It has also launched gold pieces with Tai – Loc etched on them and Phuc-Loc-Tai, God of Wealth and Bodhisattva figurines made from 24k gold, 24k gold-plated pig figurines, jewellery collections made from 18k or 24k gold, and feng shui-inspired pixiu bracelets and bracelets with gold pigs.

It also has collections of diamond, gold and silver jewellery items with youthful designs for Valentine’s Day.

PNJ is also selling gold online with the price fixed at the time a customer places the orders and delivery done on the Gold of Wealth Day.

Other major players like DOJI, Sacombank-SBJ and SJC have also launched new collections.

DOJI offers 24k items in blister packs, gold coins inscribed with the image of the pig, golden pig figurines, gold-plated handicrafts, and others.

SJC has launched a lucky gold series with pieces inscribed with images of the God of Wealth, Maitreya and the words Phuc, Loc, Tho besides “lucky” coins.

Vo Hoang Huy, regional retail sales manager at PNJ , said demand for gold on God of Wealth Day is expected to be higher than in the past.

So his company’s stores would open earlier and close later than usual on the day and keep gold prices steady, he added. — VNS

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