Fabulous Deals From The Hong Kong International Jewellery Show
It's the premiere event for diamonds, gemstones and pearls. Pearl producers from around the world - China, Japan, Australia, French Polynesia (Tahiti), Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines and more - gather to sell their wares.
Day one is a real scrum as we all descend on our favourite suppliers and snap up their best pearls, but on the afternoon of the last day the exhausted sellers just want to go home without a sackful of stock. There are some great deals on loose pearls and pearl strands, so we buy what we can and bring them home to make into finished products.
The necklaces feature round/near-round pearls with thick nacre and good lustre. They're strung on silk thread (not nylon), hand-knotted between each pearl, and fitted with a sterling silver or 22ct gold vermeil clasp. Details.