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Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Show 2013 - Day 3

Posted by Kevin Canning on 9/13/2013 to News
Day 3 and back to Heng Mei, this time we start with multicolor Souffle pearls. The majority on offer were extremely poor quality but with a bit of patience and a lot of luck we nabbed a handful of intense pearls.

inspecting the Souffle pearls a pile of multicolored Souffle pearls handpicking the pearls one of Souffle pearl of excellent quality a souffle pearl with wonderful luster multicolored souffle pearl a pair of souffle pearls very light colored souffle pearl golden souffle pearl with metallic luster metallic souffle pearl another souffle pearl with electric luster a group of beautifully shaped souffle pearls souffle pearls with a fascinating shape pair of pearls with an metallic luster a row of metallic souffle pearls metallic pearls in a different light and angle

While sorting Souffles we received a very welcome interruption by one of the staff at Heng Mei, deep dark purple matched pairs. Yes we're interested!

dark purple matched pearls a closer look at the pearls a pair of matched pearls in a deep, dark purple color

Ok back to the task at hand, this time silver/blue Souffle pearls. Again most were dull and heavily blemished but we persevered and pulled out some really special pieces. These pearls are a lot like the electric free form baroques we found on day 2 but of course much larger. Alana calls them "Electric Soufflés", it seems to describe them perfectly.

a bundle of silver/blue Souffle pearls getting started on the search for best souffle pearls a pile of the handpicked pearls close up of one silver/blue Souffle pearl a single Souffle pearl three souffle pearls from different angles handpicked Souffle pearls - top view Souffle pearls with beautiful luster and shapes beautiful pearls with electric luster a colorful Souffle pearl Souffle pearls with metallic luster close up of the Souffle pearls another fascinating Souffle pearl different sized Souffle pearls meticulously handpicked pearls to bring home

Then it was on to full strands. I went through every box of strands in the pic below and was able to cherry pick a handful of uniform color metallic. You would think its easy to spot the metallics but under intense lights your eyes start to play tricks on you. These strands are no illusion however, just pure metallic.

searching for metallic pearls strands of different colored metallic pearls a close up of the strands another shot of the metallic pearls strands of pearls in different colors a closer view of the pearls

With a good haul in the bag we decided to call it a day and head back to the hotel and rest up.

Reader Comments

Date 9/14/2013
wendy
I'm enjoying the diary and I was there! You're so right about the eyes at the end of the day - like comedy cartoon whirly circles.
Date 9/14/2013
Beth Nagorsky
If you ever want someone to take to a show I would love to go!!

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