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Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Show 2013 - Day 4

Posted by Kevin Canning on 9/14/2013 to News
Day 4, and I gave Alana the day off, so I was on my own. First stop was the Angeperle to sort through loose strands looking for the ever elusive metallic strands. Conservatively I'd say I looked through several thousand strands, but was able to find some great pieces, including some awesome dropped shaped white metallics.

strands of pearls in different colors a close up of a few strands strands of pearls with metallic luster light to dark colored pearl strands pearls with beautiful metallic luster pearl strands with light gold colors more pearl strands in a light gold color rows of beautiful metallic pearls metallics seen through another angle a wonderful batch of metallic pearls strands of metallic pearls

With every strand in stock looked over, I sat myself down in front of a bucket of high grade 7.5-8.5mm drops. The owner of Angeperle told me this bucket represented the very best drops collected over the last 12 months. While they were all very nice, I spent the next 3 hours hand selecting only the finest pairs. At one point even the staff of Angeperle gathered around to drool over the pairs and started taking photos to send to friends. A lot of work, but they're truly one of kind pieces and well worth my efforts.

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After I matched the drop pairs it was time for a break, then over to Grace pearl to sort through some large baroque bead-nucleated strands.

trays of bead-nucleated pearls from Grace Pearl

After sorting though a couple hundred strands, I found a few brilliant white strands ranging from 11-12mm, and a few HUGE strands ranging from 14-17mm - definitely not for the faint of heart.

strands of big, white pearls from Grace Pearl a close up of the huge, white pearls another view of the white pearls Grace Pearls' brilliant white pearls beautiful luster on the white pearls coiled strands of the white pearls closer look at the pearls from Grace Pearls rows of beautiful white pearls magnified view of the pearls a pile of big, white pearls

11-15mm dark natural color

a pair of dark colored pearl strands closer view of the dark pearls magnified view of the strands stunning pearls in dark colors dark colored pearls in different hues

11-12mm multi color and peach

clumped strands of multicolored and peach pearls closer view of the pearls peach and multicolored pearl strands pearls ranging from peach to multicolored checking for pearl information magnified image of the peach and multicolored pearls peach and multicolored pearls dark to light colored pearls

And that wraps up day 4 of the show, just one more to go and we can finally get some rest.

Reader Comments

Date 12/25/2013
khanin
Beautiful pairs, especially with the iridescence on top of the gorgeous metallic luster. Have those gone out of stock already? I can't seem to find them on the online store inventory..
Date 12/30/2013
Kevin Canning
Hi Khanin, I still have all the drops pairs available, I just haven't had time to list them. Hopefully in January we'll have them up for sale.

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