As usual day 2 of the show was more productive than the day 1. We started the day by meeting up with Pearl-Guide.com forum friends Blaire Beavers (Forum Admin & Pearl Expert) and Sheri Jurnecka (JurneckaCreations.com).
It was their first trip to the Hong Kong gem show and it was a real pleasure to be able to escort them to the show. They're both pearl fanatics and their enthusiasm was infections to say the least!
Tahitian pearl hunt - continued...Yesterday I wrote about my hunt for a single large Tahitian pearl for a custom project. I spent a lot of time spinning my wheels and it wasn't looking promising for my customer.
Well, day 2 worked out for us and we found the pearl (and price) we needed to make this project work.
We found a single 15.8mm dark Tahitian and even a pair of 12-13mm earrings to match.
Freshwater Ripple PearlsOne of our favorite (and most requested) pearls to hunt down at these shows, Ripple pearls are one of those pearls you either love or hate. There's no middle ground.
Yesterday we had a lot of trouble finding anything of quality...
...But today we hit pay dirt.
We ended up with a really nice selection of large white ripples, small "baby" white ripples and a great mix of multi-colored strands.
Holy Grail Ripples
In a word, these pearls are incredible.
For those that treasure unique and rare pearls, those that are comfortable walking into a room and having all eyes fall on them -- these pearls are as good as it gets.