Around 5:00am I started tossing and turning, equal parts of excitement and jet lag have left me unable to sleep. Today is day one of the Hong Kong Jewellery and gem show and I couldn't wait to see what’s going to be on offer this year. The trick to remember is, we have several days to enjoy the show and we can't possibly see everything in one day.
Once we arrived at the show the very first booth we visited had a ton of great metallic pearls, including something we’ve never seen before; graduated, perfectly round, metallic freshwater strands. The color and luster on these pearls was stunning! Luckily we were able to grab a small handful of strands before word got out.
They have also started to match giant exotic colored fireballs into strands. We didn't pick any up but may consider a few on Day 2.
while walking the floor we ran into the big man himself, Peter Bazar of Imperial-Deltah and the Cultured Pearl Association of America.
There was an interesting selection of natural color Akoya pearls with beautiful silver blues and multi colors on disply.
As well as a few not so natural Akoya strands... (no thanks)
Now on to Tahitians, Alana spotted a few drool worthy matched strands but unfortunately those weren't on the shopping list.
The main goal of day 1 was to grab a few lots of Tahitians, as they tend to get picked over pretty quick. I purchased more then I needed, but we managed to get a great deal on 3 big lots with amazing color. Stay tuned to see what we have planned for them...
Can you tell I was surprised he took my offer?
On to day number two, we can't wait to see what we find today. Check back tomorrow for updates!