Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Show 2013 - Day 2

We left day 2 with blurry eyes, sore feet, and big smiles. With Tahitians pearls checked off the shopping list, we switched focus to South Sea baroques and more freshwater pearls. First up we found a small lot of intense blue South Sea pearls. After a bit of negotiating, I was able to grab a handful of the very best ones. I'm not sure what we're planning to do with them, but we'll figure that out back at the office.

single blue south sea pearla tray of blue South Sea Pearlsa pair of blue South Sea pearlsa single South Sea pearl on close upa handful of stunning blue South Sea pearlsblue South Sea Pearlsanother shot of blue South Sea Pearls

While not on the official shopping list, Alana wouldn't let me pass on some super intense blue Akoya pearls. I gently reminded her that I don't even carry them as a regular item, but when she's right she's right, so in the bag they went.

beautiful strands of Akoya pearlsa close up of the blue Akoya Pearls

Hoping to avoid anymore impulse buys we headed straight for Heng Mei's booth to start hunting for some truly unique freshwater pearls. It may seem glamorous to buy pearls, however the truth is, it takes many hours of picking through thousands and thousands of pearls to find the one of a kind.

at Heng Mei's bootha pair of bead-nucleated pearlsanother angle that shows their stunning shapebead-nucleated pearls with striking colorsfour golden pearls in different huesa single bead-nucleated pearlmeticulously inspecting each pearlwhite and light pink pearlsa group of golden pearls from Heng Meigorgeous golden pearl with great lustrea handful of bead-nucleated gold pearlsclose up of a pair of Heng Mei's pearlsgold bead-nucleated pearls from Heng Meithe pearls in different hues and lustresgolden metallic pearls from Heng Meia single pearls with gorgeous metallic lustera close up of a bead nucleated pearlanother close up of a Heng Mei Pearltwo bead-nucleated pearl on close upbeautiful fireball freshwater pearlswonderful luster on the fireball pearlstop view of the pearlsHeng Mei's fireball freshwater pearlsfull view of the pearls' fireball shapeanother shot of their beautiful shapesa pair of beautifully shaped pearlsmetallic freshwater pearlsfour freshwater fireball pearlsgolden, metallic pearls from Heng Meitop view of the pearlsinspecting each pearla group of golden baroque pearlsa handful of beautiful baroque pearls

With the bead-nucleated freshwater pearls picked over and in the bag we moved on to free form baroque freshwaters. What these little pearls lack in size they make up for in color. Some of these nuggets look positively electric.

examining the free form baroque pearlsa pair of baroque freshwater pearlsfreshwater pearls with magnificent electric lusteranother close up of the pearlsfree form baroque pearlsimpressive electric lustersmooth free form baroque pearlsa bundle of golden free form baroque pearlsbaroque pearls in a lighter goldnuggets of beautiful baroque pearlsa pair of golden pearl nuggetsa pair of golden pearl nuggetsfree form baroque pearls in a darker goldfreshwater free form baroque pearlsa good day with Heng Mei Pearl

So there you have it, day 2 in a nutshell. Stay tuned for day 3...

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