Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Show 2013 - Day 4

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.

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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.

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11-15mm dark natural color

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11-12mm multi color and peach

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

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