Major coloured gemstone and fine jewellery manufacturers are showcasing some of their most striking creations at the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.
Germany-based Paul Wild OHG, one of the industry’s leading gemstone suppliers and manufacturers, is presenting its stunning suites, including a multi-colour spinel scalloped collar layout. The collar layout, which promises to be a one-of-a-kind neckpiece, features 348 spinels in round facetted cuts. Measuring 4.5mm to 5.5mm in size, the layout has a total weight of 367.46 carats.
The spinels used in this layout came from a new production in Vietnam, the coloured gemstone specialist said. The lot consists of stones in smaller sizes from 0.5 carat up to 7 carats, and in a wide variety of colours.
“This range complements top Pantone fashion colours, spring through fall, from Rose Quartz and Lilac Grey to Bodacious purple and Riverside blue,” Paul Wild said. “Spinel, which throughout history has been mistaken for other gems like ruby and sapphire, has become more than a collector’s favourite as designers are inspired by its brilliance and range of spectacular colours. In fact, because of its historical significance and surge in popularity of late, both the American Gem Trade Association and Jewelers of America (JA) recently added spinel as an additional birthstone for August, the third update to the modern birthstone list created by JA in 1912.”
In addition to this outstanding collar, buyers should also look out for two other special layouts from Paul Wild: An African demantoid garnet earrings layout designed with eight gems totalling over 14 carats; and a Mandarin garnet and morganite bracelet layout consisting of 45 stones totalling more than 300 carats.
“Suites are ideal for fine jewellers looking for special, unusual items for their customers in combinations that no one else will have. We love to give ideas to our customers to help them imagine the possibilities and encourage them to play with gemstones to find their own voice in jewellery design,” said Markus Paul Wild, CEO of Paul Wild OHG.
Thailand-based gemstone manufacturer Pamir Gems Co Ltd is also presenting its extensive collection of spinels at the September Hong Kong Fair. “We mostly deal in all colours of spinel: Blue, Pamir pink, red, green and even grey. Moreover, we do have some nice Tajikistan rubies, chrysoberyls and garnets,” the gemstone dealer said.
One of the pieces that Pamir Gems will be highlighting at the show is a Pamir Red 65-carat spinel from the old Kuh-I-Lal mine. “This is a very rare colour for Pamir spinels. Moreover, due to its size, clarity and special signature cut, this stone is gorgeous as it is unique,” the company said.
Another special stone that warrants attention is a deep blue sapphire with a “super saturated” colour from Sri Lanka, Pamir Gems said. The gem is cut in a perfect cushion shape, a shape loved by most buyers, the company added.
Germany-based Caram eK is also displaying its finest stones at the fair from the “Big Three” – emeralds, rubies and sapphires – to exotic beauties such as spinels, tsavorites, Mandarin garnets and tourmalines.
“As in every show, we will display unique high-end gemstones. This time, however, we will also be bringing a larger collection of affordable stones. Irrespective of the price range of the gemstones offered, Caram ensures that all stones are excellently cut and deliver value for money to our customers,” said the coloured gemstone specialist.
Constantin Wild, who has an extensive stock of exclusive gems, is showcasing what he described as a rare orange sapphire from Sri Lanka, which weighs more than 16 carats.
“Only very few people indeed have ever experienced the magic of an orange sapphire. With its pulsating colour and brilliant shine, the orange sapphire symbolises spiritual energy, creativity and a rare joie de vivre seldom seen in a gemstone,” Wild said. “Large specimens, in particular, are really special. On account of their rarity, they are referred to in the market as genuine treasures.”
Herbert Klein Carvings of Idar-Oberstein, Germany aims to impress buyers with its fine selection of gemstone carvings of flowers, leaves, animal figures, objets d’art, crests and monograms. The company also offers tailor-made designs to clients. One of Herbert Klein’s special pieces is a bi-coloured tourmaline that was carved into the shape of a delicate Cattleya orchid. This one-of-a-kind creation weighs 132.22 carats.
The Lorenzo Group, through its subsidiaries Lorenzo Gems and Lorenzo Jewelry Ltd, is offering its exceptional collections of polished coloured gems and finished jewellery pieces at the fair. The list includes amethyst, citrine, peridot, aquamarine, tanzanite and tourmaline – either loose or set in jewellery.
“Since pinkish-red is very much in trend now, we will also be highlighting our collection of Brazilian garnets at the show in addition to pink quartz, morganite and pink tourmaline,” the gemstone expert said.
Lorenzo is looking forward to meeting with representatives of chain stores, independent retailers and gemstone collectors at the fair. “This show presents us with the best opportunity to showcase our products since different buyers from all over the world visit the September Hong Kong Fair,” said the company, which has carved out leadership positions in the market, not only as a producer of fine polished gemstones but as a designer and manufacturer of gem-set jewellery including collections and bespoke pieces sold under its own brand.
Russian jeweller Mousson Atelier, known for its extensive selection of bold, statement pieces embellished with gemstones in virtually every colour imaginable, is presenting a collection of trendy rings, earrings and pendants, which drew inspiration from nature, stylised organic forms and even architecture.
“Mousson Atelier jewellery is unique, original and attractive” and is a perfect match to extraordinary individuals who are confident and not shy about standing out, the jeweller said.
“Every bright personality is beautiful in its uniqueness, just like our jewellery,” it added. “Creativity is a motion, a search; it is always a little rebellious. We have ventured off the beaten track and rejected stereotypes; we have become innovators in our field. Creativity has become an integral part of us, and it allows us to bring forth more and more new images, shapes and forms, challenging us to strive beyond our achievements to date.”
To Mousson Atelier, there is beauty in everything.
“A flash of inspiration allows us to leave the narrow frames of ordinary life. We are able to find something beautiful in everything and we show it to others. Our creations are beauty that is embodied in precious metals and stones,” the jeweller explained.