"Over 450 coloured gemstone suppliers and more than 400 diamond manufacturers and dealers are offering their finest selections at the June Fair."
Professional trade buyers are fulfilling their sourcing requirements at the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.
Soh Lip Sim, managing director of Malaysian retailer LiTZ Goldsmith & Jewellery Sdn Bhd, is at the show to buy fine-quality diamonds of up to 1 carat as well as rubies and sapphires with special cuts. “People now prefer jewellery with character, so I hope to find coloured gemstones with unique cuts and colours,” he said.
Labios Trading Inc (Japan), a distributor of loose diamonds and diamond jewellery, is on the lookout for fancy colour diamonds and high-end diamond jewellery with elegant designs. CEO Hideki Okada said he planned to spend around US$500,000 at the June Fair.
Pearls, particularly golden and black ones, top the shopping list of Hong Kong retailer Susanna Creation. Company owner Susanna Mak also intends to buy mid- to high-quality rubies, sapphires and emeralds at the show.