I attend jewellery conference in many places every year, as a designer I want to see what jewelry trends are in and get ideas and get inspired, as a GIA graduate gemologist I always check out what’s new at GIA booth (I found a book all about gemstone inclusions this year), and finally as a jewelry [...]
My second visit to HK international jewellery show, I was there in2008 for Sept summer show and swore not to do it again as it was just too hot in the summer in HK. I think I could manage a winter show so I went. After all, I need to look at what’s out there, [...]
I am away attending the biggest spring jewellery show in Asia, Hong Kong international jewellery show (http://www.hktdc.com/fair/hkjewellery-en/HKTDC-Hong-Kong-International-Jewellery-Show.html) and doing gem identification study at GIA (http://www.gia.edu) for 3 weeks. I’ll be updating my twitter (http://twitter.com/monicatsao) and checking my email frequently but won’t be posting any new blog articles until then.
A few days after the Bangkok convention I flew to Hong Kong convention, the biggest jewelry fair in Asia. This is just one of the more empty hall. There are so many halls that I actually got lost. I thought this picture is fun. Four guys behind me on the escalator were all looking at [...]
This summer I went to Thailand for the Bangkok Gem and Jewelry fair. What you must do while in Thailand is go to a Thai kickboxing game. A Thai kickboxing game the day before work is always good. I especially like the dance boxers do before the game begins. I heard that there are going [...]
I was shown a big black diamond in Las Vegas diamond convention 2007. I picked it up (usually you pick up diamonds with a pair of tweezers but in this case it wouldn’t work) with my hand and put it in between my fingers so you can see how big it actually is. Natural diamonds [...]