JNA September Exhibition set to begin
The annual September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, organised by UBM Asia, is set to begin on September 13th, 2017.
The September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair continues to attract key players in the world’s jewellery industry, a hallmark of a truly successful fair. In 2017, the September Fair will host the most prestigious names in the industry. The event will host 3,690 exhibitors from 56 countries and regions. They exhibit in two venues: the AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) and the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).
The fair’s exhibitors consist of companies purveying diamond, precious gemstones, precious metals and more. They also host companies that work in service capacities, such as jewellery display, OEM manufacturing, 3D printing/other jewellery design CAD software, and even the most prestigious grading laboratories in the world, such as GIA and AGL.
The September Fair prides itself on being an effective networking platform where one can forge valuable personal contacts in an exclusive business atmosphere and discuss with key players the latest developments and trends in jewellery markets around the world. A series of exciting special events will be held throughout the September Fair, adding to the Fair’s strong line-up of attractions.
What is your birthstone?
Birthstones and their vivid colors have long been a way to connect your birth month with rare and unique gemstones. They are a meaningful gift for mom, a friend, spouse, or family member during a special occasion. The origin of birthstones is believed to date back to the breastplate of Aaron which contained twelve gemstones representing the twelve tribes of Israel. The current list dates back to 1912 with only one addition since then – the tanzanite was added to December. There are numerous legends and myths about birthstone healing powers and their therapeutic influence. According to these legends, wearing a gemstone during its assigned month heightened its healing powers. Here are the stones:
- January Birthstone: Garnet
- February Birthstone: Amethyst
- March Birthstone: Aquamarine
- April Birthstone: Diamond
- May Birthstone: Emerald
- June Birthstone: Pearl or Alexandrite
- July Birthstone: Ruby
- August Birthstone: Peridot
- September Birthstone: Sapphire
- October Birthstone: Tourmaline or Opal
- November Birthstone: Topaz or Citrine
- December Birthstone: Tanzanite, Zircon or Turquoise
Gad & Co. unveils “Victorian Necklace”
Gad & Co. have released their most ambitious treasure of the year, the “Victorian Necklace”. The jewel is an homage to the Victorian Era, the 1800’s era of jewelry design that is widely considered one of the most impactful and historically significant in history.
The necklace is set with multiple cuts of diamonds. It contains nearly 20 carats of fancy intense yellow diamonds, 1.13 carats of fancy intense pink diamonds, and 14 carats of white diamonds. The fancy intense diamonds range from “VVS2-VS2”. It is set in 18K white gold.
As per their company hallmark of transparency, the necklace is accompanied by 18 GIA reports.
The necklace took over 6 months just to create. The sourcing and planning are impossible to measure with time, but nonetheless, this masterpiece is now available for private clients of Gad & Co.
Origins: Gad & Co’s story
In an editorial published in the September 2017 edition of Hong Kong’s leading tourism magazine, CityLife, the inception of Hong Kong’s premier high jewellery salon, Gad & Co., is documented. The story begins with Doron Gad, the company’s founder. He moved to America in 1981, at the ripe age of 16, with his guitar in one hand and his dreams in the other. By the time he was 18 , he founded Gad & Co. in the famed 47th Street “Diamond District” of New York City. After Amir Gad, his younger brother and future Director of the company, finished his army service, he was brought in by his brother Doron to help him expand the company. By the 1990’s, they had become one of the biggest traders of rare precious gemstones and had a budding tourism business in central american cruise ports with over 25 shops, along with their new operation in Hong Kong, which they started in 1997.
Read the full story here: http://hkcitylife.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=105_269_270&product_id=2224