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September Fair to Host One of the World’s Largest Colored Gemstone Marketplaces




(PRESS RELEASE) HONG KONG – The September Hong Kong Jewelry & Gem Fair is shining the spotlight on gemstone dealers who have carved out a niche for themselves in the world of colored gemstone manufacturing.

“We have several delightful surprises in store for buyers who will be attending the September Fair,” said Celine Lau, director of jewelry fairs at UBM Asia.

“At the jewelry materials section of our show at the AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE), they will discover stunning gemstone carvings, calibrated stones in a wide range of sizes and cuts, single gems in custom cuts, matched pairs and one-of-a-kind gemstone layouts.”

The Fine Gem Pavilion, a zone located in Hall 9 of the AWE, will feature more than 70 of the world’s top suppliers of colored gemstones, including rare gem-grade materials coveted by legacy brands and collectors. The Gemstone Pavilion, where colored gemstones in virtually every hue will be showcased, will occupy AWE’s Halls 3, 6, 8 and 10.

Buyers looking for statement pieces set with the most incredible gems will have their fill at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), which will feature the finished jewelry section of the September Fair. The Fine Design Pavilion, which will house more than 70 of the most exclusive and prestigious jewelers in the business at the HKCEC’s Grand Hall, is a must-see for attendees searching for handcrafted jewels set with colored gemstones possessing unusual characteristics, incomparable beauty and in some cases, distinguished provenance.

“In addition to offering the finest gemstones, the September Fair will also have an extensive spread of polished gemstones at almost every price point,” Lau said. “Designers, jewelry manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and collectors are guaranteed to fulfil all of their colored gemstone sourcing requirements at the show.”


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Many exhibitors have spent the better part of the year building up their colored gemstone inventories for the September Fair.

“The September Fair is the most important fair for Caram. During the show, we always highlight our most important pieces of emeralds, rubies and sapphires,” said Rahul Jain of Caram eK, a gemstone dealer based in Idar-Oberstein, Germany.

“We have been working hard this year to create a collection of fine gems to showcase during the September Fair, and we are looking forward to presenting Burmese sapphires, impressive Colombian and Zambian emeralds, as well as Burmese and Mozambican rubies.”

The September Fair has grown into the pre-eminent meeting and trading place for the colored gemstone industry, he said. “For Caram, the September Fair provides an opportunity for us to meet with our regular customers and network with potential clients from the Greater China region, Asia, Europe and North America. It’s a very well-organised event that maximises our exposure to our target market,” Jain said.


The Courtney Collection, an Erica Courtney company, is giving professional buyers a glimpse of its African Paraiba tourmaline suites at the September Fair.

“We are exhibiting beautiful gemstones of exceptionally large sizes from a private collection, showing large single gems as well as curated suites, including many extraordinary specimens of African Paraiba tourmaline,” according to the U.S.-based company.

“We wish to reach gemstone collectors and gemstone vendors who appreciate exceptionally large gemstones.”

An award-winning jewelry designer, Erica Courtney is known for her use of fine gemstones in her Drop Dead Gorgeous jewelry collection. Her love of extraordinary gemstones led her to partner with a private collector who has amassed a collection of large gems, which will be presented at the September Fair.

Constantin Wild of Idar-Oberstein is all set to make a splash at the September Fair with his collection of gemstones in gorgeous colors and cuts.


Visitors to the September Fair will have the opportunity to view some of Constantin Wild’s best finds, such as Imperial topazes, purple sapphires and Paraiba tourmalines, with colors ranging from intense sea greens to neon blues. “This expressive range of colors has its origin in the trace element copper. Its double refraction enhances the bold charisma of the Paraiba tourmaline, too,” Constantin explains.

Apart from these unique specimens, Constantin Wild’s collection includes rarities such as canary tourmalines, demantoid garnets, fire opals and aquamarines. He will also present spectacular sets and arrangements of colorful gems. “My stones are especially well-suited to extravagant jewelry,” he notes.

Fine jeweler Magerit Joyas of Spain is showing off the beauty of colored gemstones in its Eternal Collection, which will debut at the International Premier Pavilion. Brimming with romance and Magerit’s signature artistry, the Eternal Collection is inspired by some of the greatest love stories ever told – Romeo and Juliet, the Butterfly Lovers and Carmen – and brought to life by diamonds, rubie.

A pioneer of the “One Show, Two Venues” format – wherein exhibits are grouped by product category for easier navigation – the September Fair will host more than 3,700 exhibitors from close to 60 countries and regions in two world-class venues – the AWE and the HKCEC. Spanning an exhibition area of more than 135,000 square metres, exhibits are grouped by product category and are tailored to buyers’ purchasing needs. 

Diamonds, colored gemstones and pearls – all the precious materials that a jeweler needs – will be showcased at AWE from September 12 to 16. This section of the fair is home to the world’s biggest Diamond Pavilion, Asia’s largest gemstone marketplace and the region’s leading pearl trading platform.

A glittery array of finished jewelry collections, and packaging, tools, equipment and industry-related technologies will be presented at the HKCEC Sept. 14-18.

To see some of the latest jewelry collections, gemstone inventories and technologies that will be featured at the September Fair, visit Hot Product Picks.




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