Snaps from inside the HKTDC show’s Hall of the Extraordinary
It’s day one of the 33rd Hong Kong International Jewellery Show at the Hong Kong Convention and Exposition Centre—one of the industry’s biggest and most bustling trade events. I started my exploration of this year’s show in a gorgeous place—the aptly named Hall of the Extraordinary. The long-running showcase (show-in-show?) features around 120 local and international jewelry manufacturers “at the peak of their profession,” according to show literature.
Indeed. This is where the crème de la crème of the show’s exhibitors, including a number of U.S. companies, hang their shingles to display some pretty incredible feats of artistry. Many companies in this area offer big-ticket, one-off designs exclusively—which they feel justifies a strict “no photos” policy. But here are a handful incredible pieces I managed to capture while walking the floor.
This moonstone-and-gold butterfly pendant from U.S.-based DeYoung Collection is absolutely transcendent in person—it’s also almost the size of my hand!
Trimoro Co. Ltd., a Thai vendor, is showing a bunch of gem pieces with creative rainbow colorations—these earrings beautifully walk the line between whimsical and refined.
Joseph Gad Columbian Emeralds
These chunky gem earrings stopped me in my tracks at U.S. vendor Joseph Gad’s Colombian emeralds booth. In a sea of dark, saturated emeralds (and there are many emeralds here), these light, bright stones feel completely modern.
Spinels in beautiful, deep shades of red and purple mingle with white diamonds in this classic bracelet design from Ivy, a fine jewelry company based in Los Angeles.
Karen Suen Fine Jewellery
Hong Kong jeweler Karen Suen showcased a line of ebony-and-diamond pieces, including this incredible floral ring, which features a pure ebony wood shank.