The Lure of the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair

The popular September show is drawing more Americans to the EastAt the end of this month, Patricia Faber, co-owner of the Aaron Faber Gallery in New York City, will visit the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair for the first time. Although Faber and her husband/partner, Edward, are ­primarily retailers who exhibit their vintage watches and estate jewelry at the occasional antique show, such as the ­October fair in Miami Beach, this year they are exhibiting at the Hong Kong fair—one of three mega-events on the global jewelry calendar, along with the JCK show in Las Vegas and Baselworld in Switzerland—in order to test the waters of the Asian market.“There’s been a much stronger Asian presence [at the antique shows],” Faber says. “It occurred to us, ‘Why not just go there?’?”Faber’s not the only one eager to establish a toehold in the Far East. Her plans reflect a

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