I Was Just 5mm Away From This Gorgeous Gem...

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Hi Huneybees,

Between me and the extremely rare 51-carat certified intense Yellow Diamond was just a mere 5mm distance, when I had have the privilege to photograph this rare jewelry piece at DeGem at this year's Singapore International Jewelry Expo (SIJE) 2017!

Equally rare and impressive was the single 10-carat certified natural unheated Burma pigeon blood Ruby, my favorite gemstone of all time, presented in a diamond ring setting by DeGem, which even eclipsed its Burma Ruby necklace weighting in at 82-carat in total  presented at last year's expo!

With more than US$150 million in exhibits spread over 8000 square metres, SIJE is not just a trade show for the rich and famous but also a gathering place for world's leading jewelers to showcase their stunning jewelry designs and breathtaking gemstones for the public to appreciate the creativity and fine craftsmanship in jewelry making.

Singapore has its fair share of the spotlight with creations from some of our best known local jewelers. The likes of Carotell and Simone Jewels have been participating since the inauguration of SIJE and I must say their creativity and craftsmanship have never failed to amaze me and this year was no exception.

Michael, the designer behind his creations at Carotell Pte Ltd.

The central piece of Carotell's presentation is the " Spider Orchard", which consisted of a gold pendant that shaped like an orchard and a necklace made up of turquoise and pearl.

The "2-in-1" Ring-Pendant inspired by The Starry Night painting by Vincent Van Gogh

Another two creations that I really like at Carotell after speaking to the creator, Michael, were the "2-in-1" Ring-Pendant inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's The Starry Night and the Beauty & The Beast pendant inspired by the recent Disney Movie.

From Simone Jewels was a beautiful unheated Tanzanite setted within a finely carved Quartz and adorned with Tussle-Mussies (early 1400s for small, round bouquets of herbs and flowers with symbolic meanings) that was inspired by the Georgian period with a modern touch.
The owner of this one and only masterpiece could have a picture of his/her choice laser inscribed to make this a truly majestic gift!

Among the 200+ exhibitors from 26 countries at this year SIJE, I was drawn to Italian Jeweler, Gabriella Rivalta Oro Minato or Finely drawn/painting on gold jewels. Every piece was hand painted with enamel and had to undergo more than 800 Degree Celsius of heat treatment to create such a beautiful jewel.

Do not miss out at the region's largest consumer jewelry show.
SIJE opens from 6th to 9th July 2017 at Marina Bay Sands Singapore Expo & Convention Centre, Hall A & B, from 11:30am to 8:30pm (last day is till 7pm).

Have a lovely weekend!


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