Paul & Wendy dining out with Kik & May
Wendy & I were fortunate enough to be able to attend the 47th Bangkok Gems & Jewellery Fair in Thailand last week. This major exhibition attracts specialist gemstone dealers from around the globe and is an important means of sourcing excellent gemstones for our new designs this coming season. It is also an opportunity to see the latest unique collections by the world’s leading jewellery designers and attend fashion shows, design awards and multimedia lectures and presentations. Much can be gained by attending this important event.
Over the years we have established very useful contacts with several important gemstone suppliers in Bangkok and we were looking forward to seeing Kik and May again who are featured in the photograph above. After meeting with them at the Gemstone Fair, they kindly invited us out to dinner at a local Bangkok restaurant where we enjoyed the most memorable meal in sumptuous, traditional Thai surroundings.
I am pleased to say that, during our trip to Thailand, we managed to source several extremely good gemstones including an impressive black opal from Lightning Ridge, several stunning blue opals for our new silver opal bracelet, earrings and pendant designs, a parcel of fine quality white sapphires for our unique collection of white sapphire rings, an aquamarine for a private commission and several unusual semi precious gemstones to add to our growing collection.
Importantly we also came away with a good idea of the latest trends in fashion jewellery which are becoming bolder and more extravagant this year. Watch out for our new designs which we hope to launch at the Badminton Horse Trials on 21 April this year!