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Hong Kong mineral show - live report

Last Updated: 26th Jun 2016

By Jolyon Ralph

This is a LIVE report, keep this page loaded for live updates - new images will appear as they are added.



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And here we are in Hong Kong walking to the mineral show which opens today.

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Getting our passes sorted now

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Floor plan

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Exhibitor list

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Sorry about slow updates - still waiting for passes!

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We just got in and immediately met Victor Tuzlukov and his wife

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Collector's Edge

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CEMI minerals

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Roman high five with Bryal Lees

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Miniatures at Kristalle

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Gold!

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Big tourmaline

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Gemdiam from Hong Kong have some interesting large pieces

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Cornerstone minerals

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Emerald with pyrite from Colombia - Cornerstone minerals.

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Stephen Hui geological museum exhibit booth, with curator Petra Bach

One of Victor''s amazing cut stones

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Dougal Pitt from HK Mineralogy Society selling minerals at the show.

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Some of Dougal's minerals

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Liddicoatite and Quartz from Madagascar, Collector's Edge. Sorry about slow updates have been in meetings all afternoon!

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Rusgems Company have some lovely Ukrainian beryl within their gem rough material.

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Rusgems Company have some lovely Ukrainian beryl within their gem rough material.

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Lavender Quartz cut by Victor Tuzlukov, 57.08cts

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The Balance - carving in smoky Quartz and blue chalcedony, by Slava Tulupov

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Topaz and Tourmaline, Yoma Jewellery from Myanmar.

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Tourmaline from Myanmar - Naing Family (Mogok) Gems& Jewellery Co.

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Topaz from Myanmar - Nadi Kyaw

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Back at the show today after a day off yesterday!

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Sorry it's taking so long to report today - I have been in non stop meetings all day. The moment one ends someone comes up and wants to talk to me. I guess I've been out of Asia too long. Here's a nice Kristalle gold to help make up for it.

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Korite are here from Canada with some incredible large Ammolite specimens and a large selection of Ammolite jewellery.

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Mineral & Gem Research from Hong Kong have this wonderful "birds nest" if Quartz and Demantoid garnet.

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And some sets of spinel crystals for on Myanmar.

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Again from MGR, a synthetic moissanite ring

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And hidden at the back of the cabinet an English "Oakstone" baryte!

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Spinel sixlings from Myanmar - MGR

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The Mineralogy Society of Hong Kong have published a book about collectors in Hong Kong.

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Scavenger Hunt gane

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Can you answer all these questions right?

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Got a new camera lens yesterday just launched here in Hong Kong - the Canon EF-M 28mm macro has a built in led light that you can use to illuminate items for macro photography.

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Tanzanite crystals from New Era Gems

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Now going to have a quick look in the associated Gem and Jewellery fair

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I'm with Miro Ng giving the staff at UBM (the exhibition organisers) some expert guidance about good gemstones. At KGE Rough & Gems Co Lts

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This is just one of many halls. This is dedicated to coloured gemstones.

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Star sapphires - Bright Gems International (SrinLanka)

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Last quick visit today to the show. Right now Katya is in the jewellery show so I'm doing dad duties.

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Minemeralds from Colombia have some great cut Spanish sphalerites

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And of course great emeralds in matrix from Colombia.

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No shortage of kids filling in the competition sheets I showed yesterday

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All the presentations this year were in Chinese, which makes more sense for the local audience

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Mammoth ivory carvings - Granada gallery

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Carved crystal vase from Henn of London

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Large selection of meteorites from Sahara Overland LLC

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More meteorites





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