AS IT WAS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WORLD FAMOUS BANGKOK GEMS AND JEWELRY FAIR, MOST SELLERS SHOWED THEIR BEST BLING TO AN ASTONISHED AUDIENC.
The fair started from 13 to 17 September 2012 at Impact Challenger Convention Centre and it was truly an Aladdin's cave of treasures.
The selection was mind boggling,with everything for every taste and budget. From a few ringgit to a few million!
These are my favourite shining stars of the show!
This superb and rare 134 carat sapphire was one of the stars of Bangkok Gem and Jewelry Fair and costs RM 1.5 million from Royal Stones
This is marginally cheaper at RM 1 million
Blue sapphires and white pearls go so well and especially with a hint of green emeralds! From Royal Stones
Beautiful sapphire bead necklace from Royal Stones
Fit for a Maharani is this white diamond, red ruby, green emerald necklace
Sumptuous pearl, ruby, emerald, diamond and gold goodies from Royal Stones
Spectacular necklace from Royal Stones
Looks good enough to eat
I love this pair of irregular, asymmetrical shaped and carved Mughal emerald earrings
RM 1.5 million beauty from Royal Stones
RM 1.5 million in your palm
RM 1 million in your grasp!
Diamond panther at RM 50,000
The late Duchess of Windsor would love this!
Diamond cuff for RM 75,000 with 11 carats of diamonds
Not yet set but nicely laid out
Ruby necklace fit for Kate Middleton
Winged ruby earrings
Ruby and diamond suite
I love this circular ball necklace of turquoise
Candy coloured necklace
Pretty costume jewelry
I like the whimsical design of elephant wrapping its trunk round the stone
Mother of pearl flowers
Monster sized rubies from Madagascar
Fab rubies from Gems and Jewelry Manufacturing Co of Bangkok
Stunning collar of peridot
Treasures you can grab by the fistfuls
Just pay according to the color code!
The rough and the polished
You can make curtains from these pearls!
All ready for Pearly Gates!
As we know, pearls come in many hues
And many shapes, from perfectly round to wildly baroque, irregular and misshapen which are more my taste!
She did not seem too happy that day
Larger than life pearls---just like me
Beautifully cut and polished stones to be set or kept for luck
The African contingent from several nations were grouped together for a strong presence
Raw and semi polished and polished stones are weighed and sold by the gram
These are heavyweight stones
Lamps allowed buyers to check the stones for defects but some can also be very attractive
Long bargaining table
The pile of stones at left resemble sultanas or raisins
Potential necklaces and jewels in the making
The bigger the better!
Amber in chocolatey tones