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    Default Hong Kong ? 2019

    Anyone going ?

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    Yes! ..... and exhibiting in the pearl hall (1P22). I have made lots of interesting items for the show especially in rare fancy natural colours. Would like to meet anyone who is around.

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    Yes, we leave tomorrow!

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    Photos!!! Or it didn't happen. OK, just take us along visually, please.

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    BWeaves - Will do !! I'll also post on IG if you don't already follow me my posts might be more real time. This time I am really going to stick to my list ... wherever it is ...

    Jeremy and Hisano - have a safe trip ! I'm sure I'll see you racing around the Hall !!

    LondonPearl - I'll definitely stop by !

    I want to look at a few Akoya - never really bought many before so I'm not familiar with the sellers. If there is a particularly good booth let me know... it's always scary doing 'pot luck ' lol

    Heading to the airport shortly.

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    This time I am really going to stick to my list ... wherever it is ...
    Yeah, right, good luck with that, lol!

    Safe travels; looking forward to your report!
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    Thanks for keeping us in the loop, Kat. Safe travels to all!

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    2 more days to go, Hong Kong

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    Safe travels to all that are going. Wish I could go but I'm not affiliated with the pearl industry except as a consumer. Hope everyone has a successful trip!! And pics....for those who can't go....we want pics!!

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    Hello from Hong Kong...Kowloon actually . Cool and damp here , grey skies and hazy . But the streets are bustling as ever? Got in Friday night and it’s been non stop pearl pick Mg ever since. I apologise as I’ve posted on Instagram since loading the photos is a bit easier , but I’ll try to do some here as well .

    First of all I’ll show you a pearl office ! Many are here in Kowloon in high rise buildings . A few of my favourite stops have moved out quite a ways and require a taxi , so I’m going to catch them at the show . Hopefully they will have replenished some stock this weekend. Name:  138817E0-74EC-44D6-8E68-3CF88846F16C.jpg
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Size:  109.4 KB they all are the same , metal shelving with bins full of lower end and trays with the higher end . Huge bags are stacked against the shelves and all over the floor ! This is one little corner of one room . This company has two separate work areas with offices and a large open area with trestle tables for sorting creating and matching .

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    What’s been interesting is that normally there would be buyers from all over in these offices , looking.at Pearls and placing orders . Almost had the place to myself. They just didn’t seem busy at all which was a bit unusual. And ..
    Prices were higher on .several of my regular purchases . . A lot higher to the point where I changed direction and purchased something different. Also, pearls that I could always buy by ‘selection’ ( where you take a bag or bin and pick out the ones you want ) now had to be purchased by the kilo. Well ...I have no use for 3000$ in Coin Pearls. . So I’ll buy them elsewhere. Quite disappointing overall , I did pick up some excellent items , big fat ripple strands etc .

    My second stop was Grace , home of the Edison . Normally I don’t buy a lot there but this time was a totally different experience. It was busy and friendly with absolutely fabulous pearls ...fabulous prices as well . Purple was everywhere ! At one point I had to stop myself pulling things out of the brand new hot off the presses bin of Purple round 11-12’s pearls . I had so many pairs that I almost had to slap my hand as it crawled back to the bin. So I cherry picked the nicest I could find and just in time ..a French buyer walked in , picked up the bin and said , I’ll take these. He bought 1000 pair of purple pearls . Earlier I missed out on 11-12 Whites as someone bought them all. So it was 12-13 for me ... sigh . Tomorrow at the show I’ll need to look around . But Grace was very busy , this was a change from last year when they seemed very quiet. The workers there said that white pearls are really popular this year . The mainlanders have apparently decided that white pearls are the ‘thing’ . Grace still has tons of their dyed gold freshwater. They called them Chinese Gold Pearls . See the photo.
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    Here is a photo of a dyed pearl , obviously very poor quality. Bags of these around the place . Name:  7E25A429-1CEF-4C39-9318-6992AA140F5E.jpg
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    Lots of wonderful dinners , fun times and tired feet and eyes . I couldn’t fit my magnifying visor in my carry on and that was a mistake. Definitely should have brought it , reading glasses only provide a low level of assistance. If you don’t have any and you do any pearl work , definitely look into them .

    Today I had look at findings and just picked up a few inexpensive Toggle clasps and Sterling ‘orbits’ . But it’s best to get the findings at the office as at the show .... it’s a zoo . But it’s a chance to buy three or four items and try them out . The minimum order for some items is 300 pieces, at the show you can buy 1 or more.

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    I had a question about Edison Keshi so when I was at Grace I asked ... they all discussed it and said .. no . They don’t have any Edison’s that aren’t bead nucleated , no Keshi. Whether they get sold off at the factory before the pearls get to the office ,who knows . This is something that Jeremy might be able to answer. But no one working there had ever heard of any. I’m going to look around tomorrow at the other sellers , as one of the Grace employees suggested ..they could be from a different company and retailers are just calling them Edison.

    Fortunately, as I was lamenting the lack of Keshi , they had a new tray of fabulous multicoloured pearl strands arrive .... they weren’t on my list .....but ......

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    This is my office view at Grace .. many happy hours playing with pearls and nice light .

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