2022, November 11
More than 5,000 people attended the Swiss gem and jewelry fair’s fifth edition from November 3 to 6, according to preliminary figures from organizers — over 7% more than the previous event, which took place in May. There were also 176 exhibitors, slightly below May’s numbers.
“The market is very good,” GemGenève cofounder Thomas Faerber told reporters on the eve of the show, citing his own experiences this year with his company, the Faerber Collection, which specializes in exceptional gems and antique jewelry. “We have had a very good year so far. I am confident that this edition of GemGenève will be a successful one.”
The overall mood was optimistic at the event, which took place at Palexpo, near the Geneva airport. Exhibitors’ stands were busy from the outset, with vibrant networking going on throughout the fair. Impressive results at recent high-value jewelry auctions in Geneva helped boost spirits, as did the buoyant demand from the May show.
Source: Diamonds.net (Rapaport)
2022, November 2
The Kafubu Cluster, our gentle giant, is a testament to the high-quality gemstones that can be produced when Mother Nature allows time for the various crystals to form deep within the Earth’s crust. Gemfields’ geologists describe the formation process of emeralds as an incredibly rare coming together of uncommon elements in unusual circumstances.
A precise set of remarkable geological and geochemical conditions is required for the formation of these brilliant green gems. Beryllium, essential for the crystallisation of beryl, is one of the most elusive elements in the Earth’s crust (estimated to be about 2 parts per million) and must be carried up to the surface by pegmatites, which, in turn, must come into contact with chromium and vanadium-bearing (ultramafic) rocks in order to attain the desired colour. Not all pegmatites are beryllium-bearing and even fewer are emplaced within rocks that contain adequate chromium. These factors – coupled with even more specific temperature, pressure and fluid content requirements for its formation – makes emerald extremely rare and remarkably erratic in its distribution.
Zambian emeralds tend to have a higher iron content than emeralds from other origins, which means they are less fragile. High iron content also means fewer surface-reaching fractures and less need for treatments and enhancements. The careful process of recovering emeralds by hand at the Kagem emerald mine has enabled the safe recovery of some of the largest and most exceptional emeralds ever found, of which the Kafubu Cluster is an extraordinary example.
2022, October 20
It is with immense pleasure that we at the Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association proudly announce the return of FACETS Sri Lanka after a lapse of 3 years.
FACETS Sri Lanka Premier Gem and Jewellery Show 2023 will be held from 7th to 9th January 2023 at the Cinnamon Grand, Colombo. The 2023 FACETS will be named as the PREMIER EDITION SHOW with much more glamour. Main objective of having the show in January is to position FACETS Sri Lanka as a global sourcing event.
Source: International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA)