Rare gems at bling fest

The 28.58-carat emerald-cut diamond ring
The 28.58-carat emerald-cut diamond ringPHOTOS: CARATELL, DEGEM, MOR BROTHERS
The 10-carat Burma pigeon blood ruby ring
The 10-carat Burma pigeon blood ruby ringPHOTOS: CARATELL, DEGEM, MOR BROTHERS
The Tree Of Dreams brooch.
The Tree Of Dreams brooch. PHOTOS: CARATELL, DEGEM, MOR BROTHERS

A rare 28.58-carat emerald-cut diamond ring from an Israeli family collection is among the sparkling showpieces at the Singapore International Jewelry Expo (SIJE) 2017.

The ring comes from the private trove of Israel-based diamond manufacturer Mor Brothers Diamonds.

The annual jewellery show has displays of bling worth more than US$150 million spread over 8,000 sq m at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. The show, which started on Thursday, ends on Sunday.

Malaysian jeweller DeGem also has a special showcase of rare gems and jewellery pieces, including a 10-carat certified natural unheated Burma pigeon blood ruby perched on a ring surrounded by brilliant diamonds.

Singaporean jewellery brand Caratell presents a whimsical collection of pieces that includes the Coventina The Phoenix pendant and brooch, made with sapphires, rubies, garnets and an opal in 18K gold. Also on display is the Tree Of Dreams brooch, crafted with multicoloured tapered sapphires, diamonds and 18K gold.

The exhibition features more than 200 jewellers from 25 countries such as Italy, Japan, India, Singapore, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar and newcomers Portugal and Mongolia.

Besides the million-dollar gems, the organiser, Conference & Exhibition Management Services, has also made sure that this year's exhibition includes affordable pieces for shoppers that start from $250.

  • VIEW IT / SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL JEWELRY EXPO 2017

  • WHERE: Halls A & B, Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, 10 Bayfront Avenue

    WHEN: Till Sunday, 11.30am to 8.30pm (today and tomorrow), 11.30am to 7.30pm (Sunday)

    ADMISSION: Free

Admission to SIJE 2017 is free, but visitors are required to register at the visitor counter.

Correction note:  In our earlier story, we reported a price for the 28.58-carat emerald-cut diamond ring. The price is incorrect. We are sorry for the error.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 07, 2017, with the headline 'Rare gems at bling fest'. Print Edition | Subscribe