Saturday, September 10, 2016

A night exhibition - The Galaxy of Glowing Gems

A Galaxy of Glowing Gemstones – organized by The Gem Museum and Far East Gems & Jewellery (in partnership with the National Heritage Board)
On the evening of August 20, in conjunction with The Singapore Night Festival, The Gem Museum together with Far East Gems & Jewellery put together a special display of gemstones and minerals coming alive in the dark! We turned off all the lights in The Gem Museum and made the place into a glowing wonderland. I was delighted to see more than a hundred people from the public attend this event, many their first time at The Gem Museum. They were treated to this unique spectacle – the first-of-its-kind in Singapore – showing the natural fluorescent properties of over 200 gemstone and mineral samples from my family's collection on display. Also, Huiying and I put together a special presentation to explain how and why certain types of gemstones and minerals react under specific lighting conditions; and in that process dramatically transforming their appearance. It was certainly a sight to behold for many!

We hope to bring more interesting and engaging exhibitions to you. Visit https://www.facebook.com/thegemmuseum/ for updates!

Hydrocarbon in Quartz from Balochistan, Pakistan
photo by jay@mineminds.com
A cake of amber from Myanmar
photo by jay@mineminds.com
Red Spinel in marble, Mogok, Myanmar
photo by jay@mineminds.com
Red Spinel in marble, Mogok, Myanmar
photo by jay@mineminds.com

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Some gems I sourced and sold to my clients, also helped to co-ordinate the crafting of the jewellery

Here are some projects I did during 2009 - 20111
Star Sapphire set in 18k gold, men's ring
Icy Jade Ring with diamonds
Jadeite with marquise and round brilliant diamonds
Blue Sapphire set in white and yellow gold

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Interview: In conversation with Ko Hein from Naing Family (Mogok) Gems & Jewellery Co Ltd on Star Sapphires from Myanmar

While I was exhibiting at the Gems, Mineral and Fossil Asia 2016 at Hong Kong in June. I had the privilege to interview Ko Hein, the director of Naing Family (Mogok) gems & jewellery Co Ltd.

Expedition : My visit to the Jakarta Gem Center!

I love to travel. Here's a short video journal about my visit to the Jakarta Gem Center!

Episode 5: Sapphires!


Watch this episode on my sharing on sapphires!