Basel and Freiburg

Posted on the 27th March 2015

Last week some lucky members of the Holts team ventured to the Freiburg and Baselworld luxury and prestige gemstone and timepiece fairs to browse the astounding array of luxury jewellery pieces from Rolex to Graff to Patek Phillipe to everything in between. The Freiburg gem fair is organised by the same company who organised the unforgettable fair we attended in Hong Kong last year. The Asian company opened its door to their very first gem fair 30 years ago and have now expanded globally concentrating on 6 main buying countries - China, Brazil, Italy, Israel, Russia and the United Kingdom. From loose gemstones to outstanding jewellery pieces the fair catered for all areas of the jewellery trade. After browsing through the millions of gems in Germany, the team jumped on the train to Basel, Switzerland to check out new pieces from the big boys. Rolex previewed the breath-taking coloured gemstone Rainbow Watch in their giant indoor warehouse whilst other brands were showing off a 25+ct Yellow Diamond's. How casual. On a serious note, the pieces showcased at Basel were outrageously mind-blowing. So, all you gem lovers out there, if you can next year, I highly recommend paying Switzerland a visit. Keep your eyes peeled for new pieces bought back from this inspiring trip. But for now, discover our brand new collection of coloured engagement rings from our “Engage with Colour” collection. Or if you want to try and out-do the pieces from Basel, knock up your own design with the Holts London Bespoke Service. Have a great weekend!