The gem dealers and pearl merchants are highly satisfied with their transactions thus far. There is an especially strong demand this year for unique pieces and for gems in the latest trendy colours.
“Quality of the visitors is outstanding”
“I am very pleasantly surprised,” says Constantin Wild, the owner of Constantin Wild. “All of the important visitors are here. I am very satisfied with the progress of the show so far. The quality of the visitors is outstanding: one finds this mixture only at Baselworld. My highlights for the show – Paraiba tourmalines and sapphires in ultraviolet, which is Pantone’s trend colour for 2018 – have been very warmly received. We have had strong demand and very good sales.”
“We have done good business”
Davide Scarselli, Managing Partner at Scarselli Diamonds, says: “We have done good business at this year’s Baselworld. Potential customers seem to be well focused and eager to do business.”
“Exclusive wristwatches and exclusive gems”
Nicole Ripp, gemmologist and CEO of Groh + Ripp, affirms: “With our philosophy, we are continuing to sharpen the focus on our corporate strategy. This year’s Baselworld has again shown that we are indeed right on target with this. The majority of our clients deal in exclusive wristwatches, and that orientation corresponds well with our exclusive gems.”