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US$100 million in jewellery on show

SINGAPORE - Internationally renowned jewelers from more than 21 countries are showing off their best pieces at the Singapore International Jewellery Show which opened this afternoon.

The 4-day event showcases more than US$100 million in jewellery, including several solitaire diamonds that exceed S$1 million in price per piece. The most spectacular showpiece is an 80-carat (two 40-carat) pair of pear-shaped diamonds priced at S$35 million.

Another noteworthy item is a 40.43 carats natural fancy vivid yellow cushion-shape diamond priced at S$5 million.

As an integral part of the show's theme "Glam's Back!", the show focuses on the latest trends on jewellery crafted in the beauty of gold, white, yellow, rose, purple and black, and encrusted in the widest range of precious stones of all hues.

The show, now into its sixth year, has attracted exhibitors from Singapore, Australia, Belgium, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Poland, Sri Lanka, Thailand, USA and more.

The event also brings together leading local and international producers, manufacturers and suppliers to offer a spectacular array of jewellery, gems and accessories to both traders and consumers.

The Singapore International Jewellery Show 2010 is expected to attract some 15,000 visitors, and runs from July 29 to August 1, 2010 at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre.

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