In this blog post I wanted to tell you about a trade fair I attended at the end of May in Kiev, Ukraine. The fair is open to visitors as well as traders and offers a great opportunity to present pieces of jewellery to a wider audience. Most participants in the fair were Ukrainian companies producing their own jewellery. Some of the companies also presented pieces of jewellery imported from Italy, Thailand and other countries. The prices were quite affordable and good for value, so if you are looking for a weekend escape in beautiful Kiev and are interested to buy unique pieces of jewellery, you can start planning a visit to Kiev in November as the fair takes place biannually.
My own discovery at this fair was an impressive stone zultanite which I had never encountered before. Zultanite is an extremely rare stone which, depending on its light source, can appear yellowish green, light gold or purplish pink. This stone was named in honor of the 36 sultans who ruled the Ottoman Empire in Anatolia in the late 13th century. It comes from only one source in the world, a remote mountain area in Anatolia, Turkey. The term sultan originally meant strength and authority, correctly describing this robust gemstone.
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