The number of people expected to attend this year’s expo, with roughly 4,000 VIPs among them. While most attendees hail from China, there are increasing numbers of overseas visitors, mainly from the United Arab Emirates, Britain and Columbia.
42,000 The size of the total exhibition space in square metres,which has nearly tripled since the inaugural exhibition in 2006. All the action will be located in halls 1 and 2.
300 The approximate number of overseas exhibitors showing at the expo which includes group participants and individual participants such as jewel dealers from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, Italy and Zimbabwe.
The number of rare red diamonds which will be on show – but not for sale. The so-called ‘pigeon’s blood ruby’ actually comes as a matching pair, with one stone weighing 3.13 carats and the other 3.14 carats. Considered one of the rarest gemstones in the world due to its perfect shape, colour and clarity, it belongs to the Fai Dee family, a gem giant specialising in Burmese rubies.