july, 2019

06jul4:00 pmM Talks China: Gem Hunting Safari in China and Africa


Event Details

Where: Glam, No.5 The Bund (corner of Guangdong Lu) 广东路20号(外滩5号)7楼

When:  23rd June 2019 – 4 pm

Tickets: 100 RMB / 50 RMB




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This talk will focus on the influence of China in Africa and how Paloma Sanchez’s experience in China has guided her in her African projects. By witnessing the fast development of China, Paloma has seen how sustainable growth should be accomplished and brings the same implementation to her African projects. She searches for gems in Africa with China as the main customer for the gems cut at her female Gem cutting factory in Addis Abeba.

Paloma Sánchez is a GIA (Gemological Institute of America) Gemologist and Jewelry Designer who looks for specimen-quality and exquisite stones all over the world. She never expects to find the same stone twice. And she never will create the same piece. Each is as one of a kind as was its journey into a unique stone.

Paloma likewise have a profound love and respect for her father, and that is why her personal journey began with a Law University. Paloma had passed both Spanish and French university entry exams in her hometown of Madrid, Spain, and to meet her father’s expectations, Paloma earned a Law degree. Only then did her father permit Paloma to resume her journey toward creating jewelry from precious stones.

Paloma went on to earn her degree as a Graduate Gemologist and Jewelry Designer from the world-renowned Gemological Institute of America, in Los Angeles, California. In the following

years, Paloma immersed herself in both retail and the business of global luxury brands, including Carrera y Carrera, Hublot, Cuervo&Sobrinos, and Patek Philippe.

Now in Beijing since 2006, Paloma Sanchez is devoted full-time to searching for the loveliest stones from around the world, and then honoring their uniqueness with exquisite design.

Paloma’s travels for unique stones have taken her to the mines of Montana and Arizona in the U.S., to Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Morocco, China, Colombia, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Dominican Republic and Madagascar. Sometimes their natural rough form is breathtaking enough to showcase with little interpretation, while others can be polished to reveal their fierce inner lights. It is this inner brilliance that Paloma loves to capture in her jewelry.




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No.5 The Bund (corner of Guangdong Lu)