Jewellery tools and equipment specialist HS Walsh will celebrate its 45th year at Spring Fair next week, where it will launch GemPen, Geometrics’ stone analysis tool.

HS Walsh has exhibited at Spring Fair since the show’s inaugural 1976 exhibition in Birmingham.

The family business, founded in 1947, will this year exhibit alongside the GemPen the products of Orion, 3Design, GRS, Eitan, Witschi, Bergeon and Horotec at Jewellery & Watch in Hall One, Stand 1D72-E73.


The GemPen Indicates HPHT & CVD lab created diamonds, as well as HPHT enhanced colour treatment on natural diamonds.

It can be used on rough, cut and mounted diamonds and is battery-powered and rechargeable.

Darrel Wilson, manager of Walsh’s Birmingham branch, said: “One of the key challenges in the jewellery industry right now is ensuring gemstone integrity. With the introduction of more and more laboratory-grown stones, particularly diamonds, the general public want to know whether they are dealing with ‘the real thing’ or not.

“Whilst there is a place for lab-grown stones, natural diamonds are a big selling point. One of our big product launches at Jewellery and Watch this year is the GemPen by Swedish company Gemometrics. With it you can test both cut and uncut stones and even those already mounted in settings, in a matter of minutes. This time-saving device, will give our customers a real edge.

“A large part of our stand will be given over to demonstrating key products such as the Orion Laser Welders, laser engraver and 3D CAD Software, and we are always happy to talk a customer through key purchases in either of our branches.”

Read Professional Jeweller‘s recent interview with HS Walsh below:

BEHIND THE SCENES: An interview with HS Walsh