The Gem of Life


Section:TVB Series

Genre:Drama, Family

Number of Episodes:82

Language: Chinese (Cantonese)

Chinese Title: 珠光寶氣

Average Rating:       (out of 3 ratings)


"The Gem of Life" is TVB's 2008 mega drama that is filled with a star-studded cast to celebrate its 41st anniversary. Focusing on three sisters played by Maggie Siu, Gigi Lai, and Ada Choi, the story revolves around the glitter of the jewelry industry and those of the rich and famous. All three sisters have failed marriages, will they find true love and family love amidst greed and glamour? Forum thread: click here


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The Gem of Life

Reviewed by: juphelia August 17, 2009

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

I finally finished this mega drama, and am quite disappointed. For such a big production, surely the producers can do better? In the first place, for a series with 82 episodes, the ending is not even properly done; it just seemed so rushed and ambiguous. In the second place, there were some ambiguous parts too, as if the film was edited in a rush so some scenes jumped without giving a clear answer to what happened previously. Let me start from...

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The Gem Of Life

Reviewed by: Pink_Ink February 20, 2009

Rating: 4.0 out of 5

Chinese Title: 珠光寶氣 Number of Episodes: 82 Cast: Hong Family: Maggie Shiu – Sylvia Hong Nga Yin Gigi Lai – Constance Hong Nga Tung Ada Choi – Jessica Hong Nga Sze John Chiang – Hong Ching Yeung Louise Lee – Hong Bak Siu Yau Ho Family: Elliot Yue (Ngok Wah) – Martin Ho Fung Moses Chan – Terrence Ho Jit Lam Shek Family: Wong He – Shek Tai Wo Bosco Wong – Will Shek Tai Chuen Sung Family: Chan Hung Lit – Philip Sung Sai Man Helen Ma – Margaret Sung Kwok Yuen Yee Linda Chung –...

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Member Ratings


12-31-2009 07:38 PM


For this story i would give 4.5/5.
because this show is good touching and live-loving. I think that this show is well played but is ending is too quick .nobody gets together in the end and every bad character receive their punishment and extra... but the ending is bad.

Kang Ya Tong Constance(Gigi Lai)-4/5 too simple-minded.too trusting

He Zhe Nan Terrence(Moses Chan)-3/5 too unpredictable

Kang Ya Yan Sylvia(Maggie Siu)-2/5 - NO COMMENTS
Kang Ya Si Jessica(Ada Choi)-4/5
Her acting is way amazing .Good Job Ada Choi !!Keep Up The Good Work.


07-19-2009 05:16 AM


I enjoyed the series at the beginning but as I got further into it, I got extremely annoyed with Maggie Siu's character. Now, after nearly 40 episodes, I grow to hate her. Everything that came out from her mouth is aggressive and hypocritical. Gigi's character is basically spineless and naive. Linda Chung's character, Elise is detestable, her story isn't all that moving. It does not justify her bitchiness - seriously there are so many people who are worse off than she was, it's not an excuse for her behaviour. She had life easy with a silver spoon in her mouth, she never had to work for anything, it's unrealistic for her to change over a new leaf via epiphany after the car accident with Wong Hei, and Bosco's character, Will getting with her in the end is not favourable. This drama is sending out the message that as long as you are rich and beautiful, your bitchiness is forgivable. Is there really such a man like William who would put up with her character? This drama is disappointing, it went downhill from episode 25 onwards.

I also have gripes about Eddie Kwan's character, Ah Fatt. It's unrealistic for Lau Dan's character to be so unconditionally kind to this sort of trash. It is also annoying for Gigi's character to repetitively have anything to do with him. Her actions don't make sense, it only highlights her ignorance and naivity.

All in all, I already know what is going to happen to Constance and Terrence, but it is a stupid and unfavourable ending. For a series spanning over 80 episodes, it's a disappointment.


06-13-2009 03:48 AM


Three words. Long and boring.


04-11-2009 04:44 AM


man...all these great casts and yet the storyline is boring. I was looking forward to watch it since ada, maggie, moses, and forence are it in T_T . what a bummer; i quit after 20 eps. Not gonna sit there watching 80+ boring eps.


03-26-2009 07:51 PM


I think that the series are pretty boring so far. I don't know about the ending yet, because I am a about a third into it, but I'm pretty happy that Bosco and Elliot that are in it. I don't know if it will become a great series, but I hope it is a great series, because I know that the artists put in a lot of effort into it!

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