By David Brough
GENEVA, Switzerland – The fourth edition of GemGenève, which runs from May 5-8, 2022, has seen a strong turnout from international visitors from the outset, signalling brisk enquiries and orders despite a backdrop of pandemic, and war in Ukraine.
The show, featuring more than 200 exhibition booths, has attracted the crème de la crème of high-end coloured gemstone and jewellery suppliers, with a strong presence of purveyors of antique and vintage jewellery pieces, many of which are signed by the world’s top maisons. The stands featured a remarkable variety of magnificent and rare coloured gemstones.
Fourth edition of GemGenève
Co-founders Ronny Totah and Thomas Faerber have expressed confidence in the health of the top end of the gemstone and jewellery markets despite a dampened mood caused by the war.
A number of top end jewellery designers were spotted moving around the Palexpo exhibition halls seeking stones for their latest one-off masterpieces.
The Designer Vivarium, curated by jewellery historian and editor Vivienne Becker, showcased cutting-edge creations by seven “under the radar” designers from around the world.
The show offers a series of panel presentations on themes related to the history of jewellery and gemstones, led by well-known industry speakers.
Author Richa Goyal Sikri
Please take note of the following schedule for Jewellery Outlook Insta Lives, organised by digital marketplace Gembridge, showcasing highlighted gemstones seen at the present edition of GemGenève: