GemGenève opened to a strong influx of international visitors, auguring for buoyant orders and welcome networking opportunities in the absence of major competing trade shows in the final quarter of 2022.
Long lines of visitors queued up to enter the show at Palexpo from the outset, with a focus on the market outlook for high gemstones and antique jewellery against a backdrop of fears over recession, rampant inflation and uncertainty triggered by the war in Ukraine.
Dealers were cautiously optimistic that the current edition of GemGenève will weather those concerns, with business having been buoyant at the top end of the market, including the magnificent jewels auctions, so far this year.
Demand for the rarest and most beautiful gemstones, such as no-heat Burmese rubies, and for high-quality signed antique jewellery, is expected to be robust at GemGenève, they said.
GemGenève runs until November 6, 2022.