TRADE FAIRS – Polish trade event AMBERIF showcases array of cutting-edge amber jewellery and object designs

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By David Brough

GDAŃSK, Poland – The spring edition of AMBERIF (March 21-23, 2024) showcased an extraordinary variety of contemporary amber jewellery and object designs, as well as gold and silver jewellery, loose diamonds and gemstones, machinery and packaging.

Natural Baltic amber is fossilised resin from conifer trees that is millions of years old.

TRADE FAIRS – Polish trade event AMBERIF showcases array of cutting-edge amber jewellery and object designs

Turnout at the show, staged at AMBEREXPO in the Baltic city of Gdańsk, a major hub for trading natural Baltic amber, was buoyant from the start as jewellery retailers restocked and collectors hunted for new additions to their natural Baltic amber collections.

TRADE FAIRS – Polish trade event AMBERIF showcases array of cutting-edge amber jewellery and object designs

The most sought-after, and expensive, colours of natural Baltic amber are opaque yellow (butterscotch), varieties of white, and, rarest of all, white with stripes (“tiger” effect.)

AMBERIF featured a comprehensive seminar programme, kicked off by a presentation giving insights into coming jewellery social media marketing trends, by influencer and trends forecaster Aneta Blaszczak @blissfromparis.

TRADE FAIRS – Polish trade event AMBERIF showcases array of cutting-edge amber jewellery and object designs

Aneta Blaszczak @blissfromparis discusses the outlook for jewellery social media marketing, at AMBERIF spring 2024 edition 

The higher-end natural Baltic amber market is presently constructive, underpinned by steady demand from collectors, notably from Asia and the Middle East, industry sources said.

TRADE FAIRS – Polish trade event AMBERIF showcases array of cutting-edge amber jewellery and object designs

A packed gala awards evening on March 21 at the MONTOWNIA Lofts & Experience, a hotel that had been converted from a warehouse originally constructed during World War Two, presented a runway show featuring models wearing the latest amber jewellery designs.

TRADE FAIRS – Polish trade event AMBERIF showcases array of cutting-edge amber jewellery and object designs