In Geneva, a new appointment with collectible jewelery and selected gems: GemGenève ♦ ︎
So far, the highlights of high-end jewelry have been few: Baselworld, first of all, a unique story, now resized. Then, in different ways and situations, VicenzaOro, Jck and Couture in Las Vegas, to which was added the Hong Kong Fair and, finally, Dubai. Beyond these events there was also the Sihh, Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève, centered however above all on the market of high-end timepieces. Now the world of jewelery and gem fairs has one more rival: GemGenève. The event is promoted by jewelers and merchants from Geneva, with over 70 years of experience: Thomas Faerber, owner of the fourth generation of the Faerber Collection, and Ronny Totah, co-owner of Horovitz and Totah. The initiative also marks a marked split-up from Baselworld, considered unattractive for antique or collectible jewelery.
The city that is the capital of watchmaking is also home to refined merchants of gems and vintage jewelry. Switzerland itself seems to symbolize this mix of discretion and luxury, of elegance, but also of business. GemGenève is considered by the organizers a new kind of fair, “a new approach aimed at revealing the true spirit of the jewelry world, showing off its experience and excellence”. GemGenève will be an intimate, elegant, contemporary and user-friendly show with a hundred high-level exhibitors. The fair will be held from 10 to 13 May at the Geneva Palaexpo. An opportunity for those who love precious stones, diamonds and pearls, antique jewelry, but also contemporary design jewels.
Beware of the date: it is no coincidence that the days coincide with the main auctions of jewelry and watches in Geneva, which attract the best buyers in the world, those of the Magnificent Jewels of Christie’s and Sotheby’s. And, not by chance, Christie’s has looked kindly at the initiative, with a non-secondary participation and a stand. Some names among the hundred participants: Nadia Morgenthaler, Fabio Salini, Kothari, David & Sohn, Gorgoglione. Monica Battistoni