Registration is already open for the second edition of GemGenève: it will be held from 9 to 12 May 2019, they are now 140 firms ♦ ︎
The Swiss, according to a widespread opinion, are punctual. It is not right: they arrive well in advance, especially if it is jewelry. Here, then, is the new date set for the second edition of GemGenève: 9 – 12 May 2019. Ever at the Geneva Palexpo. After the success of the debut, at the end of May 2018, the organizers decided to replicate the experience, also at the request of the exhibitors who took part in the first edition. And, even if the dimensions of this jewelry fair are hardly comparable with those of nearby Basel, GemGèneve is in fact added to the ranks of the disgruntled “secessionists” of the management of Baselworld. To promote the event, in fact, are jewelers and merchants of 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. Both ex-exhibitors at the great Basel fair, but dissatisfied with the costs and management of the fair.
GemGenève, on the other hand, as well as a more accessible price for the participating jewelers, also offers a different, simpler atmosphere. His goal is to complete other fairs the EPHJ (high-precision watch fair) and the SIHH (fine watchmaking hall), which are always held in the Swiss city. GemGèneve, on the other hand, focuses on a mix of ancient, 20th-century and contemporary jewels and precious stones. The first edition was attended by some big Maison, like Gorgoglione, and small avant-garde boutiques, such as Nadia Morghentaler or Fabio Salini, as well as a small army of stone dealers. The announcement of the date of the second edition indicates that there are already those who have booked a place among the booths: currently there are 140 companies registered. The second edition starts with a bang.