GemGenève is back, the fair born four years ago as a highly selected alternative to the major jewelry fairs, such as Baselworld. After the obligatory break in 2020, GemGèneve takes place this year from 4 to 7 November, again at the Palaexpo in Geneva. The organizers, Thomas Faerber and Ronny Totah, also gave the event a name: The Challenging Edition. It seems, however, a challenge that has already been won, given that over 120 exhibitors from 15 countries took part, including jewelers with great coat of arms, retailers of gems and vintage jewelry.
According to the organizers, this does not mean that the climate will certainly be more reserved, more intimate than the 2019 version. Also because, as they reveal, the indecipherable situation from the point of view of health safety has made GemGèneve’s confirmation uncertain until the very end.
From July onwards, following the uncertainties linked to the Covid-19 pandemic, Ronny Totah and I have been exploring a number of different scenarios, from putting on a mini-event in a Geneva hotel to a more reduced version of the original GemGenève, and we even considered postponing the event.
Among the entries, the Swiss and American exhibitors are at the top, followed by those from Israel, Germany and Belgium. Then come houses from the UK, France, Hong Kong, Italy, India, Thailand, Austria, Russia, the United Arab Emirates and Japan.
The palpable enthusiasm of our exhibitors pushed us to put together this new 2021 edition of the show in record time – given that the final decision to go ahead with the show in its current form was taken on 20 September!’ The small-scale structure of GemGenève indeed ensures that the show can be attentive to its exhibitors’ needs and means that it can be responsive enough to be able to address these kinds of challenges.
Here is the list of exhibitors at the new edition of GemGèneve:
Trading of 4G, A. Kleiman & Co., AA Rachminov Diamonds, Abouchar SA, Alex Rieunier Gioielli, Alexander Laut, ALine GmbH, Amba Gem Corp, Arnoldi HC, Arnoldi Internazionale, Assil New York, Barbi Diamanti, Gemme BRG, Cicala, Cien, Color Stone, Dany Avlas Diamanti, David & Son, Diastar Corporation, Edigem Ltd, Elena Okutova Jewelery, Emilio Gindraux, Enairo, Ernst Färber0, Eshed, F. Torroni SA, Collezione Faerber, Fei, Filippo G&G SA, Fima Diamonds, Fuli Gemstone, E. Goldstein Diamonds, Garaude, Gemcut SA, Glitering Gems DMCC, GRS Gemresearch Swiss Lab AG, Gübelin Gem Lab / Gübelin Academy, Hakimi A. & Sons, Hans D. Krieger Fine Jewelery, Heritage Gems New York, Horovitz & Totah SA, Horowicz Fine Jewelery, House of Gems, Humphrey Butler Ltd, Ijadi Gem, Inc., Imagem, IsabelleFa – Maîtres Chaînistes, H. Jaros eU, Jaipur Trading Company Inc., Jerry Blickman Inc., Joseph Gad Inc., JR Diam, Karl Faller eK, Kobi Amir Diamond Ltd, Kothari Trading (HK) Ltd, Kourosh, Leybel Elieli Diamond L td, Librairie Bernard Letu, MID House of Diamonds, Maharaja Gems, Marc Princ, Markin Fine Jewelery, Moguldiam, Morelle Davidson, Napra Gems, Nassi, Noor Gems Japan Co., Ltd, Optimum Diamonds, Orpheo’s Art SA, P Hirani Exports LLP , Pace Diamonds, Pamir Gems, Paul Fisher Inc, Paul Wild OHG, Periodjewels Inc, Piat, Pierre d’Alexis SA, Provockative Gems, Rachminov Diamonds 1891, Rosy Blue, Safdico International Ltd., Sara Gem Corp., Scarselli Diamonds, Semi Gems, Inc., Shapiro Gems, Steven Neckman Inc., Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF, Swiss Pearls, SwissDiam Genève SA, Taché, Tank, Thomas Leyser, Valentini srl, Van Den Plas & Zonen, Vernain, Vmk Diamonds, Wild & Petsch GmbH Lapidaries, Yafa Signed Jewels, Yvon Gindre SA, Zagari.