2nd edition of GemGeneve a resounding success
Organizers revealed that the annual gems and jewellery show was 42% larger in size than its predecessor and featured exhibitors from more than 210 countries this year
For the second year, GemGenève, the Geneva International Gem and Jewellery show, proved a resounding success as exhibitors and visitors alike responded enthusiastically to the show’s unique blend of intimacy and expertise and to the variety and quality of gemstones, antique and contemporary jewellery, and gemmological laboratories offering expertise and services. This year GemGenève was 42% larger in size, with 210 exhibitors from countries across the globe, including for the first time, Taiwan.
Co-Founders and exhibitors themselves, Mr Thomas Faerber and Mr Ronny Totah were encouraged by the 11% increase in visitor numbers, over 4800 visitors, represented by 37% Swiss visitors and 63% foreigners. The visitors included both trade and public, dealers, retailers, creative directors, collectors, consultants and connoisseurs, as well as academics, students, lovers of jewels and gemstones.
The show offered even more diversity of exhibits and special features including the contemporary Designer Vivarium, Emerging Talents, and an enhanced program of GemGenève Talks by leading specialists renowned as experts in their field. As last year, GemGenève collaborated with HEAD – Head Genève and Haute Ecole d’art et de design and the HEJ – Haute école de joaillerie from Paris. This year the collaboration included a competition that was open to a public vote with the winner announced on the closing day.