GemGenève 2023 has been a positive reminder, leaving a resounding declaration of the thriving global jewellery industry. This premier trade show weathered the market challenges and emerged as a beacon of creativity and prosperity, showcasing an array of breathtaking designs that captivated all in attendance.
GemGenève provided an unparalleled platform for the world’s most talented jewellery designers to unveil their latest creations, offering a glimpse into an industry that is enduring and flourishing with innovation. The Strong & Precious Art Foundation, representing modern Ukrainian jewellery brands and designers, played a pivotal role in contributing to the creativity on display.
The designers Julie Kleom, The Organic Jewellery, Drutis Jewellery, Inesa Kovalova, Nomis
Co-founder of GemGenève, Thomas Faerber said, “In difficult times, jewellery is a haven for wealth, with pleasure as a dividend,” setting the tone for an event that celebrated the pleasure derived from exquisite craftsmanship and unique designs. GemGenève became a sanctuary where attendees could immerse themselves in the artistry of jewellery, finding solace and joy in the intricate details of each piece.
Olga Oleksenko, chief executive officer of the Strong & Precious Art Foundation said, “For the past two years, we’ve been presenting over 12 Ukrainian jewellery brands and designers, and this year we introduced more newcomers. GemGenève has become a starting point for the international recognition of many Ukrainian jewellers, and we’re glad to help our talented designers shine in the global arena. For us, this event is a chance to introduce Ukrainian jewellery art to a discerning audience, true jewellery connoisseurs, and experts from all over the world, and we’re sparing no effort to make this discovery especially exciting and memorable.”
The pieces presented by the Strong & Precious Art Foundation at GemGenève added a distinctive touch to the event, emphasising the creative prowess of Ukrainian jewellery designers. Each brand brought forth its unique vision.
INESA KOVALOVA introduced the Suspension earrings, a harmonious blend of diamond, gold, and titanium embodying movement and light, pushing the boundaries of traditional design.
NOMIS showcased exclusive multifunctional pieces, blurring the lines between art and function, with rings doubling as earcuffs and bracelets transforming into chokers.
YUVAL’ STUDIOS unveiled the Motherland collection, a dynamic fusion of symbolic designs inspired by Ukraine’s wheat fields and reimagined traditional ceramics.
DRUTIS JEWELLERY encouraged self-expression through standout designs, featuring Kaleidoscope pendants and Solomon’s rings, merging craftsmanship with individual empowerment.
ORGANIC JEWELLERY, founded by Iryna Karpova, presented miniature sculptures expressing a romantic avant-garde concept, bridging past and future with refined handicrafts.
KLEOM x LOGVIN presented the Artifacts collection, nostalgic artifacts filled with symbolism, including pendants and mono earrings created from salt impressed in metal.
ZHERNOV ARTIFACTORY, a niche family jewellery brand, merged sculptural forms with precious metals, invoking Ukrainian fairy tales in each piece.
GemGenève shows the jewellery industry stands for creativity, innovation, and cultural celebration. The resilience displayed by designers paints a picture of an industry not just surviving but thriving. GemGenève 2023 shows a promising future in the global jewellery market, where each piece tells a unique story of artistry and endurance.