09 November 2016
Open now for six months, this workshop-gallery is shared by a group of contemporary artists including Sophie Robbe, Aude Medori and Galatée Pestre who exhibit their jewelry there. They also open this space to others like Hélène Gugenheim whose work is to “repair” damaged bodies by covering their scars with gold leaf. Inspired by a Japanese philosophy, this ritual is both touching and disturbing.
The elephant, which in its wild state may well have disappeared from the planet in twenty years’ time, is a great favorite with jewelers.
To support Sauvade, the French designer Pascale Monvoisin has created a pretty ring with a gold plaque on which a message can be engraved.
Developed and patented by Lebanese jeweler Tabbah for one of his customers, this ring is a reinterpretation of the traditional cigarette-holder.
Precious stones are not only used in jewelry. The Compagnie Française de l’Orient et de la Chine proposes four hardstone bowls hand-carved in India.
Pharaonic motifs, hieroglyphics, beetles… The influence of Egypt is a classic theme in the jewelry of contemporary creators and jewelers.
At GemGenève, the display cases are full of loose diamonds, rubies, sapphires, opals, tourmalines, and spinels including the most beautiful specimens.