14 March 2019
GemGenève is a trade fair largely dedicated to gemstone dealers – which you may recall was the profession of its two founders, Thomas Faerber and Ronny Totah. The display cases are full of loose diamonds, rubies, sapphires, opals, tourmalines, and spinels. The most beautiful specimens include the unheated Burmese ruby of 12.84 carats displayed by House of Gems and the Pink Paradise diamond of 3.5 carats at Dehres. Another star of GemGenève is the “Shirley Temple Blue Bird” presented by Windsor Jewelers. This 9.30 carat deep blue diamond was given to the actress by her father, when she was still just a little girl.
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.
After several months of work, the Victoria & Albert Museum’s jewelry gallery will reopen on April 11, 2019. It has added approximately 80 new pieces to its...