GemGenève is Back in November … with Fabergé!


The November Edition of GemGenève 2022 is Organized in Response to High Demand from the Market 

The 5th Edition of GemGenève will take place from 3rd to 6th of November 2022 at Palexpo, Hall 6, Geneva, Switzerland

© GemGenève

The official opening of the show will be preceded by a press conference, followed by a guided tour and personalized interviews on Wednesday, November 2nd

GENEVA, 23 AUGUST 2022 – It’s official! By popular demand from its exhibitors, GemGenève is holding a second, exceptional edition again this year in Geneva. “We had initially planned to hold only one edition, in May 2022. Following calls from our exhibitors, we´ve decided to organize a second edition in autumn 2022 in Geneva, but this shouldn’t become standard practice in the future”, emphasizes Ronny Totah.

GemGenève © David Fraga
GemGenève © David Fraga

The 5th meeting of gemology and jewellery professionals and enthusiasts will therefore open its doors from Thursday, 3rd November to Sunday, 6th November in Palexpo, this time in Hall 6. It will coincide once again with the major autumnal auction sales of the Geneva Luxury Week.

Still true to its exclusive recipe – a trade fair created by exhibitors for exhibitors and open to the general public, this meeting brings together a diverse range of gems and jewels and offers a unique platform for expression, dedicated to the world of exceptional diamonds, precious stones, pearls, antique and contemporary jewellery. It also features prestigious designers, emerging talents, and boasts the participation of prestigious schools and the young designers of tomorrow.


The fair, which has resonated with its audience since the first edition in 2018, guarantees full, intensive immersion into different jewellery trades, an insight into their expertise and their heritage, and offers a high level educational and cultural program, with participation from prestigious cultural institutions and museums during the four days.

The wealth of human interaction offered by GemGenève provides visitors with a space to meet and exchange views with leading specialists, discover exceptional pieces which can very rarely be seen in other shows, find out about new trends, learn about the best contemporary designs, and gain insider knowledge by attending the numerous conferences, workshops and round tables on offer. 

The press conference will take place on Wednesday, 2nd November at 10 a.m. The Preview, attended by local authorities, guests, and the media will be held from 11 a.m. onwards.

We attribute just as much importance to precious stones and the creation and design of jewellery as we do to the fostering of real solidarity, by uniting the international community of traders in precious stones and antique jewellery, designers and all those with a passion for jewels”.

Thomas Faerber, Co-founder of GemGenève
GemGenève | Regina Gambatesa © David Fraga
GemGenève | Regina Gambatesa © David Fraga


In November, as in its first four editions, GemGenève will bring together renowned exhibitors with a great diversity, both in terms of people and exhibits.

All exhibitors are full partners and key players in this show, conceived and designed with them in mind. They offer together an impressive variety of high-end quality pieces to discover and acquire: ranging from affordable jewellery for everyday wear via rare and exceptional pieces to antique and historic items, not to mention contemporary creations.


Once again this year, the organizing committee is preparing new surprises that will gradually be unveiled. As an exception, this edition will be held in Hall 6. On the same level opposite Hall 7, the organizers have imagined a new scenography, very different from the previous editions and adapted to the place. The layout of the hall is squarer, less elongated, requiring more central spaces which should seduce more than one participant and visitor. 

The organizers can already confirm the following events:

The 40th anniversary of the Foundation Igor Carl Fabergé will be celebrated at GemGenève

The foundation, which celebrates 40 years this year, will celebrate its anniversary during the trade fair and is preparing a very beautiful exhibition of exceptional pieces with enchanting, magical decorum from the Tsars’ famous jeweler. The Foundation is delighted to present a range of pieces representing the vast expertise of Carl Fabergé and his skilled craftsmen, ranging from imperial eggs to objets de vertu, bearing witness to the elegance of his work.

Revelation of one of the imperial eggs that will be exhibited at GemGenève as part of the 40th anniversary of the I.C. Fabergé Foundation:

 Nephrite Egg © I.C. Fabergé Foundation

Emerging talents

GemGenève is a true launchpad for the new generation of creators and jewellery makers, encouraging aspiring designers. Led by Nadège Totah, the ‘Emerging Talents’ area is dedicated to young talents and offers them unprecedented visibility. Recent discoveries include, in particular, a young self-taught multidisciplinary artist-jeweler who will be presented for the first time at GemGenève. Born in China, Wallis Hong lives in Spain. Let’s remember that name! Among the new emerging talents, let us also mention Serendipity Jewellery, created in 2017 in Paris by Christine Chan, and the Vincent Michel jewellery workshop, which offers sur mesure jewellery as well as an exclusive collection of Fine Jewellery made up of unique pieces that blend aesthetics – sometimes poetic – and technique.



As in other years, GemGenève will offer a space dedicated to international designers, which includes talented designers, some of whom were already presented as part of the Designer Vivarium. Tenzo will be back again this year to present his new collection. 

Ukrainian stand Strong & Precious – Ukrainian Jewelers

Strong and Precious – Ukrainian Jewelers will be back at GemGenève and will present powerful creations from Ukrainian designers.

Spotlight on the art of Micromosaics 

This autumn, an entire space will be dedicated to the art of micromosaics and there will be a great surprise on the stand. Micromosaics were first made in Mesopotamia some six thousand years ago. This long surviving technique became a decorative art and was used in jewellery in the late 18th Century. It has a large presence in Switzerland and GemGenève will make it fashionable again and reveal all its facets.


Intensified collaboration with schools

Partnerships of GemGenève with different schools of art, jewellery and other educational institutions linked to this professional sector are testament to the founder’s fundamental desire to ensure that passion is passed on from generation to generation.

Conferences and seminars

Conferences held on GemGenève will offer its visitors an unprecedented vision of gemology and jewellery, allowing them to meet renowned experts in their field and to gain access to insider knowledge. In May 2022, GemGenève organized conferences and subjects linked to the history of jewellery: l’Art de la Glyptique (L’École des Arts Joailliers) / New Modernism (Vivienne Becker) / History of Necklace (Amanda Triossi) / L’émail: l’art du feu et des couleurs (round table) to cite just a few examples. The program for the next edition is a work in progress and will be revealed in late September – early October. 

© GemGenève



With a campaign at the heart of its values and actions, GemGenève invites visitors to take a deep dive into a whole universe of passionate communication and exchange. This show, unprecedented in its kind, offers visitors the opportunity to discover exceptional jewels – to touch them, feel them and be dazzled by the beauty and perfection radiating from every piece. It also gives visitors the chance to compare, to get in touch with highly qualified professionals for customized advice and to make a fully informed spontaneous purchase on the spot, if the right piece is there at the right time! Now more than ever, the world needs to reconnect to essential values. 


While the colors for the campaign in May 2022 were shades of turquoise and white for spring, the autumn edition will take on new tones, characteristic of the pre-winter season.

Established in 2018 by two Geneva dealers in jewels and precious stones, Ronny Totah and Thomas Faerber, GemGenève was conceived and devised by exhibitors, for exhibitors. This show, unprecedented in the sector, is open to the public and brings together a remarkable community, including dealers in precious stones, diamonds, pearls and jewellery, gemological laboratories, manufacturers, specialist bookshops, experts and historians. Hosting professional buyers, collectors, jewellery-lovers and media from around the world, the spring edition of GemGenève 2022 counted 4,850 visits for its fourth show. GemGenève was born out of market need, a hitherto unexploited opportunity which has spelled its success.

Ida Faerber and Nadège Totah, of GemGenève

Place | Dates | Opening hours

Address: Palexpo Hall 6, Route François-Peyrot 30, 1218 – Le Grand-Saconnex GE

Just 10 minutes’ walk from Geneva Airport. Entrance at the same place as last year, just in front of the walkway (on the side of Hall 5)

Dates: from 3rd to 6th November 2022

Opening times: 10 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.

Price: CHF 50.-, valid for the duration of the show; free for students on presentation of their student card.

Press conference: 10 a.m. Wednesday 2nd November, 2022

Media accreditation: An accreditation link will be available soon.

Figures for the previous editions:

  • 2018: 147 exhibitors and 3,206 visitors, with a total of 4,300 visits 
  • 2019: 210 exhibitors and 3,474 visitors, with a total of 4,831 visits
  • 2021: 120 exhibitors and 2,757 visitors, with a total of more than 3,800 visits
  • Spring 2022: 201 exhibitors and 3,302 visitors, with a total of 4,850 visits

*The number of visits includes the visitors who have accumulated more than one entry to GemGenève.

© GemGenève
© GemGenève


201 exhibitors including 160 professional dealers and jewelers from 19 countries, compared to 120 in 2021

3,302 visitors from all over the world (compared to 2,757 in 2021 and 3,474 in 2019), corresponding to over 4,850 entries in 2022 (compared to 3,800 in 2021 and 4,831 in 2019)

The Instagram account GemGenève reaches 18,600 followers, compared to 14,700 followers in 2021

7 leading jewellery designers presented at GemGenève as part of Vivienne Becker’s Designer Vivarium. Aline Debusigne, Switzerland; Sean Gilson, USA; Regina Gambatesa, Italy; Saurabh Bhola, India; Oktaaf, Spain; Gaëlle Khouri, Lebanon; Philippe Lauras, France

7 talented new designers discovered by GemGenève and presented in the Emerging Talents section that includes emerging talents and confirmed talents as well: 

Emerging talents: Enairo, Switzerland; Iwona Tamborska, Poland; Minty Sky Jwl, Russia; MW – Made by World, France; Susana Grau Batlle, USA


Confirmed talents: Leyser, Germany; Tenzo, Estonia

The Foundation Igor Carl Fabergé set up by the grandson of Carl Fabergé contributed to a section of GemGenève dedicated to enamel, for which it presented three pieces by the great master Carl Fabergé. Bernard Ivaldi, president of the Foundation Igor Carl Fabergé and Alexandra Blin – Kourbatoff, Vice-president and a member of the Fabergé family, presented a conference entitled Enamelling! Fabergé’s best kept secret. This first contribution from the Foundation Igor Fabergé is a precursor to the greater involvement of the Foundation in the forthcoming edition of GemGenève.

The Eye of Jewelry 

For the 2022 edition, Eleonor Picciotto returned with a selection of brand names covering every aspect of jewellery, from technique to styling, each with its own distinctive DNA. She also set up a piercing bar in her stand. Website:

A talented gouache artist: Estelle Lagarde

7 gouache workshops with more than 60 delighted participants following the training course offered by Estelle. Website:


Ongoing collaboration with following schools:

HEAD x GTG x GemGenève: a three-way collaboration initially set up in 2020 and continuing in 2021 and 2022: This year’s theme saw the students at HEAD inspired by the elements and motifs of the architectural structure of the GTG (early 20th century / the sixties / the contemporary age) to create a piece of jewellery.

CREA EYES: ongoing collaboration with the CREA School for the creation of digital content in the CREA EYES Instagram account. The students took part in practical exercises on the creation and editing of live content from the show, and in live interviews from their stand at GemGenève. Website:

École Technique de la Vallée de Joux x CFP Arts Genève x GemGenève: 3rd year students at the Professional Training Centre in Arts (CFP ARTS Genève) and the École Technique de la Vallée de Joux (ETVJ). With the assistance of the Association Romande des Métiers de la Bijouterie (ASMEBI) and the sponsorship of Tank Fine Gems, exhibiting at GemGenève, the students worked on a gouache incorporating the stones presented by the partner company [see photos]. Subject: Gender Fluid.


4 Prices awarded at GemGenève:

  • The HEAD visitors’ choice and Grand Théâtre de Genève: Nora De Kër, HEAD Genève
  • The CFC visitors’ choice (Federal Certificate of Proficiency)– sponsored by Tank Fine Gems – CFP ARTS de Genève and École Technique de la Vallée de Joux (ETVJ) : Marie-Daline Baumann, ETVJ
  • The Foundation Eric Horovitz Award: Clarisse Vittoz, CFP ARTS de Genève
  • The ASMEBI price: Alix Boussard, CFP ARTS Genève

A rich and varied educational program focusing on traditional know-how and outstanding craftsmanship. Contributions from cultural institutions and museums enhanced each aspect of the heritage of jewellery from every possible angle: Museum of Art and History (MAH), Geneva, International Watchmaking Museum, La Chaux-de-Fonds (MIH), Baur Foundation, The School of Jewellers’ Arts Joailliers, Paris (École Van Cleef & Arpels), Igor Carl Fabergé Foundation, Geneva.

Subjects linked to the history of jewellery: The Glyptic Arts (L’École des Arts Joailliers) / New Modernism (Vivienne Becker) / History of Necklace (Amanda Triossi) / Enamel: the art of fire and colors (round table). Program consisting of presentations of the latest trends, conferences on the history of jewellery, the gemology of colors, training sessions, round tables and a Touch & Feel workshop. The conferences are available in replay at

The key digital partners in the world of jewellery: Richa Goyal Sikri, Katerina Perez, Jewelsandthegang, Levi Higgs, Donna Jewel, TheDiamondTalk, HER Jewels, Le Gemmologue, The DiamondsGirl, Champagne Gem, and many more.

Live talks and replays of the live conferences from the show are available online.


About GemGenève   
GemGenève represents a unique hub where jewellery designers, dealers in precious stones, retailers, collectors, connoisseurs and buyers both professional and private can all gather under the same roof. Over the course of four days, GemGenève offers an opportunity to acquire exceptional pieces and to be inspired by a community of specialists in the field of gemology and jewellery. It is a laboratory of creativity and innovation, bringing together recognized designers and emerging talents; a world of design, of rare gems, of antique and contemporary jewellery. Created by exhibitors for exhibitors, GemGenève offers a platform for expression and exchange that encompasses passion, expertise and education.

For further information, please contact the press office: 

Christine Urfer | | +41 78 619 05 00

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