Hosted by Nadège Totah, the 6th Edition of GemGenève is proud to welcome new talented jewellery designers who will have the opportunity to exhibit their shining creations in a dedicated space. Their jewellery art offer a fascinating glimpse into a very different universe of ideas and inspirations, a world of innovation and ingenuity that highlights each creator’s individuality.
With very different styles and techniques, each designer draws inspiration from the mysteries of nature in order, as they explain, to create collections imbued with the powerful symbolism that has always been an essential element of jewels. All of these designs share a common focus: the meaning, message and role of the jewel, far beyond the purely ornamental, giving them a value that exceeds their intrinsic worth. Above all, the gemstone is and has always been a talisman to protect and invoke goodwill; a talisman to keep close to us at all times, reminding us to live in a harmony of body, heart and soul.
Fred Fa, Belgium
An outstanding designer, Fred Fa does all his sketches, technical drawings and gouache jewellery designs by hand. His brilliant craftsmanship, sculptural abilities and technological knowhow allow him to create extraordinary, bespoke pieces – including masterworks enhanced and set with exceptional stones.
Aso Leon, China
Aso Leon is an award-winning jewellery artist in China who has been working in the jewellery industry for 27 years. In 1995, when he first came into contact with jewellery, he found that it stimulated his curiosity.
Aso pursued unique design concepts and immersed himself in exploring nature. He discovered that not everything in nature is perfect; there is also incompleteness. He uses this sense of incompleteness to reflect a different kind of beauty in his creative process. He moved into titanium in 2005, applying it to high jewellery, and becoming known as the ‘Prince of Titanium’ in the Chinese jewellery industry.
ASO has been engaged in OEM jewellery production in Panyu, China for more than 20 years, and has now established himself as a jewellery artist on the international stage, transforming ‘Made in China’ into ‘Created in China’.
Denise Cassou Couture Jewelry, Brazil
As an impassioned traveler, photographer, filmmaker and designer, Denise has always sought out art and fashion as sources of inspiration for her numerous projects.
For many years she designed and made jewellery for herself, her daughters and close friends. From this universe so rich in details and inspiring stories a brand was born, its artistic expression focused on unique jewels and a love of design.
The understanding that jewels are laden with history and special moments as they are handed down from one generation to another inspires Denise. Femininity, delicacy, elegance and modernity are present in all of her pieces.
Wallis Hong, Spain
Wallis is a self-taught multidisciplinary jewellery artist based in Spain. The China-born artist’s mother is a musician and art collector, and it was his mother’s aesthetic influence that made Wallis sensitive to art and jewellery from an early age.
Wallis studied sculpture and painting at the Madrid Academy of Art. As a perfectionist by temperament, he always seeks to learn as many jewellery-making skills as he can from the very best master jewellers around the world, with the aim of perfecting the structure of his jewellery pieces.
His presence at GemGenève in November 2022 was noticed by the international press; Wallis has been in great demand ever since. His iconic ‘Thorn shell’ earrings have been added to the permanent collection of the Shenzhen Jewellery Museum in China.
Austy Lee, Hong Kong
Austy’s jewellery is the perfect example of how jewellery should be – bold, psychedelic, sculptural and complex. The inspirations and styles of Austy’s collections are derived from an eclectic mix of themes, from pop-punk and edgy, to religion, antique and fashion. The use of colourful and rare gemstones combined with Austy’s unique talent creates truly exquisite, meticulous works of wearable art.
‘aUSTY Lee’ is an eponymous brand of high jewellery, with excellent craftsmanship and fashion-forward designs, bringing people refreshing, yet exclusive, one-of-a-kind art jewellery pieces.
With extensive experiences in the Jewellery industry, Austy feels that Jewelleries should be appreciated and owned by not only the noble ones, but also every single family from different levels of the society. aUSTY LEE is the brand which creates a new era of high jewellery through its antique yet edgy design by using 18K Gold and various precious gemstones, bringing every family a piece of unique art jewellery with reasonable price as a family heirloom.
A.win Siu, China
With the mindset and vision of an illustrator, A.win Siu expresses and visualizes emotions and sensations through the use of bold colours alongside combinations of metal and minerals, creating a peculiar and fantastic world within each piece.
Founded in November 2017, the jewellery brand A.win Siu has designed many jewellery items over the years, each with its distinctive personal style, and has participated in many well-known international exhibitions. Its first time at GemGenève is an opportunity not to be missed.
Serendipity Jewelry, France
Serendipity Jewelry, one of the Emerging Talents at the November 2022 edition, will be back in May 2023 in the ‘New Designers’ category. Serendipity Jewelry was founded in Paris by Christine Chan in 2017. She discovered her passion for stones during a trip to Australia over 10 years ago – a chance encounter that led to the birth of a beautiful brand.
With Serendipity Jewelry, Christine Chan presents a beautiful collection of pieces in a blend of respect for nature, respect for freedom and respect for oneself, with the result that each piece of jewellery has its own perspective, temperature and depth.
Founded in 1996, the firm has evolved from a treasure trove of the rarest gemstones on the planet into a house of exquisite jewellery. TENZO brings together art and design, sublime proportions, emotive colours, natural gemstones and impressive workmanship.
Alexander Tenzo and his team of world-class craftsmen explore refined techniques, etched and patinated gold settings, seamless joints and delicate, airy gemstone settings, blending their own warm, rich, softly burnished gold tones and working with soft yet tough alloys as they add finesse and intricate detail to their one-of-a-kind jewellery and artwork.
TENZO breathes new life into almost-forgotten glyptic art, cameos, intaglios, and strikingly realistic carved stone figures, animals and flowers. TENZO collections are displayed in private art exhibitions and museums.
Location, Date, Hours
May 11 – 14, 2023
Opening Hours: 10 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.
Palexpo Hall 1, Route François-Peyrot 30, 1218 – Le Grand-Saconnex, Geneva, Switzerland
Entrance through Gate 1
Press Conference will be held at 11:00 a.m and Preview at 2 p.m. on May 10, 2023
Cash desk closes at 5.30 p.m. on May 14
Price: CHF 50.00, valid for the entire duration of the exhibition; admission free for under-18s and students on presentation of their student card.
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 be inspired by a community of specialists in the field of gemology and jewellery. It’s 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.
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