Micromosaics were first made in Mesopotamia some six thousand years ago. In the late 18th century this long surviving technique became a decorative art and was often used in jewellery.
It has a large presence in Switzerland and GemGenève is on a mission to make it fashionable again. Which is why this autumn they dedicated an entire exhibition space to the Magnificent Art of Micromosaics!
From Switzerland to Italy, from Villa Boscéaz to the Gilbert Collection at the V&A Museum, from the the Doves of Pliny to the The Dream of Karpa Koï bracelet by Maurizio Fioravanti, the exhibition “Micromosaics Through The Ages” offers visitors an overview of this lost art and expertise through unpretentious scenography.
While the popular knowledge about the Fabergé is focused on the Imperial Easter Eggs, commissioned by the Russia Royal family and other famous patrons, the Igor Carl Fabergé Foundation decided to offer a different approach by presenting “New Finds” and little known items as a point of departure for this exhibition. By presenting more than 100 pieces from private collections, the Igor Carl Fabergé Foundation is offering a glimpse into the richness and versatility of the Fabergé workshops.
Many collected rarities have not been previously shown in Switzerland or Europe at large and some are being presented for the first time!
The Foundation of Igor Carl Fabergé, with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, aims to raise awareness of the work and life of Carl Fabergé during his time as a jeweler at the Imperial Court in St. Petersburg, Russia.
It brings together many books, publications, memorabilia, and other historic objects relating to his professional artistic activity.
The same aim also extends to his grandson, Igor Carl Fabergé and his personal works of jewellery art.
The committee has decided to celebrate Foundation’s 40th anniversary as well as the date of passing of Igor Carl Fabergé by bringing together collectors and enthusiasts from all over the world to their headquarters, where a unique exhibition will be held.
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.
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.
GENEVA, 29 MARCH, 2022 – As always, Vivienne, aided and abetted by Ida Faerber, has scoured the globe for independent, under-the-radar designers, each with a strong concept, a well-defined design direction, individualistic point of view and sophistication of craftsmanship and use of materials. She explains too that as a historian she particularly appreciates designs that acknowledge and respect the long and rich history of the jewel, its rituals and traditions, while at the same time challenging perceptions of the role and meaning of the jewel. The styles represented in the 2022 Designer Vivarium, as always, are all very different from each other, showing the breadth, depth and versatility of expression in today’s world of contemporary jewellery.
PRESS RELEASE | GENEVA, 16 MARCH 2022 – The 4th edition of GemGenève will take place from 5th to 8th May 2022 at Palexpo. GemGenève organizers, Thomas Faerber and Ronny Totah, have announced there will be 160 exhibitors from all four corners of the earth.
This new spring edition already looks extremely promising, this time with a taste of rediscovered freedom. Once again, GemGenève holds many surprises and previously unseen discoveries for both visitors and exhibitors.
The show offers a 360 degree foray into the heart of the world of jewellery, precious stones, rare and unique gems, antique jewellery, historic and contemporary creations. Past, Present, Future… bringing the best in jewellery design to GemGenève!
PRESS RELEASE | GENEVA, 3 MARCH 2022 – From Thursday 5th May to Sunday 8th May, GemGenève opens the doors to its fourth edition at Palexpo. The meeting of gemology and jewellery professionals and enthusiasts remains faithful to its exclusive recipe: created by exhibitors for exhibitors and open to the general public, this show offers a unique platform for expression dedicated to the world of colored stones, exceptional diamonds, pearls, antique and contemporary jewellery, prestigious designers and emerging talents. The promise? A genuine laboratory of creativity. A guaranteed immersion in the heart of different jewellery trades. A high-level educational program. And of course, the wealth of human interaction offered by an in-person show like GemGenève.