Exhibition – The Pearl Odyssey

In November 2023, at the very heart of the GemGenève show, the ‘Pearl Odyssey’ exhibition took place. It offered the curious a captivating immersion into the fascinating world of pearls. Divided into several chapters, the exhibition revealed the many facets of these gems, from their mysterious origins to their prominent place in contemporary crafts. The …

Meet the Engraver… Richard Lundin

Engraving, often underestimated in the artistic realm, proves to be a subtle combination of strength and finesse. Engravers transform raw surfaces into delicately sculpted works, preserving the very essence of the material. Every chisel stroke, every groove, is executed with extreme precision to breathe life into timeless pieces. It’s a journey between the tool and …

Meet the Stained-glass Artist… Béatrice Binétruy

The art of stained glass, emblematic of churches, takes on a new life in contemporary jewelry. Master artisans marry ancient techniques with the modern brilliance of gemstones, creating unique pieces of exceptional beauty. Inspired by stained glass, these dazzling creations skillfully combine colored glass with sparkling facets, forming vibrant mosaics that captivate the eye. Each …

Meet the Gold lace-maker… Sara Bran

Gold lace represents the harmonious union between the airy delicacy of lace and the precious splendor of gold. Initiated in the workshops of royal courts, this form of craftsmanship sees the expert hands of lacemakers transform golden threads into pieces of unparalleled elegance. Beyond adorning noble clothing, gold lace also enhances accessories and liturgical elements, …

Meet the Lapidarists… Justin K. Prim & Victoria Raynaud

Through patient and precise craftsmanship, Justin K.Prim and Victoria Raynaud unveil the hidden beauty concealed within each stone. With careful strokes of the grinding wheel and delicate cuts, they reveal the intricate patterns, vibrant colors, and stunning translucency that lie within. This video reveals the lapidarist’s mastery over their tools and their ability to breathe …

Meet the polisher…Marie Chabrol

Observe the meticulous craftsmanship of Marie Chabrol, a former jewellery polisher who combined precision and skill. This video offers a glimpse into the world of jewellery polishing, revealing the expertise and patience that goes into perfecting each piece. From inspection to finishing, the process is a labor of love that transforms rough surfaces into radiant …

Meet the Pearl Peeler… Sabine Gyger

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of ‘La Villa des Arts Perdus’, where a symphony of creativity unfolds. A series of captivating video unveils the extraordinary artistry of diverse artisan jewelers, each weaving their unique stories into stunning jewels. The aim of the Villa was to put the spotlight on craftsmen and jewellery know-how. Craftsmen …