While other industry events have gone into hibernation for 2020 due to the global pandemic, Gemworld Munich is set to go ahead, kicking off in the Bavarian capital in just over three weeks.
Here are some of the brands that will be exhibiting at the show, which runs 30 October-1 November, 9:00-18:00.
In addition to the traditional range of morganite, tourmaline and aquamarine, Kreis Jewelery has also expanded its range of collector’s items in the corundum area this year. Particular attention was paid to natural sapphires in the yellow and blue color spectrum.
The company, which is also part of the judging panel for the Young Designers Corner Award, used the corona-related break to develop and refine special gemstone cuts. It is looking forward to presenting the new creations to Gemworld visitors.
Emil Weis Opals
Founded in today’s ‘Opal Village’ Kirschweiler and with 115 years of expertise behind it, Emil Weis Opals is one of the very first opal cutters in the gemstone metropolis of Idar-Oberstein.
As a family business now in its fourth generation with managing director Jürgen Schütz and daughter Tanja Schütz, the company is one of the most well-known and reliable partners in the gemstone trade worldwide.
Opals of all kinds, including the Australian boulder opals, light opals or black opals, as well as the Mexican fire opals are represented in the range. Opal chains and exotic opals from all over the world are also cut and offered for further processing.
At Gemworld, the firm will be highlighting its Colors of Life range and discussing how its grinding shop can fulfil all custom requests.
As a direct importer of cultured pearls, Marlene Uecker offers a complete range of ready-to-sell necklaces and bracelets as well as ear studs, unprocessed strands and an extensive range of loose pearls. In addition to the classic round goods, the company offers a variety of different shapes and colours.
The search for the unusual is central to the company’s philosophy while its specially-created collection particularly appeals to the young generation and makes pearls a fashionable trend.
Engel & Co.KG
Engel & Co.KG is exhibiting at Gemworld for the first time this year. The second generation company is characterised by great attention to detail and high quality. It will be looking to use the show to meet with prospective partners and showcase its newest collections.
Its focus is on individual colored stone necklaces with interchangeable clasps. Its stand is also the place to go for cut and engraved colored gemstones, corals and jade engravings.
Highlights will include necklaces in moonstone with interchangeable clasps made of moonstone and citrine, and necklaces in carnelian with interchangeable clasps in dark brown moonstone with diamonds.
Seasons Fine Arts is part of Stephan Hermann GmbH from Koblenz. The company has been producing high quality jewelry in Asia since 1992, importing it to Europe and selling it through selected partners.
Seasons Fine Arts regularly presents its current collections at the most famous national and international trade fairs, and aims to inspire retail buyers with the breadth of its product range.
Bayer Gems creates modern classics of gemstone design, including beryl, topaz and imperial tourmaline necklaces – rarities made from shells and snails as well as impressive individual stones.
The company insists that economical growth and ethical perspectives do not go together well, which is why its focus lies on being socially conscious and providing reliability, solidity and sustainability.
All of its jewellery and gemstones are handworked by renowned artists throughout the globe and it takes sourcing extremely seriously.
Schmiesing is a family business that has sold exclusive jewellery for 50 years with great success nationally and internationally.
The company aims to meet the highest demands in design, quality and price, and prides itself on buying the finest materials directly from all over the world.
It will be aiming to engage with prospective retailers that are looking for special pieces of jewellery.