IEG, OROAREZZO: The Theme Of The Première Contest For The Best Gold-Jewelry Manufacture Is Light

IEG, OROAREZZO The Theme Of The Première Contest For The Best Gold-Jewelry Manufacture Is Light
  • Deadline is set for April 21st to apply for the 32nd edition of the award for the jewelry that best expresses the excellence of Made in Italy gold and jewelry production 
  • The competing creations will be on show at Oroarezzo, Italian Exhibition Group’s  international showcase: projects from the new Talents category, open to young students, will be on display alongside the exhibiting companies’ creations. 
  • «Let’s try to surprise and be surprised» is the invitation from Beppe Angiolini who  launched the theme and will be chairing the jury that will announce the winners on  Sunday 14th May | Shaping Jewelry Ideas 

Arezzo (Italy), 13th April 2023 – No limits to creativity, design, shape, and volume; the only requirement is the luminous power of jewelry. Light is the theme of the Première contest with which Oroarezzo 2023, the  Italian Exhibition Group event specifically for gold, silver, and jewelry manufacturing, is scheduled to take place at Arezzo Fiere e Congressi in the Italian city of Arezzo from 13th to 16th May, will be celebrating Made in  Italy production and creative excellence. 

Now at its 32nd edition, Première sees the continuation of the partnership with Beppe Angiolini, honorary president of the National Chamber of Fashion Buyers and Oroarezzo ambassador: a project passionately pursued over the years, promoting the profound link between jewelry, style, and fashion in order to enhance the heritage of creativity and savoir-faire that the goldsmith tradition of Arezzo and the other Italian districts represent. 

In launching this year’s theme, Angiolini highlighted the inspiration of «absolute freedom, creativity and relationship with contemporaneity. A philosophy based more on personal style, similar to what happens in fashion, which, with each collection, reinvents itself and rediscovers traditions and roots while always aiming at the future. I think that, after years of great difficulty, both in commercial and, above all, human terms, this is the current need. To look for the imagination, value, hope, rebirth, innovation, and recognisability each one holds».  


Fine or bulky, rigid or flexible, classic or modern, coloured or monochrome. The new edition of the Première contest will assess projects and productions of jewelry of any type, style, design, workmanship, and size without setting limits on the creativity and inspiration of each competing company and participant: the only requirement is the light that the jewelry must be able to express. An intriguing challenge for master goldsmiths and designers, who can therefore present their idea of precious with the utmost freedom. 

«The theme of LIGHT is as fascinating and free as possible. We have all kinds of materials at our disposal,  from traditional gold, silver, and precious stones to unexplored inventions of new products and extraordinary designs. Let’s try to surprise and be surprised», Angiolini suggests. 


Première draws the attention of the industry at every edition, turning the spotlight on the know-how of the exhibiting companies whose creations give shape to the very best qualities in national gold and jewelry.  Competition entries, expressions of style, manufacturing skills, and creativity which will be exhibited for the entire duration of the Oroarezzo event, will be accepted up until 21st April


For the first time, the Première showcase welcomes designs by students from goldsmith schools. The jewelry designs of aspiring young goldsmiths will be on display alongside that of the exhibiting companies and will be able to compete in the unprecedented “Talents” category with projects on any theme. An update of the contest that will offer tomorrow’s most deserving creatives the opportunity to see their idea produced,  thanks to the collaboration of manufacturing partners in the Arezzo district. With the new Talents category,  Oroarezzo looks to the future and aims to support new talents, promoting direct contact with companies and the encounter between supply and demand for young people who intend to embark on a career in the gold sector. A sector that offers ever-increasing professional opportunities: according to Confindustria  Federorafi surveys, the demand for new employees and generational turnover in the next five years is close to 8/10% of the total current workforce. 


The competing jewelry, as well as the Talents’ proposals, will be judged by a jury of sector operators,  journalists, fashion opinion leaders, bloggers, and style experts. The jury will be chaired by Beppe Angiolini,  who will host the winners announcement ceremony on Sunday 14th May at the Sugar showroom in Arezzo. 

OROAREZZO – International Jewelry Exhibition 

Oroarezzo is the international event of reference for the very best of Made in Italy gold, silver, and jewelry manufacturing, a strategic platform for wholesalers, chains, and traditional stores to plan their purchases and replenish their stock. 42nd edition | 13th – 16th May 2023 at Arezzo Fiere e Congressi, Arezzo (Italy) | Opening times: from Saturday 13th to Monday 15th May from 9.30 am to 6 pm; Tuesday 16th May from 9.30 am to 4 pm | frequency: annual | trade show, B2B | entry: free of charge  for trade only, subject to registration | Information and registration: 

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