Russia’s jewellery-making legacy takes centre stage at JUNWEX Premium, a one-of-a-kind jewellery exhibition that showcases the latest works and masterpieces of Russia’s major jewellers.
Scheduled for November 10 to 12 at the Moscow WTC and organised by Restec JUNWEX, JUNWEX Premium features several attractions, including the Carl Fabergé International Jewellery Art Competition. The contest was organised by the Russian Jewellery Guild, Russian Jewellery Trade Club and The Roscongress Foundation, with support from the Ministry of Culture, Moscow Government, Jewellers’ Cluster, World Trade Center, Russia’s State Repository for Precious Metals and Gems, and the State Hermitage Museum. Other competition partners include the Moscow Kremlin Museums, Fabergé Museum, World Diamond Council, World Federation of Diamond Bourses and the World Jewellery Confederation or Cibjo.
Art and jewellery
The exhibition will feature a wide range of art jewellery that reaffirms the high level of mastery of Russian jewellers. On display will be a replica of the Grand Imperial Crown, which his slightly different from the original crown in terms of structure. The replica is made of 585 assay or 14-karat gold (the original piece is made of sterling silver), and set with more than 11,000 diamonds (twice the number of diamonds compared with the original crown) and 74 pearls. The replica’s centre gem is a rare mixed-cut red tourmaline. The piece weighs 2,312 grams.
Other highlights include the latest collections of participating companies, and catwalk presentations, auctions and networking opportunities.
A Jewellery Economic Forum will also be held on the sidelines of the show. The event will delve into the latest developments in Russia’s jewellery-manufacturing and gemstone-cutting sectors; review the export potential of these industries and prospects for leadership in niche markets; discuss measures to support and develop Russia’s potential export champions; identify and explore areas for regulatory reforms; and develop a strategy to revive the investment appeal of the jewellery-making and gemstone-cutting industries.
Carl Fabergé International Jewellery Art Competition
The Carl Fabergé International Jewellery Art Competition aims to promote the preservation of national jewellery art traditions; introduce the latest achievements in the fields of technology, design and modern fashion in jewellery production; and support and promote Russian jewellers and enterprises in the global market.
Designers and jewellers will vie for top honours in various categories namely Fabergé Style, Innovation in Jewellery Production and Design, Concept and Design, Jewellery as a Form of Art, and New Facets of Jewellery Art though a Combination of Materials and Forms. The contest also has special nominations, namely, Outstanding Contribution to the Development of the Jewellery Industry, Talented Young Jeweller, and Partners’ and Sponsors’ Nominations.
All entries will undergo a rigorous screening process by the Supreme Expert Board of the RusJewellerExpert company and an independent judging panel consisting of experts on jewellery design, fashion and jewellery art; Russian and foreign officials and public figures.
The awards ceremony will be held in Moscow during the JUNWEX Premium exhibition. The winners will receive diplomas and trophies, which are miniature replicas of the only monument to Carl Fabergé in St. Petersburg.
News Source: jewellerynewsasia.com