GemGenève jewellery show returns for its 8th edition

January 2024

GemGenève jewellery show returns for its 8th edition

The international show dedicated to jewellery professionals and enthusiasts will be back this coming May. The new edition places a strong emphasis on culture, young people, training, passing on knowledge and, above all, passion for all aspects of jewellery-making.


he eighth edition of the show for precious stone and jewellery professionals and enthusiasts will be opening its doors from Thursday 9 May to Sunday 12 May at Palexpo. The exhibitor space is already fully booked, with over 180 carefully selected exhibitors signed up. The highly anticipated exhibition will coincide with another landmark event, the Geneva Luxury Week and its spring auctions.

Ever true to its exclusive recipe – a trade fair created by exhibitors open to the general public - GemGenève showcases a diverse range of gems and jewels and offers a unique platform dedicated to the world of exceptional diamonds, precious stones, pearls, and antique and contemporary jewellery. The show also features prestigious designers and emerging talents, and boasts the participation of famous schools and the young designers of tomorrow.

GemGenève jewellery show returns for its 8th edition

Over and above its role as a tradeshow, the event is placing an increasing emphasis on culture, young people, training, and passing on knowledge. GemGenève is constantly seeking new opportunities and projects to showcase. With Director Mathieu Dekeukelaire at the helm, the organisers are especially keen for each new edition to feature a cultural programme of the highest quality and encourage the emergence of new vocations among younger generations.

The press conference will take place on Wednesday 8 May at 11 a.m. after a guided tour of the exhibition at 10 a.m. Attended by local authorities, guests and the media, the Preview will be held that same day at 2 p.m. The official opening ceremony will begin at 6 p.m.

“We attribute just as much importance to precious stones and the creation and design of jewellery as we do to the fostering of real solidarity, by uniting the international community of traders in precious stones and antique jewellery, designers and all those with a passion for jewels,” says Thomas Faerber, Co-founder of GemGenève


As in previous editions, GemGenève will be bringing together the very best international dealers from across the whole spectrum of the jewellery industry. Buyers and key players in the show (conceived and designed with them in mind) offer an impressive variety of hard-to-find pieces to discover and acquire, ranging from affordable jewellery for everyday wear via antique gems and exceptional items worthy of museums to contemporary creations illustrating all the genius of today’s emerging talents.

Following on from the four previous exhibitions at GemGenève (Fabulous Carl Fabergé, Micromosaics through the ages, Automatons and Music and The Pearl Odyssey, GemGenève’s organisers are keen to promote jewellery heritage alongside all the related arts and crafts, offering cultural institutions, jewellery houses and discerning collectors a prominent role as part of the exhibition’s cultural programme. In May 2024, GemGenève will be hosting an exhibition wholly devoted to Opal.

The show, unprecedented in its kind, offers visitors an opportunity to discover exceptional jewels – to touch them, feel them and be dazzled by the beauty and perfection radiating from every piece. It also gives visitors the chance to compare, get in touch with highly qualified professionals for customised advice and make a fully-informed, spontaneous purchase on the spot, if the right piece is there at the right time! Now more than ever, the world needs to reconnect with essential values.

GemGenève jewellery show returns for its 8th edition

While the colours for the campaign in November 2023 were winter hues, the spring edition will take on new tones characteristic of the summer season. The forthcoming edition will be accompanied by a new exhibition decor from talented designers of the agency Autre Idée, transforming Palexpo Hall 1 with a theme of ‘Journeys and Movements’. As ever, the key concepts are elegance and a seamless visitor experience.

Established in 2018 by Ronny Totah and Thomas Faerber, two Geneva dealers in jewels and precious stones, GemGenève is designed and devised by exhibitors. The show, unprecedented in the sector, is open to the public and brings together a remarkable community, including dealers in precious stones, diamonds, pearls and jewellery, gemmological laboratories, manufacturers, specialist bookshops, experts and historians. GemGenève was born out of a market need, serving a hitherto unexploited opportunity that has come to define its success.

With GemGenève, we are sharing and communicating our knowledge. We’re committed to spreading the word and heightening awareness in the public – informed or otherwise –, to encouraging new generations to learn and discover new things. We’re simply spreading our passion for the world of jewellery and precious stones. Ida Faerber & Nadège Totah, Co-founders of GemGenève

GemGenève jewellery show returns for its 8th edition

Practical information

Place | Date | Opening hours

  • Address: Palexpo Hall 1
    Route François-Peyrot 30
    1218 - Le Grand-Saconnex GE
    Ten minutes’ walk from Geneva Airport
  • Dates: 9-12 May 2024
  • Opening hours: 10 a.m. – 6.30 p.m. (cash desk closes at 5 p.m., Sunday 12 May)
  • Admission: CHF 50.00, valid for the entire duration of the exhibition; free admission for under-18s or any students on presentation of their student card.

Programme: Wednesday 8 May 2024

  • Guided tour of the exhibition for media by Ronny Totah and Thomas Faerber: 10 a.m.
  • Press conference: 11 a.m.
  • Preview: 2 p.m.
  • Opening ceremony: 6 p.m.

Media accreditation for the press conference and Preview: accreditation link available in February 2024.

Programme: evening of Thursday 9 May 2024

  • Designer Soirée with media representatives
  • An exclusive, informal evening bringing together media representatives and creative jewellers including Emerging Talents and New Designers. Venue: Marriott Hotel, Geneva, from 7.30 p.m., Chemin du Ruisseau 1, 1217 Geneva. Free shuttle service to the Marriott Hotel from Palexpo, departures every 15 minutes at the end of the day.

Figures for the previous editions in brief: *The number of visits includes multiple entries by visitors at any given edition of GemGenève.

  • 2018: 147 exhibitors (incl. 120 dealers), 3,206 visitors, in total 4,300 visits
  • 2019: 210 exhibitors (incl. 171 dealers), 3,474 visitors, in total 4,831 visits
  • 2021: 120 exhibitors (incl. 95 dealers), 2,757 visitors, in total 3,800 visits
  • Spring 2022: 201 exhibitors (incl. 165 dealers), 3,302 visitors, in total 4,850 visits
  • Autumn 2022: 176 exhibitors (incl. 144 dealers), 3,543 visitors, in total 5,200 visits
  • Spring 2023: 210 exhibitors (incl. 190 dealers), 3,718 visitors, in total 6,487 visits
  • Autumn 2023: 172 exhibitors (incl. 144 dealers), 3,218 visitors, in total 4,579 visits