Posted on: September 23, 2022 Posted by: Steve Larry Comments: 0

I’m going to admit that once leaving house and heading in opposition to the chaos of Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, I questioned what I’d in finding in Vicenza. The scoop that hits us day-to-day is pessimistic sufficient:

  • Hovering power costs
  • Russia is pinching the Nord Circulation strains
  • The Struggle in Ukraine continues
  • Housing issues
  • Loss of workers in nearly each sector 

However then there also are large issues in each provide chain, to not point out the more than a few humanitarian crises world wide, from the flooding in Pakistan to the continual circulate of refugees (and a rising reluctance to welcome them).

As a sector, we’re prone to crises. We’re a luxurious product industry and, due to this fact, in any given disaster, relatively redundant. 

Bradoiro from Spain, in silver, gold and quite a lot of gem stones

I stared into the educate window, heading to Amsterdam, gazing the cows within the flat Dutch fields and fascinated with how Netherlands farmers were protesting for months. The verdict of the Dutch govt to chop down nitrogen emissions by means of part in 2030 implies that many farms (and their farm animals) must as regards to maintain nature. And the way may just I no longer hyperlink this to the numerous talks I’ve been paying attention to, all over the previous editions of VicenzaOro, about sustainability? It comes with a worth; when we do not prioritize sustainability, a worth we can not have enough money. However let’s additionally appreciate the cost many of us and companies pay for sustainable objectives.

I used to be wary, however the customer confirmed an informed optimism! So sure, I used to be excited to visit the display however anticipated to discover a fairly wary temper at the ground. However from Friday on, it was once booming! Many cubicles, particularly in Corridor 7, had been running like mad. Nanis was once crowded from day one, and so had been many others.

However first, let me take you within during the front door! The set up proper subsequent to the doorway was once glittering gold, inviting folks to take selfies like mad. Yours in point of fact, being awfully modest on the flawed moments, didn’t wish to wait in line, and you’ll be able to in finding under my satisfied however no longer an overly glamorous selfie 😉

Esther Ligthart, yours in point of fact, on the front VicenzaOro VOS2022

Loud tune pumps up our temper and expectancies, and strolling onto the ground seems like entering into a film. I swear I heard any individual yelling at me; ”and motion”! 😉

September is not about new collections typically. Even if some manufacturers have created new jewellery items, it is most commonly an evolution of designs up to now introduced in January. VOS22 (VicenzaOro September 2022) is set purchasing for the impending vacation season. 

A glimpse of the ground

But, despite the fact that up to now very prudent, some Dutch shops did come to me to invite me for jewellery emblem suggestions that might paintings within the Netherlands. So, sure, individuals are additionally on a trail to discovery all over this end-of-summer jewellery display within the stunning the town of Vicenza.  

What stood out for me all over this VicenzaOro display? 

Initially, the temper, as described above. It was once in order that positive. Or in all probability it’s higher to explain it as trained optimism. Patrons were not afraid to splash out on issues, however they essentially purchased pieces they know will promote all over the impending vacation season. 


Alessio Boschi at the back of and his ring on my finger

After all, as a blogger and journalist, which I’m all over those presentations, I do not see the whole lot folks purchase. However I used to be lucky sufficient to accompany a couple of Dutch shops and noticed how they regarded for forged chains with glamorous main points and distinctive items that might fulfill their eclectic clientele. 

I do not see many ”smaller mid-section retail outlets” from my very own nation. Most likely I’m unsuitable; I don’t have any direct perception, however it kind of feels that too many mid-section retail outlets do not spend money on coming to presentations like VicenzaOro. Why is that?

I do know there are fears of pondering they’re too small to buy a set without delay. I additionally know that Italian firms nonetheless battle with the picture of no longer being essentially the most dependable available in the market. 


Dressed in Alessio Boschi

That may be a mistake, for my part. This display is so neatly arranged, simple to succeed in, and accommodating to international guests that any objection in regards to the issue and doing industry with Italians flies out the door.

If no longer for purchasing the rest, any store, somebody running in jewellery, will have to come to a jewellery display like VicenzaOro once or more a yr. And why?

On account of the overpowering inspiration, one feels strolling across the cubicles. It is not about inspiration to duplicate designs, however inspiration about how folks from the smallest to essentially the most outstanding corporate reimagine jewellery in all other types of tactics. 


It is about strolling and speaking jewellery the entire bloody time, and that interplay, that listening to critiques, concepts, and insights from such a lot of other folks, is an enormous inspiration. 

Let by myself the (from time to time) thrilling talks on level. I think there might be quite a bit extra of them, and I see probabilities for workshops and extra someday. However there’s all the time one thing happening level!

DeLazzari jewellery 

As a author and blogger, I think energized visiting a display like this. Maximum of our process is finished at the back of a pc in our personal properties. We’d like this, too, to replenish our cup and, with renewed enthusiasm, unfold the affection for jewellery amongst our fanatics, fans, and audiences typically. If the rest, I want to recommend to each firms and festivals to stay inspiring and involving us (bloggers, newshounds, influencers, and the whole lot in between). 

The blonde on the best is me with my pretty friends: within the center under Tracey from the DiamondsGirl, on her left Bebe Bakhshi from ChampagneGem, on her proper Aneta Blaszcazk from Bliss of Paris, and subsequent to me Laura Astrologo Porché

I additionally know that watch manufacturers, to call an trade very as regards to ours, are significantly better at doing this with hosted invites to emblem occasions and in-house visits. I imply, severely, we simply do not all reside inNew York, London, Paris, or Milan 🙂 

VicenzaOro is the only display that no longer most effective creates a paranormal front, a very good platform for doing industry, and a surprisingly obtainable match but additionally seeks – with nice unique dedication- to contain those that are just like the bees of the jewellery trade. We fly everywhere the display and take our insights and inspiration to the keyboards of our laptops, pollinating social media platforms with bits and drops of data and inspiration. All to boost the hobby in jewellery to the next stage (b2b and ultimate client). The dream staff of VicenzaOro presentations how precious they believe that is for the entire trade by means of inviting quite a lot of press and influencers. Everyone seems to be doing their very best to spotlight how improbable this display is and presentations pictures of manufacturers and jewellery. 

Paolo Piovan Dragon Bracelet

For the Dutch industry mag, I sat down with Marco Carniello, the worldwide director of Type and Jewelry exhibitions for IEG.

He informed me that the numbers had been up by means of 10% in regards to the pre-Covid yr 2019. WOW!  

Additionally, the choice of folks visiting the display from in another country is up by means of 20%. 

However the actual SCOOP is that IEG plans to open two extra jewellery industry presentations in another country: South The usa and South East Asia. 

Additionally, there are concrete plans for a high-speed educate with a forestall in entrance of the showground! Inside of 5 years, this will have to be able, making this particular industry display much more simple to succeed in.

Closing however no longer least, subsequent yr, by means of the top of 2023, the display intends to start out renovations of the oldest central phase and enlargement of the constructions.

 Paolo Piovan, gemstone set

  • Cubicles will also be tailored once more to the logo’s style; I’m hoping NO ONE returns to closed cubicles. This unfriendly, unwelcoming phenomenon disappeared all over the COVID years. I like the approachable, way more human connection of the open sales space. 
  • Extra workshops and extra how-to briefly bite-size classes. Suppose TikTok on level.
  • Extra jewellery designers displaying.
  • Extra workers of outlets, extra shops, extra goldsmiths and architects as guests of the display(you are going to find it irresistible!) 
  • A structure for firms to connect to bloggers, influencers, and newshounds extra without delay. (Even if the brand new App The Jewelry Cloud can already play a task, however was once underused all over this display)


Be aware: all pictures are @Bizzita taken by means of Esther Ligthart all over the VOS22


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