Forty columns, one for each year of the fair. The more than 500 exhibitors and more than 450 buyers from all over the world who from Saturday 6th to today have populated the OroArezzo scene have been welcomed like this, from this installation celebrating an important “goal”, supported by Italian Exhibition Group S.p.A. (IEG) and Arezzo Fiere e Congressi in partnership with UBI Banca. For four days, the Arezzo Exhibition Centre halls have been the backdrop for professional encounters, cultural comparisons and business meetings among all the participants and guests attending the Show. An important event specifically for gold, jewellery, silverware, semi-processed goods and stones, each including some of the best Italian manufacturing companies. A Show not only for business, but opened also to the public, thanks to a big area of Cash & Carry, a dynamic and innovative space in which companies could sell ready goods, and the Tech area dedicated to the most technological processing systems, which have been an entire hall to itself. The high tech area has been organized by IEG together with ICE Meccanica (Italian Trade Agency’s Mechanical Engineering branch) and AFEMO (Italian Association of Jewellery Machinery Manufacturers and Exporters), creating a big opportunity of incoming for those countries that are currently in most need of technologies, for example, Indonesia, Algeria, Morocco, Malaysia, India, Vietnam and Peru, with the participation of 30 companies. And if OroArezzo is arrived to the 40thedition, Premiere Contestis at its 29thedition.
This year, the competition, that spotlights new trends, creativity and innovation in Made in Italy jewellery, has been focused on “Ring”, main subject selected by Beppe Angiolini, Honorary President of the National Chamber of Fashion Buyers and Art Director of OroArezzo and Gold/Italy. Why? Because the ring is “the most loved item of jewellery, perhaps the oldest and most solemn, laden with symbolic meanings and charm. Timeless jewels and icons of style that are constantly re-invented to express the personality of the wearer”.The competing items were then judged by a select jury made up of internationally famous fashion journalists, designers and influencers: Paola Cacianti, fashion journalist and author of RAI 1, Eva Desiderio, journalist for QN – Quotidiano Nazionale, Fabiana Giacomotti, author and curator at La Sapienza University in Rome, Jo Squillo, journalist and influencer, fashion designers Ermanno Scervino, Monica Sarti and Eva Cavalli, and, of course, Federica Frosini, Editor-in-Chief for VO+ Jewellery Magazine. Four the categories to be part of this prestigious award (here with the winners): Creativity e Design (Unoaerre Industries, Orolò, Falcinelli Italy), Innovation & Trends (Ronco, Caoro – The Fashion Expression, Sade), Art & Sculpture (Giordini, Graziella Group, Loto Prezioso), Special mention (Kitty, Maria Gaia Piccini Pontevecchio, Alunno & Co, MPM di Gobbato Enzo).