Ready for Open

From 6 to 9 October, appointment at Tarì in Campania with Open, the Goldsmith Centre’s business hub with an increasingly international appeal

With 10% more exhibitors than the 2022 edition, the Tarì Open event, scheduled from 6th to 9th October, promises to be an important meeting point for buyers and jewelry retailers in search of creativity and craftsmanship. The 520 participating companies will include a selection of brands not Made in Italy. One of the features of Open is that, during the four days of the show, customized consultancy services will also be available on site including the possibility of carrying out gemological analyses as well as still life and modelled photo shoots. International buyer incoming, by now an indispensable part of every event in order to ensure a good return on investment, will be guaranteed by the now customary collaboration with ITA – Italian Trade Agency, which, on this occasion, has involved no less than 14 selected countries in the European and Mediterranean area, confirming, to date, the participation of over 60 buyers. To make business matching and their meeting agenda easier to organize, exhibitors at Open will, as always, be able to take advantage of the fiera365 web platform. The event will also be accompanied by a series of cultural appointments, confirming Tarì's partnerships with some of Campania's major museums with a view to enhancing the local cultural heritage, in line with the principles of Agenda 2030, which is also the focus of the Goldsmith Centre's sustainability policies. One of the projects being organized is the Archaeological Park of Pompeii, which will be divided into a double event: the presentation of the highly complex gemological analysis project, which involved approximately 40 jewelry items, mainly from the famous “gem-cutter’s house” in Pompeii. This complex investigation work lasted six months and was coordinated by Loredana Prosperi, director of the Italian Gemological Institute, and Ciro Paolillo, lecturer and expert in investigative gemology, in collaboration with the faculty of History Anthropology Religion Art Entertainment (SARAS) - Sapienza University of Rome and Catania University. Then, the young designers, students from Italy's most prestigious design institutions and schools, who in recent months took part in the Jewelry DNA competition of ideas and creativity inspired by the jewels of Pompeii, will be introduced. They were supported through a series of seminars and meetings organized by experts dedicated to discovering the styles and craftsmanship of 1st century AD goldsmiths. Tarì will offer scholarships to each of the young designer winners to participate in the Tarì Business Academy Management Training Project.

“The Wonders of Gold. Precious items and jewelry from the Naples Archaeological Museum” exhibition, however, will be staged in collaboration with the Neapolitan museum offering a unique opportunity to admire jewelry dating back over two thousand years.

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