Carine Claude
1st November 2023

For its seventh edition, GemGenève is emphasizing craftsmanship with a series of meetings bringing together creators and high-flying master artisans. On 1st November, Sabine Gyger will introduce the craft of pearl threading, a delicate practice of successively and carefully threading pearls onto a string, following a specific pattern or design. On his part, Swiss-origin creator Matteo Stauffacher will unveil the secrets of grand feu enamel artistry, a true alchemist’s work. On 2 November, Laurent Jolliet will reveal the craft of chain-making, shaping threads of gold, platinum, or silver, spirals or links, which he meticulously assembles. On 3 November, Rose Saneuil, an artist of fine marquetry, will present her work creating precious boxes and watch dials for the major watchmakers and jewellers of Place Vendôme. Meanwhile, Sara Bran will introduce an astonishing craft, that of gold lace-making. On 4 November, the craft of lapidary, central in the jewellery industry, is honoured with Fiona Maron. Finally, on 5 November, Béatrice Binétruy will talk about stained glass artisans, specialists in the creation and restoration of stained glass, who sometimes leave the monumental works of churches to focus on the delicate details of art objects and jewellery.