We’re delighted to be back in Switzerland for the 2nd edition of GemGenève, The Geneva International Gem and Jewellery Show. The exhibition runs from the 9th to the 12th May and includes a series of interesting insider talks alongside the gem and jewellery stands. This year’s focus, which is on “Find” and “Feel”, invites visitors to discover the renowned dealers, merchants and impassioned experts who make up the heart and soul of the jewellery world. We are naturally happy to be included in a stellar line up – come and find us on Stand H7.
We are exhibiting a range of precious gemstones and objets d’art alongside modern jewellery by Henn of London. Our new line up includes 3 of the very finest quality gemstones, please note that carats are approximate: a stunning 366ct natural untreated, unheated and intensely coloured yellow sapphire from Sri Lanka; a 46ct red spinel, one of the largest remaining from the important discovery in the Mahenge area of Tanzania in 2007, truly an exceptional gift from the land; and the best tsavorite garnet, also from Tanzania, that we have ever had the pleasure of handling (illustrated) – the intensity of colour in a stone of this size, 50ct, is an absolute joy to behold.
Among our latest objets d’art designs, the highlight is a ruby bull sculpture which is being unveiled at the show for the very first time. We will also be exhibiting a splendid casket which has been pieced together in an ingenious mosaic by the Henn team using the finest vivid green maw-sit-sit, carved from a 25 kg block from Burma. This masterfully assembled piece features pure oval lines in a classical design that is embellished with 18ct yellow gold. The lid is topped with hand-engraved gold featuring fine botanical motifs and is set with diamonds, as are the casket’s feet. The finished piece measures approximately 255 x 205 x 60 mm high and can be seen at the top of this page.
Our beautiful Sapphire Tropical Shoal (illustrated) is also on display. The fish in this visionary contemporary sculpture emanate from a large blue sapphire from Ethiopia with an unusually deep hue. The piece is rooted on a base of luminous rock crystal and reflects graceful movement as its fish glide through undulating 18ct gold algae embellished with diamond bubbles. Sensitive illumination further enhances the sheer beauty of this precious sapphire and diamond objet d’art which is approximately 620 mm high.
Henn of London’s very latest design is Harmony (illustrated). This 18ct white gold bangle features a richly coloured 22.22ct oval rubellite tourmaline cabochon and diamonds with fine hand-engraving and subtly graded hand enamelling. Another recent creation is a stunning Imperial topaz and diamond necklace (illustrated) set in 18ct white gold with diamonds. Light and luminosity flow through the piece’s elegant lines while at its heart hangs a pendant with an extraordinarily beautiful and very rare Imperial topaz in the most desirable shade of pink-red and impeccable clarity for its 26.49 ct size.
These jewels are being shown alongside Henn of London’s Peacock Pendant, the Celestial Lion and a beautiful selection of other unique pieces including rings, earrings, further bangles and necklaces.
Find more details about the GemGenève show on their website. Visit the Collections page on our website and the Gallery pages on this blog for a view of other works from the Henn family. Contact us to enquire about any of the works shown.