Snapshots From Baselworld 2015 and GIA GemFest



Mechanical wonders, diamond-encrusted guitars, synthetic diamonds, and celebrities—Baselworld 2015 was an elegant and educational affair.

 

 

 

 

 

BASELWORLD
Swiss Federal Councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann and the Swatch Group’s Marc Hayek talk timepieces at the opening ceremony.

BASELWORLD
Chow Tai Fook’s Alex Wong, Gibson’s Mark Liu, Coronet’s Aaron Shum, and Guinness’ Richard Stenning toast Coronet’s record-setting guitar.

BASELWORLD
At a press event, François Thiébaud, Sylvie Ritter, and René Kamm mourned the passing of exhibitor committee president Jacques Duchêne.

BASELWORLD
The watch hall swarmed with buyers as well as tourists; visitors can purchase guest passes to gawk at the timepieces on display.

BASELWORLD
JCK’s Mark Smelzer, GIA’s Anna Martin, Standard Chartered Bank’s Kishore Lall, JCK’s Bill Furman, and Reed Exhibitions’ Yancy Weinrich

BASELWORLD
Model Eva Herzigova with Bulgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin

GIA GEMFEST
GIA senior industry analyst Russell Shor talks to GIA alumni at the social hour following the GemFest presentation on synthetic diamonds.

GIA GEMFEST
GIA senior VP of global development Anna Martin and executive VP and chief laboratory and research officer Tom Moses

GIA GEMFEST
GIA’s Kathryn Kimmel, Sarah Hatfield, and Kate Donovan put the “fest” into GIA GemFest.