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Haute Jewels Geneva Offers a Counterpoint to Watches and Wonders


Retailers heading to Geneva at the end of this month for Watches and Wonders know better than most: Timepiece fatigue is real.

For anyone seeking a reprieve from 24-7 watch news, Haute Jewels Geneva is back at the Fairmont Grand Hotel Geneva with fine jewelry from some of Europe’s most illustrious brands.


Yoko London diamond pearl earrings
South Sea pearl earrings in 18k white gold with 1.88 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Yoko London

Running from March 26 through April 2, the show returns to the Swiss city for its third edition. It debuted in 2019 with just four brands (Yoko London, Roberto Coin, Sutra, and Crivelli). Following a pandemic hiatus, the show opened in 2022 with 18 participating brands. And this year’s edition hosts 22 brands, including the four founding jewelers as well as leading names such as Marco Bicego, Stenzhorn, Palmiero, and Picchiotti.

Picchiotti Dot earrings
Dots earrings in 18k white and rose gold with 1.92 cts. t.w. Burmese rubies and 4.87 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Picchiotti

“Last year’s Haute Jewels Geneva really marked a new beginning after the restrictions due to the pandemic,” Maria Carola Picchiotti, the Valenza, Italy–based brand’s marketing director, tells JCK. “People were happy to get together after a long time and business was thriving and exciting. There was a special energy permeating the show’s premises, as well as all over the town.

Picchiotti Xpandable bracelet
Xpandable Bullet bracelet in 18k yellow gold with 11.53 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Picchiotti

“This year we expect the same excitement, as Haute Jewels Geneva has really established itself as a leading jewelry event,” she adds. “This type of boutique show has the great advantage of delivering a sophisticated ambiance where vendors and buyers can conduct their business in a relaxed and friendly environment. Personally, at Picchiotti, we have so many exciting new designs and collections to show this year, we are eager for opening day!”

Picchiotti will present new styles from its Reversible Xpandable collection, including a slew of new bracelet options; new gem-set pieces from its Dots collection; and new Xpandable Bullet bracelets.


Stenzhorn Amalfi earrings
Amalfi earrings in 18k white gold with 1.66 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Stenzhorn

Meanwhile, the German jeweler Stenzhorn is showcasing a new diamond-centric collection inspired by Italy’s Amalfi coast. “We invite you to take a journey with us along the winding coastal roads of the Amalfi coast and discover the hidden azure bays and colorful villages,” Stenzhorn sales director Chris Stenzhorn said in a statement. “With Amalfi, customers can feel the beauty of nature, harmony, lightness, and inner peace that reflects this region.”

Stenzhorn Amalfi Pendant
Amalfi pendant in 18k white gold with 1.1 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Stenzhorn

For Yoko London, Haute Jewels provides an opportunity to celebrate its 50th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the brand is introducing new styles in its constellation-inspired Starlight collection, which pairs lustrous South Sea or akoya pearls with arrangements of small diamonds of various cuts.

Yoko London bracelet
18k white gold bracelet with 13.8 mm South Sea pearl and 2.27 cts. t.w. diamonds, price on request; Yoko London

Yoko is also debuting new pieces in its High Jewellery and Kaleidoscope collections.

Top:  Kaleidoscope earrings in 18k rose gold with freshwater pearls, 1.12 cts. t.w. diamonds, mother-of-pearl, amethyst, blue agate, and tsavorite, price on request; Yoko London

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By: Victoria Gomelsky

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