From May 13 to 16, 2023, I took part in the 42nd edition of the Oroarezzo trade show. In the heart of Tuscany, IEG (Italian Exhibition Group) organized this event dedicated to the best of “Made in Italy” and jewelry manufacturing. 350 exhibitors specializing in gold, jewelry, stones and production technology presented their latest products at OroArezzo. Today, I’d like to tell you how it was my visit to Arezzo.
Italy has three cities specializing in gold: Valenza, Vicenza and Arezzo. After visiting the first two, I was delighted to discover this third center specialized in goldsmithing. Surrounded by four valleys, Arezzo, the ancient Arretium, is the jewelry capital of Italy, and over the years has become one of the jewelry capitals of the world.
This year, the organizers have chosen the theme “Shaping jewelry ideas”. Oroarezzo is very good at shaping jewelry ideas, jewelry, gems and technology. The number of visitors increased by 40% compared to 2022, breaking down as follows: 42% from Europe, 25% from the Middle East, 11% from America and Asia, and 9% from Africa. In all, visitors came from 100 countries. The number of buyers doubled for this 42nd edition: 430 from 55 countries, thanks to the intelligent and efficient collaboration of industry players. This collective effort contributed to making Oroarezzo’s DNA even more distinctive in its own territory and in the context of the Italian industry. Oroarezzo is a benchmark for manufacturing excellence and cutting-edge technology, appreciated and coveted the world over.
Visitors were able to appreciate the new layout, which facilitated their experience between the various exhibition sectors. The panel program was very interesting, with important guests from the local and international sector. Topics such as gender equality, youth training and sustainable development were discussed during the four days of the show. At Oroarezzo, the 32nd edition of the Première competition was held on the theme of Light. This year, a new “Talents” category was opened to goldsmithing students from the region. Each working day ended with a moment of sharing and networking over an Italian aperitif. The opening cocktail party and city tour also gave visitors the opportunity to discover the beauty of Arezzo.
As for my discoveries at the 42nd edition of Oroarezzo, I had a few favorites, and here’s what caught my eye.
Cameo Italien has been a cameo specialist for three generations. In addition to jewelry, the company also offers watches. One of the trends of the moment is the pendant watch, and I love this floral model with the little angel.
Alessi Domenico presented the new Dynasty collection with bracelets, necklaces and rings in the three gold colors. The mesh has been enriched with diamond pavé for a touch of luxury. The house logo is used as a central element and also as a clasp. Here I’m wearing the two bracelets in pink and white gold.
Arezzo’s first manufacturer, Unoaerre, is developing its line of costume jewelry and silver jewelry. The chain specialist uses its signature design with colored stones or fine pearls.
Since 1991 Femar, the Tuscan brand has been offering high-volume pieces. I loved this gold cuff with colored polka dots in enamel.
Veneroso, the Vicenza-based family firm, presented a number of novelties featuring colored gems. Rings or cuffs with different sizes and colors of stones are like art paintings. The art of combining colors for an original and joyful rendering with a perfect finish is the quintessence of Made in Italy.
So book your trip, because OroArezzo will be back from May 11 to 14, 2024 at the Arezzo Exhibition Center. It’s an event not to be missed!