Visit by appointment
The arrival and Vicenza
At the end of January, after two years of postponements and cancellations due to the Corona Pandemic, we finally managed to visit one of the largest European jewelry fairs. Thursday night we took the Flixbus from Vienna to Padua. We have decided, both privately and for our company, to reduce any unnecessary CO2 pollution. For this reason, buses and trains are replacing planes wherever possible. Restless sleep and a hard neck are unfortunately part of this form of travel. In return, your own ecological conscience can relax.
Arriving in Padua early in the morning, as is mandatory as soon as one enters Italian territory, we went to the first bar to get the circulation going again with espressi.
After that, Rachele and I boarded the train with the probably best-dressed passengers in all of Italy. One look at Dior brooches, Gucci handbags and lots of jewelry and glitter showed that we all had the same goal. The Vicenza Oro is one of the largest European jewelery fairs and, after years of the pandemic, is setting a new visitor record.
But the visit to the fair has to wait until the afternoon. Arrived in Vicenza, we quickly checked into the Airbnb and we fell into bed. A double espresso can delay, but not replace, the sleep that travel has robbed you of.
City and Jewelry Fair
Vicenza & Oro
After a good night's sleep, we walked through the beautiful old town. For me, exploring new cities that aren't on the typical tourist radar is always particularly impressive. A picturesque main square and small, playfully shaped streets invite you to stroll.
But we had a reason for making the trip and that's why the old town of Vicenza didn't get the attention and time it deserved.
Hop on the shuttle bus and head to the Vicenza Oro exhibition center.
When you enter the exhibition hall, you are greeted by sparkles from all sides. In the first hall, directly at the entrance, the sales stands present finished pieces of jewellery. We were inspired by the stunning designs and as we got lost several times we had the chance to see each stand more often than planned. However, thanks to our wrong turns, there was no more time on the first day to explore the other halls.
Discovered silver on the Vicenza oro
New materials for the summer collection
The next morning we started early and used the first few hours to familiarize ourselves with the rest of the exhibition grounds.
And then we discovered the sales hall, which will have our full attention for the next 1 1/2 days. Sales stands with raw materials and pre-processed products were a paradise for Rachele to let her creativity run free. We rummaged through piles of beads, rummaged through necklaces and rummaged through countless boxes and boxes in search of inspiration.
Completely exhausted, we went to our accommodation as one of the last visitors to leave the halls. There, until late into the night, our summer collection 2023 took shape on drawing pads and laptops. Sterling silver chains gold plated in Italy and various gemstones will form the basis for our earring collection . There are also more necklaces to further expand our chain collection , which we launched in late summer 2022.
A small collection of bracelets and rings is also planned.
Full of ideas and an endlessly long shopping list, we spent Sunday, and thus our last day at the fair, with the fine selection of materials and negotiations with our dealers.
The Vicenza Oro was a great success for our small company. We were able to gather inspiration, realized what we had done right over the past few years, and can start the summer with new products and ideas.
Christine Rhemann —
Wie schön. Ich mag Vicenza auch sehr. Bin schon neugierig auf die neue Kollektion.