20—25 January


January 27/01/2016


Overall traffic increased by 5%, with over 35 thousand in attendance. The next date with VICENZAORO is the Dubai edition on 14-17 April 2016.

VICENZAORO January 2016 has been an extremely positive occasion, both in terms of the feedback from exhibitors, buyers, visitors, opinion leaders and trendsetters from all of the main strategic countries in the sector, and in terms of attendance, as seen in the increasing figures.


The highly refined, contemporary context, that was extremely easy to navigate, saw 19,381 buyers, and over 35 thousand visitors, for an overall traffic increase of 5%. Trade was able to see the new products from 1500 brands from 31 countries and all of Italy’s gold districts, located in the 9 pavilions of Fiera di Vicenza, and covering 29000 sqm of net surface.  To stress the increasingly international vocation of Fiera di Vicenza, is the 5% growth in the number of overseas buyers, with 8,774 from 130 countries. Italian operator numbers also increased +4.3% for a total of 10,607, a figure indicating possible recovery in the domestic market. Excellent signals have come from the technology sector, where Made in Italy represents global excellence.


When we look at buyers’ countries of origin, we can note the excellent performance of some countries in the Middle East, Egypt, Iran and the UAE, an area that is one of Made in Italy’s major partners in this sector. The trend for almost all GCC countries has also been positive. There has been strong growth in the number of operators from the USA, confirming the recovery of the American economy. The major European nations (Spain, France, Portugal, Greece, Germany, Great Britain, Holland and Poland) also show growth, while Russia is still showing signs of a shrinking economy. Also showing increases are Israel, India, Thailand, and Australia, as well as many Latin American countries. A drop was recorded in the number of buyers from China and Hong Kong, confirming the slowdown in the Chinese economy.


Special attention was reserved to the world of technology. The event was also the occasion for the 39th T-GOLD, the most important international show dedicated to machinery and technology for use in the gold and jewellery industry, located inside the Evolution district with 133 businesses, of which 111 Italian firms.

January 25/01/2016

Minimalist, technological, explorers: the new luxury consumers

Yesterday's seminar by TRENDVISION Jewellery + Forecasting presented the latest updates on consumer trends in the jewelery market for 2016 to 2017

"Don’t call me a trendsetter, I'm just an analyst." 'Just' in this case should strictly be placed in quotation marks because Paola De Luca, creative director of Fiera di Vicenza’s think tank on luxury, the first independent Observatory of jewelry in the world, is able to decode new trends that will infiuence consumer demand for luxury in the next 18 months thanks to careful work conducted together with an international team of cool hunters. A know-how which De Luca yesterday made available to operators in the seminar "Consumer pro les update 2016-17". Here are the four megatrends - and the corresponding consumer profiles - identified by TRENDVISION Jewellery + Forecasting. Sophisticore represents the consumer The New Thinker: the new minimalist who likes simplicity, however, a simplicity which, after a closer look, turns out to be very sophisticated. I-History identifies the pro le of the consumer The Digger (or The Retronaut) who looks back to the past to rebuild their identity. While the megatrend Geo-Luxury represents the consumer called The Geonaut: based on the desire to discover the world and get out of narrow spatial boundaries to explore faraway places. Lastly, The Illusionist, the expression of the megatrend Digital Hypnosis, is the consumer based on a strong focus on the world of technology: an "intelligent" consumer, in search of technological jewels that express his or her own personality, in an ultramodern or futuristic style.

January 25/01/2016

'Skin: the Surface of the Jewel’ opened at the Museo del Gioiello in Vicenza

“Thanks to Fiera di Vicenza's support for initiatives that do not generate business but culture", as Alba di Cappellieri, Professor of Jewellery Design at Milan Polytechnic and one of Italy's top jewellery experts, said at the opening of ‘Skin: The Surface of the jewel’, the new temporary exhibition hosted at the Basilica Palladiana in Vicenza, inside the Museo del Gioiello. The event, held last Saturday in the presence of Matteo Marzotto, President of Fiera di Vicenza, and Managing Director Corrado Facco, was attended by sector experts and guests of honour who admired the works of over 70 artists and craftsmen summoned to give their personal and original interpretation of the delicate and changing relationship between skin and jewellery. “A jewel is extraordinary and has a semantic and material complexity”, commented Cappellieri, who is also the Museum's Director, before giving the oor to Livia Tenuta, co-curator of the exhibition, who assisted her in the accurate research behind the works. An unprecedented study that, focussing on the surface, sees jewellery with a particular eye. Starting from the assumption that the rst encounter with objects, whatever their nature, is perfectly super cial, master goldsmiths, young designers and artists explored the di erent meanings and subtleties of jewellery surfaces, using artisan know-how and innovative techniques. Experimentation, tradition and creativity have brought a series of special and surprising items to life, and there is a good reason behind the brooch's practically one-jewel show. In fact, the brooch, which was originally created as a functional object, does, more than other jewellery item, allow artists to express themselves freely: mainly developed atways, it is the ideal item with which to dare in terms of dimensions and colours tones as well as to experiment with new surfaces. The exhibition is in keeping with the Vicenza trade fair company's commitment to promoting the universal culture of gold and jewellery, sectors for which its VICENZAORO Show is recognised as a global Business Hub. 

January 15/01/2016


Different interpretations of the surfaces of contemporary jewellery, and in particular, brooches, using traditional and innovative techniques, through colour, structures and volumes.

The skin is the outermost covering of the body, a functional surface layer but with precise - albeit variable - characteristics such as structure, pigmentation, and exposure to the ageing process. A mere covering for the essence of a human being; the surface is the point of contact between the body and the world, the means through which information is conveyed and the thing that characterises an individual, making it recognisable. In thesame way, the skin over objects communicates, concealing the soul and inner structure, returning to the observer an initial impression of materials, consistency, thickness and weight.
The “Skin” exhibition contains the works of over 70 gold and jewellery designers who have interpreted the theme of surfaces, particularly on brooches. Completely free from other types of jewellery, brooches are not worn by the body but by clothing. They are not closely tied to having reduced sizes, mainly develop flatways and are the perfect means for experimenting on surfaces.
The brooches shown reflect artisan craftsmanship through the experimentation of surface techniques aiming to enhance materials, transforming them, changing the soul completely and at the same time, expressing the spirit of our times, a time in which design is becoming digitalised and - as in mathematics - showing the surface as a geometric shape, with no thickness, until its making.
Surfaces are also a setting for a narrative that collect experiences, items, fantasies, imaginary or actual journeys; they are the possibility to give a new life to materials, reassembling them, changing and remodelling them; it is chromatic and shape research; it is a return to the body, research into human skin through grafts or simply seeking to reintroduce its surface textures.

January 15/01/2016


VICENZAORO January 2016 is inaugurating the international trade fair calendar for the Jewellery industry, offering a privileged occasion for global visibility to present new collections and new trends.

With this event, Fiera di Vicenza intends to consolidate its role as expert global benchmark for the high-end jewellery industry. Tangible proof of this can be seen in over 1500 brands, a vast range of styles and exclusive lines by the best manufacturers on the market and the presence of all of the major stakeholders in the industry.
The event will host over 400 buyers from over 23 different countries and journalists from 15 nations. Several thousand professional buyers and visitors, international and national media, opinion leaders and trend setters will all be at the Show.
In promoting this strategic Business & Cultural Hub, Fiera di Vicenza acts as a driving force behind a creative manufacturing industry, that of gold and jewellery, the undisputed leader in promoting “Beautiful and Well Made” on international markets. VICENZAORO January is a privileged platform, which facilitates business appointments and able to anticipate sector and market trends, along with future global challenges.

The main theme of VICENZAORO January 2016 is formulated to give voice to the most important aspects of the gold and jewellery industry, promoted by the Event, with specific attention to current and future trends.
The central trend will focus on “The Golden Voices”. During the six days of the Show, Fiera di Vicenza will be transformed into a stage for the many voices in the spotlight of the jewellery industry: essential parts of a single course, directed by VICENZAORO: from the subject of Corporate Social Responsibility, to the excellences of national and international manufacturing, and from tech innovations and manufacturing creativity to new trends in the industry and the marketplace, as well as the cultural aspects and developments focusing around the world of the jewellery trade.

January 23/12/2015


With the VICENZAORO January 2015 Edition, Fiera di Vicenza paved the way to a new era in the international Trade Show panorama for gold and jewellery, thanks to a new expo format: VICENZAORO The Boutique ShowTM, which will be continuing its evolution at VICENZAORO January 2016.

Created from an in-depth research into the new global scenarios concerning jewellery production and retail, this innovative format satis es the most dynamic aspects of the sector’s international demands, ensuring increased interaction with the offer.

VICENZAORO The Boutique ShowTM is a genuine Jewellery City divided into clusters of businesses that are equal or similar, based on their reference values, positioning, organisation systems, types of production and overall image.

The six Communities offer a comprehensive overview of the exhibition’s offer, trends and global market. Buyers and purchasing groups are facilitated in identifying the most appropriate target companies, in line with their positioning, thus optimising and simplifying business.

At the same time, the need to draw broader identity boundaries is perfectly matched by enhancing the identity of each brand, thanks to the possibility of customising each of the spaces.

With this new strategic concept, Fiera di Vicenza is reinforcing its authority and leadership which are recognised worldwide, demonstrating its commitment to offer exhibitors the opportunity of becoming the real stars of VICENZAORO January and the undisputed interpreters of their promotion.

All this is combined with a web 2.0 type communication allowing each visitor to create a business program focused on the tastes and needs of his/her target market.



Dedicated to the international brands whose offer is directed towards the most prestigious boutiques, the malls and the stores of major cities worldwide, which take care of a demanding clientele looking for unique pieces of ne jewellery.


Bringing together companies bound to their territorial realities and specialised in the processing of precious metals and elements designed to meet the selection demand of traditional stores, chains and wholesalers operating on national and international markets.


A space dedicated to International Coordinated Presences which promote the trade of jewellery and precious metals within the global market. The exhibition offer presented in the International Halls is aimed at those retailers who wish to supplement their array with particular products, belonging to different culture and craft traditions.


Reserved for Companies and Designers who work on research, innovative design and contamination to add value and appeal to precious jewellery and whose creations are designed for malls, department and concept stores with a contemporary and cosmopolitan touch.


This is an innovative display project, a format in which easy-to-wear jewellery is freed from the pure precious nature of the materials, shifting the focus on design This is a place in which to nd ideas about coming trends and to appreciate creativity as it follows the same seasons and continuing evolution as fashion. The result is an open space that will create a dynamic atmosphere to make the products directly accessible to clients. In the Glamroom they can touch them, wear them and also meet with the creators. Purchasing therefore becomes a glamorous experience.


Dedicated to the essential elements that creates the jewel; a space reserved for companies who stand out because of their technical expertise and the reliability of the raw materials employed.


This district displays the universe of gems and diamonds for workshops and manufacturers from the gold and jewellery sector.


It explores packaging and visual merchandising for products in the sector.


It highlights the technologies of the production process, and it is dedicated to companies specialised in the design, manufacture and marketing of machinery and tools for the jewellery industry.