Baselworld Watch and Jewelry Show is organized every year in the city of Basel, Switzerland. It attracts brands and audiences from all across the world, with over 2,000 brands and designers participating to exhibit their prized products and over a 100,000 enthusiasts and purchasers taking part. This makes Baselworld one of the biggest events in the watch and jewelry industries.
Primarily dominated by the watch industry, Baselworld has thousands of entries in the jewelry section as well. Some of the top-ranking jewelry exhibits from this year’s Baselworld (according to lists from Forbes and others) included original designs from Alessio Boschi, Antonini, Bayco and others. Here is a comprehensive list of the show-stopping jewelry at Baselworld 2016.
1. Alessio Boschi
The Italian designer who is quickly gaining reputation for designs that are unique and intricate put a brilliant paraiba necklace on exhibit at Baselworld, along with a ring and other jewels all inspired by the fountains of Rome, and in particular, those in Piazza Navona.
Bayco is based in New York. It’s a family owned business that has made a name for itself for using remarkably excellent jewels. With seven doses of sophistication and an unquestionable modern appeal, Bayco churns out modern classic after modern classic. From amongst Bayco’s exhibit collection, ‘The Conquistador Emerald’, a platinum ring with 18k yellow gold embellishments over a 23 carat unenhanced emerald, kept all eyes to itself.
Internationally renowned Swiss watchmaker and jewelry manufacturer, Chopard took the event by storm. Their 581-sapphire-studded masterpiece, Imperiale Joaillerie was a universal favorite among watch lovers. The piece is covered with 581 sapphires totaling 47.98 carats. The crown and the lug covers are set with amethysts. Chopard displayed an impressive round of products at Baselworld and won many hearts.
Another Italian brand in this list, Antonini is based in Milan. Spearheaded by Sergio Antonini, the brand is known for its sophisticated and contemporary designs inspired by the traditions of design in Italy. For Baselworld 2016, Antonini showcased brushed yellow gold cocktail rings adorned with a 4.3-carat oval-shaped light-yellow sapphire in the centre with six lateral blue sapphires, and blanketed in 84 brown diamonds (champagne and cognac).
5. Carrera y Carrera
The Spanish jewelry brand needs no introduction. One of the most recognizable jewelry brands in the world, Carrera y Carrera brandished an assortment of five dragon jewels along with rings and fine jewelry from its Circulos de Fuego (Circle of Fire) collection.
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