26/08/2020 29/08/2020

Largest annual jewellery fair in Central Europe opens in Gdansk


The 27th Amberif International Amber and Jewellery Fair, the largest jewellery event in Central and Eastern Europe begins on Wednesday in the northern city of Gdansk. This year, almost 240 exhibitors from 13 countries will take part in the fair.

Amberif 2020 was initially to take place in March, but due to the coronavirus epidemic, the management board of the Gdansk International Fair decided to postpone the event until August.

"A large number of the 240 exhibitors at the Amberif trade fair are producers of original silver and gold jewellery, gemstones and fashion accessories" - the event's spokesman, Michal Kosior, told PAP.

Exhibitors from Poland, Lithuania, Italy, Germany, Russia, Great Britain, France, Bulgaria, India, Latvia, Switzerland, Ukraine and the USA will all take part in the fair.

One of the main features of Amberif is the Designers' Gallery, offering artistic jewellery from around 40 Polish and European goldsmiths.

Amberif is also an overview of equipment, tools, semi-finished products, raw materials and materials used in the production of jewellery. Polish producers and representatives of world-leading companies will present their offer in a dedicated technological zone.

The results of this year's 24th Amberif Design Award for International Amber Jewellery Design, in which 130 artists from 25 countries participated, are already known. This year the competition received 169 submissions, almost 15 percent more than were received in the previous year. The awarded and distinguished artists come from Poland, Finland, Taiwan and Iran. The main prize of PLN 10,000, funded by the mayor of Gdansk, was given to Marcin Tyminski, the amber prize was awarded to Helena Lehtinen from Finland, the silver prize was awarded to Meng-Ju Wu from Taiwan.

The 27th Amberif fair will run until August 29.