Photo Courtesy of ICJFArtists from over eight countries will come together December 4-9 to present an innovative collection of jewelry design at the first International Contemporary Jewelry Fair (ICJF.) The inaugural event will be held aboard the 228-foot megayacht SeaFair in Miami as part of Art Basel Miami Beach, and will feature several luxury jewelry pieces by designers, major brands, and artisans alike. This is only the first Miami event to be held on the SeaFair, but its location in the city’s new designated Arts & Entertainment District will provide a luxurious and inspiring space for several other fairs this season.
Participants from Italy, Spain, the Philippines, Lebanon, Australia, Brazil, Germany and the United States will present at the global event that is sure to draw an impressive crowd. A broad range of contemporary jewelry will be on display, each utilizing local resources and in effect, embodying their country’s unique style. Renowned names from Europe will present, including Barcelona’s Bagues Masriera, who is known for his artistic pieces that channel Art Nouveau and Art Deco themes. The design houses Chantecler, Dario & Peter, Opera Omnia, Scavia, Vendorafa and Zydo will represent Italy and the country’s exquisitely chic style.
People are already looking forward to the array of exotic pearls that will be presented from different regions and labels, including Australia’s Autore. The brand is one of the largest South Sea pearl sources in the world and provides stunners to Hollywood’s elite when it comes time to walk the Red Carpet. Jewelmer of the Philippines is also known for its exquisite and rare collection of golden Palawan South Sea pearls.
The international jewelry fair will showcase and celebrate both established and up-and-coming designers, and was put together with sophisticated art collectors and jewelry connoisseurs in mind. The megayacht’s extraordinary amenities are sure to provide a luxurious atmosphere— and anchored at the heart of the city, its location in Chopin Plaza is ideal for checking out Miami’s 5-star hotels and exciting downtown nightlife.