YOUNG GEMS – projects de Claudia Roque Andrade, Nastassia Erhel, Charlotte Angéloz, et Lisa Defago © HEAD – Genève, Baptiste Coulon
YOUNG GEMS – project de Elisa Uberti © HEAD – Genève, Baptiste Coulon
Young Gems 2019
The Jewellery Design department of HEAD – Genève and the Haute Ecole de Joaillerie HEJ of Paris have set up a long-standing exchange programme to forward education in jewellery, their common mission and passion. Seventeen students in 2nd year of Bachelor in Product Design / Jewellery & accessory at HEAD – Genève and five students of HEJ have imagined and created a jewel, from sketches to prototype. Under the patronage of GemGenève and with the support of Maison Abouchar, they touch their dream. Led by the jewellery designer Tiffany Bähler, professor at HEAD – Genève, and jeweler Pierre-Marie Bernard from HEJ, the students have had a month to imagine their creation: a collection of three jewels and a prototype set with colored stones, citrines and amethysts, two varieties of quartz, generously offered by Maison Abouchar.
On April 11, 2019, the jury of Young Gems 2019 selected 16 creations that will be exhibited at the GemGenève International Gem & Jewellery Show at Palexpo from 9 to 12 May 2019.
HEAD – Genève
Created in 2006 from the merger of two prestigious schools, the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts and the Haute École d’Arts Appliqués, HEAD – Genève draws on a rich cultural and artistic heritage to nurture young creative talent nationally and internationally. Renowned for the quality of its bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Fine Arts, Cinema, Interior Architecture, Space and Communication, Visual Communication as well as Fashion, Jewellery and Accessory Design, and a unique Chair in Watch Design it has established itself as one of the leading schools of art and design in Europe.
Haute Ecole de Joaillerie HEJ Paris
A school by the trade for the trade.
The oldest jewellery establishment in the world, Haute École de Joaillerie was created in 1867 in Paris by the profession. Its filial tie with the profession makes it one of the pillars in passing on French know-how. For 150 years, Haute École de Joaillerie has been training generations of jewellers, goldsmiths and gemmologists who go on to work in the foremost workshops. A true reference point for all those involved in the profession, it consists of four departments: initial training, work-related training, continuing vocational training and international training.