OROAREZZO: WHERE INTERNATIONAL BUYERS AND RETAILERS MEET MADE IN ITALY DESIGn
Jewelry ideas take shape at Oroarezzo, the event dedicated to the best Italian gold, silver and jewellery manufacturing for the design and development of unique creations and private labels, a segment shown to be increasing considerably in the luxury and fashion sector. From 13th to 16th May 2023, in the halls of Arezzo Fiere e Congressi, the market, major brands, wholesalers and international retailers will encounter Made in Italy design and innovation, attention to sustainability and manufacturing craftsmanship.
A renewed offer due to the evolution that Italian Exhibition Group has imprinted on the 42nd edition of the Arezzo format. Together with Arezzo Fiere e Congressi, the Arezzo-Siena Chamber of Commerce, Arezzo Municipality, the Province of Arezzo and the Region of Tuscany, IEG is enhancing and relaunching the centrality of Italian manufacturing. By rearranging the exhibition layout, it will be easier to navigate between the different merchandise categories (gold, silverware, jewellery, tech, cash & carry), which will boost business matching and improve the buyers’ experience in terms of greater effectiveness and efficiency.
The project has convinced new companies to participate and is also appreciated by international buyers who are confirming their participation and registering on The Jewellery Golden Cloud digital platform, which will allow them to make contact with exhibitors and organise their agendas for the days of the show.
The top manufacturing companies attending Oroarezzo will include players from Arezzo such as Unoaerre, Graziella & Braccialini, Gold Art, Giordini srl, Quadrifoglio, Omega Art, A.M.P., Croma Catene, companies from the Vicenza district such as Chrysos and Karizia as well as Four Line Group, with the artisan touch that is a distinctive and inalienable feature of Made in Italy and whose productions typically include diamonds and semi-precious stones. The new entries confirmed to date in representation of the manufacturing skills of the Valenza gold district, include historical players like Moraglione, F.A. Gioielli, a company that supplies major foreign brands, Giloro, which creates collections with a modern and sophisticated design for other brands and chain stores, and Stefano&C., with its jewellery design and prototyping offer.
The Arezzo platform for quality manufacturing also focuses on solutions that enable the supply chain’s commitment to sustainable production and ethical certification. Among the best examples: D’orica from Vicenza, an internationally certified B-Corp due to its environmental and social performance with in addition investments in machinery to recycle the water used during gold processing; Moraglione from Valenza, which, at the beginning of the year, became a member of the RJC – Responsible Jewelry Council, the world’s leading organisation for defining sustainability standards for the jewellery industry; and Ronco, certified ISO 9001 for its Quality Management Systems, with energy savings in production processes deriving from the photovoltaic systems installed at its Vicenza headquarters.
Oroarezzo therefore stands out as a top international event for manufacturing, a segment that represents about 80 percent of the world’s gold and jewellery production, according to The State of Fashion. Watches & Jewellery report published by The Business of Fashion and McKinsey & Company (2021). At the IEG event the districts of Arezzo, Vicenza and Valenza will therefore be the protagonists of a segment that is growing rapidly in the luxury world: according to 2023 data from the International Association of Department Stores (Iads), the average incidence of private labels on the total turnover of its members rose from 9% in 2019 to 16% in 2022.
Consumers are increasingly inclined to choose this type of product and the big fashion houses are adapting: forecasts by Watches & Jewellery McKinsey report indicate that between 2019 and 2025, the annual growth rate for jewellery sold under fashion house brands will be 8-12%. Brands that look to Italy for their production.