International Baltic Jewellery Show "Amber Trip"

XV International Baltic Jewellery Show "Amber Trip"

This year Lithuania is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the restoration of statehood. Amber Trip International Baltic jewellery show is also celebrated an anniversary, hosting the exhibition for already the 15th time.

This year Amber Trip, which took place on 14-17 March at Litexpo – the largest Congress and Exhibition Centre in the Baltic States, attracted special attention not only due to the annual international Art Jewellery Contest, but also the Author Jewellery Zone, which was organised for the first time.

The Art Jewellery Contest, called “Nothing to Declare” was inspired by the 100th anniversary of the restoration of Lithuanian statehood. The international contest was participated by more than 100 artists from Lithuania, Peru, Iran, Germany, Poland, Latvia, Russia and Great Britain. The Author Jewellery Zone featured 22 jewellers from Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Israel and Spain, introducing their works and latest jewellery tendencies.

“The jewellery art contests, hosted during the Amber Trip in recent years are currently on the rise and we can truly be proud of this. The international Art Jewellery Contest for its participants is like the Olympics for sportsmen. It gives the artists an opportunity to show their works and be appreciated.” said Jurgita Grajauskaitė-Ludavičienė, Art Critic and Jury Member at the “Nothing to Declare” contest.

There were nominations in six categories. After the contest the works of the participants will be introduced at various jewellery shows in Europe, including Legnica Jewellery Festival, as well as visitors of Lithuanian galleries.

Solid Participants and Buyers

This year the international 15th anniversary show, which attracted 200 of the major representatives of jewellery and amber art (professional jewellers and designers, production organisers and practitioners, representatives of jewellery industry, as well as producers of technical equipment) to Vilnius from all over the world. Works of jewellery were presented by artists from the Baltic States, Poland, Turkey, Italy, Ukraine, Russia, the USA, India and other states.

Amber Trip show was attended by more than 500 VIP buyers (wholesalers, museums and collectors) from Europe, Australia, China, India, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, the USA and other countries.

Giedrius Guntorius, organiser of the show, says that this year the exhibition exclusively featured clusters and other groups of Lithuania, Polish, Ukrainian and Chinese business companies, which picked Amber Trip as an important trade and information platform to conquer the market and introduce their goals.

Lithuanian amber jewellery producers aiming to promote amber and its export in foreign markets introduce their products with the Amber Made in Lithuania brand.

Unique Exhibits and Events

The visitors of the Amber Trip show had a unique opportunity to see the Lava Drops musical instruments, made by the designer and musician Rapolas Gražys. One of them is especially valuable: The Black Amber Drop – the only guitar in the world, made of black amber, introduced at eight global music innovation and jewellery shows.

Just like every year, the international exhibition featured numerous seminars and meetings, where representatives of various countries discussed trending issues of jewellery and amber industry. One of the events was dedicated to cooperation between Lithuania and Belarus in the field of hallmarks and jewellery trade.

This year the area of the 15th International Baltic jewellery show took up approximately 3.8 thousand sq. m (compared to last year's 2.5 thousand sq. m).