International Baltic Jewellery Show "Amber Trip"

XVI International Baltic Jewellery Show Amber Trip

On March 13-16, 2019, the largest international jewellery and amber show Amber Trip in the Baltic States took place at Litexpo - the biggest exhibition centre in the Baltic states. It was an exclusive event bringing together professional jewellers, designers and customers from the outermost countries of the world. There were exhibited the trends the global jewellery and amber market, the most advanced jewellery industry technologies and the latest pieces of work of professional jewellers. As every year, there was a great number of events dedicated to all, jewellery professionals, exhibitors and visitors. 

During the opening of the exhibition, Giedrius Guntorius, head of Amber Trip, announced a new cluster project to create the Baltic Amber Road. The main instrument of this project would be the “Amber Quartet“ concerts performed with unique Lithuanian musical instruments that have no analogue in the world.“Amber Quartet” played on an opening day.

Raw Trade platform for the buyers and sellers of amber raw material was held a day before the opening of the show, March 12. Major raw material suppliers from Russia, Ukraine, Poland as well as amber raw material dealers gathered at the Raw Trade. 

For the second year in the exhibition, there was also an Author Jewelery  Zone, which has brought together 30 authors this year. It is like an exhibition in an exhibition that presents a single author's works and is a great opportunity to communicate with the jeweler about the creative path from idea to jewelery presentation to the consumer.

During this special event, international seminars were held on topical issues of jewellery and amber.

XVI International Baltic Jewellery Show “Amber Trip” announced the jewellery art contest for a social theme „Random Rapid Heartbeats“. An overwhelming number of 73 international artists (90 artworks) from 14 countries travelled to this undefined area and explored options and limits. The international competition jury has chosen the winners of the jewellery art competition in five categories.

“The goal of the show is to create a special environment allowing each of the participant or guest to feel like at home, no matter which continent they came from. We strive for it every year, which makes a difference between us and other shows. Amber Trip will always be a bridge connecting Europe and other countries of the world,” says Giedrius Guntorius, Amber Trip organiser. 

Nearly 220 jewellery and amber business participants from 30 countries of the world, including the Baltic States, Poland, Turkey, Italy, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, the USA, Japan, India, South Africa, Mexico, attended to the XVI International Baltic Jewellery Show. The exhibition was visited by over half a thousand important buyers (wholesalers, museums, collectors, raw material suppliers and customers). 

The total area of Amber Trip show covered 6.6 thousand sq. meters this year, including 2.7 thousand sq. meters of exposition. More than half (about 60%) of the exposition area was given to amber and about 40% was given to jewellery articles. 

In 2019, the XVI International Baltic Jewellery Show attracted about nearly 220 participants and over 700 VIP customers. The exhibition was visited by 8 thousand visitors.