The organizer of ArtVendôme says a lack of shows that are open to the public prompted him to plan the event in Paris.
Does the world need another jewelry fair?
“That’s a very, very good question,” the French real estate investor and jewelry collector Richard Steeve Giraud said by phone recently from his home in London.
Mr. Giraud, 62, is the founder and chief executive of ArtVendôme, scheduled to debut Jan. 31 to Feb. 3 in Paris. The fair’s name, he said, is intended to link the art of jewelry and Place Vendôme, the square in the French capital that has been the center of high jewelry since the 1800s.
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