The 11th JUNWEX-2003 international jewellery exhibition (Russian Gems) will open in St. Petersburg's Central Manezh Exhibition Hall on February 5. The exhibition will run until February 9. According to the exhibition's organising committee, the exhibition will feature jewellery by 350 companies and designers from St. Petersburg, Moscow, the Moscow and Leningrad Regions, Yekaterinburg, Zlatoust, Irkutsk, Kostroma, Smolensk, Chelyabinsk, Kazan, Novosibirsk, Daghestan, and Yakutia. Foreign participants will come from Turkey, the Czech Republic, Germany, India, and Japan.
The exhibition will display both mass-produced jewellery and individual works of art. A feature of this year's exhibition will be a separate display of exclusive artistic pieces by leading Russian jewelers. The exhibition is organised by the Guild of Russian Jewelers, the Russian Assay Office. The Russian Diamond Chamber, the Association of Russian Diamond Producers, and the RESTEK exhibition company.
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