World Luxury Expo set to bedazzle Abu Dhabi

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World Luxury Expo set to bedazzle Abu Dhabi

Italian knight Rosmundo Giarletta’s sword is gold and gems with which he creates timeless classics that conquer his viewers.

By Staff Reporter

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Published: Sat 28 Sep 2013, 1:08 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 6:42 PM

Now the goldsmith, knighted by Monaco’s Prince Rainier III for his creations to mark the royal family’s anniversary celebrations, will give the world Al-Noor, a one-of-a-kind medallion necklace that is said to be an artistic representation of the Muslim paradise.

UAE residents will be the first to be able to admire this showstopper as the gold wedge necklace debuts, along with other masterpieces, at World Luxury Expo, Abu Dhabi, the third edition of the World Luxury Expo series.

Kicking off at the dazzling Emirates Palace today, the three-day, by-invitation-only event will have as its main attraction a Rolls-Royce centrepiece, the ultimate statement in luxury and a celebration of timeless elegance and history.

Abu Dhabi Motors will present a number of new bespoke Roll-Royce models — the Femas, Ruby and soon to arrive Goodwood.

Other dazzlers include royal pots by the 300-year-old jewellery house, Mozafarian.

To commemorate 2,500 years of the Persian Empire, the exquisite hand-crafted crystal casks, now part of a museum collection, were fashioned painstakingly in four years, inlaid with several thousand pieces of gold, diamonds, rubies and sapphires.

Abbas Mozafarian says the Mozafarian style is all about heritage, evolving through years of knowledge and experience.

Besides the Mozafarian creations, World Luxury Expo will also showcase fine art, hand-crafted time pieces and designer furniture. Besides, there will be fine dining for gourmets and private aviation and luxury travel for the adventurous.

The other exhibitors include haute parfumier House of Sillage, which will debut a limited edition travel perfume. The set, a delicate set on an 18K yellow gold cylinder and embellished with 665 gemstones, costs Dh433,000. The price includes 7.5ml of the perfume as well as the elegance of the container.

Italian luxury brand The S&S Stefano Company comes with the backing of Alessandro Martorana, stylist and head of an Italian tailor firm, who has turned to it to promote his tailor-made clothing and accessories in the Middle East.

Doettling will present bespoke German superior safes, Four Seasons Ramesh Gallery some of the largest jewelled carpets, and Doha-based Kashperia one of the world’s most expensive headscarves.

After the Abu Dhabi edition winds up Sunday, World Luxury Expo will move to Doha in November and then to Saudi Arabia in 2014, creating an annual signature series of events in the Gulf Cooperation Council region.

The series has steadily gained momentum in this part of the world, having already concluded two recent expos: the inaugural event at Burj Al Arab, Dubai in January and the second in Riyadh in February.—

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