Unique offerings at Dubai jewellery show
Dubai - Visitors were wowed by the $1 million worth stunning luxury clock on display.
The four-day Dubai International Jewellery Week opened on Wednesday at the Dubai World Trade Centre and features collections from over 300 exhibitors from 25 countries.
The 20th edition of the show was inaugurated by Shaikh Hasher bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, director general of the Dubai Information Department, and will run till December 12. The show has been re-launched with a focus on the consumer in its 20th year, and promises to be the ultimate jewellery shopping experience. More than 20,000 visitors are expected to make their way to the exhibition over the four days, where shoppers can look forward to choosing from a range of over 140,000 plus jewellery items and more than 50,000 new designs.
Visitors were wowed by the $1 million worth stunning luxury clock on display. Moiseikin's Horn of Plenty Interior Jewel Clock, made with over 4,500 pieces of natural gemstones and high quality pearls is a colourful luxury timepiece that draws inspiration from an ancient Greek mythology, the Garden of Eden. The timepiece is one amongst many other stunning and exclusive pieces of jewellery at the event this year.
Other outstanding items on display are some of the world's rarest pearls, with an exclusive pink conch pearl collection from the Caribbean sea from Al Anwaar Golden Jewellers. Internationally renowned jewellery designer Suzanne Kalan is showcasing her award winning piece from the Vitrine Collection which won the 'Gem Diva Award' for bridal wear at the 2015 AGTA Spectrum Awards. Jewellery aficionados can choose from international, local and regional exhibitors who are showcasing their collections at the show this year.
Moreover, taking place daily at 7.30pm at Hall 5, are interactive jewellery and fashion workshops where visitors can be up, close and personal with their favourite stylists Joelle Mardinian and Wafa Toutounji. These workshops will guide jewellery enthusiasts to choose the right jewellery for their skin tone, face shape and even learn how best to accessorise for the right occasion.
Visitors will have the opportunity to see what goes into creating a piece of jewellery. Jewellery artisans from France will be demonstrating a 4000 year old technique of producing wax prototype by hand that is used to make the most beautiful and exquisite jewellery. This workshop will take place every day from 4.30 pm until 8.30 pm at Hall 5 of DWTC. In addition, outstanding emerging and professional design talents are set to be recognised at this year's Jewellery Design Awards, which is fast becoming one of the most prestigious and important jewellery competitions in the Middle East.
Now in its seventh year, the Jewellery Design Awards are set to showcase significant achievements and talents of top designers in the UAE and beyond, providing a platform to help profile rising jewellery stars in the region.