Jewellery Arabia 2015
The exhibition is the largest in the prestigious 24-year history of the series. Across 5 spectacular days, over 600 exhibitors from 30 nations will showcase their precious wares across an area of 21,000 square metres at the venue, which includes specially commissioned temporary halls. On sale will be a dazzling range of finished jewellery, luxury timepieces, precious stones, antiques, objets d’art, jewellery packaging and technology from around the globe.
Famous jewellery houses will be making a return appearance at Jewellery Arabia 2015, including major brand names. Many of these high profile international jewellery and watch brands will use the exhibition as a platform to introduce exclusive collections and limited edition pieces to the Middle East collector’s market.
“The show has grown by 17% in 2015, and is our largest show to date. Visitors can look forward to new exhibitors and features, exclusive previews, inspiring trends, one-of-a-kind design pieces and the opportunity to purchase from the largest selection of jewellery and watches in the Middle East. We are looking forward in all confidence to another outstanding event this year,” said Arabian Exhibition Management’s Director of Sales and Marketing, Fawzi Al Shehabi.
Complementing these iconic brands are 9 national groups from leading jewellery export countries. They include returning delegations of the finest retailers, designers and manufacturers from Hong Kong, India, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
New for 2015 is a group from the United States of America. Collectively, these groups reflect the very best manufacturing capabilities, design expertise and gemmological resources that their respective countries have to offer.
Joining international brands and national groups are a host of independent companies from all over the world, including a selection of Bahrain’s leading jewellers.
“Over the last 24 years, Jewellery Arabia has steadily evolved into the single most important jewellery and watch exhibition in the Middle East. Its reputation, size, quality of exhibits and sheer variety is unique in the region. The show is seen as an essential buying event for private collectors and the trade.
Extraordinary designers choose Jewellery Arabia as their sole platform in the Middle East, whilst many more use the exhibition as an opportunity to launch new collections and introduce special items,” said Fawzi Al Shehabi.
Last year’s show attracted over 50,000 buyers from 47 countries, marking a 3.5% increase in attendance. Overseas visitors from the region’s single largest jewellery market, Saudi Arabia, accounted for 30% of the total with significant support also coming from Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, the United Arab Emirates and other neighbouring countries.
Jewellery Education Seminars
To assist visitors in making informed buying choices, the world’s foremost authority on gemology, the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) will conduct complimentary seminars at Jewellery Arabia 2015.
Experienced GIA instructors will provide visitors with information on different facets of gems and jewellery. Topics include diamonds, coloured stones, pearls, how to read GIA grading reports and tips when purchasing jewellery.
The 11th Middle East Watches, Jewellery and Pen Awards
Highlighting the importance of Jewellery Arabia to the Middle East jewellery and watch industry, for the 11th successive year, the Middle East Premier Awards for Watches, Jewellery and Pens will be held on the sidelines of the exhibition at the Four Seasons Hotel on 23 November 2015.
Hosted by MPP ME, publishers of the industry magazine title Arabian Watches and Jewellery (AWJ), the Awards are the culmination of an online public voting system and the analysis of an elite committee comprising of watch, jewellery and pen experts.
The ceremony will be a star-studded event with the expected presence of specially invited dignitaries and senior professionals representing the international and regional watch, jewellery and pen industries.
CORONET® Gibson Guitar Debut
Aptly named the “Eden of CORONET ®”, the world’s most valuable guitar will make its debut at Jewellery Arabia this year as part of a global tour. Valued at US$ 2 million, the guitar is a collaboration between legendary guitar maker Gibson Brands, Hong Kong-based founder of CORONET® brand Aaron Shum Jewellery, and musician/artist Mark Lui. Adorned with 11,441 diamonds (401.15 carts) set in 1.6 kg of 18k white gold, the guitar is fully functional and put together by a team of 68 artisans and took up to 700-man days to complete. The fully functional guitar has been certified by Guinness World Records in March 2015 as the most valuable guitar ever.
The unveiling at Jewellery Arabia follows appearances in Hong Kong, Switzerland and the USA.
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