Dubai: Dubai International Jewellery Week, marking its 18th edition this year, will open its doors on Wednesday at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
The four-day jewellery event is expected to attract more than 360 exhibitors, with 120 newcomers, from over 30 countries, including manufacturers, distributors, retailers and jewellery designers.
Among the major companies present are Dhamani Jewels, Rosy Blue, Ahmad Kurdi, Amwaj and Mahallati Jewellery. Admission is free.
“Through Dubai International Jewellery Week, exhibitors will have the chance to enter the Middle East market and showcase their collection to quality national and international visitors,” Trixie Loh Mirmand, Senior Vice President of DWTC, said in a statement on Tuesday.
India’s Lucky Stone Jewellery will launch ‘A bird’s eye view of Palm Jumeirah’, a headpiece carved in gold and studded with emeralds, rubies, sapphires and diamonds.
Rosmundo, an Italian jewellery brand, will showcase its ‘Al Noor’ collection, which includes gold and diamond necklaces.
Also, Indonesia’s UC Silver will present its ‘Sweet Dragonfly: A revolution of design’ collection, while Italy’s Anatol will display its designs in 18 carat gold, diamonds and precious stones.
Demand for jewellery in the UAE is growing, according to Riju George, group sales manager at DWTC. “UAE residents and tourists spent Dh10.2 billion on gold and jewellery last year,” he said.
The exhibition hopes to position Dubai “as one of the trading platforms for the jewellery industry in the Middle East,” he said.
Meanwhile, GIA (Gemological Institute of America) Middle East, will be conducting daily seminars about buying and taking care of jewels at the show.
In addition, top-level buyers from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Russia and Turkey will have the opportunity have a one-on-one meeting with exhibitors.