International jewellers descend on Dubai for consumer showcase

09/12/2015 - Dubai Lifestyle News
Dubai International Jewellery Week

More than 250 companies from 25 countries are showcasing their latest jewellery collections for consumers at Dubai International Jewellery Week, which is being staged at Dubai World Trade Centre until 12 December.

Now in its 20th year, the consumer-focused, four-day event offers an excellent opportunity for shoppers to select from the latest jewellery collections from around the world.

Top exhibiting brands and companies include Amwaj, Dhamani Jewels, Hazoorilal Legacy, Mahallati Jewellery, Nsouli, Salem Al Shueibi, Suzanne Kalan, Temptations, Yessayan and Zela, hailing from countries including Hong Kong, India, Lebanon, Turkey and the United States.

 “As we celebrate the landmark 20th anniversary of Dubai International Jewellery Week, we are excited to relaunch the show as a purely consumer focused platform for 2015. Market research and positive feedback from exhibitors and visitors has demonstrated the need for an interactive and varied show, which caters to local and international audiences, provides a fantastic shopping experience and supports the continued growth of the jewellery retail sector in the UAE,” said Trixie LohMirmand, senior vice president, Exhibitions & Events Management, DWTC.

“We are confident that Dubai International Jewellery Week will be the ultimate jewellery shopping experience, offering not only a platform for local, regional and international established jewellers to showcase the best of the industry under one roof, but also for up and coming designers to exhibit new designs to discerning audiences,” LohMirmand added.

Figures from Dubai Multi Commodity Centre’s (DMCC) inaugural Middle East Gems and Jewellery Forum peg the gold jewellery consumption in the UAE at around $2.5 billion, which makes it the number one jewellery market in the Middle East.

According to statistics from the World Gold Council, the UAE is the fifth biggest consumer of gold jewellery. Moreover, the Middle East Gems and Jewellery Forum cites Dubai as one of the world’s top three trading hubs for gold, diamonds and gemstones.