Inaugural Dubai Global Gem & Jewellery Fair Showcase Exclusive Collections
Brilliant new designs and impressive creations from the most successful Gulf and Indian jewellery brands enticed visitors at the inaugural Dubai Global Gem & Jewellery Fair, which concludes on March 22, at Atlantis, The Palm. The event hosts three sections – gold jewellery, studded jewellery and diamonds and gemstones and 130 exhibitors are showcasing exclusive and stunning creations.
Also on display are rare and unique jewellery pieces and collector’s items. Visitors to the Dhamani booth at the exhibition, for example, can experience a preview of ”The Falcon” (pictured) made of gold, silver, platinum and diamonds. A collector’s item made with accuracy and artisanship, Dhamani’s in-house designers took over a year to create the masterpiece.
According to Amit Dhamani, the managing director of Dhamani Jewels, “We wanted to create a one-of-a-kind piece that is a tribute to the great nation of the UAE and we conceptualized The Falcon as it is very much a part of UAE’s heritage and culture. Created by our in-house team of designers, The Falcon required great precision and hard work as we had to capture a perfect image of the flying bird ready to land.“The special edition Falcon is available for $273,000 (AED 1 million). The Global Gem & Jewellery Fair brought retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers, importers and exporters from the global jewellery industry together under one exhibit space. For Kashi Jewellers, from India, this show is an ideal platform to showcase their exclusive diamond jewellery and bridal designs to potential partners. According to Shreynash Kapoor, the vice president of Kashi Jewellers, “At the moment 10 percent of our export is to the Middle East, especially the UAE and Kuwait. With Dubai’s phenomenal growth and the recent achievement of winning the rights to host the Expo 2020, we see Dubai as a strong hub for our trade in the region.”
Also exploring the potential of the Middle East market is Anup Bohra, a jewellery designer and the managing director of Jewels Emporium, which is more than 170 years old.
Bohra said, “This is the first time we are participating in a jewellery show in the Middle East, though I have held private shows in Dubai before. I believe jewellery is all about imagination; in my collections I have captured the myriad images of nature. I have been designing ever since I can remember. I am an artist and I express my inspirations through jewellery.” The designs at Jewels Emporium showcase many timeless pieces that represent the modern era of unconventional designs.