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Top local talent to shine bright at this year’s Dubai International Jewellery Week

One of the world’s rarest pink pearls and a collection with designs created like a blossoming flower are some of the show-stopping pieces appearing from the region’s hottest jewellery designers.

Shoppers will be treated to some of the finest craftsmanship on offer at this year’s Dubai International Jewellery Week, with top notch local and regional retailers set to wow the crowds with their latest collections.

Meeting the unprecedented demand for fine jewellery, precious stones, diamonds, pearls and watches, jewellers from across the Middle East are gearing up to showcase their inspirational collections and one-of-a-kind pieces debuting during the show.

Over 20,000 visitors are expected to attend the 20th anniversary year of the region’s most iconic jewellery event, which takes place from 9 – 12 December at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Visitors can expect to find a wide range of stunning pieces and will also have the opportunity to preview 2016 collections from local and regional exhibitors from some of the region’s finest jewellery houses. With more than 80 product categories on display, from high grade diamond, gold and platinum creations, alongside pearls, bridal jewellery and coloured gemstones, there is certain to be something for everyone. Collectors can also expect to discover a number of watches, objects d’art and limited edition items during the four day event. The collections will be showcased alongside attractive incentives and offers from jewellery retailers, and attendees will have the opportunity to take advantage of special end-of-year offers during the show.

Jewellers who will be attending include UAE companies such as Dhamani Jewels, Mahallati Jewellery, Al Masaood Jewellery, and Renee Jewellers. They will be joined by regional jewellers including Seham’s Collection (Bahrain), Nsouli (Lebanon), Kanz Al – Sahra Jewellery (Saudi Arabia) and Izmirian Group (Jordan).

Mr. Mehran Mahallati, Vice President of Mahallati Jewellery, which has a strong heritage in Dubai as a two generation family business, commented on how he is looking forward to mesmerizing shoppers with his high-end collections. “When it comes to buying jewellery, customers need to feel that they trust us in helping them make the right choice and here at Mahallati Jewellery we make sure that they can. We are constantly looking to push the barriers in terms of design, craftsmanship and quality. At this year’s event we will be showcasing some of our latest designs and pieces, and we hope to be putting a smile on the faces of shoppers attending.”

With many local exhibitors expected to launch new collections for the first time during the event, shoppers can expect to be dazzled by the latest in cutting edge designs, as each jeweller seeks to show off their latest sparkle based on the hottest trends and classic cuts.

UAE based jeweller, Bhansali Diamond & Jewellery LLC is no exception, with the company showcasing exclusive handmade agate stone diamond jewellery during this year’s show.

“Our contemporary diamond jewellery is one of a kind, and we can’t wait to present our latest offerings on our stand. Diamonds will always be a girl’s best friend, and we have some fantastic collections to catch the eyes of the shoppers,” said Kunal Bhansali, director at the jewellers.

Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Exhibitions & Events Management, Dubai World Trade Centre, added: “This unique event underlines the significance of Dubai as a luxury shopping destination. Shoppers will have the opportunity to support local and regional retailers, whilst also being able to uncover some one-of-a-kind collections from international jewellers who bring their own inspirations and style of craftsmanship from around the world.”

UAE retail sales are expected to reach $41.1 billion this year, according to consultancy Knight Frank’s recent retail sector update report, indicating that the UAE continues to attract shoppers and retailers from all over the world. The consumption of luxury items is known to have surged 11 per cent in the region, thanks to a rapid growth in tourism and local consumption as a result of the strong historic relevance of luxury in the region.

This year’s Dubai International Jewellery Week 2015 will have several new features such as daily interactive jewellery and fashion workshops, which will serve to further embellish what will be the ultimate jewellery buying experience. More than 250 exhibitors from 25 countries will be showcasing their collections and shoppers will be able to buy quality pieces at competitive prices.

Entry to the show is free of charge. Visitors will be required to register onsite and must carry valid ID documents. Dubai International Jewellery Week takes place from 9 – 12 December 2015 at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 2 pm to 10 pm, Saturday to Thursday and 3 pm to 10pm on Friday.