JEWELLERY EXPERTS REVEAL ‘HAUTEST’ TRENDS

JEWELLERY EXPERTS REVEAL ‘HAUTEST’ TRENDS

From royal designs to healing gemstones: Middle East’s most influential

jewelleryshowputs spotlight on latest trends

 

Royal designs, rare diamond cutsand holistic talks were the centrepiece of attention for the thousands of stylish visitors who attended Dubai International Jewellery Week 2016, which concluded today (Saturday 10 December).

 

Returning to the show atthe Dubai World Trade Centre was Lebanese designer NsouliJewelry, whowelcomed to their booth a vast numbers of visitors enchanted by the jeweller’scollection of striking chokers.

 

NsouliJewelry’s Dania Nsouli said:“Currently rose gold is extremely high in demand and our collection of royal chokers is a direct response to that growing trend.”

 

Featuring high quality, hand-picked diamonds individually set in 18K rose gold,each choker takes around one month to six weeks to manufacture in the jeweller’s Belgian office.

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“Chokers are on rise now and we’re very proud to showcase our renowned Belgian diamond cutto Middle Eastern collectors. One of our most striking pieces weighs 107.28g and features 58.32ct white diamonds, famous for their high quality in clarity and colour.”

 

Royal design jewellery lovers were also spoiled for choice at theItalian HasbaniGioielli S.p.A.stand, which showcased several sapphire and diamond engagement rings resembling the style of jewellery worn by Princess Diana.

 

Joseph Hasbani, owner at HasbaniGioielli S.p.A., said: “In recent years we have witnessed almost a 15 per cent increase in demand for sapphire engagement rings. My personal guess would be that all girls want to feel like princesses and for that very reason there isn’t much interest in rubies or emeralds.”

 

Hand-crafted in Italy and showing off a distinctive oval-shaped sapphire,one of the largest Hasbani ringsfeatures a sophisticated set of multiple diamondslinked individually, makingita flexible piece.

 

Hasbani added: “Sapphires are usually featured with diamonds because the stone doesn’t stand out much alone, so it needs to be surrounded by diamonds to enhance its colour and The Duchess of Cambridge’s ringis precisely designed in this classic manner.”

Also attracting scores of visitors at the show was Solitaire Jewels from the USA, who brought to Dubai unique collections of stacked bracelets made of mixed precious metals adorned with a vast variety of diamond cuts and colours.

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AlokKrishnani,owner at Solitaire Jewels from the USA, said: “Stacking bracelets is currently a very popular trend as people who already have their own jewellery look for new designs to mix it withand it appeals to their individualistic and experimental needs.

 

“We’ve witnessed a lot of interest in our ‘Messie’ collection that showcases unique, hand-cut diamonds with no two precious stones alike – every single diamond is different, featuring various colours and shapes, and set in a versatile band.”

 

In addition to jewellery lovers seeking individualistic expression and ways toenhance their looks, many visitors showed great interest in the daily workshops, “Discover the World of Gemstones”, led by Mariam Yasin, Holistic Therapist and Founder of Wellness Lifestyle blog Inner Beauty Buzz.

 

Yasin said: “People think more and more about well-being and I was very pleased to recognise some faces from last year’s show as it clearly shows that my sessions were impactful and provided them with some new insights.

 

“We’re all here because of jewellery and sharing my knowledge about more specific qualities of gemstones that can affect many aspects of our lives is very appealing because it empowers people with knowledge that allows themto choose what jewellery suits them best.”

 

The 21stedition of Dubai International Jewellery Week drew to a close on Saturday 10 Decembergathering 240leading jewellery brands, jewellery enthusiasts, collectors, designers, and retailers from around the world to launch their latest collections at the Middle East region’s most influential jewellery event.

 

The show will return to Dubai World Trade Centre between 15-18 November 2017.To find out the latest show information, visit www.jewelleryshow.com or follow the event on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

Captions:          1. NsouliJewelry showcased at Dubai International Jewellery Week a striking collection of trendy rose gold and diamonds chokers

  1. HasbaniGioielli S.p.A. unique oval-shaped sapphire engagement ring attracted a lot of attention from the show’s visitors
  2. Stacked bracelets were one of the most distinctive jewellery pieces showcased by Solitaire Jewels
  3. Mariam Yasin led a series of workshops focusing on precious gemstones’ holistic qualities

 

 

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Notes to Editors:

About Dubai International Jewellery Week

Website: www.jewelleryshow.com

  • The 21st edition of Dubai International Jewellery Week (DIJW) is being organised by Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) and is open to public.
  • With the most diverse range of jewellery retailers spanning the globe, Dubai International Jewellery Week provides an expansiveoffering of the latest and unique jewellery from around the world.
  • Admission is FREE with onsite registration and Emirates ID/passport verification. Onsite Registration will be open daily from 7 – 10 December 2016 from 1.30pm till 9.30pm (Friday 9 December from 2.30pm – 9.30pm).
  • Last year’s event attracted 23,000 visitors and generated USD 5 million worth of sales.

 

About Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)

Website: www.dwtc.com

As the organiser of Dubai International Jewellery Week, Dubai World Trade Centre offers more than 35 years’ experience of delivering world-class events in the Middle East. Our team organises 20 of the region’s largest and most successful international and regional shows, providing local, regional and international exhibitors with unmatched expertise and in-depth market knowledge.In addition to providing an ideal platform for regional business development, our commitment to on-going innovation within the exhibition industry has supported the rapid growth and development of a wide range of business-to-business and business-to-consumer shows, as well as delivering consistent satisfaction to exhibitors and visitors..

 

US$2MILLION RARE GEMSTONE ON DISPLAY AT DUBAI INETRNATIONAL JEWELLERY WEEK

US$2MILLION RARE GEMSTONE ON DISPLAY AT DUBAI INETRNATIONAL JEWELLERY WEEK

Investment incoloured gemstones is on rise, industry insider says

 

The world’s purest and second largest Russian Alexandrite gemstone is now available on sale at Dubai International Jewellery Week for a cool US$2million.

 

The stone, which weighs 9.65cts, has been certified by GemResearchSwisslab (GRS) and Swiss Foundation for the Research of Gemstones (SSEF).  It has already attracted a lot of interest from visitors to the four day shopping extravaganza, with a number of people expressing an interest in how it could be set into a unique ring or necklace design.

 

Thought to be named in honour of Tsar Alexander II, Alexandrite stones are only found in five countries – Russia, Brazil, India, Sri Lanka and Madagascar – but the Russian version is considered the rarest and shows off the most dramatic colour changes from blue to purple to red when placed under different lights.

 

Zaheer Ansari, Director of Noor Gems Japan Ltd. andZals Ltd., has brought the stone to Dubai International Jewellery Week due to the increased demand from investors for rare coloured gemstones.  He is hoping to educate the show’s visitors at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) about the vast opportunities an investment in precious stones can offer.

 

He said: “My family has been importing and exporting the most rare, precious gemstones for generations and there’s no safer and more lucrative means of investment I could recommend.Coloured stone prices always go up with time and within 30 years a value of unique alexandrites, paraibas, spinelscan multiple by up to 50 times.”

 

“Alexandrite is currently very popular, particularly among collectors in Japan, China, Russia and the USA, and we believeDubai International Jewellery Week allows us to show off this incredible stone to jewellery lovers as well as demonstrate to the GCC jewellery retailersthat they can improve their businesses by expanding their collections beyond diamonds, emeralds, andrubies.”

 

The 21stedition of Dubai International Jewellery Week enjoyed a successful start on Wednesday as major jewellery brands, jewellery enthusiasts, collectors, designers, and retailers from around the world gathered in Dubai to launch their latest collections at the Middle East region’s most influential jewellery event.

 

Throughout the four-day show, the Dubai Municipality is hosting an on-site mobile gemstone testing laboratory where visitors can receive expert real-time advice on the quality and authenticity of their gemstones and precious metals.

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Running until 10 December, Dubai International Jewellery Week has delivered striking new jewellery, unique advice from industry experts and the best new design talent from more than 240 exhibitors from 25 countries.

 

Admission to the Dubai International Jewellery Week is free to the general public, while anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The show is open from 2:00pm to 10:00pm daily, with the exception of Friday 9 December when doors open at 3:00pm. To find out the latest show information, visit www.jewelleryshow.com or follow the event on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

Caption:            The world’s second largest Russian Alexandrite is now available on sale at Dubai International Jewellery Week until Saturday, 10 December

 

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Notes to Editors:

About Dubai International Jewellery Week

Website: www.jewelleryshow.com

  • The 21st edition of Dubai International Jewellery Week (DIJW) is being organised by Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) and is open to public.
  • With the most diverse range of jewellery retailers spanning the globe, Dubai International Jewellery Week provides an expansiveoffering of the latest and unique jewellery from around the world.
  • Admission is FREE with onsite registration and Emirates ID/passport verification. Onsite Registration will be open daily from 7 – 10 December 2016 from 1.30pm till 9.30pm (Friday 9 December from 2.30pm – 9.30pm).
  • Last year’s event attracted 23,000 visitors and generated USD 5 million worth of sales.

 

About Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)

Website: www.dwtc.com

As the organiser of Dubai International Jewellery Week, Dubai World Trade Centre offers more than 35 years’ experience of delivering world-class events in the Middle East. Our team organises 20 of the region’s largest and most successful international and regional shows, providing local, regional and international exhibitors with unmatched expertise and in-depth market knowledge.In addition to providing an ideal platform for regional business development, our commitment to on-going innovation within the exhibition industry has supported the rapid growth and development of a wide range of business-to-business and business-to-consumer shows, as well as delivering consistent satisfaction to exhibitors and visitors..

CULTURE-INSPIRED DESIGNERS SCOOP PRESTIGIOUS 2016 JEWELLERY AWARDS

CULTURE-INSPIRED DESIGNERS SCOOP PRESTIGIOUS 2016 JEWELLERY AWARDS

UAE jeweller wins Best Arabic Jewellery Design Award

 

Indigenous oriental and Islamic designs from global jewellery craftsmen were recognised by a cluster of prestigious titles at the eighth edition of the Jewellery Design Awards in Dubai last night.

 

Attracting both aspiring individual designers and well-established jewellery brands, the awards were presented at a glittering ceremony marking the end of the opening day of Dubai International Jewellery Week at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

 

Out ofthe eight categories, ‘The Best Arabic Design Award’ went to Mehwish Allawala, a Dubai-based designer, for her ‘Royal Peacock’ pendant, symbolising the bird’s beauty and purity.

 

Commenting on her win, she said: “I am truly humbled and honoured that my brand QUAIS has won this category. The Award is a symbol of recognition of all the hard work and love I put in the designing of the pendant.”

 

Coming with a set of matching earrings and hand-crafted in 925 silver with 21K gold-plating, thepiece features strings of various precious stones mirroringthe striking colours of a peacock’s feathers.

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Allawala added: “Among Allah’s many beautiful creations, peacock is a bird that stands out with its beautiful body created in the most symmetrical dimensions andstunning hues of its wings. As a mystic seeker, I convey love and peace through my spiritual designs and this award helps me facilitatemy mission.”

 

With entries from more than 300 local, regional and international designers, the winners walked away with trophies and certificates awarded by six judges, including internationally-renowned jewellery-makers and experts in gemology.

 

“We were particularly impressed by simple designs that encompassed both luxury and cultural heritage and we noticed that many entries featured oriental and ‘back to nature’ inspired designs,” said Nader Freiha, Director at leading jewellery and watch industry consultancy MPP Middle East and one of the members of the judging panel.

 

“All the entries came from extremely gifted, hard-working jewellery designers and theawards that distinguish the finest work have avital role to play in the commercial market. It’s extremely challenging to produce something new, unique and beautiful. One thing is very clear: designs representing cultural heritage are making a comeback across the jewellery industry.”

 

Symbolising immortality, the design chosen by Singaporean designer Joy Loh representing Caratell, picked up ‘The Best Diamond Award’ for her ‘Coventina the Phoenix.’

 

The pendant, made of 18K gold, diamonds and other precious stones, is a tribute to the myth of the phoenix’s celebratory danceupon its resurrection from the ashes every 500 years.

 

Joy Loh said: “I’m thrilled by winning this award as it provides me with certain recognition on this international platform. It’s of crucial importance for all designers to be acknowledged in such prestigious competitions as it shows our effort and passion pay off and gives us inspiration for our future projects.”

 

Inspired by Indo-Islamic architecture Hisana Haque’s set of gold and diamond earrings featuring elaborate ornamental lattice pattern, won ‘The Best Gold Award.’

 

She said: “I’m grateful and astonished by this recognition as it gives me a tremendous boost of confidence in my work and inspires me to work harder and create more bold statement jewellery that draws from my cultural background.”

 

Hong-Kong-based jeweller Moiseikin International Ltd picked up ‘Objet D’Art’ category for Viktor Moiseikin’sTreasure Box while ‘Best Innovative Jewellery’ was won by Mousson Atelier’s Aleksandr Sokolov for his gold and opal ring titled ‘Ring Spectrum.’

 

Underlining the awards mission to promote industry innovators and new talent, three trophies were presented to the winners of Emerging Designs Award 2016: Harshmi Sheth from India who won the gemstone category for her ‘Niqab – A Legacy to Treasure,’ design; Marjan Shakeri for ‘Dazzling Choker’ and Paria Garshasbi for ‘Perneck,’ who won the cultural-inspired and freestyle imaginative jewellery categories, respectively.

 

Their winning designs, manufactured by Maha Al SibaI Jewellery are now available for purchase at the show that will draw to a close on Saturday 10 December at 10pm.

 

Admission to the Dubai International Jewellery Week is free to the general public, while anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. The show is open from 2:00pm to 10:00pm daily, with the exception of Friday 9 December when doors open at 3:00pm. To find out the latest show information, visit www.jewelleryshow.com or follow the event on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

Captions:          1. Winners of the Jewellery Design Awards 2016 are recognised for their excellence in jewellery design, innovation and creativity at the eight annual Jewellery Design Awards Ceremony

  1. UAE-based jeweller Mehwish Allawala picked up ‘The Best Arabic Design Award’
  2. ‘The Best Diamond Award’ was won byJoy Loh’s ‘Coventina the Phoenix’

 

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Notes to Editors:

About Dubai International Jewellery Week

Website: www.jewelleryshow.com

  • The 21st edition of Dubai International Jewellery Week (DIJW) is being organised by Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) and is open to public.
  • With the most diverse range of jewellery retailers spanning the globe, Dubai International Jewellery Week provides an expansiveoffering of the latest and unique jewellery from around the world.
  • Admission is FREE with onsite registration and Emirates ID/passport verification. Onsite Registration will be open daily from 7 – 10 December 2016 from 1.30pm till 9.30pm (Friday 9 December from 2.30pm – 9.30pm).
  • Last year’s event attracted 23,000 visitors and generated USD 5 million worth of sales.

 

About Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)

Website: www.dwtc.com

As the organiser of Dubai International Jewellery Week, Dubai World Trade Centre offers more than 35 years’ experience of delivering world-class events in the Middle East. Our team organises 20 of the region’s largest and most successful international and regional shows, providing local, regional and international exhibitors with unmatched expertise and in-depth market knowledge.In addition to providing an ideal platform for regional business development, our commitment to on-going innovation within the exhibition industry has supported the rapid growth and development of a wide range of business-to-business and business-to-consumer shows, as well as delivering consistent satisfaction to exhibitors and visitors..

 

SURGEONS BRING RELIEF TO MISDIAGNOSED, CHRONICALLY ILL PATIENT

SURGEONS BRING RELIEF TO MISDIAGNOSED, CHRONICALLY ILL PATIENT

 

Zulekha Hospital doctorsremove 18cm gallbladder from patient with abdominal pain

 

Dubai, UAE, 8December, 2016: A team of surgeons at Zulekha Hospital Sharjah successfully removed an enlarged 18cm gallbladder from the abdomen of a UAE resident, who had suffered from acute stomach pain for more than a year.

 

The four-and-a-halfhour operation was performed on a middle-aged female patientwho had beenexperiencingexcruciating abdominal painwhich made it difficult for her to walk or straighten her back.

 

Dr Sajad Ali Mohammad,Specialist General and Laparoscopic Surgeonat Zulekha HospitalSharjahsaid: “The patient came with symptoms of severe stomach pain and an ultrasound scan of her abdomen revealed distendedgallbladder with a huge stone blocking its neck.”

 

Prior to her appointment at Zulekha Hospital, the patient, who wishes to remain anonymous, had consulted clinicians atseveral other local hospitals where she received treatment for minorstomach ailments and other acidity-related problems.

 

Dr Mohammadadded: “The patient was in such severe condition that she had to walk with her back bent and upon thorough examination, we recommended an immediate surgery.”

 

Performed by a team of expert clinicians, the operation revealed an abnormally enlarged and inflamed18cm longgallbladder with thickened walls that prevented the doctors from performing a standard laparoscopic surgery. Gallbladders are normally 7-10cm in length.

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Dr Mohammad said:  “Onaverage we operate about 300 cases of this disease every year with the use of procedure known as laparoscopic cholecystectomy. This time, however, the surgery was much more challenging and we had to perform in open technique as the gallbladder occupiedmost of the patient’s right abdomen side, making it impossible to becompleted by laparoscopy.”

 

Conducted by a surgeon, two anaesthetists and nurses, the surgery involved doctors making one large incision toremove the swollen gallbladderand several stones, with the largest  one measuring 6cm in diameter.

 

The patient said: “I had visited many hospitals and did not get any relief for my pain until I consulted DrMohammad at Zulekha Hospital,who immediately advised me to undergo a surgery for the gallstones.”

 

“He was extremely caring and was available throughout my stay, making me feel safe andconfident I was in good hands. I am grateful to the entire team for their support andthank to them I am finally back in good health.”

 

According to international study “Gallstones: A Worldwide Multifaceted Disease and Its Correlations with Gallbladder Carcinoma” published this November by Public Library of Science, gallstone-associated illnesses are among the most frequent diseases in the UAE and India and are thought to result from environmental conditions and dietary habits prevalent in this part of the world.

 

Caption:              The team of doctors who carried out the surgery at Zulekha Hospital Sharjah: Dr Arindam Dutta, Specialist Anaesthetist; Dr Sajad Ali Mohammad, and Dr Mamdouh Abddu-El-Moety Maged Mohamed,Consultant Anaesthetist.

 

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About Zulekha Hospital

The Zulekha Hospital brand is part of the Zulekha Healthcare Group, and is among the forerunners in UAE healthcare. Today the Zulekha Healthcare group includes two multidisciplinary hospitals in Dubai and Sharjah, as well as four UAE medical centres and three pharmacies providing specialised treatments in over 25 disciplines. The Group is also opening a multidisciplinary Hospital in India.Zulekha Hospital has received extensive recognition for its commitment towards quality care and sustainable business practises, and recently received the prestigious Dubai Quality Award for the second time in four years, underling a commitment to providing high quality healthcare to patients and society.

Gulf producers need to build capabilities, invest in people, say speakers at 11th GPCA Annual Forum

Gulf producers need to build capabilities, invest in people, say speakers at 11th GPCA Annual Forum

Dubai, UAE. December 8, 2016: Petrochemical and chemical producers in the Arabian Gulf are well positioned to build upon decades of success by further developing their capabilities and investing in the next generation of talent, said speakers at the 11th edition of the Annual GPCA Forum that took place in Dubai last week.

As well as maximizing their own feedstock advantage, companies should explore new and innovative avenues for petrochemical and chemical production, while also focusing on product differentiation through leveraging existing technologies and driving innovation.

Talent training and development would need to remain high on the agenda of GCC chemical and petrochemical producers, said speakers during the three-day event. Going forward, the region would require a workforce that is highly dynamic, multi-skilled, inclusive and diverse in order to weather the challenges presented to it in the future.

“This part of the world is home to some of the most talented, ambitious and promising individuals, which offers significant opportunities for global and regional stakeholders. To build for the future, we will need to harness the talent of the next generation of scientists and engineers today so they can lead the industry into a better and more prosperous tomorrow,” said DrAbdulwahab Al-Sadoun, Secretary General of the GPCA.

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Delivering the opening address at the 11th Annual GPCA Forum, Yousef Al-Benyan, Vice Chairman and CEO, SABIC and Chairman, GPCA, urged the Gulf chemical industry to build local capabilities and start attracting the high-end manufacturing operations that the region needs to truly transform itself and create high-quality manufacturing jobs. In this regard, the establishment of more research and development centers in the GCC region was a positive sign, he said.

Addressing the audience in a speech during Day 1 of the Forum, H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and ADNOC Group CEO, said: “If we are to thrive in today’s intensely competitive global economy, partnerships are more critical than ever. The sheer growth, scale and diversity of the petrochemical demand curve requires us to shape partnership models best suited to seize the moment.”

Day 2 of the Annual Forum kicked off with a speech by Andre Borschberg, Chairman of the Solar Impulse Project, the only plane in the world that could fly day and night relying only on the power of the sun. Borschberg emphasized on the role of the chemical and petrochemical industry in driving innovation and offering alternative solutions for some of the world’s most pressing challenges including energy efficiency, energy conservation and better use of resources.

In particular, he highlighted the fact that despite using no fuel whatsoever, the Solar Impulse plane relied for 98% of its parts on petroleum-derived products which made the aircraft lighter and more efficient allowing it to complete the first of its kind solar powered round-the-world flight.

The 11th Annual GPCA Forum took place on 27-29 November in Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai. Over 2000 delegates descended from all corners of the globe for a three-day event of knowledge sharing, innovation and best practice exchange. Among the key themes and topics discussed during the conference were talent training and development, the role of digitalization in driving profitability, how to optimize supply chain operations and long-term strategies for business growth and success.

Jim Fitterling, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Dow Chemical Company, who also gave a keynote speech at the Forum, commented: “The GPCA has become ‘the voice’ of the chemical industry in the Arabian Gulf region. And this year’s forum arrives at just the right moment to hear about – and discuss – the future of the Gulf petrochemical and chemical industry. Even against a background of uncertainty and reflection, Dow has never been more optimistic about the industry.”

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About the Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association

 

The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) represents the downstream hydrocarbon industry in the Arabian Gulf. Established in 2006, the association voices the common interests of more than 250 member companies from the chemical and allied industries, accounting for over 95% of chemical output in the Gulf region. The industry makes up the second largest manufacturing sector in the region, producing over US$108 billion worth of products a year.

 

The association supports the region’s petrochemical and chemical industry through advocacy, networking and thought leadership initiatives that help member companies to connect, to share and advance knowledge, to contribute to international dialogue, and to become prime influencers in shaping the future of the global petrochemicals industry.

 

Committed to providing a regional platform for stakeholders from across the industry, the GPCA manages six working committees – Plastics, Supply Chain, Fertilizers, International Trade, Research and Innovation, and Responsible Care – and organizes six world-class events each year. The association also publishes an annual report, regular newsletters and reports.

 

For more information, please visit www.gpca.org.ae