International Jewellery and Watch Show returns to Abu Dhabi

  • 140 exhibitors from 18 countries showcasing fine jewellery at ADNEC from October 17-21
  • More than 10,000 visitors across the Gulf expected to attend flagship event
  • Nearly 18 per cent of global gold supply shipped through the UAE

Luxury shoppers across the region are expected to gather in the national capital this week as the world’s finest jewellery, gemstones and designer timepieces go on display this week at the Abu Dhabi International Jewellery and Watch Show (JWS). The Jewellery and Watch ShowAbu Dhabi is being held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from October 17-21.

The exhibition, which brings together more than 140 exhibitors from 18 countries, is expected to see more than 10,000 visitors descending on the emerging luxury capital of the region. The internationally renowned show is completely open to the public, who will get a chance to see the latest jewellery and watch designs from the world’s top notch designers and brands.

The elite event, now in its 19th year, continues to attract top designers, retailers and distributors from around the world, who will be showcasing the finest gold and silver jewellery, gemstones, precious and semi-precious stones, pearls and designer watches.

Raya Dandal, Show Manager, Reed Exhibitions, said: “The JWS in Abu Dhabi has been a must-attend show for the general public alike from many years now, but this year’s event promises to be truly spectacular given the recent interest in gold and other precious metals.

“With exhibitors come from all over the world, visitors can expect to see everything from beautifully crafted ethnic pieces through to haute couture designer collections. Whether you work in the industry, want to pick up something special for a loved one, or are just interested to see the latest trends and fashions in the jewellery world, JWS promises to be the one jewellery event in the region that cannot be missed. With the recent correction in gold prices after many months of record-breaking rise in prices, this is a golden opportunity for all those who have been staying from the metal to lap up some truly exquisite jewellery sets,” Dandal said.

Of late, the UAE has been growing in its importance as a major gateway for physical gold for the whole region. The total reported amount of physical gold supply in the year 2010 through mining and scrap recycling was approximately 3800 tons from which approximately 600 tons were physically traded and shipped through the UAE. These numbers demonstrate that the UAE has between 16-18 percent of the worldwide physical gold business. JWS is set to further support this larger economic trend by providing an outlet for global jewellery traders to showcase their wares and craftsmanship.

Tickets for the exhibition can be bought at the venue and are available for AED 20 per person, which also entitles visitors to participate in a daily raffle draw during the event with some spectacular prizes to be won.

JWS Abu Dhabi 2011 is organized by Reed Exhibitions, a part of Reed Jewellery Group, and complements one of the most prestigious jewellery shows in the world, JCK Las Vegas.

The Abu Dhabi Business Women Council is the strategic partner to the show, while the International Gemological Institute is the Knowledge Partner and Rotana Hotel is the Official Hotel Partner.

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