Top jewellery show opens at Sharjah
Sharjah, October 2, 2013
Low gold prices, the upcoming festive season and rising consumer confidence has set the pace for sales at a major jewellery fair that got under way in Sharjah yesterday (October 1).
The 35th edition of the MidEast Watch and Jewellery Show, which will run till October 5, is taking place at the Expo Centre Sharjah.
“The second quarter had seen good demand for jewellery and after a lull in the summer months, the show will sure set the pace for sales in the last quarter,” said Ahmed Mohammed Al Midfa, chairman of the Expo Centre Sharjah.
Gold is trading around $1,300 an ounce, some $600 below its September 2011 record high of $1,920.30 an ounce, making it highly attractive for jewellery lovers, he said.
The show is featuring more than 450 exhibitors representing master jewellers and some of the leading jewellery chains from across the world.
“For the first time, the show will host the Italian Art Pavilion, featuring creations of Maurizio Fusari that are inspired by themes and motifs associated with the region,” said CEO Saif Mohammed Al Midfa.
Some of the premium creations that are being displayed at the Italian Art Pavilion include ‘Aisan Al Arab’, the design of which is based on Arabian horses, the ‘Rawda’ inspired by the Arab garden, and the complex ‘Baab Al Hajj’ jewel that denotes the pilgrimage to Makkah.
“Aiming to add more value, the show is featuring seminars, organised by Gemology Institute of America, targeting those interested in knowing what actually goes into the making of their stunning jewellery designs,” he added. - TradeArabia News Service