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Top Israeli jewellery brand makes Bahrain debut with 'Holy Gems'

HolyGems, a new luxury jewellery brand from Israel, is set to make its debut at the Jewellery Arabia, the Middle East’s premier jewellery and watch event, which opens its doors on November 22.
 
During the five-day event, HolyGems will be showcasing its never-seen-before, extremely rare, natural precious gems, which have been exclusively mined from the Holy Land. It has been priced in the $20,000 to $1,000,000 range.
 
A key highlight at the Jewellery Arabia will be unveiling of the Israeli brand's unique and exclusive Gem – Carmel Sapphire.
 
This year, Jewellery Arabia 2022 will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in style at a new venue - the recently-built Exhibition World Bahrain in Sakhir. 
 
The event, which runs till November 26, boasts widened shopping walkways, improved exhibitor and visitor experience, and the launch of Scent Arabia for the first time in the kingdom.
 
Spanning across 54,000 sq m, the new state-of-the-art venue will provide visitors with access to a wider range of renowned exhibitors from highly coveted regional and international brands, and new brands taking part for the first time ever, as well as various food and beverage retail outlets and more, said the organisers. 
 
The highly anticipated event will include a traditional Bahraini ‘Gold Souq’, dedicated zones for watches, pearls, up-and-coming designers and pre-loved items.
 
HolyGems said its line of jewellery and 'pieces' made especially for 2022 exhibition will be displayed throughout the event.
 
Following a prophetic revelation, and for the first time in history, precious gems are mined from Israel, including blue and green Sapphire, red Garnet, black Spinel and a unique gemstone found only in Israel: the Carmel-Sapphire.
 
These precious gems including the Carmel Sapphire embedded into a modern jewelry collection combining top quality diamonds from the Israeli Diamond exchange will make history in a first ever collaboration with the BJC – Bahrain jewellery Center.
 
On its debut show, CEO Tali Shalem-Taub said: "We are delighted and extremely excited to share our unique gems collection with the GCC market which is known for its great interest in innovative and new discoveries such as HolyGems."
 
Abraham (Avi) Taub, a descendant of a pioneer family with long-standing three generation presence in the diamond and luxury jewellery market in Israel, heard about something that the Lubavitcher Rebbe (the most influential international Jewish leader of the 20th century) said in 1988. 
 
In a filmed interview with the then mayor of Haifa, the Rebbe said that there are precious gemstones in the Haifa and Carmel area in the Land of Israel, and that the Almighty did a wondrous thing when he himself concealed them in the depths of this Holy Land.
 
Taub was a loyal follower of the Rebbe and an experienced businessman, and this statement made him restless. Thus, in 1999, along with several partners and the Rebbe's revelation guiding his actions, Taub established a company (Shefa in Israel G.M. Ltd) for the exploration, research and development of precious gem mines in the north of the Land of Israel.
 
"In March, five months after Taub's sudden death, and after 20 years of R&D in collaboration with international experts and research institutes, Israel, for the first time ever, issued a Discovery Certificate confirming that an economic deposit of precious gems was found in the areas for which the company holds licence," revealed Shalem-Taub.
 
"These gems from the holy land to three religions and most exhilarating source, are imbued with significance and meaning, including their mystical and energetic Virtues. Together with the company's ability to provide an origin and traceability certificate of each gem from mine to customer (in itself highly rare transparency) – this discovery creates great interest in the luxury jewelry market," he explained.   
 
"Owing to the rarity of their inlaid gems the jewelry pieces in this collection cannot be commercially manufactured and are one-of-a-kind," said Shalem-Taub.
 
"We heard a lot about Jewellery Arabia in Manama and are happy to take part in making a small history collaborate with the organization of BJC. We are so grateful for this opportunity," he added.-TradeArabia News Service