As the third day of VOD Dubai International Jewellery Show, the Middle East’s leading fine jewellery and gems exhibition, comes to a close, both retail buyers and Dubai’s most stylish consumers have been maximising their networking potential, executing numerous business deals and adding dazzling precious stones to their personal accessories’ collections amid strong sales throughout the day.

One exhibitor boasting positive sales over the last few days is Thangam Jewellers which stocks a number of local and regional brands including the award-winning, Indian-born Vasupati Jewellers. Priding itself on its completely hand-made, specially-crafted designs that pay tribute to the uncut diamond, creations are extremely delicate with intricate engraving. Also of note is its Golden Light collection which comprises uncut diamonds and gold mixed with emerald and rubies. “The exhibition has been a success for us so far, we and we look forward to making more sales in the closing day of the show,” says Mansukh Kothari, Director of Vasupati Jewellers. “We have met with many potential buyers already, especially those from Pakistan and Bangladesh.”

Not just a hub for scores of exclusive new jewellery collections and brand launches, innovations in production and technology also take pride of place at the show, with South African jeweller Skylar T leading the way. Creators of the only diamond in the world that glows at night, it is taking the industry to new horizons thanks to its patented Night Glow technology that allows its Ocular Brand diamonds to glow for up to eight hours at night in the colours of Caribbean Blue and Sea Foam green. 100% natural, untreated and genuine, there are no batteries, wires and the diamonds haven’t been exposed to any form of radiation – they are simply the next generation of diamonds that are set to take the industry by storm.

Following on from two previous days of runway shows in collaboration with Arab Fashion Week, the Fashion Tableau Vivant catwalk once again attracted a super-stylish audience, as models dressed in local designer; Aiisha Ramadan’s ethereal collection came down the catwalk dripping in diamonds with stunning jewellery pieces from Italian brand Stefan Hafner.

The Fauvist Fantasy jewellery catwalk sessions featured a line-up of eye-catching coloured stones which made their way down five 15-minute runway displays, which included designs by Angeletti 1940, Jewels of Jaipur, Hazoorilal Jewellers Pvt Ltd, Oro Trend and Hasbani.
Friday also saw Ellen Kerry, Deputy Editor of Ahlan! magazine, take to the stage with Nina Ali – the Lebanese-American mothering force behind Instagram and Snapchat sensation @LipstickMommy. Discussing the importance and placement of coloured gemstones in the dynamic jewellery industry. This was followed by a 15-minute meet-and-greet with her fans and followers.

Aside from these open-to-all consumer events, a number of dedicated private events also took place throughout the day and proved to be very successful.

Guests today (18 November) can look forward to the last of the event’s daily fashion shows and the New Jeweller Heritage Jewellery Design Competition and Awards, presented by Jawhara Jewellery Group.

The last day of VOD Dubai International Jewellery Show is open today, Saturday 18 November for both retail and trade visitors 2pm-10pm, entry is free.


About VOD Dubai International Jewellery Show:

The region’s first and only B2B and B2C jewellery event, VOD Dubai International Jewellery Show merges the trade-focused VICENZAORO Dubai and consumer show Dubai International Jewellery Week in one consolidated mega event. It is organised by DV Global Link, a joint-venture company between Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) and Italian Exhibition Group (IEG).


About Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC):

DWTC brings more than 35 years’ experience delivering world-class events in the Middle East and provides local, regional and international exhibitors with unmatched expertise and in-depth market knowledge. Our team organises more than 20 of the largest and most successful international and regional shows in Middle East, providing an ideal platform for business development in the region. 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, and delivered consistent satisfaction to exhibitors and visitors. DWTC works with the leading trade bodies and industry associations to ensure that all exhibitions deliver full value and are built upon the real needs of their specific sector.


About Italian Exhibition Group Spa:

Italian Exhibition Group SpA, the Company generated by a merger between Rimini Fiera and Fiera di Vicenza, is led by President Lorenzo Cagnoni, together with Executive Vice President Matteo Marzotto and Managing Director Corrado Facco. IEG, which closed 2016 with a consolidated pro-forma turnover of Euro 124.8 million, a pro-forma EBITDA of Euro 21.9 million and a consolidated net result of Euro 6.6 million, is Italy's first player in terms of overall volume with 59 products in its portfolio (relating to Food & Beverage, Green, Technology, Entertainment, Tourism, Transport, Wellness, Jewellery and Fashion, Lifestyle & Innovation) and 216 events and congresses. The Company's priority asset is to favour internationalization in segments representing Beautiful and Well Done around the world, starting from its already solid presences in the United Arab Emirates, where it has an on-going joint venture, and in the USA, China, India and South America. Furthermore, IEG is also the Italian leader in the convention and congress segment. In 2016, IEG events at its exhibition and congress sites in Rimini and Vicenza totalled 14,593 exhibitors and almost 2.5 million visitors.


Source: MCS/Action