Stunning jewellery designs selected by the Emerging Jewellery Design Awards jury will be brought to life and be available on display at Dubai International Jewellery Week next month (7-10 December). The winners will be officially presented with the Awards at a glamorous gala reception on the first day of the show. Overall, the exhibition will showcase more than 10,000 jewellery designs from around the world and feature jewellery and fashion master classes and workshops during which participants will have an exclusive opportunity to learn the best ways of complimenting a variety of outfits with jewellery from leading stylists, fashionistas, and expert bloggers.
Maha Al Sibai, an internationally acclaimed jewellery designer and one of the Awards judges based in Dubai, said that Arabic crafts have been the underlining key trend in the submitted designs this year. “All entries were unique and we noticed that many of them were inspired by Arabic art and crafts with elements of ornamental and geometric lines often seen in carpet artistry.”
Awarded in three different categories, the winning designs included ‘Niqab – A Legacy to Treasure,’ designed by Harshmi Sheth from India, who won the gemstone category; ‘Perneck’ by Marjan Shakeri and ‘Dazzling Choker’ by Paria Garshasbi, who won the freestyle imaginative and cultural-inspired jewellery categories, respectively.
“The designer of ‘Niqab – A Legacy to Treasure’ used the pear shaped stone to show a face of a woman wearing a traditional Arabic veil which has never been done before,” said Al Sibai. “Paria Garshasbi, on the other hand, used gold to create lines, flowing down from the choker like a waterfall with water sparkles depicted by precious stones, giving it both dazzling and calming effect.” “The cultural-inspired design by Marjan Shakeri employs simple lines that represent Persian art motives making it an amazing and unforgettable piece.”
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.