The Young Qatari Designers (YQD) initiative returns to the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition (DJWE) this year, which is being held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, from 24 to 29 February at the DECC.
The initiative is aimed at supporting Qatari jewellery designers and promoting their work by enabling them to showcase their collections alongside famous luxury brands.
Eighteen talented designers will join the 17th edition of DWJE, expanding the size and scope of the popular initiative. New participants include: H Jewelery, Kaltham's Pavilion, Camelot Jewellery, Clair De Lune Jewellery, and Letters Passion Arts, while brands Trifoglio, Ghada Albuainain Jewellery, Nouf Jewellery, Ghand Jewellery, Leila Issam Fine Jewellery, Hairaat Fine Jewellery, Sarah’s & Co, AlGhala Jewellery, Hessa Jewels, Midad Jewelery, and Thameen Jewellery return for the fourth year.
“Supporting Qatar’s entrepreneurs and talents is one of the main goals of Qatar National Tourism Council, and DJWE has historically been a fruitful platform for these young artists,” said Ahmed Al-Obaidli, Director of Exhibitions at QTNC, the organizers of the exhibition. "We are pleased with the continuous growth of both the exhibition and the participation of our young Qatari designers."
Newcomers Kaltham Al Majid, a descendant of the veteran Al-Majid family jewellers, joins the initiative this year with her brand Kaltham's Pavilion. Her collection of rings, pendants, and bracelets include precious pieces entitled “Pink Obsession,” “Pearl Gardenia,” “Royal Arches,” and “Qatar My Heart” and are crafted from sapphire, diamond, and other precious gemstones set in 18-karat gold.
Esma Al Saadi established her brand, Clair De Lune, in 2017. At the show, she will present a collection of fine jewellery inspired by the beauty of nature and consisting mainly of rubies and diamonds.
Hamad Almohammad established his brand H Jewellery in 2012 which is distinguished by pieces derived from Qatari culture and contemporary architecture, such as a collection inspired by buildings on the Doha Corniche.
DJWE is an ideal platform for luxury aficionados to learn about the latest releases and collections of famous brands from Qatar and the world, all under one roof. This year’s 17th edition is the largest ever, with 129 exhibitors from 14 countries displaying products by 500 local and international brands across 33,000 square meters of exhibition halls. The event welcomes visitors daily from 12:00 pm until 10 pm, and on Friday, February 28 from 4 pm until 10 pm.
Source: Press release
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