A total of QAR 1,990,000 was raised recently at the auction held during the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition 2018. The Milestones Auction is a charity auction in support of Education Above All (EAA) and featured signature pieces designed by Young Qatari Designers who participated in the exhibition. EAA, the beneficiary of the auction, is a global movement that contributes to human, social and economic development through the provision of quality education.
The Young Qatari Designers initiative, launched last year as part of Qatar Tourism Authority’s (QTA) efforts to support local talent, is one of DJWE’s key pillars to support and develop young creative talent. Providing a global platform to showcase their unique and exclusive designs, the exhibition also offers the young designers an opportunity to compete with leading local and international brands. Visitors are encouraged to marvel at the Young Qatar Designers collections on display until this Monday, at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC).
The charity auction was attended by several VIPs, bidding on the exclusive signature pieces designed by Nada Al Sulaiti (Hairaat); Nouf Al Meer (Nouf Jewellery); Ghada Al Buainain; Leila Abu Issa (Leila Issam Fine Jewellery); Shikha Mohamed (Al Ghla Jewellery); and Jawaher and Hissa Mohammed Al Mannai (Ghand Jewellery).
A piece by Nouf Al Meer, got the highest bid for QAR 400,000. Aside from the young designers, Chopard also sold four special edition wristwatches and two gold bangles for QAR 440,000. Proceeds of the sale will also be donated to EAA’s Educate a Child programme.
Over the past five days, DJWE 2018 has hosted many events and activities for visitors such as daily industry talks, jewellery and watches workshops, as well as free consultations and valuations by Artcurial, the iconic French Auction House.
Held under the patronage of the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, DJWE is one of the fastest growing events on the global luxury events calendar. This year, it has strengthened its position as a key industry player, bolstering its programme of activities for exhibitors and visitors to enjoy.
Brought by QTA and delivered by Auditoire, the six-day event featured more than 490 brands from over 10 countries, bringing an extensive display of classic and contemporary luxury collections by internationally-recognised brands and designers.
For more information, visit the event website at djwe.qa.