More events on the sidelines of the 16th Edition of the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition
The Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition (DJWE) 2019 is witnessing a significant turnout of visitors, with over 500 premium watch and jewellery brands from over 10 countries exhibiting on its dazzling show floor. The show, which opened last week, is on until tomorrow, 25 February, at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre.
Aside from the dazzling jewelleries and watches on showcase at the exhibition, DJWE also have a full programme of activities, workshops and interactive discussion sessions to give visitors and industry stakeholders a more ‘practical’ experience in the jewellery and watches industry.
DJWE Forum at Marriot Marquis City Center
The second edition of the DJWE Forum was held at Marriot Marquis City Center Hotel on Thursday, 21 February, and brought together international jewellery and watch designers, leading experts, as well as local and international influencers. The Forum offered guests an insider perspective on watch collecting, natural pearls, the history of jewellery in Qatar, the influence of Indian designs, and a session with Alex Popov, Chairman of the World Diamond Museum. Qatari designer and artist Ahmed Al Obaidly hosted the Forum.
Workshops and Events for Watch Lovers
French watchmakers Objectif Horlogerie are offering ‘Discover Watchmaking’ workshops and an exclusive paid workshops for interested watch afficionados. Participants will get the chance to make their own timepieces using the same equipment and techniques as Objective Horlogerie. They also get to keep the watches they create.
Daily talks are also held at the DJWE Majlis, 4 pm and 5 pm, with French expert Geoffroy Ader. Participants learn about the latest technologies used by the world’s leading brands in their collection of watches, as well as free consultations. Ader is recognised as an expert in modern and vintage watches. The newly formed Qatar Watch Club (QWC) hosts gatherings at the Majlis every evening at 6 pm, with presentation from different watch brands each day. QWC is hosting the Turkish Watches Club, who came to Doha especially for DJWE 2019.
Jewellery and Gemstones Events
DJWE also offers exclusive jewellery-making workshops for visitors and guests. Craftsmen showcase the art of crafting jewellery and take attendees through the various steps in the process, including wax modelling stone setting initiations, as well as identifying and evaluating precious and semi-precious stones. Participants also receive completion certificates for these workshops. For those purchasing jewellery at DJWE, an expert gemmologist is available for consultations. Visitors can register in advance to attend the talks and workshops through this link.
The Indian Pavilion: Qatar-India Year of Culture 2019
As part of Qatar-India Year of Culture 2019, a special pavilion has been especially dedicated for 13 luxury Indian jewellery brands participating in this year’s DJWE. The jewelleries on showcase in this pavilion showcases the artistic and cultural heritage of all regions in India. The pavilion was organised by the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council, established under the auspices of the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
Charity Auction for Education Above All
Visitors to DJWE today, 24 February will have the chance to participate in one of the most important event of the exhibition – the charity auction. The proceeds from this year’s auction will benefit Education Above All (EAA), a global movement which contributes to human, social and economic development through quality education.
DJWE is teaming up with French auction house Artcurial, and auctioneer Geoffroy Ader to run the live auction of 11 luxurious Qatari-designed jewellery pieces. Ten of the signature pieces were designed by Young Qatari Designers (YQD) who are also taking part in DJWE 2019. All pieces for the auction have been showcased during the exhibition so that visitors could see their striking beauty and inspiring designs.
DJWE is open to visitors from 12 pm to 10 pm, until tomorrow Monday, 25 February. Presented by Qatar National Tourism Council and organised by Auditoire, the six-day exhibition allows visitors access to some of the finest brands of classic and contemporary luxury jewellery and interact with designers in daily workshops and discussion sessions. For more information about DJWE 2019 and to learn more about additional attractions and extravaganza, visit their website at djwe.qa.