In addition to presenting the latest trends and collections in luxury jewellery, the 17th edition of Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition (DJWE) is also one of a few exhibitions of its scale that allows consumers to purchase the precious gems and timepieces on display, as well as take advantage of classes and workshops led by industry experts.

Returning for its second year, Qatar Watch Club is organising a series of panel discussions and educational workshops for the public. The club will host two sessions daily, from 5 pm to 7 pm, and one class on Friday, 28 February and Saturday, 29 February between 6 pm and 7 pm. Leading watch brands Ulysse Nardin, Chanel, Greubel Forsey, TAG Heuer, HYT, Moser, Chopard, and Nomos will also participate in these sessions.

Qatar Watch Club Chairman, Jassem Al Sayed, said,

We are pleased with our participation in DJWE. The exhibition is in line with our strategy of organising educational events on watches, and this year, we cooperated with Salon Des Horlogers to showcase unique watches that will be seen in Qatar for the first time.

Independent Swiss watch brand Salon des Horlogers brings three luminaries of the independent watchmaking scene – Romain Gauthier, Ludovic Ballouard and Laurent Ferrier – to DJWE for the first time. Visitors will have the rare opportunity to meet these master watchmakers and get hands-on experience with their timepieces.

Diamond trading platform UNI, in cooperation with De Beers Group Institute of Diamonds, is presenting workshops entitled The Art of Rarity, led by international diamond expert Rachel Sahar. Three workshops and panels will be held daily throughout the exhibition, covering topics such as coloured natural diamonds, unique diamond properties, buyers’ confidence, and assessing quality.

Gemologist Rachel Sahar said,

We offer workshops to celebrate the beauty and rarity of natural diamonds, as well as the exclusivity and cachet they provide to owners. Through colours, property, and uniqueness, a diamond can express the personality of its wearer. As lovers of diamond and jewellery, the Qatari public is quite knowledgeable, and those who are not are eager to learn.

Prestigious French watchmaker Objective Horlogerie is offering 10 workshops every day between 12 pm to 10 pm and six workshops on Friday from 4 pm to 10 pm. The workshops aim to educate watch enthusiasts about the mechanical movement of timepieces, and watch care workshops are being organised by the group for the first time in the Middle East.

As part of the exhibition’s commitment to creating an inclusive event, organisers have partnered with Mada Center to make the show accessible for visitors with functional limitations, disabilities and for the elderly.

Those interested in attending any of the DJWE workshops can register through www.djwe.qa.